2023-09-13 Many federal judges working out of the
same courthouse typically assign quite different sentences for federal drug crimes. San Diego had
widest differences. Other courthouses had judges with close agreement.
2023-05-10 For the third year in a row, federal
convictions for narcotics and illegal drugs have increased but trends differ by investigative
agency; many change since the federal war on drugs was launched in June of 1971
2020-07-20 Federal criminal referrals and
prosecutions increased modestly from their abnormally depressed levels since the Trump
administration issued new guidance on Sunday evening, March 15, allowing some federal employees to
work from home.
2020-05-28 Referrals to federal prosecutors from
all the major investigative agencies fell sharply. The Federal Bureau of Investigation was least
successful in having its criminal referrals result in federal attorneys deciding to prosecute.
2020-05-20 Law enforcement agencies across the
country have been referring fewer criminal cases to federal prosecutors since the coronavirus
pandemic began. Weekly referrals for federal prosecution fell from 4,500 per week to only 1,800
during the last week of March.
2017-09-01 Drug Enforcement Administration (9.0%)
and Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (6.4%) account for small proportion of
investigations leading to federal criminal convictions across all federal offenses..