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Criminal Division

The primary responsibility of the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office is the prosecution of federal crimes in the District. The crimes prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys assigned to the Criminal Division cover a wide range of criminal activities, including drug trafficking, firearms violations, corporate and financial institution fraud, bankruptcy fraud, mail fraud, health care fraud, computer fraud, identity theft, tax fraud, agricultural program fraud, public corruption, terrorism, child exploitation and child pornography, environmental crimes, civil rights violations, federal wildlife violations, and any of the more than 900 federal offenses that have been created by Congress.

The Criminal Division is involved in a multitude of specialized nationwide Department of Justice programs and initiatives, including: the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) and Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program, for prosecuting major drug trafficking organizations; Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), an initiative designed to reduce firearm crimes and promote firearm safety; Project Safe Childhood (PSC), an initiative aiming to combat technology-facilitated sexual exploitation crimes against children; the Elder Justice Initiative (EJI), for coordinating resources to combat abuse, neglect, and financial fraud targeting our nation’s seniors; and multiple human trafficking task forces. We have staff specifically dedicated to victim-witness assistance, asset forfeiture, health care fraud, and Central Violations Bureau (CVB) cases prosecuting misdemeanors and petty offenses committed on federal jurisdictions within our district, including military installations, national parks, and veterans facilities.

Updated June 13, 2022