The United States Trustee Program is a component of the Department of Justice. The Trustee Program monitors the conduct of parties in cases, oversees the trustees, ensures compliance with laws and procedures, and investigates fraud. The Northern District of Ohio is included in Region 9 of the U.S. Trustee Program. There are five Chapter 13 Trustees in the Northern District of Ohio and over 30 Chapter 7 Trustees, each responsible for administering cases, and verifying the financial information submitted.