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Indian Country Crime  

The FBI has criminal jurisdiction in "Indian Country" (the official name for the program) for major crimes under the "Indian Country" Crimes Act (Title 18, United States Code, Section 1152), the Indian Country Major Crimes Act (Title 18, United States Code, Section 1153), and the Assimilative Crimes Act (Title 18, United States Code, Section 13). The 1994 Crime Act expanded federal criminal jurisdiction in Indian Country in such areas as guns, violent juveniles, drugs, and domestic violence. Under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, the FBI has jurisdiction over any criminal act directly related to casino gaming. The FBI also investigates civil rights violations, environmental crimes, public corruption, and government fraud occurring in "Indian Country."

Background
Indian Country Unit
Jurisdiction
Indian Gaming Investigations/ Indian Gaming Working Group
Safe Trails Task Force
Indian Country Evidence Task Force
American Indian Art Theft
Director Mueller Speech 11/20/2003
Front Page Story 11/24/03
Links
Indian Country Home Page
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