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 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.
February 14, 2017
Longtime Fugitive Enters Plea in Federal Hates Crimes Case Alleging Racially Motivated Murders of African Americans
December 22, 2016
Gang Member Who Executed Man for Violating Mexican Mafia Rules Related to Drug Sales Sentenced to 24 Years in Federal Prison
November 28, 2016
Two Former L.A. Sheriff’s Deputies Sentenced to Federal Prison for Violating Civil Rights of Jail Inmate who was Beaten
SECTION CONTACT INFORMATION
The United States Attorney's Office
Central District of California
Attn: Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section
312 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, California 90012