After Seizing Couple’s Bank Accounts, Prosecutors Abandon Forfeiture Case

Before leaving office, former Attorney General Eric Holder in March imposed new limits on the use of asset forfeiture against people suspected of engaging in illegal banking transactions. Lawyers representing a North Carolina couple in a battle with the government over $115,000 seized from their business say their case—which prosecutors ultimately dropped—raises questions about the effectiveness of those curbs

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