The Criminal Justice Section investigates and prosecutes on a statewide basis a broad array of matters including but not limited to: securities fraud, insurance fraud, Medicaid fraud, environmental violations, human trafficking, drug trafficking homicides, and multi-jurisdictional organized crime. This work is accomplished either under the original jurisdiction of the Attorney General’s Office, or in partnership with and at the request of state and federal prosecutors and law enforcement.
The Special Prosecutions Unit primarily investigates and prosecutes multi-jurisdictional, complex crimes. Our office works with the statewide grand jury to assist with complex investigations. We also have expertise with wiretap investigations, state tax fraud, human trafficking, environmental crimes, and auto theft. We have an experienced team of prosecutors who also assist district attorneys with complex violent crime prosecutions.
The Financial Fraud Unit has two primary missions: to investigate and prosecutes insurance fraud and securities fraud. We work in collaboration with the Division of Insurance and the Division of Securities for leads that we evaluate, investigate, and prosecute.
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (“MFCU”)
Tasked with protecting the integrity of the system that provides healthcare to the most vulnerable Coloradans and vested with both criminal and civil jurisdiction, the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) investigates Medicaid providers that are committing fraud, waste and abuse of Medicaid program resources. Additionally, the Unit investigates the abuse, neglect and financial exploitation of individuals that reside in or receive care from facilities that accept Medicaid funding as well as those that reside in board and care facilities. To report Medicaid provider fraud, contact the MFCU at firstname.lastname@example.org or (720) 508-6696.
The Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Unit is also part of the Criminal Justice Section. POST manages the certification and training of all active peace officers and reserve peace officers working for Colorado law enforcement agencies. POST also provides continuing training on issues such as marijuana law enforcement, DNA and witness protection.
The Attorney General’s Victim Assistance Program provides information and support for victims in cases handled by the several units within the Criminal Justice Section and the Appellate Section. The advocate in this unit provides referral to post-trauma counseling and referral to victim compensation.
Foreign Prosecutions Unit (FPU)
FPU works with international authorities to investigate violent crimes, and apprehended fugitives, detainees and victims/witnesses needed for trial. The Foreign Prosecutions Investigator is bilingual and has extensive international contacts with law enforcement.