The Asset Forfeiture Section prosecutes civil and criminal asset forfeiture matters arising from a wide range of federal offenses. While a majority of the cases in the section involve narcotics and money laundering violations, the section also handles significant cases in such diverse areas as bank and health care fraud, smuggling, gambling and child exploitation.
Jonathan Galatzan is the Chief of the Asset Forfeiture Section. Mr. Galatzan has been prosecuting civil and criminal asset forfeiture cases for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Central District of California since 2012, and was appointed Chief of the Asset Forfeiture Section in 2021.
Mr. Galatzan has provided training to AUSAs and federal and local law enforcement on asset forfeiture. In 2020, he, along with a number of his colleagues, received the Attorney General’s John Marshall Award for his work to recover over $1.1B worth of assets misappropriated from 1 Malaysia Development Berhad. He received his B.A. degree from U.C. Santa Barbara and his J.D. from Loyola Law School.
Section Contact Information
The United States Attorney's Office
Central District of California
Attn: Asset Forfeiture Section
312 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, California 90012