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Federal Prosecutors in MD Move to Seize Criminal Proceeds

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Federal prosecutors in Maryland are stepping up their efforts to go after criminals' ill-gotten gains. The U.S. attorney in Baltimore, Rod Rosenstein, says his office has established a new unit to seize criminal proceeds and to provide restitution to the victims of crimes.

The unit is comprised of three lawyers and two paralegals. In a statement, Rosenstein says they'll go after the fruits of crime, things like homes and vehicles purchased with drug money and other proceeds from criminal activity. He says another focus will be to seize computers, vehicles, and real estate used during the perpetration of illegal acts, including mortgage fraud and other financial crimes.

The unit will also work to coordinate its efforts with state and local law enforcement around Maryland.

Matt McCleskey has more..

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