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Tim S. Braley

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Since 2003, Tim S. Braley has served as Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Texas where he is currently the Chief Narcotics Enforcement/Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. The division is charged with conducting major criminal investigations involving drug cartels and groups designated regional and international priority targets. Investigations involve complex financial issues involving IRS and financial analysts from investigative agencies. Goal is to dismantle organized groups through collaborative multi-agency investigations involving use of undercover operations, clandestine operatives, taps of phones, text, and e-mail accounts, and other electronic monitoring/surveillance. Braley has extensive experience with the Witness Protection Program and has traveled extensively in Central America where he served as instructor at the International Law Enforcement Academy on issues of witness security, conducting interrogations, human rights, public corruption, proactive investigations, electronic surveillance, and organized crime trends.

In 2009, Braley was selected the Texas prosecutor of the year by the Texas Gang Investigator’s Association.

From 1996 to 2003, Braley was employed as Assistant District Attorney for the 4th Judicial District in Oklahoma where he prosecuted general felonies with emphasis in violent crimes against person, sex crimes, and crimes against children. Passionate about protection of children, he was also very involved in the formation of the Child Advocacy Council, purchase and development of safe and secure facilities to interview child victims, and was the District Attorney’s Council representative on the state’s child abuse training and coordination council.

Braley has taught both sections of criminal procedure at the University of Houston as well as teaching politics, government, and juvenile justice at Phillips and Northern Oklahoma Universities.

He is licensed to practice in Oklahoma and Texas.