Attorney General’s Office Partnering with FBI

Sep 22, 2023

by Liz Gullett

As MLC’s Communications and Social Media Manager, Liz Gullett keeps clients informed and up-to-date on the goings on in Lansing and the Capitol.

Under a formal partnership announced this week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will join a specialty Michigan unit to combat organized retail fraud.

Key Points:

    • The Attorney General’s FORCE Team will work with the FBI’s Detroit Fraud and Financial Crimes Task Force (DFFACT) to squash organized retail crime that crosses state or international borders.
    • Under the partnership, one special agent from the DFFACT will be assigned to the FORCE Team, joining a team already comprised of two assistant attorneys general, Michigan State Police (MSP) detectives, and special agents from the Department of Attorney General’s Criminal Investigations Division.
    • The FORCE Team is a partnership between the MSP and the Organized Retail Crime Unit within the Department of Attorney General.
    • The FORCE Team and the Organized Retail Crime Unit were established in January by Attorney General Dana Nessel to target criminal organizations that steal products from retailers to repackage and sell for a profit.

Michigan Legislative Consultants is a bipartisan lobbying firm based in Lansing, Michigan. Our team of lobbyists and procurement specialists provide a wide range of services for some of the most respected companies in America. For more on MLC, visit or connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Recent Posts

Department Director Appointed

Department Director Appointed

Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea was appointed the director of the Department of Lifelong Education, Advancement, and Potential (MiLEAP). She is taking on the role from acting director Michelle Richard, who will stay in the department in a leadership role. The appointment...

Governor Signs Mental Health Insurance Coverage

Governor Signs Mental Health Insurance Coverage

Bipartisan legislation requiring insurers to cover treatments for mental health and substance use disorder at the same level as physical health services was signed into law by Governor Whitmer. Key Points: The legislation was sponsored by Senator Sarah Anthony...

Changes to Renaissance Zones Signed Into Law

Changes to Renaissance Zones Signed Into Law

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed bipartisan legislation to streamline Renaissance Zones, a state program that incentivizes job growth and investment in areas of the state that need more of both. This change aims to cut red tape and incentivize more businesses...

Looking for older articles?

We’ve recently made improvements to our blog to provide a better user experience. If you’re searching for older posts, click here to search our archive.

Michigan Legislative Consultants
110 W. Michigan Avenue
Suite 500
Lansing, MI 48933
517.372.0130 fax

1001 Woodward Avenue
Suite 500
Detroit, MI 48226

MLC is proud to be the Michigan member of NASL