FSA Senior Law Clerks at Forfeiture Support Associates, LLC

If your money is seized by a federal agent, an attorney can help you immediately file a claim for court action to bypass the administrative proceedings. Those administrative proceedings include making an offer in compromise or filing a petition for remission or mitigation.

For our clients, we ALWAYS recommend filing a claim for court action. People who file a claim without an attorney often forget to put all of the appropriate information in the claim or forget to verify it properly. Also, it must be RECEIVED by the appropriate federal employee within the deadline or it will be DENIED as untimely.

The filing of the claim for court action triggers a 90-day deadline for the federal agency that received the claim to send the claim and the civil judicial forfeiture referral to the Asset Forfeiture Unit of the United States Attorney’s Office for the appropriate division of the District court.

After filing the claim, you might receive correspondence from an FSA Senior Law Clerk who might ask:

“Are you amenable to a CAFRA extension to see if the case can be resolved in advance of filing a complaint?”

The civil asset forfeiture attorneys at Sammis Law Firm in Tampa, FL, do NOT agree to a CAFRA extension. We work with attorneys on these types of cases throughout the United States and we take the same approach in each case.

The FSA Senior Law Clerk is a government contractor, employed by Forfeiture Support Associates, LLC, assigned to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York (USAO-EDNY).

The FSA Senior Law Clerk is not authorized to provide legal advice on behalf of the United States Attorney’s Office and the content of any correspondence should not be considered legal advice from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Additional Resources

Official Website for Forfeiture Support Associates (FSA) – The official website for Forfeiture Support Associates, LLC (FSA) lists the address of the business as 20110 Ashbrook Place, Suite 220, Ashburn, VA 20147. According to the “about us” page, FSA is a joint venture owned by Amentum, with Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) acting as the managing partner. The Board of Directors includes representatives from Amentum and SAIC. FSA employees are involved in complex financial investigations.

This article was last updated on Friday, August 20, 2021.