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Report No. 2008-10
February 2008

Complete Audit Report

As required by state law the State Auditor's Office compiled the 2007 Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act (CAFA) seizure reports submitted to our office by prosecuting attorneys and the Attorney General. This compilation was limited to the presentation of information submitted.

The State Auditor received a total of 114 (98%) of the 116 CAFA seizure reports, from prosecuting attorneys and the Attorney General for property seized in calendar year 2007 as required by Section 513.607, RSMo. One hundred one (87%) of the reports were received prior to the January 31, 2008 deadline.

A comparison of 2007 report filings to those of prior years shows more seizures in 2007; however, these seizures have a lower dollar value.

To accomplish our objectives, we compiled all seizure information submitted to the State Auditor for calendar year 2007 and reviewed the compiled information previously submitted for the calendar years 2006 and 2005 so that a comparison would be available.

A letter dated December 17, 2007 was mailed to prosecuting attorneys and the Attorney General, notifying them of the deadline for submission of the CAFA seizure and forfeiture reports. This letter listed the information that should be included in their report according to Section 513.607 RSMo, and that the report should be submitted to both the State Auditor and to the Director of the Department of Public Safety. The letter also indicated that if there were no seizures, a report was still needed indicating that information.

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