Posts Tagged ‘Steven Kessler’

Law Enforcement Seizures During Raid on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Washington State (The Seattle Weekly)

Steven Kessler, a New York-based attorney and expert on asset forfeiture says that is not unusual.

“It’s now almost become something where you can’t arrest people because you know when they go to trial no one is going to convict them,” Kessler says. “So you say ‘OK, let’s make things miserable for them and take their property and cash and the like.'”

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United States v. Peterson

United States v. Peterson

In a forfeiture proceeding ancillary to a criminal conviction, the New York District Court in Manhattan upheld a Claimant’s property interests under Marvin v. Marvin, granting the criminal defendant’s domestic partner a community property interest in the home they shared in San Francisco.  In addition, in an unusual twist, the Court used the date of the issuance of the criminal defendant’s indictment as the date when the government’s interest in substitute assets vests.

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