The Criminal Division is supervised by the Criminal Division Chief. The Criminal Division is responsible for prosecuting a variety of cases in the areas of fraud, public integrity, public safety, and general crimes. Fraud prosecutions include mail, wire and bank fraud, healthcare fraud, bankruptcy fraud, investment/securities fraud and federal program fraud.
The Criminal Division investigates and prosecutes criminal violations committed by federal, state, and local government officials. Public safety prosecutions include child exploitation offenses, federal property crimes and a variety of offenses related to the possession and use of guns. Among the general crimes prosecuted by the Criminal Division are crimes committed on federal property, counterfeiting of U.S. currency, credit card fraud, social security fraud and customs and immigration violations. In addition, the forfeiture of assets used in the commission of certain crimes or accumulated as a result of the commission of specific crimes is handled by a Criminal Division attorney.
Within the Criminal Division is the Narcotics Section and the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). This group of attorneys prosecutes cases involving the use and trafficking of illicit drugs and violent crimes related to drug trafficking and gangs involved in drug trafficking.
Kyra Jenner, Chief, Criminal Division, US Attorney’s Office, Western District of Arkansas