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$1 million in seized criminal assets going back to Harris County community programs in need, DA announces

HOUSTON (KIAH) — When a criminal commits a crime, and their assets are taken into custody, have you ever wondered what happens to all the money gathered when the assets are sold?

In Harris County, there’s a program that makes sure community programs get the help they need by giving them the money.

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg is reinvesting more than $1 million in seized assets into the community’s crime prevention programs. The funds which were contributed in 2023 are the second largest annual investment since she took office in 2017.

CW39 anchor Sharron Melton sat down with Ogg to talk about the program and shares with us a few of the organizations that will benefit from this program.

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