"But with asset forfeiture
there is a need to do things in a uniform way.
Advocates argue civil asset forfeiture
can cause someone to lose their car or home without even being charged with a crime.
Constitution's protections against excessive fines and fees to state laws and giving plaintiffs like Timbs a new line of attack against asset forfeiture
, which has traditionally been fought on due process grounds.
Anti-racketeering revenues were expected to dramatically increase over time after Goddard and Horne prosecuted several large asset forfeiture
cases that provided significant amounts of money to the AG's Office, he said.
Kazazi's case has restarted a debate over the asset forfeiture
practice, which has many defenders, including the Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Since its inception in May 2016, OPDAT Guatemala has worked with the host nation on building capacity in extraditions, mutual legal assistance, asset forfeiture
, and money laundering matters.
The office's passport and visa fraud unit and human trafficking investigations have led to scores of arrests and prosecutions, and the highest asset forfeitures
arising from visa fraud investigations within DS last year.
Having both worked for the Wayne County Prosecutors asset forfeiture
department, the brothers also advocate ending all county-run asset forfeiture
With a closely similar focus, Guatemala's Ley de Extincion de Dominio (Asset Forfeiture
Law) states that the measure applies to "an asset or assets ...
A case that shows the perverse incentives of civil asset forfeiture
is that of Gerald Bryan.
Given the discretion inherent in policing and prosecutorial decisions, this suggests that police arrest patterns may be influenced by the presence of asset forfeiture
opportunities: police may choose to focus more on forfeiture-related arrests due to the income that they generate.
This change encourages DOJ to use asset forfeiture