Serving the District of New Jersey

The United States Attorney's Office is proud to represent the federal law enforcement interests of the people of New Jersey and the country. The office is responsible for the prosecution of federal criminal statutes for all of New Jersey, from acts of terrorism to public corruption, white-collar crime, organized crime and gang activities, internet-related crimes, drug importation through New Jersey ports, and many other criminal acts. The Office also is charged, through its Civil Division, with defending agencies of the United States, enforcing regulatory agencies' authority, and recovering funds from violators of U.S. criminal, regulatory, and civil laws.

It is a major, persistent undertaking that brings together the vast and experienced resources of the Office's 135 Assistant U.S. Attorneys, as well as some of the finest federal investigative agencies and agents found anywhere in the United States - the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals Service, Secret Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, among others.

The District of New Jersey is a single district with three vicinages: Newark, Trenton and Camden. Together, the three district offices and their Assistant U.S. Attorneys and supervisors effectively cover the entire state - from High Point to Cape May Point - to enforce criminal and civil statutes of the United States.

You will find several links to resources we hope you will find informative and helpful, including one to our press office website, which provides frequently updated news releases concerning the Office's criminal and civil prosecutions and initiatives.

Former Princeton, N.J., Youth Soccer Coach Admits Possessing Images of Sexually Exploited Children
July 25, 2014
Jorge A. Roman, a former Princeton, New Jersey, youth soccer coach admitted today that he possessed images of child sexual abuse.
Roman Information


Federal Official Arrested, Charged with Self-Dealing Federal Grants to New Jersey Universities
July 23, 2014
Lawrence F. Cullari Jr., the Assistant Division Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), New Jersey Division, was arrested this morning for allegedly using a straw company to get FHWA grant funds he also oversaw as a public official, and for falsifying related federal disclosure documents.
Cullari, Lawrence Complaint


Hudson County, N.J., man charged with production and distribution of child pornography
July 23, 2014
Erik Vanderbeck, a Hudson County, New Jersey, man was charged today for allegedly posing as a teenage boy to solicit underage females online to produce images of themselves engaged in sexually explicit conduct and then distributing those images to others.
Vanderbeck, Erik Complaint


'Enforcer' For Atlantic City 'Dirty Block' Gang Sentenced To 151 Months In Prison For Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy
July 22, 2014
Shaamel Spencer, an Atlantic City, New Jersey man, was sentenced today to 151 months in prison for engaging in a conspiracy to distribute heroin with a criminal street gang - the "Dirty Block" - which used threats, intimidation and violence to maintain control of the city's illegal drug trade.



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