The Criminal Division is the largest division within the office and is responsible for all criminal investigations and prosecutions. Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) investigate and prosecute cases arising from a vast array of criminal activity such as economic crimes, health care fraud, drug crimes, including Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force matters (OCEDTF), and violent crimes. The Criminal Division has responsibility for various national initiatives, including Anti-Terrorism and matters of national security, Project Safe Neighborhoods, and Project Safe Childhood.
This office also prosecutes crimes such as bank robbery, kidnapping, and civil rights and hate crimes violations. We also handle a large number of cases and matters involving federal firearms violations.
Our office handles the investigation and prosecution of a wide variety of economic crimes, including public corruption, bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud, advance fee schemes, insurance fraud, “con man” schemes, money laundering offenses, tax offenses, securities fraud, commercial bribery, defense procurement fraud, environmental crimes, and complex computer-related crimes.
Health Care Fraud
This office also investigates and prosecutes complex health care fraud committed by corporate and individual defendants, including independent clinical laboratories, pharmaceutical manufacturers, medical device manufacturers, hospitals, medical software developers, doctors, pharmacists, and other medical providers.
Organized Crime Drug Enforcement
The Drug Unit within the Criminal Division handles the investigation and prosecution of drug cases, and drug-related offenses, with emphasis on major illegal drug importation and distribution organizations.
Anti-Terrorism and National Security
Our office also has responsibility for anti-terrorism investigations, as well as those involving breaches of national security, such as espionage and munitions smuggling cases. We also investigate and prosecute federal immigration crimes.
This office investigates and prosecutes both civil and criminal cases that involve the possible forfeiture of real property, currency, vehicles, and other items of value. We also work to enhance cooperation among federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies through the equitable sharing of assets recovered through forfeiture.