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Corporate Crime

The Department of Justice has many different components and offices, including those listed below, that prosecute corporate crime from different directions and based on different statutory authorities

  • The Criminal Division’s Fraud Section leads the Department’s fight against sophisticated economic crime and foreign corruption. The Fraud Section focuses on the prosecution of complex corporate, securities, commodities, procurement, and other financial fraud cases; foreign bribery (FCPA) offenses; and multi-jurisdictional health care fraud, kickback, and opioid-related cases in federal courts around the country, routinely charging and resolving matters of both national and international significance. Together with Criminal Division leadership and the Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section, it also plays a significant role in the development of the Criminal Division’s and the Department’s corporate criminal enforcement policies and guidance documents.
  • The Criminal Division’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section leads the Department’s asset recovery, anti-money laundering, and kleptocracy enforcement efforts. It prosecutes financial institutions and their employees for violations of the Bank Secrecy Act, the money laundering statutes, U.S. sanctions regimes, and related laws. Together with Criminal Division leadership and the Fraud Section, MLARS also plays a significant role in the development of the Criminal Division’s and the Department’s corporate criminal enforcement policies and guidance documents.
  • The Antitrust Division’s Criminal Enforcement Program prosecutes violations of the Sherman Act—bid rigging, price fixing, market allocation, and monopolization offenses—and other crimes affecting the competitive process.  With prosecutors in five sections around the U.S., Antitrust Division prosecutors enforce laws designed to protect competition.  The Antitrust Division also oversees the Procurement Collusion Strike Force, the Department’s coordinated national response to combat antitrust crimes and related schemes in government procurement, grant, and program funding at all levels of government—Federal, state, and local.
  • The Consumer Protection Branch leads Department of Justice efforts to enforce laws that protect Americans’ health, safety, economic security, and identity integrity.   
  • National Security Division’s mission is to protect the United States from threats to our national security by pursuing justice through the law.  
  • The Tax Division’s mission is to enforce the nation’s tax laws fully, fairly, and consistently, through both criminal and civil litigation, in order to promote voluntary compliance with the tax laws, maintain public confidence in the integrity of the tax system, and promote the sound development of the law.  
  • The Environment and Natural Resources Division is responsible for bringing cases against those who violate the nation’s environmental laws as well as defending the federal government in complex civil litigation arising under a broad range of environmental statutes.
  • 93 U.S. Attorney’s Offices: The 93 U.S. Attorneys in 94 district offices located throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands, serving as the chief federal law enforcement officers and prosecutors in their districts. These offices are responsible for bringing a variety of federal cases ranging from tax to environmental, including some of the biggest corporate crime cases in the nation.