The Special Prosecution Division investigates and prosecutes financially motivated criminal activity, organized crime, public integrity matters, and other complex or sensitive cases assigned by the Collin County Criminal District Attorney. Other responsibilities include supporting local and state law enforcement operations, coordinating parallel prosecutions with federal law enforcement authorities, providing investigative services to facilitate asset forfeiture cases, and assisting trial teams with prosecutions involving telecommunications and/or computer forensics issues.
Justin Johnson received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas Christian University in 2002. Afterwards, he worked in the banking industry as a commercial real estate valuation analyst. Mr. Johnson earned his Juris Doctorate from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, graduating with honors in 2006. While in law school, he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society. Mr. Johnson has been a prosecutor for the Collin County Criminal District Attorney’s Office since September 2006.
J.D. Spielman is an experienced criminal investigator who came to the Collin County Criminal District Attorney’s Office from the Dallas County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, where he worked as a felony investigator from 2005 to 2010. Investigator Spielman was a criminal investigator for the Texas Lottery Commission from 2001 to 2005, working in Austin and Houston. Prior to moving to Texas in 2001, he worked for the Carver County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota from 1987 to 2001. His varied duties at the Sheriff's Office included patrol and investigations, an assignment to the Southwest Metro Drug Task Force, and S.W.A.T.
Steve Goodman began his law enforcement career in 1990. After serving with two municipal police departments, he joined the Specialized Crime Division of the Dallas County Criminal District Attorney’s Office in 2006, where he conducted mortgage fraud investigations. In 2008, Investigator Goodman joined the Special Prosecution Division of the Collin County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, where he now specializes in an array of financial crime investigations. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of North Texas and a master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a licensed REALTOR®. His TCLEOSE awards include Master Peace Officer certification in 2003, Instructor Proficiency in 2006, and Special Investigator in 2008.
Ray McCommas joined the Collin County Criminal District Attorney’s Office in February 2008. Mr. McCommas began his law enforcement career in 1978 as a Deputy with the Dallas County Sheriff's Office, where he worked for five years. He was then hired by the Addison Police Department, where he rode motorcycles with the APD Traffic Unit and later served in the Criminal Investigations Section. In 1993, Investigator McCommas went to work for the Collin County Sheriff's Office as a Patrol Deputy and served in that position for six years. In 1998, he was transferred to the CCSO Special Operations Unit and then promoted to Sergeant Investigator. While in the Special Operations Unit, he was assigned for six years to a Federal Narcotics Task Force, under the authority of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, that included agents of the DEA, ATF, ICE, U.S. Customs, IRS, and other federal agencies as well as numerous state and local officers.
Investigator McCommas has served on Tactical Teams with the Dallas Sheriff's Office, the Addison Police Department, and the Collin County Sheriff's Office, where he was lead counter-sniper. He holds a Master Peace Officer Certificate from the State of Texas.