The criminal division is led by an Assistant United States Attorney who serves as the Criminal Chief. The chief manages the administration of the division and supervises the investigation and prosecution of criminal matters and cases and appeals to the court of appeals.
The criminal division has thirteen Assistant U.S. Attorneys assigned to cases in the district court and an Assistant U.S. Attorney assigned as the appellate coordinator. The division includes the Law Enforcement Coordinator and a Victim-Witness Coordinator. The lawyers in the division are supported by a Litigation Support Specialist, four paralegal specialists and five legal assistants.
The staff of the criminal division works closely with many federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to coordinate investigations and prosecutions of federal crimes, including financial crimes and fraudulent schemes, crimes involving the distribution of controlled substances, crimes relating to the possession and trafficking of firearms, crimes concerning the possession, manufacturing and distribution of child pornography and the registration of sexual offenders, violent crimes such as robberies, carjacking, kidnapping and gang violence, and crimes involving computer intrusions, identity theft, and credit card counterfeiting and fraud.
The criminal division staff also supports specialized initiatives such as Project Safe Neighborhoods, Project Safe Childhood, the Identity Fraud Task Force, and the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Counsel.