Government Drops Forfeiture Case Led by Obama’s Attorney General Nominee

Eric Boehm
The Daily Signal

Sometimes, not violating the law can get you in trouble with the law. Just ask the Hirsch family from Long Island, New York.

Or, better yet, ask Loretta E. Lynch, the U.S. attorney who could be the nation’s next attorney general.

After nearly three years of legal battles, the federal government dropped its case against the Hirschs, who own a distribution company that serves convenience stores on Long Island.

The government agreed to return more than $446,000 in assets and cash seized by the Internal Revenue Service in 2012 under federal civil asset forfeiture laws, even though the Hirsch family was never charged with a crime…

…Lynch, the editors of the Wall Street Journal noted in November, has been an “enthusiastic grabber of private assets” during her tenure as a U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York…



The complete article is at The Daily Signal.




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