The Criminal Division is the largest of the District’s divisions. Over one hundred and twenty Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) in this Division are located throughout the seven offices. AUSAs in the Criminal Division work with agents from a variety of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to prosecute individuals and organizations who violate federal criminal laws. AUSAs in the Criminal Division prosecute a wide variety of criminal activity to include offenses involving complex white collar crime, public corruption, illegal immigration, national security, violent crime and drug trafficking. The Criminal Division includes the National Security Unit, Appellate Section, Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), and Victim Assistance Unit. The Chief of the Criminal Division is Christina Playton and the Deputy Chief is John Gibson.
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Updated October 13, 2020