Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas announced today that 13 vehicles seized by police and secured through the efforts of her office’s Civil Forfeiture Bureau will be auctioned off on April 1 at 10 a.m. on copart.com. Potential bidders can go to Copart's website now to pre-inspect and pre-bid on the vehicles.
“Auctions like these provide valuable funding for programs to reduce crime and drug use in Nassau County, and have the added benefit of removing vehicles used in the commission of crimes from offenders and making them available to Long Islanders in need of affordable vehicles,” Acting DA Singas said.
Free online sign up is required prior to inspection and bidding. Inspection of vehicles is available prior to the date of auction weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Copart's Long Island facility at 1983 Montauk Highway in Brookhaven.
Vehicles are forfeited from defendants who are convicted of felony crimes such as driving while intoxicated, drug sales, grand larceny, and robbery.
Proceeds from auctions of forfeited vehicles 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.
The forfeiture of the vehicles was secured by Acting DA Singas’ Civil Forfeiture Bureau, under the supervision of Bureau Chief Rebecca Winer.
A public notice that includes details of the vehicles to be auctioned is attached.