Miami, FL asked in Criminal Law, Collections, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Florida

Q: Can the Federal DOJ's Financial Litigation Unit (FLU) go after property and bank accounts belonging solely to my wife...

Can the Federal DOJ's Financial Litigation Unit (FLU) go after property and bank accounts belonging solely to my order to collect on a federal restitution order issued solely against me? The reason I ask is because I received a collection notice letter from the FLU. Included with the letter was an affidavit which the FLU wants me to fill out and send back to them. The affidavit wants me to provide information regarding ALL ASSETS WHICH BELONG TO MY WIFE. Are my wife's assets now in jeopardy?

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Solomon L. Wisenberg
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A: It depends on all of the specific facts of your situation. Generally speaking, DOJ cannot reach a spouse's separate property unless the property constitutes the proceeds of your crime or was obtained with the proceeds of your crime.

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