Returning assets to victims of crime is a top priority of the Department's Asset Forfeiture Program. During the past decade, the Victim Asset Recovery Program (VARP) has returned more than $3 billion in forfeited assets to victims, through the granting of petitions for remission, or by transferring forfeited funds to courts for payment of restitution through restoration. VARP is comprised of attorneys, accountants, auditors, and claims analysts in the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section. These professionals coordinate with the United States Attorneys' Offices, federal law enforcement and regulatory agencies, and the private bar to locate, recover, and return the proceeds of crime.
Model Petition to the Attorney General for Remission or Mitigation of Criminal Forfeiture, or Civil Forfeiture Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 981(e)(6), by a Non-Owner Victim of the Underlying or Related Offense
28 CFR 9: Regulations Governing the Remission or Mitigation of Civil and Criminal Forfeitures
Restoration Guidelines (Policy Manual: Chapter 12)
Returning Forfeited Assets to Crime Victims FAQ Brochure
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