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2105. Civil And Criminal Forfeitures

Sections 981 and 982 of Title 18 authorize both civil and criminal forfeitures relating to money laundering offenses under Title 18. The Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section has several publications available explaining these provisions and policies related to their use, including the Asset Forfeiture Manual: Law and Practice (1993) and the Asset Forfeiture Policy Manual (1996). The Section also routinely publishes two newsletters: Quick Release (a monthly survey of Federal forfeiture cases); and the Asset Forfeiture News (a central source for Federal forfeiture information).

For further information, please contact the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section: Chief, Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, United States Department of Justice, P.O. Box 27322, Central Station, Washington, D.C. 20038. Phone: (202) 514-1263. Fax: (202) 514-5522.

Updated January 17, 2020