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For Immediate Release

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April 15, 2013 Deputy U.S. Marshal Alex Claunts (208) 667-6840
U.S. Marshal Brian T. Underwood and U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson Entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to Create an Asset Forfeiture Financial Investigator in the District of Idaho

On Wednesday, February 27, 2013, District of Idaho U.S. Marshal Brian T. Underwood and U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to create an Asset Forfeiture Financial Investigator in the District of Idaho. The purpose of the Program is to enhance seizures and forfeitures related to criminal investigations. This new Deputy U.S. Marshal position for the District of Idaho will facilitate forfeiture proceedings and increase proceeds to support both victims’ compensation and equitable sharing by federal, state, and local law enforcement. It will also support the priorities and initiatives of the Department of Justice (DOJ) through financial investigations, targeting criminals, and dismantling criminal enterprises in order to strip them of their ill-gotten gains. The first photo depicts Marshal Underwood and USA Olson with the agreement. Chief Deputy Kevin Platts and First Assistant U.S. Attorney (FAUSA) Rafael Gonzalez are in the second photograph. Chief Platts, FAUSA Gonzalez and Assistant Chief Inspector Paul Baxley from the Asset Forfeiture Division (AFD) worked together to help make this MOU possible and have the thanks of Marshal Underwood and USA Olson.

USM Underwood, USA Olson, Kevin Platts, Underwood, Olson, Rafael Gonzalez

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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