The Asset Recovery Division is responsible for the collections of federal debts and the forfeiture of assets related to criminal activity. The Asset Recovery Division’s primary objective is to use best efforts to divest criminals of their property and return it to victims of crime. The Asset Recovery Division is comprised of two units: the Financial Litigation Unit and the Asset Forfeiture Unit. They recently combined to form the Asset Recovery Division in March 2012. Tonya Andrews is the Coordinator of the Asset Recovery Division. Dave Gaouette is the Executive Assistant United States Attorney.
The Financial Litigation Unit is responsible for the collection of civil and criminal debts due to the United States and victims of crime in a timely, aggressive, efficient and effective manner. The Financial Litigation Unit is currently staffed with two paralegals, two contract support assistants, and two Assistant United States Attorneys, who handle this litigation work in addition to their other assignments.
The Asset Forfeiture Unit is responsible for the forfeiture of all assets related to criminal activity and/or belonging to a criminal defendant. The Asset Forfeiture Unit handles both civil and criminal litigation, involving the forfeiture of assets. The Asset Forfeiture Unit is currently staffed with three Assistant United States Attorneys, one law clerk, three paralegals, two records examiners, one legal assistant, and a U.S. Deputy Marshal Financial Investigator.
Tonya Andrews is the chief of the Asset Recovery Division.