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Criminal Division

Terrorism and National Security

The fight against terrorism is the highest priority of the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office is dedicated to combating and defeating terrorism. We work with our partners in law enforcement, the intelligence community, the military, and diplomatic circles to investigate, prosecute, disrupt and prevent terrorism. The Terrorism & National Security Section includes prosecutors and an intelligence specialist.

Fraud & Corruption

The Fraud and Public Corruption Section focuses on complex fraud, public corruption, and financial crimes that the federal government is uniquely qualified to handle. A financial analyst provides prosecutors with invaluable assistance to investigate and prosecute these cases. Cases include mortgage fraud, bank fraud, securities fraud, health care fraud, civil rights cases and many others.

Computer Crimes & Child Exploitation

The Computer Crimes and Child Exploitation Section prosecutes a broad range of computer-related crimes, from cases involving the sexual exploitation of children and Internet child pornography to computer intrusions, copyright and trademark violations, theft of trade secrets, identity theft, and Internet fraud.


The Narcotics Section focuses on prosecuting violations of the Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act, which sets out federal criminal offenses involving unlawful importation, possession, distribution, and manufacture of controlled substances. The Act also has rules concerning civil and criminal forfeiture of contraband, facilities used to further unlawful drug trafficking, and the proceeds of unlawful drug trafficking. Finally, the unit handles gang-related crimes that have a nexus to narcotics trafficking.

Updated July 15, 2015