Asset Forfeiture Management Staff (AFMS)

Asset Forfeiture Management Staff (AFMS)

Adopted Cash/Vehicle Assets – Circumstances of Seizure that Highlight Criminal Nexus

About the Asset Forfeiture Management Staff (AFMS)

The Asset Forfeiture Management Staff (AFMS) is responsible for management of the Assets Forfeiture Fund, the suite of tools used by law enforcement agencies to manage assets as they traverse the asset forfeiture process, program-wide contracts, oversight of program internal controls and property management, interpretation of the Assets Forfeiture Fund statute, approval of Fund uses, and legislative liaison on matters affecting the financial integrity of the Program.

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Overview of the Asset Forfeiture Program (AFP)

The Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Program (AFP) encompasses the seizure and forfeiture of assets that represent the proceeds of, or were used to facilitate federal crimes. The primary mission of the Program is to employ asset forfeiture powers in a manner that enhances public safety and security. This is accomplished by removing the proceeds of crime and other assets relied upon by criminals and their associates to perpetuate their criminal activity against our society. Asset forfeiture has the power to disrupt or dismantle criminal organizations that would continue to function if we only convicted and incarcerated specific individuals.

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