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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.


October 21, 2016
Press Release
Former State Senator Ronald Calderon Sentenced to 42 Months in Federal Prison for Receiving Over 150,000 Dollars in Bribes

October 11, 2016
Press Release
Former Chief of Los Angeles Port Police Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison for False Statement and Tax Evasion Charges Related to Corruption Case

September 12, 2016
Press Release
Former State Assemblyman Tom Calderon Sentenced to Federal Prison for Laundering Bribe Payments Made to His Brother

September 9, 2016
Press Release
Three Lead Defendants in Large Racketeering Case Targeting Crips Gang Plead Guilty to Federal Charges, Including Murder Conspiracy

July 28, 2016
Press Release
Mayor of South El Monte Agrees to Plead Guilty to Bribery Charges


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 October 22, 2016