Dant Foulk has been an Assistant State’s Attorney in Will County Illinois for the past fifteen years. In his present assignment, he manages the Asset Forfeiture Unit, coordinates and vertically prosecutes cases in the Financial Crimes Unit and works as a lobbyist in Springfield. Prior to his current assignment, Dant was assigned to the Felony Trial Division where he handled general felony trials for homicides, sex crimes, crimes against persons, financial crimes, and narcotics crimes.
As manager of the Asset Forfeiture Unit, Dant handles civil asset forfeiture proceedings and prosecutes criminal money laundering cases. In this capacity, he focuses on identifying, locating, seizing and forfeiting narcotics proceeds, proceeds of money laundering activities, and proceeds of other financial crimes. Dant’s work in the Financial Crimes Unit includes coordinating the long-term investigation of complex financial crimes and the financial component of narcotics crimes, reviewing and analyzing financial records, conducting Grand Jury investigations and prosecuting these cases. Typical criminal enterprises investigated include credit card fraud and check fraud rings, identity theft conspiracies, insurance and benefits fraud, narcotics organizations, street-gangs, and money laundering activities of any criminal enterprise. In his capacity as a lobbyist, Dant drafts legislation, analyzes and tracks pending bills, coordinates with other county, municipal and state agencies, negotiates bills, and persuades members of the legislature to advance the interests of law enforcement.
Dant is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from St. Louis University in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology with a concentration in molecular genetics and a minor in the French language. He received his Juris Doctor cum laude from the John Marshall Law School in 2001.
Dant is licensed to practice in Illinois and in the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a Patent Lawyer. Prior to joining the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office, Dant was an associate in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg. His practice focused on patent and trademark prosecution, intellectual property litigation, and non-infringement opinions in the fields of mechanical, electro-mechanical, and business method patents.
Dant is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, The Will County Bar Association, and the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago. Dant also is a task force member of the High Intensity Money Laundering and Related Financial Crime Area (HIFCA) Task Force and serves on the board of the Illinois Drug Enforcement Officers Association (IDEOA) as General Counsel.
Dant has taught Criminal Law as an adjunct professor and routinely lectures in the areas of criminal law, use of force, search and seizure, money laundering, and asset forfeiture. He has also lectured for the DEA, El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC), the Department of Homeland Security, the State of Indiana, the Chicago Police Department, the Miami Dade Police Department Training Unit, the Illinois Gaming Board, the IDEOA, CCROC, the NICB, and the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board MTU system. Dant is the principal trainer for the Illinois State Police in the area of Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering.
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