The Forfeiture Unit of the Office of the Clark County District Attorney has reported a record year in collections. In the 2013 fiscal year, $2,228,150.73 was collected from a combination of seized currency and the sale of seized property. After expenses were reimbursed, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (Metro) received just over $400,000 and the Clark County School District (CCSD) received nearly $720,000.00.
State law requires that the proceeds from forfeitures in criminal cases be split between Metro and CCSD. Metro receives 30% and CCSD receives 70%. Expenses such as staff costs, professional appraisals of property and storage of seized vehicles are deducted before the proceeds are distributed.
“This joint effort between prosecutors and law enforcement continues to benefit the community each year,” said District Attorney Steve Wolfson. “Our office is committed to including forfeitures as part of any negotiation or proposed punishment, ensuring that students continue to benefit from this program”.