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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 21, 2020
Press Release
Covina Man Arrested on Federal Charge Alleging He Cyberstalked and Threatened Violence Against Teenage Girls via Social Media

April 1, 2020
Press Release
Train Operator at Port of Los Angeles Charged with Derailing Locomotive Near U.S. Navy’s Hospital Ship Mercy

March 12, 2020
Press Release
Corona Lawyer Found with Unregistered Firearms, Silencers and Hand Grenade Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison

March 3, 2020
Press Release
Mother of San Bernardino Shooter Agrees to Plead Guilty to Destroying Evidence Related to Her Son’s 2015 Terrorist Attack

January 27, 2020
Press Release
Former Officer with U.S. Customs and Border Protection Sentenced to Over 2½ Years in Federal Prison for Illegal Gun Sales and Tax Evasion

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 May 3, 2020

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