ASSET FORFEITURE LAW UPDATE

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Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Illinois Valley Crime Prevention Commission Training Room
225 Backbone Road East
Princeton, IL
Instructor: Dant Foulk, Assistant State's Attorney - Will County

Dant Foulk has been an Assistant State’s Attorney in Will County Illinois for the past fifteen years.  In his present assignment, he manages the Asset Forfeiture Unit, coordinates and vertically prosecutes cases in the Financial Crimes Unit and works as a lobbyist in Springfield, IL.  Prior to his current assignment, Dant was assigned to the Felony Trial Division where he handled general felony trials including homicides, sex crimes, crimes against persons, financial crimes, and narcotics crimes.
  Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $100

Asset Forfeiture law update - Complying with the July 1, 2018 mandatory changes in Illinois Asset Forfeiture Statutes
 
Sweeping changes were made to all of Illinois Asset Forfeiture statutes which will take effect July 1, 2018.  Notice requirements, filing deadlines, proof of service, seizure thresholds, awarding of property, and burdens of proof have all changed, and a new reporting requirement has been added. These changes impact how officers need to investigate cases in the field and how prosecutors litigate cases in the courtroom.  Law enforcement officers and prosecutors will need to change the way these cases are handled if Asset Forfeiture will be a component in any cases your agency investigates or prosecutes after July 1, 2018.
 
In part one of the course, we will review the changes in the new law as compared to the old law and we will discuss how to best implement the new statutory requirements and develop best practices to deal with the changes.  In part two of the course, we will discuss techniques for developing the financial component of your investigations to uncover more assets to apply the new law to and also develop methods to make Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering cases more winnable. 
 
We will explore various facets of financial drug investigations, including money laundering, asset forfeiture, and uncovering financial leads. We will how to uncover, locate, document and seize drug proceeds, and add money laundering and conspiracy charges to a drug investigation.  Also discussed will be FINCEN (Financial Crimes Enforcement Network) information such as SAR’s and CTR’s (Suspicious Activity Reports and Currency Transaction Reports), obtaining records from credit bureaus, credit card companies, banks and car dealerships, and finding real estate records. 
 
Forfeitures can be a valuable tool to law enforcement in the following areas: improving public safety by forfeiting the DUI and suspended driver’s car, taking away expensive vehicles and other assets from drug dealers, seizing bank accounts of criminals who commit check/credit card fraud and other financial crimes, forfeiting real property paid for with proceeds of mortgage fraud or any other crime where money is derived, and taking profits away from fencing groups.
 
This course will provide law enforcement officers and prosecutors an understanding of forfeiture law in Illinois and how to successfully incorporate the forfeiture component into criminal investigations and prosecutions.  After reviewing applicable statutes, the course will cover practical implementation of those statutes through real world examples.  Additionally, techniques for locating assets and building financial cases will be discussed.
 
This course will be useful for patrol officers; officers in specialized units such as narcotics, gangs or financial crimes; command staff; and agency policymakers. For those individuals who have already attended a forfeiture training, this course will broaden your ability to implement forfeiture law into your investigations and capture previously untouched assets of criminal enterprises. 

THIS COURSE MEETS THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED MANDATED TRAINING:  Civil Rights, Constitutional & Proper Use of Law Enforcement Authority, and Legal Updates
 
MTU 5’s request for certification of this course is PENDING through the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standard’s Board.

Course enrollment must be made by the agency CEO or designated training officer.  Registration may be made using our on-line course registration link on this website.  All officers enrolled by their department will be assumed to be on duty unless otherwise noted

 
Mobile In-Service Training Region #5 –Assist Program
Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Serving the Counties of: Bureau – La Salle – Marshall – Putnam - Stark