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Asset Forfeiture and Financial Litigation Unit

This past year saw great changes in the Asset Forfeiture and Financial Litigation Units.  Previously separate units, these 2 units have now combined forces and is known as the Asset Forfeiture and Financial Litigation Unit or AFFLU.  Since one of the primary focuses of the federal asset forfeiture program is to remove property from criminals and use those proceeds to compensate victims, it made sense to combine the efforts of these units.   One of the main goals of the new unit is to become more proactive in the early identification of defendants’ assets in order to satisfy anticipated restitution orders.  The new unit has also implemented a series of more aggressive approaches in collecting restitution owed to victims.  In certain cases, both legacy forfeiture and legacy financial litigation personnel work side by side insuring that victims are made whole.

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