The Criminal Division prosecutes individuals and entities that violate federal law, overseeing some of the most complex and wide-ranging criminal cases brought in federal courts. The Division investigates and prosecutes crimes, including: financial and securities fraud; domestic, international, and narco-terrorism; cybercrime; international and traditional organized crime; RICO enterprises; international drug cartels; domestic drug trafficking organizations; violent street gangs; public corruption at the local, state and national level; tax evasion and fraud; sex trafficking; credit card fraud; identity theft; and, immigration fraud. The Division also handles complex and highly significant asset forfeiture matters.
The SDNY Civil Division represents the United States in a diverse and sophisticated docket of affirmative and defensive litigation. From the outset of their tenures, Civil Division Assistant U.S. Attorneys (“AUSAs”) handle their own cases, representing the nation’s interests in all federal courts within the SDNY from a case’s inception through trial and in appeals before the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Most Civil Division AUSAs are generalists, meaning they are not assigned to a particular unit, but rather they handle a wide array of both affirmative and defensive matters across the different practice area units within the Division.
The White Plains Division investigates and prosecutes violations of federal criminal law occurring primarily in Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, and Sullivan counties. Over the past several years, the Division, working with state and local law enforcement agencies, has successfully prosecuted an array of gang, drug, murder, violent and organized crime, child victim and fraud cases in these communities.