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Terrorism and Export Crimes Section

Section Overview

The Terrorism and Export Crimes Section works closely with agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other members of the Central District’s Joint Terrorism Task Forces to investigate suspected terrorists, prevent terrorist crimes, and bring criminal charges when warranted.  The section also oversees the Central District’s Export and Anti-Proliferation Global Law Enforcement (“EAGLE”) Task Force.  Formed in January 2008, the EAGLE Task Force is an initiative designed to leverage the capabilities of more than a dozen law enforcement agencies, as part of their critical mission to investigate and disrupt illegal arms trafficking and the unlawful proliferation of sensitive United States technologies.  AUSAs in the Terrorism and Export Crimes Section primarily handle investigations and prosecutions involving counterterrorism, counter proliferation, export control, national security cyber threats, counter-espionage matters, mishandling of classified material, cases involving weapons of mass destruction, threats and hoaxes, as well as other criminal offenses.

Section Leadership

Annamartine Salick

Annamartine Salick is the Chief of the Terrorism and Export Crimes Section of the National Security Division.  Since joining the Office in 2015, Ms. Salick has specialized in prosecuting domestic and international terrorism, espionage, and export control matters.  Prior to joining the Office, Ms. Salick served as a trial attorney with the Counterterrorism Section (“CTS”) at the U.S. Department of Justice, National Security Division in Washington, D.C.  In 2014, Ms. Salick was awarded the Attorney General Award for Distinguished Service and, in 2015, Ms. Salick was awarded the Attorney General Award for Excellence.  Ms. Salick earned her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.  Before beginning her legal career, Ms. Salick worked for international non-governmental organizations in the U.S. and overseas, earned a master’s degree in International Relations from Columbia University and a B.A. in Art and Architectural History from Wesleyan University.

Recent Cases

April 27, 2022
Press Release
Federal Grand Jury Issues Indictment Alleging Irvine Man Concealed Material Support and Financing to Foreign Terrorist Organization

April 13, 2022
Press Release
Former San Pedro Train Engineer Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Intentionally Derailing Locomotive Near U.S. Navy Hospital Ship

March 28, 2022
Press Release
Convicted Terrorist Sentenced to Over 15 Years in Federal Prison for Selling Pounds of Methamphetamine While on Supervised Release

March 18, 2022
Press Release
Two Downtown Los Angeles Residents Arrested on Complaint Alleging They Fraudulently Obtained $300,000 in COVID-Relief Loans

December 16, 2021
Press Release
San Pedro Train Engineer Pleads Guilty to Terrorism Charge for Intentionally Derailing Locomotive Near U.S. Navy Hospital Ship

Section Contact Information

The United States Attorney's Office
Central District of California
Attn: National Security Division
312 North Spring Street, 15th floor
Los Angeles, California 90012

Individuals who wish to report activity that they believe may be related to terrorism should call the FBI at (310) 477-6565.

Updated April 28, 2022

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