Public Integrity Unit
The mission of the Public Integrity Unit is to investigate and where appropriate, prosecute, those public officials or public employees who commit crimes relating to their official duties, including but not limited to violations of the Brown Act, Elections Code or Political Reform Act. Our Unit is intended as an adjunct to, but not to duplicate or interfere with, the work of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
If you believe that you have information that a public official or employee has committed a crime related to their public duties, please forward that information as follows:
Public Integrity Unit
2100 Tulare Street
Fresno, CA 93721
In submitting this information, please be aware of the following:
- All complaints must be in writing (mail, fax or e-mail);
- The complaint must allege a crime;
- The subject of the complaint must be a public official or employee;
- The complaint must provide sufficient evidence to justify further investigation;
- The complainant must disclose if the complaint has been referred to other offices whether federal, state or local;
- The complainant can be anonymous.
- Brown Act violations;
- Conflicts of Interest;
- Election violations;
- Improper use of public funds (Penal Code §424);
- Residency issues for:
- False candidacy papers;
- Any case that, in the view of the District Attorney’s Office, deals with the mission of the Public Integrity Unit.
Consumer & Environmental Protection Fraud
The Consumer and Environmental Protection Division is comprised of a consumer unit and an environmental unit. The Consumer Unit investigates and prosecutes unfair, fraudulent, and dishonest business practices which harm consumers and honest businesses. The Consumer Unit also receives and investigates consumer complaints.
The Environmental Unit investigates and prosecutes cases that involve violations of the code sections designed to protect the environmental quality of our community.
If you wish to file a consumer complaint, please complete a Consumer Complaint Form(PDF, 561KB) and either mail it the P.O. Box on the form or send it via email to the email address at the bottom of the form.
Real Estate Fraud
The Fresno County District Attorney’s Office Real Estate Fraud Unit investigates and prosecutes real estate fraud related cases occurring in Fresno County. Some of the types of cases considered for investigation by this office are fraudulent transfers of title to real property, recording of false documents with the County Recorder’s Office, forgeries, foreclosure assistance scams, elder abuse, embezzlement, theft and other types of mortgage fraud.
If you wish to file a real estate fraud complaint, please complete the complaint form below and mail it to the address on the form.
Consumer Referral Form(PDF, 298KB) (English) Forma De Referencia De Consumo(PDF, 315KB) (Spanish)