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"A Silver Lining for New York’s Former Assembly Speaker," by Patricia A. Pileggi and Brittany H. Sokoloff, New York Law Journal, March 27, 2020
"Michigan County Prosecutor Charged With Embezzling Asset Forfeiture Funds," by C.J. Ciaramella, Reason, March 25, 2020
"Duncan Hunter Sentenced to 11 Months in Prison for Stealing Campaign Funds," by Neil Vigdor, New York Times, March 17, 2020
"Feds grab $15,000 from Miami mom’s ‘quince’ savings for daughter. Now she’s fighting back. ," by Jay Weaver and David Ovalle, Miami Herald, March 10, 2020
"DEA to return $82,000 life savings seized at airport but doesn’t say why," By Justin Jouvenal, Washington Post, March 04, 2020
"Federal White-Collar Prosecutions Hit ‘All-Time Low’," by TCR Staff, The Crime Report, March 04, 2020
"Missouri property seizures under Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act down 35% in 2019," by Tod Palmer, KSHB, February 24, 2020
"A Billion-Dollar Scandal Turns the ‘King of Manuscripts’ Into the ‘Madoff of France’," by David Segal, New York Times, February 21, 2020
"Under Pressure, More Kentucky Agencies Report Asset Forfeiture Seizures," by Jacob Ryan, WFPL, February 11, 2020
"Michigan County Sued For Stealing Cars From Innocent Car Owners Via Civil Forfeiture," by Tim Cushing, techdirt, February 10, 2020
"The Golden Age of White Collar Crime," by Michael Hobbes, Matt Giles, Una Janicijevic, Rebecca Yanovskaya, and Gladeye, HuffPost Highline, January 01, 0001
"Attorney: Suit targets 'seize and ransom' vehicle forfeitures," The Detroit News, by Mark Hicks and Oralandar Brand-Williams, February 05, 2020
"Michigan Cops Seized This Woman’s Car After Her Then-Boyfriend Allegedly Picked Up a Prostitute," by Emma Ockerman, Vice, February 05, 2020
"Prosecutor appeals overturning of SC’s forfeiture laws," by The Associated Press, Associated Press, February 02, 2020
"U.S. Accuses Harvard Scientist of Concealing Chinese Funding," by Ellen Barry, New York Times, January 28, 2020