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Annual Report of the Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Program, 1990

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75 pages
This report from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, details the work of the Asset Forfeiture Program for fiscal year (FY) 1990.
This report provides an overview of the work of the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Asset Forfeiture Program for fiscal year (FY) 1990. Highlights from the report include: in FY 1990, $460 million was deposited into DOJ's Asset Forfeiture Fund; $43 million in forfeited property was used by local, State, and Federal law enforcement agencies; and approximately 75 percent ($376 million) of the over $500 million in forfeitures was from cash, bank accounts, and other financial instruments. In FY 1990, DOJ made improvements to the Asset Forfeiture Program that include an assessment of the program in its entirety, improvements to the program through changes in policy and procedure, enhanced oversight and direction of the Assets Forfeiture Fund, improvements to the organization of the program, development and implementation of an Integrated Asset Forfeiture Information System, and increased utilization of contract employees. Additional information in the report includes background information on the program, a description of the forfeiture process, a history of America's forfeiture laws, and a description of the priorities of the Assets Forfeiture Program: law enforcement; enhanced cooperation among Federal, State, local, and international law enforcement agencies; and revenues for use in the war on crime. Exhibits and appendixes


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