Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section (MLARS)

Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section (MLARS)

About the Section

The Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section (MLARS) leads the Department’s asset forfeiture and anti-money laundering enforcement efforts. MLARS provides leadership by: (1) prosecuting and coordinating complex, sensitive, multi-district, and international money laundering and asset forfeiture investigations and cases; (2) providing legal and policy assistance and training to federal, state, and local prosecutors and law enforcement personnel, as well as to foreign governments; (3) assisting Departmental and interagency policymakers by developing and reviewing legislative, regulatory, and policy initiatives; and (4) managing the Department’s Asset Forfeiture Program, including distributing forfeited funds and properties to appropriate domestic and foreign law enforcement agencies and to community groups within the United States, as well as adjudicating petitions for remission or mitigation of forfeited assets.  To this effect, MLARS is comprised of seven units and associated teams.








Related Topics

Asset Forfeiture Program

Program Participants and Roles

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Deborah Connor
Chief, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section

Leo Tsao
Principal Deputy Chief

Bank Integrity Unit
Jennifer Ambuehl Chief
Molly Moeser, Deputy Chief

International Unit
Mary Butler, Chief
Daniel Claman, Principal Deputy Chief
Stephen Campbell, Deputy Chief
Woo Lee, Deputy Chief

Money Laundering and Forfeiture Unit
Stephen Sola, Chief
Darrin McCullough, Deputy Chief

Office Support Unit
Wendy Taylor, Chief

Policy Unit
Sarah B. Dorsey, Chief

Program Management and Training Unit
Alice W. Dery, Chief
Jennifer Bickford, Deputy Chief
Craig Newell, Deputy Chief

Program Operations Unit
Gene Patton, Chief
Manuel Gonzalez, Deputy Chief


MLARS Direct Line
(202) 514-1263