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IRS took millions from innocent people, Inspector General finds

The Internal Revenue Service has seized millions of dollars in cash from individuals and businesses who obtained the money legally, according to a new Treasury Inspector General’s report. The report covers IRS cash seizures against businesses and individuals suspected of ...

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DEA takes billions from people not charged with crime

  The Drug Enforcement Administration takes billions of dollars in cash from people who are never charged with criminal activity, according to a report issued Wednesday by the Justice Department’s Inspector General. Since 2007, the report found, the DEA has ...

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Second Circuit — Forfeiture: United States v. Vazquez-Alvarez

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Forfeiture Standing — Time Limits United States v. Vazquez-Alvarez 12-2562-cr Judges Pooler, Parker and Wesley Background: The defendant appealed from an order of forfeiture seizing roughly $750,000 in cash. He argues that ...

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Fourth Department — Forfeiture: Vanderhoef v. John Doe, et al.

Appellate Division, Fourth Department   Forfeiture Condition Subsequent Violation — Equitable Intervention Vanderhoef v. John Doe, et al. CA 12-01606 Appealed from Supreme Court, Steuben County Background: The plaintiff appealed from an order that granted the cross motions of the defendants ...

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WDNY — Forfeiture: United States v. 208 Blueberry Handbags, et al.

U.S. District Court, WDNY Forfeiture Standing — Ownership United States v. 208 Blueberry Handbags, et al. 12-cv-6015-cjs Judge Siragusa Background: The government brought a forfeiture action to recover unmarked merchandise that had been imported into the U.S. from China. It ...

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WDNY — Seized Accounts: United States v. Clarkson Auto Electric Inc., et al.

U.S. District Court, WDNY Seized Accounts Forfeiture  United States v. Clarkson Auto Electric Inc., et al. 10-CR-6111CJS Judge Payson Background: The defendants had been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering and other offenses. The defendants ...

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