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For Immediate Release

August 14, 2013 DUSM Ben Segotta, District of New Mexico (505) 462-2330
U.S. Marshals to Hold Online Vehicle Auction

Albuquerque, NM – The U.S. Marshals Service will be auctioning 17 vehicles which were seized due to illegal activities. The GSA Online Vehicle Auctions opens for online bidding on August 14th and ends on August 29th. There are 17 vehicles valued at $103K. The website for the auction ( allows bidders to register, bid and make payments all online.

The preview day is scheduled for August 21st .Bidders that wish to schedule a preview can contact the U.S. Marshals Service at 505-462-2312 to schedule an appointment to view/inspect the vehicles. The vehicle can be viewed on August 21st between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Non-winning bidders’ deposits are refunded within five (5) business days after the sale closes. Winning bidders will be notified with payment terms and pickup instructions. For Questions related to the auction process please call 1-866-333-7472, Option 3 or email

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.

The U.S. Marshals Service is the primary custodian of seized and forfeited property for the Department of Justice’s Asset Forfeiture Program. More than 8,400 items of forfeited property are sold annually with gross sales in excess of $100 million.

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