For this discussion, assume the role of a special agent with the FBI. You have been tasked by your agency and the DOJ prosecutor at the USAO in Los Angeles, California, to execute a federal search warrant on the leader of a multistate criminal organization, living in Los Angeles, who fraudulently obtained driver’s licenses and other documents such as student visas for illegal aliens and other ineligible individuals.
Credible information provided to you by a confidential informant states that a contract employee of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) stole authentic forms that turned out to be central to the scheme. Additionally, he was assisted in his criminal enterprise by brokers he employed around the country in New Jersey, New York, Nevada, Virginia, and Georgia.
In preparation for this search warrant, conduct some research on organized crime task forces, agencies involved in responding to organized crime and evidence gathering strategies that may be specific to this crime. Address the following in your main post: