Public Corruption & Economic Crime Prosecution Unit

Byron Winsett, Chief Prosecutor
Unit Description:
The Public Corruption & Economic Crime Unit (PCEC) is responsible for the prosecution of public corruption; fraud and theft from governmental agencies, non-profit organizations and businesses; and money laundering cases. Prosecutors and investigators work hand-in-hand with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in the investigation and prosecution of these offenses.
The PCEC unit also operates the D.A.’s Hot Check Program. The Hot Check Program provides a means for local merchants and citizens to recover funds from individuals who write worthless checks. The D.A.’s Hot Check Coordinator works directly with merchants and citizens to prosecute these cases.
In addition, the unit handles all the forfeiture cases filed by the District Attorney General’s Office. The PCEC unit seeks forfeitures as authorized by Tennessee law of properties that are proceeds of criminal activity, used as a conveyance for certain crimes, or used to commit certain crimes.
The unit is part of the Memphis and Shelby County White Collar Crime Task Force that includes law enforcement officers from the Memphis Police Department Economic Crime Unit and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.
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