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For Immediate Release

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February 14, 2012 DUSM Ben Segotta, District of New Mexico (505) 462-2330
U.S. Marshal Auction Raises $146,100 Dollars for Victims and Law Enforcement Efforts

Albuquerque, NM - On February 14, 2012 the United States Marshals Service in Albuquerque, New Mexico auctioned off over 20 government surplus and seized vehicles. The vehicles were seized by local and federal agencies and the proceeds will help support law enforcement activities in the Albuquerque area.

Over 150 private citizens registered for the auction and a total of $145,000 dollars was raised. The highlight of the auction was a 2006 Infinity QX56 SUV and a 2005 Hummer H2. The Infinity sold for 15,200.00 and the Hummer sold for 17,700.00.

Proceeds from U.S. Marshals’ auctions are used to compensate victims of crime and fund law enforcement initiatives. In addition, the funds are often shared with state and local law enforcement agencies that participated in the investigations leading to the forfeiture of the assets. “This important program enhances law enforcement cooperation between state, local and federal agencies, as well as strips criminals of their ill-gotten gains,” said New Mexico’s U.S. Marshal, Conrad Candelaria. The items auctioned once belonged to individuals and companies found guilty of crimes and ordered by a court of law to forfeit the proceeds of their criminal activities.

Auctioned Vehicles

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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