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Feds Who Stole $167,000 in Cash from Innocent Man in Civil Forfeiture Seizure Refusing to Return it Despite Judge’s Order

Feds Who Stole $167,000 in Cash from Innocent Man in Civil Forfeiture Seizure Refusing to Return it Despite Judge’s Order

In perhaps one of the most offensive cases of civil forfeiture, federal prosecutors are fighting to keep $167,000 in cash seized during a traffic stop, despite no crime being committed and a judge ordering it be returned in June. Straughn Gorman was on a cross country trip to Californ ...
Florida Man Sentenced to 8 Months for Driving Away from Interior Border Patrol Checkpoint Too Quickly

Florida Man Sentenced to 8 Months for Driving Away from Interior Border Patrol Checkpoint Too Quickly

When Florida resident Michael Sophin set out on a nationwide road trip in the spring of 2014, he planned on visiting friends and expanding his computer repair business. However, his plans were abruptly ended on the evening of October 3rd, 2014 after an encounter with a U.S. Border Pat ...