Asset Forfeiture: Marshals Service Controls Over Seized Assets - GAO Report
|Date:||March 26, 1999|
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Inventory control systems
Property and supply management
Search and seizure
DOJ/Treasury Consolidated Asset Tracking System
GAO reviewed the U.S. Marshals Service controls over seized assets vehicles, boats, real property, financial property, and general property at districts in California, Florida, and New York. GAO has included the Justice Department's asset forfeiture program in its list of government operations at particularly high-risk for waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement. GAO was able to account for all of the seized assets included in its review at the four Marshals Service districts that it visited. Also, the seized assets appeared to be in good condition and were stored and secured properly. Although GAO was able to account for each selected seized asset, it did identify several discrepancies between the physical locations of the assets and the location listed on the district's computerized inventory.