The Criminal Division is responsible for prosecuting a variety of criminal cases in the Northern District of Ohio. Its units work in the areas of national security, fraud, public corruption, public safety, general crimes and drug and firearm possession.
National security / human rights / organized crime prosecutions include material support, human and labor trafficking and RICO violations.
Fraud prosecutions include mail and wire fraud, healthcare fraud, bank fraud, and federal program fraud.
Public corruption prosecutions include criminal offenses committed by federal, state, and local government officials.
Public safety prosecutions include terrorism, environmental crimes, property crimes, pornography offenses and a variety of offenses related to the possession and use of guns.
General crimes prosecutions involve the mail, crimes committed on federal property, counterfeiting of U.S. currency, credit card fraud, and customs violations. Forfeiture of assets used in the commission of crimes or accumulated as a result of the commission of crimes is handled by a Criminal Division attorney.
The Narcotics and Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) attorneys prosecute cases involving the use and trafficking of illicit drugs, violent crime gangs involved in drug trafficking and felons in possession of a firearm.
Criminal Division Initiatives include Anti-Terrorism, Project Safe Neighborhoods, Gang/Safe Streets Task Force, Civil Rights/ Public Corruption, OCDETF, Project Safe Childhood, Identity Theft and Health Care Fraud.