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Public Corruption And Civil Rights Section


Attorneys in the Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section prosecute impactful cases aimed at preserving the government’s integrity, reforming corrupt behavior, and protecting citizens’ constitutional rights. The Section works in close partnership with the FBI and other investigative agencies to achieve its goals.

The Section’s public corruption work involves the investigation and prosecution of bribery, extortion, fraud, and embezzlement committed by elected and appointed officials, government employees, and those doing business with city, state, and federal government. The Section handles a variety of civil rights cases, including allegations that law enforcement officers used excessive force against citizens and allegations of hate crimes.


Brandon Fox

Brandon Fox is the Chief of the Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section. AUSA Fox has served as an Assistant United States Attorney for thirteen years. Prior to joining our Office, he was an AUSA in the Northern District of Illinois, where he served as Deputy Chief of its Public Corruption and Organized Crime, Financial Crimes, and General Crimes Sections.

In 2012, AUSA Fox joined the USAO in the Central District of California and was named Deputy Chief of the Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section shortly thereafter. Between the two offices, AUSA Fox has successfully prosecuted many significant cases, including those charging Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials with obstruction of justice and civil rights violations and others charging city, county, and federal officials with bribery and fraud. Before becoming an Assistant United States Attorney, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve in the Northern District of Illinois and worked in private practice. AUSA Fox was an undergraduate at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and graduated from the DePaul University College of Law.


November 28, 2016
Press Release
Two Former L.A. Sheriff’s Deputies Sentenced to Federal Prison for Violating Civil Rights of Jail Inmate who was Beaten

November 25, 2016
Press Release
Member of South L.A. Street Gang Pleads Guilty in Federal Racketeering Case, Admitting Drug Dealing and Armed Robberies

November 10, 2016
Press Release
Man who Oversaw Drug Trafficking Operations of Crips Street Gang Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Racketeering Case

November 9, 2016
Press Release
Former Officer with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Sentenced to nearly 3 Years in Federal Prison in Bribery Case

November 7, 2016
Press Release
Long Beach Lobbyist Who Admitted Failing to Report Taxable Income from Illegal Marijuana Stores Sentenced to Year and a Day in Prison


The United States Attorney's Office
Central District of California
Criminal Division
Attn: Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section
312 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, California 90012

Updated November 28, 2016