January 5, 2018 – ORANGE COUNTY – Nicola T. Hanna – NEW UNITED STATES ATTORNEY



Central District of California

About the U.S. Attorney

Nicola T. Hanna, USA

Nicola T. Hanna was appointed by Attorney General Jefferson B. Sessions III as the interim U.S. Attorney on January 5, 2018.

About the District

The Central District of California (CDCA) is made up of the seven counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura. With a population of more than 18 million, it is by far the most populous federal judicial district, with almost twice the population of the next-largest district. The district extends from the Pacific Ocean on the West to the Nevada and Arizona borders on the East, covering over 40,000 square miles.


312 North Spring Street
Suite 1200
Los Angeles, California 90012
(213) 894-2400 (phone)
(213) 894-0141 (fax)

Dennise Willett, Chief of Santa Ana Branch Office & Counsel to the U.S. Attorney

Dennise Willett has served in the Justice Department for the last 19 years.  After four years as agency counsel for the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Ms. Willett became an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of California.  While in San Diego, Ms. Willett was assigned to the newly-formed Counterterrorism Section and oversaw Operation Game Day, resulting in successful prosecutions of threats to Super Bowl XXXVII.  In 2003, Ms. Willett transferred to the Central District of California, Riverside Branch Office, where she prosecuted various crimes including bank fraud, embezzlement, violent crimes, child exploitation, narcotics trafficking and firearms violations.   In 2005, Ms. Willett received the Anti-Defamation League’s Sherwood Prize for Combating Hate in recognition of successful prosecutions of white supremacist gang leaders in Yucca Valley.  In 2008, Ms. Willett was promoted to Deputy Chief of the National Security Section in Los Angeles.  In that capacity, Ms. Willett successfully prosecuted a purported member of the anti-Castro terrorist group, Alpha 66, for stockpiling explosives, machineguns and over 1,600 firearms behind false walls and bookshelves at his personal residence.  In June 2010, Ms. Willett was promoted to Chief of the Santa Ana Branch Office.  Ms. Willett oversees federal criminal prosecutions in Orange County and manages day-to-day operations in the Branch.  In 2012, Ms. Willett received the Anti-Defamation League’s Sherwood Prize for Combating Hate for prosecuting members of Public Enemy Number One, a white supremacist group in Orange County.  In 2013, Ms. Willett successfully tried, convicted, and denaturalized Jorge Sosa for providing false statements to the United States about his participation in the massacre of villagers in Dos Erres, Guatemala.  In July 2015, Ms. Willett was appointed as Senior Counsel to the United States Attorney.  Ms. Willett serves as Senior Counsel, advising the US Attorney on district-wide issues, in addition to serving as Santa Ana Branch Chief.

By Telephone

Central District of California Main Phone: (213) 894-2400

Central District of California Fax line: (213) 894-0141

By Postal Mail

Service copies of civil complaints must be sent by registered or certified mail to:

Civil Process Clerk
United States Attorney’s Office
Central District of California
300 North Los Angeles Street
Suite 7516
Los Angeles, California 90012

Other correspondence to the Central District of California, including the U.S. Attorney, may be sent to:

United States Attorney’s Office
Central District of California
312 North Spring Street
Suite 1200
Los Angeles, California 90012

Contact the Civil Rights Section

Civil Rights Unit: USACAC.CV-CivilRights@usdoj.gov

Download the Civil Rights Complaint Form

Contact the Public Affairs Office

To contact the Public Affairs office, please e-mail thom.mrozek@usdoj.gov (link sends e-mail)

To comment on the Central District of California website, please e-mail tracy.webb@usdoj.gov (link sends e-mail)

To contact Community Outreach, please email usacac-communityoutreach@usa.doj.gov (link sends e-mail)

About arnierosner

As an American I advocate a republic form of government, self-reliance, and adherence to the basic philosophy of the founding fathers and the founding documents, I ONLY respect those who respect and "HONOR" their honor. No exceptions!
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