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Major Crimes

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The Major Crimes Unit handles cases involving white collar crime, public corruption, corporate fraud, mail and wire fraud.

This Unit prosecutes crimes which jeopardize public safety: bank robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, extortion, hate crimes, abuse of civil rights, environmental crimes, and child pornography. The smuggling of illegal aliens and other immigration violations are assigned to this Unit. Each case in this area is considered for prosecution only after investigation by a law enforcement agency, such as:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation
United States Secret Service
Environmental Protection Agency
Internal Revenue Service
Department of Homeland Security (legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service)
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Social Security Administration
Department of Labor
Department of Housing and Urban Development
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service
and often, local and state police departments.

Allegations about crimes should be made first to the investigatory agencies at the website links above or to a local police department if there is an immediate threat to public safety.

Updated March 2, 2015

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