Fraud & Corruption
Like other crimes, fraud and corruption can harm individuals and
tear at the very fiber of society. Schemes that defraud the
government and businesses cost County residents millions in taxes,
higher insurance premiums, and higher retail prices. Unscrupulous
business practices erode consumer trust. Environmental crimes poison
our most valuable natural resources and endanger the community.
Crimes by judicial officers, law enforcement personnel, elected
officials, or others operating within the public trust violate
individual rights and undermine the very foundation of our democracy.
Highlighted here are prosecution units in the District
Attorney’s Office committed to addressing these pernicious crimes.
Specially trained prosecutors and investigators are assigned to
these units and prosecute cases involving fraud, corruption, law
enforcement and official misconduct, and environmental crimes. Each
is dedicated to ensuring that the integrity of our financial,
public, and law enforcement sectors is maintained.
This section also contains tips on how to protect yourself from
fraud and on how you can report official misconduct to the proper
authorities. An engaged and vigilant community is an
effective defense against these devastating crimes.