SAIMA SHAFIQ MOHSIN
Acting United States Attorney
As the Acting United States Attorney, Ms. Mohsin is the chief federal law enforcement official in the Eastern District of Michigan, which contains approximately 6.5 million people in 34 counties. The office is widely recognized for significant prosecutions involving international terrorism, violent crime, public corruption, environmental crime, financial fraud, drug trafficking, civil rights and numerous other criminal and civil matters. As the Acting United States Attorney, Ms. Mohsin manages more than 245 employees, including approximately 120 Assistant U.S. Attorneys in Detroit, Flint and Bay City.
Ms. Mohsin assumed the duties of the office as the Acting United States Attorney following U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider’s resignation on February 1, 2021. Before taking on the duties of U.S. Attorney, Ms. Mohsin served as the First Assistant United States Attorney, the senior-most management position in the office, for the preceding three years. In that position, she served as the chief advisor to the U.S. Attorney and oversaw the office’s civil and criminal litigation, its appellate division, as well as all administrative operations.
Ms. Mohsin is a career prosecutor who has more than 20 years’ experience in state and federal courts protecting the public from violence, organized criminal activity, corruption, theft and fraud, drug trafficking, child exploitation, and human trafficking. She joined the United States Attorney’s Office in 2002 and served in the criminal division for over fifteen years in the Violent and Organized Crime, Drug Task Force, and General Crimes units. Prior to becoming a federal prosecutor, Ms. Mohsin served a Deputy Attorney General in the Organized Crime and Racketeering Bureau of the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office prosecuting complex organized crime cases, and as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan in a trial division.
Ms. Mohsin received her law degree from Rutgers Law School – Camden, and her Bachelor of Arts Degree in political science and economics from Rutgers University – New Brunswick.