Q: Is it possible for a non-government person (private citizen) to file criminal charges in federal court?
There is a woman in Los Angeles who has violated federal law, but the United States Attorney there has chosen not to prosecute her.
I have enough evidence to bring her to trial.
Can I myself file a criminal complaint against this woman on behalf of the people of the United States of America?
Criminal cases are brought be prosecutors. A local lawyer can confirm.
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