Attorney General Merrick B. Garland addresses members of the Kleptocapture Task Force in the Attorney General’s conference room at the Department of Justice

In an earlier statement by the Attorney General he said, “The Justice Department will use all of its authorities to seize the assets of individuals and entities who violate these sanctions. We will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to investigate, arrest, and prosecute those whose criminal acts enable the Russian government to continue this unjust war. Let me be clear: if you violate our laws, we will hold you accountable.”