We have written about civil forfeiture cases before, including the successful return of funds to two Michigan businesses who had over $100,000 seized by the IRS despite not having a warrant, hearing or trial.
From 2002 to 2012, the City of Philadelphia seized $64 million in property from people – slightly less than $6 million a year. The City then turned that money to pay for more prosecutors and salaries for those seizing the property. This is how the city’s forfeiture machine works:
~read the whole horrifying story here: