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Criminal Division

The Criminal Division has primary responsibility for prosecuting violations of a variety of federal criminal statutes. Suspected violations of federal law are investigated by federal law enforcement agencies (such as the FBI, DEA, ATF, IRS, ICE/HSI, the United States Secret Service, and others) as well as by our state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners.

The Criminal Division is organized into the following two sections:

The Financial Fraud, Public Corruption, Civil Rights, and General Crimes Section handles matters involving corruption by public officials, as well as all types of major financial frauds (including bank and mortgage fraud), mail and wire fraud, and health care fraud. This section also handles matters involving civil rights violations, environmental and regulatory crimes, and immigration offenses.

The Narcotics, Violent Crime, and National Security Section prosecutes offenses involving organized crime and gang activity, as well as drug trafficking, violations of federal firearm laws, bank and commercial robberies, national security offenses, sophisticated computer offenses, and crimes taking place in Indian Country. This section also handles matters involving the sexual exploitation of children and human trafficking.

Keith Alexander, Chief, Criminal Division
US Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Updated July 27, 2020