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United States Attorney’s Office For The Middle District Of Pennsylvania Releases Its 2021 Annual Report

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

SCRANTON –U.S. Attorney John C. Gurganus today issued the 2021 Annual Report for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

“As public servants, we are accountable to the citizens we serve and our efforts at transparency include publicizing our work and accomplishments,” said U.S. Attorney Gurganus. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office, along with our partner agencies, had many successes in 2021. This Annual Report is just a summary of those accomplishments and highlights the achievements in each major program of our office which seek to improve the safety and quality of life for the people of our district.” 

The accomplishments summarized in this report are due to the hard work of our 92 dedicated professionals, including the steady leadership of former United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler.  In 2021, Assistant United States Attorneys prosecuted approximately 335 criminal cases involving 464 defendants, and our Civil Division handled over 790 cases representing the interests of the federal government, including obtaining over $12 million in criminal and civil actions. We continued to participate in numerous community outreach programs designed to educate the public and reduce recidivism, violent crimes, and opioid dependence. 

“It’s an honor to work with the members of this office and with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to seek justice and make the Middle District of Pennsylvania safer, said U.S. Attorney Gurganus. “I trust that the report will give you a fuller understanding of our mission.”

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Updated March 14, 2022