Posted By Steven Brill
The federal government wields tremendous power when it comes to civil or criminal asset forfeiture laws. Specifically, 18 U.S.C. § 981, permits the government to seize "any property, real or personal, involved in a transaction or attempted transaction in violation" of any of a long list of offenses, most significantly money laundering. Section 881 allows the government to seize ...
Posted By David Graves
The dangerous reality of civil forfeiture At Sullivan Brill, we have noticed a disturbing and escalating trend: more and more individuals, not accused of any crime, are finding their cars, bank accounts, homes even "approximately 81,454 cans of baby formula" seized by the government with little or no due process. At Sullivan Brill we represent clients victimized by the government's ...