Mineola, NY - January 2, 2014 - Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced today that 23 cars and one motorcycle that were seized by police and forfeited through the efforts of her office will be auctioned off to the highest bidders on January 8 at a website called copart.com. The pre-inspection and pre-bidding of these vehicles is possible now.
“These auctions are a win-win for Long Islanders – they put money back into crime reduction efforts that keep our communities safe while also offering an affordable way to buy a car,” DA Rice said.
The vehicles were forfeited from defendants who were convicted of felony crimes including driving while intoxicated, drug sales, drug possession, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, grand larceny, reckless endangerment, cigarette tax fraud, and robbery.
Proceeds from the auction will go to both the state and county to be used to pay restitution to victims as well as fund anti-drug efforts and crime-reduction programs in local communities.
For a full list of the vehicles available at auction, visit www.copart.com ‘Quick Picks’ and scroll down to Forfeits and Seizures. In-person pre-inspection of the vehicles is possible on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Copart’s Long Island facility at 1983 Montauk Highway in Brookhaven.
The forfeiture of the vehicles was performed by DA Rice’s Civil Forfeiture Bureau, under the supervision of Bureau Chief Rebecca Winer.