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United States Attorney’s Office releases 2023 Community Report

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of North Dakota

FARGO – United States Attorney Mac Schneider today announced the release of the 2023 Community Report of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of North Dakota (USAO-ND). The Report summarizes the office’s efforts over the course of fiscal year 2023 in the courtroom and in communities throughout the district. 

“Whether it is protecting children, combatting dangerous drugs, or enforcing federal laws that ensure fair treatment of North Dakotans, the attorneys and staff of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of North Dakota are committed to upholding the rule of law, keeping our country safe, and protecting civil rights,” Schneider said. “I could not be prouder of their efforts. As new challenges arise in the months ahead, we will continue to improve upon our work to better serve our law enforcement partners and communities.”

According to Department of Justice statistics, USAO-ND was number one among small districts in defendants per Assistant United States Attorney and number four out of 94 districts nationally in this category. Even with this robust caseload, the office secured a conviction rate of over 93% in 2023. Additionally, 96% of the office’s criminal appeals were decided in favor of the United States last year.

The report discusses key prosecutions to target the drivers of violent crime, promote public safety in Indian country, protect children, combat dangerous drugs, fight fraud, and keep people safe along the northern border. The critical work of the office’s Civil Division, which includes protecting taxpayers by representing the United States in complex litigation and enforcing federal civil rights statutes, is also highlighted.

The full report is available Here.



Terry W. Van Horn  701-297-7400

Updated February 2, 2024