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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Central District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 26, 2017

United States Attorney’s Office to Host Celebration Marking 50 Years of Service to the Central District of California

          LOS ANGELES – The United States Attorney’s Office is hosting a reception on Friday, January 27 to commemorate the establishment 50 years ago of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California.

          United States Attorney Eileen M. Decker will be joined by former United States Attorneys who have served as the chief federal law enforcement officer for the largest federal district in the nation, which is now made up of approximately 20 million residents.

          KNBC news anchor Colleen Williams with be the master of ceremony at the celebration, which will be held tomorrow from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. The event will be held in the atrium lobby of the new United States Courthouse at 350 West First Street in downtown Los Angeles.

          The Central District of California was established in 1966 when the United States Congress divided what was then the Southern District into two separate districts. Shortly thereafter, the Department of Justice created the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California.

          The newly created Central District of California was based in Los Angeles, the new Southern District was based in San Diego. The Central District covers the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo.

          Since its creation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles has filed landmark cases and presented groundbreaking legal arguments aimed at protecting the public from criminal schemes and defending the United States when sued.

          Thirteen of the former United States Attorneys who have overseen the office over the past decades are expected to attend the event. Many current Assistant United States Attorneys and many former federal prosecutors will also be in attendance.

          “As we celebrate 50 years since the establishment of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, we applaud the commitment to service made by every Assistant United States Attorney and staff member who has ever worked in our office,” said United States Attorney Eileen M. Decker. “Every member of this office has quietly and tirelessly worked to see that justice was served in our communities. In line with our long tradition and legacy, we will continue to work tirelessly to uphold the core principles of justice that we all hold dear as Americans.”

Press Release Number: 
17-021
Updated January 26, 2017