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Report No. 2009-24
February 2009

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As required by state law, the State Auditor's Office compiled the 2008 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 113 (97 percent) of the 116 CAFA seizure reports required by Section 513.607, RSMo, from prosecuting attorneys and the Attorney General for property seized in calendar year 2008. Of the 113 reports received, 98 (87 percent) of the reports were received prior to the January 31, 2008 deadline.

To accomplish our objectives, we compiled all seizure information submitted to the State Auditor for calendar year 2008 and reviewed the compiled information previously submitted for calendar years 2007 and 2006 for comparison purposes.

A letter dated December 15, 2008, 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 the report according to state law, and indicated the report should be submitted to both the State Auditor and to the Director of the Department of Public Safety. The letter also stated that if there were no seizures, a report was still needed indicating that information. In addition, a second reminder letter dated January 26, 2009, was mailed to prosecuting attorneys that had not submitted CAFA seizure and forfeiture reports at that time.

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