Archive for September, 2009

Feds May Seize Assets Of Judges (The Times Leader, PA)

Federal law allows the U.S. Attorney’s office to seek to freeze a defendant’s assets prior to trial, but prosecutors must show the funds were directly derived from the alleged criminal activity, said Steven Kessler, a New York City attorney who specializes in forfeiture law.

“Just about every type of case is now eligible for a provisional remedy to attach bank accounts,” Kessler said. “Even pre-indictment, the government is permitted under certain circumstances to get an attachment.”

To read the full text of this article on The Times Leader, where asset forfeiture attorney Steven L. Kessler is quoted at length, click here.

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