On Nov 21, 2019, a meeting was held with Mr. Timothy Howard, Co-Chief and Mr. John M. McEnany, Associate US Attorney at United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York for discussion on Cyber Crime and Cyber Security with Cyber Security Experts, Lawyers, Public Attorneys from Nepal.
The United States Attorneys serve as the nation’s principal litigators for the Federal Government under the direction of the US Attorney General of the US Department of Justice. The US Attorneys are the federal prosecutors in Federal Court. The US Attorney’s office prosecutes cases involving violations of federal laws, and represents the interests of the United States Federal Government and its agencies in criminal and civil matters. The Office investigates and prosecutes a broad array of criminal conduct , even when the conduct arises in distant places. Today, the office is only forefront of many important areas of criminal law enfoccement, including terrorism, white collar and cyber crime, mortgage fraud, public corruption, gang violence, organized crime, international narcotics trafficking and civil rights violations. Similarly, the office litigates significant civil cases the Department of Justice handles – from large affirmative civil fraud cases to cases in the environmental, health care, immigration and bankruptcy areas, as well as cases implicating classified information.
The Complex Frauds and Cyber Crime Unit oversees the investigation and prosecution of complex fraud cases involving financial institution fraud, mortgage fraud, health care fraud, and tax fraud, as well as cyber crimes. The unit was created in 2009 to apply renewed focus and additional resources toward addressing the significant threat that complex fraud schemes and cyber crimes pose to the national economy and to the financial health of individuals and their local communities. The unit works in close coordination with the Civil Division’s Civil Frauds Unit and with the Criminal Division’s Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture Unit, to maximize the recovery of criminal proceeds from complex frauds, and to return the money to victims.