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Payment of Costs and Attorneys' Fees From the Assets Forfeiture Fund—Execution of Payment

Upon approval of the request for authority to pay an EAJA award directly from the Assets Forfeiture Fund, the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS) will notify the appropriate U.S. Marshal's Office that the award may be paid. The U.S. Marshal will charge the award directly against the Assets Forfeiture Fund. If the request is to permit use of Fund allocations to pay an EAJA award, the participants will be notified directly by AFMLS of the action on the request.

In the case of awards to be paid by the United States Attorneys, the Financial Management Service in the Executive Office for United States Attorneys will also be notified and will be responsible for processing the payment.

The EAJA charges will be billed against the case related expenses category under subobject class code 4204. Questions concerning this policy may be referred to AFMLS or to Michael Perez, Director, Asset Forfeiture Management Staff, Justice Management Division, at 202-616-8000.

[cited in USAM 9-117.210]