Corey Amundson has served as the Acting Executive Director of the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) since March 2017, managing a staff of over 50 investigators, analysts, call center operations, and managers. Mr. Amundson is committed to carrying out the mission of the NCDF to improve and further the prevention, detection, investigation, and prosecution of fraud related to natural and man-made disasters, and to advocate for victims of such fraud.
Mr. Amundson is also the Acting U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana, which prosecuted more than 170 disaster fraud matters related to Hurricane Katrina. In this position, he is the chief federal law enforcement official in the district and manages a staff of approximately 60 attorneys and support personnel.
Mr. Amundson has been a federal prosecutor for over 15 years. He previously served as First Assistant U.S. Attorney (2014-2017), Chief of the Criminal Division (2013-2017), Senior Deputy Criminal Chief (2010-2013), Deputy Criminal Chief in charge of the white collar section and the healthcare fraud strike force (2007-2010), and line prosecutor in the white collar crime section and the violent crimes and narcotics section (2002-2007). He also represents the U.S. Attorney’s Offices in the Fifth Circuit on the Attorney General Advisory Committee, Criminal Chiefs Working Group, advising senior DOJ leadership on national criminal policies.
Mr. Amundson has significant experience investigating, prosecuting, and trying disaster-related fraud and corruption matters, earning awards and commendations for such matters from the U.S. Attorney General, the FBI Director, the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security, and the Director of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys.
Mr. Amundson frequently serves as an instructor for federal prosecutors and law enforcement agents at the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Louisiana State University Law Center, where he teaches a course entitled Corporate and White Collar Crime.
Before becoming a prosecutor, Mr. Amundson practiced at the law firm of King & Spalding LLP in its Washington, D.C. office, where he was assigned to the Special Matters and Government Investigations Group led by former U.S. Attorney General Griffin Bell. He also served for two years as a judicial law clerk for U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker in Indianapolis. Mr. Amundson received his J.D. from Emory University and his B.A. in Criminal Justice and Political Science from Indiana University.