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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANTS
ON COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS AND REGULATIONS

Office of the Inspector General
U.S. Department of Justice

Director, Asset Forfeiture Management Staff
U.S. Department of Justice

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of the Assets Forfeiture Fund and Seized Asset Deposit Fund, a financial reporting component of the U.S. Department of Justice referred to herein as the AFF/SADF, as of September 30, 2002 and 2001, and the related consolidated statements of net cost, changes in net position, and financing, and its combined statements of budgetary resources, for the years then ended, and have issued our report thereon dated December 2, 2002. We conducted our audits in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America; the standards applicable to financial audits contained in Government Auditing Standards, issued by the Comptroller General of the United States; and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Bulletin No. 01-02, Audit Requirements for Federal Financial Statements.

Compliance with laws and regulations applicable to the AFF/SADF is the responsibility of management. As part of obtaining reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement, we performed tests of AFF/SADF's compliance with certain provisions of laws and regulations, noncompliance with which could have a direct and material effect on the determination of financial statement amounts, and certain other laws and regulations specified in OMB Bulletin No. 01-02, including the requirements referred to in the Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996. However, the objective of our audits of the financial statements was not to provide an opinion on overall compliance with such provisions and, accordingly, we do not express such an opinion.

The results of our tests of compliance disclosed no instances of noncompliance with laws and regulations that are required to be reported under Government Auditing Standards or OMB Bulletin No. 01-02.

This report is intended solely for the information and use of the U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General, the Asset Forfeiture Management Staff, the management of the Department of Justice, the OMB, and Congress. This report is not intended to be and should not be used by anyone other than these specified parties.

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December 2, 2002
Washington, DC