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Securities Division > News Archive  > 2007 Press Releases > For Immediate Release: April 5, 2007 Rokita welcomes new addition to Prosecution Assistance Unit

Contact: Jen Fanger

Indianapolis, IN - Today, Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita announces the addition of former elected prosecuting attorney for Jefferson and Switzerland counties , Chris Naylor, to the Prosecution Assistance Unit (PAU) of the Indiana Securities Division.  Naylor will lead the PAU team of specialized investigators and attorneys dedicated to targeting white-collar crime in Indiana.

Rokita created the PAU in 2004 to facilitate local law enforcement's prosecution of alleged Securities Act violations by creating a stronger partnership between the statehouse and county courthouses.   Since its inception, the PAU has helped law enforcement throughout the state file charges in 26 high-profile investment fraud cases, earned a 19 to 1 conviction-to-dismissal record, and obtained more than 175 years of sentenced jail time.

"Chris is a welcomed addition to the PAU,” said Rokita.  “His experience and exemplary record as a prosecutor in two Indiana counties adds a new dimension to our team, and I look forward to the success his leadership and enthusiasm are sure to generate for Hoosiers.”

Naylor is a graduate of DePauw University and Indiana University School of Law.  He has seven years of prosecutorial experience, as he served Jefferson and Switzerland Counties as a deputy prosecutor prior to his election as prosecuting attorney in 2002.  He is a member of the Indiana State Bar and is licensed to practice in United States District Courts in Indiana. 

"It is an honor to join Secretary Rokita in his efforts to protect the people of Indiana,” said Naylor.   “I look forward to working with prosecutors and law enforcement officers across our State in advancing investigations and obtaining criminal convictions in the battle against white-collar crime.”