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For Immediate Release

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May 20, 2013 DUSM Ben Segotta, District of New Mexico (505) 462-2330
U.S. Marshal Auction Raises $212,175 for Victims and Law Enforcement Efforts

Albuquerque, NM - On May 17, 2013 the United States Marshals Service in Albuquerque, New Mexico auctioned off 38 government surplus and seized vehicles. The vehicles were seized by local and federal agencies and the proceeds will help support law enforcement activities in the Albuquerque area.

180 private citizens registered for the auction and a total of $212,175.00 was raised. The highlights of the auction were a 1980 Chevrolet Corvette that sold for $3,800, a 1998 Chevrolet Corvette that sold for $11,800, and a 2005 Chevrolet Corvette that sold for $20,500.

Proceeds from U.S. Marshals’ auctions are used to compensate victims of crime and fund law enforcement initiatives. In addition, the funds are often shared with state and local law enforcement agencies that participated in the investigations leading to the forfeiture of the assets. “This important program enhances law enforcement cooperation between state, local and federal agencies, as well as strips criminals of their ill-gotten gains,” said New Mexico’s U.S. Marshal, Conrad Candelaria. The items auctioned once belonged to individuals and companies involved in criminal activity. A court of law has ordered these particular assets to be forfeited as ill-gotten gains.

Corvettes     Corvettes

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

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