AG Creates a New Office of Asset Forfeiture Accountability

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum on October 16, 2017, directing Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein to create within the DAG’s Office a new position of Director of Asset Forfeiture Accountability.  According to the memo, the Director will be responsible for developing recommendations for how the resources and activities of the Department’s asset forfeiture program should be restructured, streamlined, or merged to better accomplish the program’s operations.  This will involve coordinating priority initiatives and recommendations, updating policy guidance, establishing more uniform procedures, and improving controls over the use of program funds.  The memo is attached.

OAG’s new AF Directive