Department of Justice (DOJ)

The Department of Justice or ‘DOJ’ is the federal department of the United States of America tasked with “enforcing the law and the administration of justice.” If the DOJ becomes involved in a case rather than for the SEC for instance is a sign that the case has moved further from financial crime such as ponzi and ‘pump and dump’ schemes to crimes against persons such as human trafficking and terrorism financing or issues that arise from hostile states acting against the United States of America.

In October of 2020, the DOJ released the Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework that sought to define criminality in cryptocurrency breach of law cases. In November of the same year the DOJ announced the “largest cryptocurrency seizure to date” in relation to Bitcoin to the infamous Silk Road darknet market (DNM).

The head of the Department of Justice is the United States Attorney General.

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