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“DA’s Office in Georgia Used Asset Forfeiture Funds on Booze, Steak, Galas…”

Industries / Law : Overlawyered

This isn’t the first time Fulton County, which includes Atlanta, has come under suspicion of turning forfeiture proceeds into what one might call seizure slush funds. “According to guidelines published by the U.S. Department of Just...

Oklahoma Cops Find A New Way To Take People's Money, Even If They Don't Have Cash

News : Huffington Post

Oklahoma police agencies are being equipped with devices that allow officers to scan prepaid debit cards and target funds linked to them for civil asset forfeiture, which allows law enforcers to permanently seize property they suspe...

Michigan Cops Used Asset Forfeiture Funds to Buy Drugs, Prostitutes, and a Tanning Salon

News : Reason

Former Romulus Police Chief Michael St. Andre, his wife, and five Romulus detectives pled not guilty last week to using asset forfeiture funds aquired during narcotics and prostitution investigations to buy...narcotics and prostitut...

VA Judge: Sheriff’s Slush Fund Isn’t Criminal, but Bribery Is

News : The Agitator

By Eapen Thampy, Americans for Forfeiture Reform Last August, a Middlesex County (VA) grand jury returned 25 felony indictments against disgraced Sheriff Guy Abbott over use of his asset forfeiture fund. The indictments included: In...

Feds Investigate Asset Forfeiture Slush Fund in Bal Harbour, Florida

News : Reason

U.S. Department of Justice agents have frozen an estimated $30 million slush fund the Bal Harbour, Florida police department amassed via civil forfeiture, which allows officers to seize property without charging anyone with a crime....


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