How to Beat Legalized Larceny
Most victims can’t afford the legal bills however.
Six months after the Drug Enforcement Administration stole $43,000 from Stacy Jones at a North Carolina airport, her lawyer, Dan Alban, received a letter from the aptly named Douglas Kash, a senior attorney in the DEA’s Asset Forfeiture Section. “I am writing to inform you of the decision to return the above-referenced property,” Kash said.
While the DEA offered no explanation for its sudden benevolence, the reversal fit a pattern: Government bullies who use civil asset forfeiture laws to seize allegedly crime-tainted property from innocent people tend to back down when they encounter unexpected resistance.
This article was originally posted here: https://www.ac2news.com/2020/11/how-to-beat-legalized-larceny/.