The Criminal Division uses its expertise, knowledge, and national perspective to coordinate and lead task forces on numerous criminal issues. See below to learn more about a particular task force.
On September 8, 2005, the Disaster Fraud Task Force was established to deter, detect, and prosecute instances of fraud related to the Hurricane Katrina disaster.
President Obama established the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force in November 2009 to hold accountable those who helped bring about the last financial
crisis as well as those who would attempt to take advantage of the efforts at economic recovery.
The Department of Justice Task Force on Intellectual Property is part of a Department-wide initiative to confront the growing number of domestic and international intellectual property crimes. It is chaired by
the Deputy Attorney General.
The Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Program was established in 1982 to mount a comprehensive attack against organized drug traffickers.