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CASSCOUNIY <br />GOVERNMENT <br /> <br /> RECEIVED <br /> <br /> F£B 6 <br />CASS OOUNT¥ COMMISSION <br /> <br />State's Attorney <br /> <br /> Birch P. Burdick <br /> <br />Assistant State's <br />Attorneys: <br /> <br /> Mark R. Boening <br /> Tracy J. Peters <br /> Loft S. Mickelson <br /> Lisa K. McEvers <br /> Trent W. Mahler <br /> Aaron G. Birst <br /> Earle R. Myers, Jr. <br /> Leah J. Viste <br /> Reid A. Brady <br /> <br />Victim/Witness <br />Coordinators: <br /> <br />Brenda Olson-Wray <br />Debbie Tibiatowski <br /> <br />Check Division/ <br />Restitution: <br /> <br />Linda Workin <br />Charlotte Johnson <br /> <br />Box 2806 <br />211 Ninth Street South <br />Fargo, North Dakota 58108 <br /> <br />February 6, 2004 <br /> <br />Board of County Commissioners <br />Cass County Courthouse <br />211 9th St. S. <br />Fargo ND 58103 <br /> <br />Re: Budget Adjustment - State's Attorney Asset Forfeiture <br /> <br />Dear Commissioners: <br /> <br />There is a special fund in the budget called State's Attomey Asset Forfeiture. <br />Revenues for this fund are dedved from the State's Attorney's share of <br />assets forfeited as the result of a commission of a crime - pdmadly drug- <br />related crimes. The fund has been used to provide up to $10,000 as <br />matching funds for the drug grant position in my office. <br /> <br />We have focused particular attention on asset forfeiture, which requires we <br />separately sue that matter out in civil court. As a result we have received <br />more than $10,000 in forfeitures in some past years. Accordingly we have <br />an accumulation of about $8,000 that we would like to use for other <br />purposes. These funds are in excess of the $10,000 transfer to the General <br />Fund to cover the match on the drug grant position for 2004. <br /> <br />The office will use the funds to purchase various supplies and equipment <br />used in the investigation and prosecution of crimes committed in Cass <br />County and in efforts at raising public awareness and education on related <br />issues, for example drug and alcohol exposure and usage among our youth. <br /> <br />In order to utilize these funds we need to first amend the 2004 budget for this <br />fund to cover the costs. <br /> <br />Yours truly, <br /> <br />Cass County State's Attorney <br /> <br />cc: Michael Montplaisir, County Auditor <br /> <br />PH: 701-241-5850 <br />Fax: 701-241-5838 <br /> <br />SUGGESTED MOTION: <br /> <br />Move to amend the 2004 State's Attorney Asset Forfeiture Fund to include a <br />line item for the purchase of supplies and equipment in the amount of <br />$8,000. <br /> <br /> <br />