Organized Crime Task Force
The Attorney General's Statewide Organized Crime Task Force ("OCTF") was established by the Legislature in 1970 through the enactment of Section 70-a of the New York State Executive Law. OCTF is responsible for investigating and prosecuting multi-county, multi-state, and multi-national organized criminal activities occurring within New York State. OCTF specializes in identifying emerging and existing organized crime enterprises and, through a broad array of civil and criminal enforcement techniques, seeks to undermine their structure, influence and presence within the State.
OCTF has offices throughout the State of New York, and is headquartered in White Plains. Most of its cases involve long-term investigations, conducted in partnership with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, into crimes like narcotics trafficking, loan sharking, gambling, racketeering and money laundering.