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DOJ Seeks National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team Director

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) has begun its search for a trial attorney who will lead an enforcement team focused on investigating and prosecuting crimes involving cryptocurrency and oversee DOJ’s efforts in mitigating the use of the digital currency as a criminal tool.

The director of the National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team (NCET) will lead a group of prosecutors focused on cryptocurrency cases, establish the team’s strategic priorities for investigations and prosecutions and oversee DOJ’s interactions with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, Securities and Exchange Commission and other agencies with regard to cryptocurrency-related regulations, according to a notice posted on USAJobs.

The NCET chief should advise federal prosecutors and law enforcement when it comes to the development of investigative and prosecutorial strategies, promote sharing of evidence and information between law enforcement offices and collaborate with the private sector to advance the criminal enforcement mission.

The candidate should have extensive knowledge about blockchain technology and digital currencies, white-collar and money laundering statutes, experience in investigating criminal matters involving sensitive law enforcement techniques and at least five years of experience as a trial attorney or prosecutor.

The job posting closed on Nov. 4th and DOJ is now reviewing applications.

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