District of Columbia U.S. Attorney's Office
The mission of the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia is to enforce the criminal laws of the United States and the District of Columbia, represent the interests of the United States in civil litigation, and respond to the public safety needs of the community by leading an effective, well-coordinated law enforcement effort that contributes to the overall goal of improving the quality of life in the District of Columbia.
Both the civil and criminal divisions of the District of Columbia U.S. Attorney's Office is responsible for prosecuting campaign finance laws. A staff of 80 U.S. Attorneys handle criminal cases in the criminal division.
The Civil Division handles all prosecution and investigation of civil campaign finance law violations.
Campaign finance discipline
If someone feels a violation of campaign finance law happened, the first step is to file a complaint with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. The U.S. Attorney's office handles all investigations and prosecutions of campaign finance laws in Washington, D.C. regardless if it involves civil or criminal laws.
- DC U.S. Attorneys Office, "Mission Statement" (dead link)
- [Confirmed with DC US Attorney's Office staff via phone on April 22, 2010]
- U.S. Department of Justice, "DC US Attorney's Office Criminal Division" (dead link)
- U.S. Department of Justice, "DC US Attorney's Civil Division" (dead link)
- "Westlaw" DC Campaign Finance Law(Referenced Section § 1-1107.01 DC Code)