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ATG NEWS RELEASE: Department of the Attorney General holds auction of seized and forfeited property this weekend

Posted on Jun 19, 2017 in Latest Department News

HONOLULU – A public auction will be held by the State of Hawaii, Department of the Attorney General on June 24, 2017, in the Pikake room of the Neal S. Blaisdell Center. The auction will include property that was acquired through the State’s Asset Forfeiture Program. It will also include property from other government agencies and sources. Examples of property to be auctioned include:

  • 2006 Toyota Tacoma Crew Cab 4×4 Pickup;
  • 2007 GMV Envoy SUV;
  • 2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 Access Cab Pickup;
  • Lifted and supercharged 2001 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab 4×4 Pickup;
  • Avionics repair equipment;
  • Growing lights;
  • Gold and Silver Collectible jewelry and coins (including Ming);
  • Rolex watches;
  • Artwork; and
  • Other miscellaneous property.

The property to be auctioned may be inspected starting at 11:00 a.m. The auction, conducted by Rosen Auctions, will begin at noon. For a list, pictures, and more information on the property to be sold, visit

The auction is the result of ongoing efforts by state and county law enforcement agencies to fight crime by seizing and forfeiting assets used or acquired in connection with criminal activities. Assets that were used in, or obtained from, the commission of certain criminal offenses can be seized and forfeited under the state’s asset forfeiture law. Taking away the tools criminals use to commit crimes and the profits from those crimes are ways to deter and impede criminal conduct. Proceeds from this auction will be used by state and county law enforcement agencies to combat crime.

Employees (and their immediate family members) of county police departments, county prosecuting attorney’s offices, and the Department of the Attorney General are not eligible to purchase forfeited property.

Anyone having information about individuals who are profiting from criminal activity should call the Crime Stoppers hotline at (808) 955-8300.

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For more information, contact:

Kern Nishioka

Asset Forfeiture Program Manager

(808) 586-1383

[email protected]




Joshua A. Wisch

Special Assistant to the Attorney General

Phone: (808) 586-1284

Email: [email protected]


Twitter: @ATGHIgov