Asset Forfeiture in Public Corruption Cases
Public corruption is typically motivated by money. When caught, corrupt offenders are often ordered to pay restitution to their victims. Yet, victims have little power to actually collect what they are owed.
Asset forfeiture is a useful law enforcement remedy to this problem. Prosecutors can pursue and seize ill-gotten gains that would otherwise be spent or hidden from victims.
How should practitioners pursue asset forfeiture? How can it be used to deter corruption?
Our latest brief
, by Assistant United States Attorney Pamela Stanek, details the mechanics of civil and criminal asset forfeiture as they relate to public corruption.
This brief was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation