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Miami-Dade County Mortgage Fraud Task Force

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $150,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The County of Miami-Dade will support the Miami-Dade Mortgage Fraud Task Force (MFTF), a multi-discipline public/private task force with the primary goal being the aggressive investigation, arrest and prosecution of mortgage fraud criminals through proactive investigation. Funds will be used towards police officer overtime from the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD), computer hardware and software, and vehicle equipment. Funds will allow the MFTF to remain aggressive in reviewing complaints concerning mortgage fraud, conduct thorough investigations in partnership with local law enforcement agencies to arrest and prosecute the fraudsters, and to continue to educate industry professionals and the public concerning mortgage fraud and to prevent victimization.


Date Created: August 26, 2010