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Department of Justice’s Asset Forfeiture Program Takes Huge Hit as Congress Eliminates Funding

The Department of Justice is suspending a program allowing local police departments to keep a large portion of assets seized under federal law, the Department announced December 21. This “equitable sharing” program has allowed liquidated assets seized in asset forfeiture cases to be shared between state and federal law enforcement authorities with local agencies receiving … Continue Reading

Restitution for Money Laundering Not Offset by Victim’s Self-Help, Court Rules

The Mandatory Victims Restitution Act of 1996 (“MVRA”) provides that a victim of a federal crime may be entitled to an order of restitution for certain losses suffered as a direct result of the commission of the crime for which the defendant was convicted.  For example, a corporation may be entitled to restitution from an … Continue Reading