Posted on | January 3, 2010 | 2 Comments
The Public Integrity Section oversees the federal effort to combat corruption through the prosecution of elected and appointed public officials at all levels of government. The Section has exclusive jurisdiction over allegations of criminal misconduct on the part of federal judges and also monitors the investigation and prosecution of election and conflict of interest crimes. Section attorneys prosecute selected cases against federal, state, and local officials, and are available as a source of advice and expertise to other prosecutors and investigators. Since 1978, the Section has supervised the administration of the Independent Counsel provisions of the Ethics in Government Act.
During the year, the Section maintained a staff of approximately twenty-nine
attorneys, including experts in extortion, bribery, election crimes, and criminal conflicts of
interest. The section management included: Wiliam Welch, Chief; Brenda Morris, Principal
Deputy Chief; Peter Ainsworth, Senior Deputy Chief for Litigation; Raymond Hulser,
Deputy Chief for Policy and Administration; and Craig Donsanto, Director, Election Crimes
The current acting head is Raymond Hulser