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FEB 18, 2013 - Forbes

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Asset Forfeiture Is Anything But Civil

On receiving his monthly bank statements, a small business owner notices that the United States government has seized the balances of his accounts during the month. He calls the bank, and is given contact information of a Special Agent of the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division. The owner’s lawyer calls the agent and leaves a voicemail message. An Assistant United States Attorney calls the owner’s attorney back saying that the funds were seized because of “structuring.” The AUSA adds that the government does not intend to seize any more money from the business, or to ... Read More

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