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File #: 13-1100    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/29/2013 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/24/2013 Final action: 9/24/2013
Title: Sheriff's Office and the District Attorney's Office recommending the Board authorize the Chair to sign the Fiscal Year 2012/13 Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification for Federal Asset Forfeiture with the United States Department of Justice and United States Department of the Treasury. FUNDING: Equitable Sharing (Asset Forfeiture).
Attachments: 1. A - Equitable Sharing Agreement.pdf, 2. Executed Agreement
Related files: 17-0912
Title
Sheriff's Office and the District Attorney's Office recommending the Board authorize the Chair to sign the Fiscal Year 2012/13 Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification for Federal Asset Forfeiture with the United States Department of Justice and United States Department of the Treasury.
 
FUNDING:  Equitable Sharing (Asset Forfeiture).
Body
Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
None. This is the filing of the annual Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification to the United States Department of Justice and United States Department of the Treasury for Fiscal Year 2012/13 actual revenues and expenditures.
 
Background
The Equitable Sharing Agreement is entered into and between the Federal Government, the El Dorado County Sheriff, the El Dorado County District Attorney and the Governing Body of the County and sets forth the requirements for participation in the Federal Equitable Sharing Program, including the restrictions of use for federally forfeited cash, property, proceeds, and any interest earned thereon, which are equitably shared with participating law enforcement agencies.
 
Reason for Recommendation
In accordance with Equitable Sharing Agreement guidelines, the agreement must be submitted within 60 days of the end of the Agency's fiscal year.  Once submitted, the Sheriff's and District Attorney's Offices will be able to receive their current year share of federal asset forfeitures, if they become available, and use these funds according to the prescribed guidelines for law enforcement purposes.
 
Action(s) to be taken following Board approval
Affidavit to be signed by Chair with a certified copy being forwarded to the Sheriff and District Attorney Offices.
 
Contact
Undersheriff Rich Williams and District Attorney Vern Pierson
 
Concurrences
County Counsel and Risk Management.