Ellison C. Travis has been appointed and sworn in as the Acting United States Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana following the resignation of Brandon J. Fremin who had served as the United States Attorney since 2018.
Mr. Travis stated, “It is a great honor to serve in this position, as this office has a long history of seeking justice. I can assure the public that our professional staff will continue our mission, and aggressively enforce federal law by working with federal, state, and local partners to prosecute criminals and pursue federal civil enforcement actions when appropriate.”
Mr. Travis has served as First Assistant United States Attorney in the Middle District of Louisiana since 2018. Previously, he was with the Louisiana Department of Justice for over twenty years. During his tenure with the Louisiana Department of Justice, Mr. Travis served as the Director of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, Criminal Division (2017-2018), as an Assistant Attorney General in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (2002–2017), and as an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division (1997–2002). Mr. Travis also served as an Assistant District Attorney (1990–1996). During his thirty years in public service, Mr. Travis has prosecuted all manner of criminal matters, including violent crimes, financial crimes, and public corruption. Mr. Travis helped author and pass legislation to penalize those who commit electronic abuse of persons with infirmities and those who commit public program fraud. He also represented the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the state Legislative Task Force on Medicaid Fraud Prevention.
Mr. Travis received his J.D. from Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, and his B.A. in Economics from Louisiana State University.