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Northern District of Indiana

About the Northern District of Indiana

The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Indiana (USAO) is responsible for representing the federal government in virtually all litigation involving the United States in the Northern District of Indiana. This includes criminal prosecutions for violations of federal law, civil lawsuits by and against the government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers.  The U.S. Attorney is the Chief Federal Law Enforcement Officer in each judicial district throughout the United States.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Indiana also works with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies on various government initiatives and task forces to help reduce crime in each District. The Office has a Financial Litigation Unit responsible for recovering debt owed to the government; a Victim/Witness Assistance Unit who assists victims of crime; and a Law Enforcement Coordination Committee who focuses on helping, coordinating and providing training to federal, state and local law enforcement throughout the State of Indiana. In addition, the U.S. Attorney’s Office is responsible for managing many of the programs sponsored by the United States Department of Justice. Many of these programs are highlighted in the Programs section of this site.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Indiana has an authorized strength of 77 employees, including 38 Assistant United States Attorneys. We are proud to serve the estimated 2.5 million residents of this historic and culturally diverse region known as the "Crossroads of America".

For it is our Mission "To justly and with the highest degree of excellence represent the interests of the United States of America in the execution of federal laws, to advance the public interest, and to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all persons."

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Meet the U.S. Attorney

Clifford D. Johnson
U.S. Attorney

Hammond: (219) 937-5500
Fax: (219) 852-2770

Clifford D. Johnson