Take The Money And Run: The Crazy Perversities Of Civil Asset Forfeiture (Slate)

Posted by Asset Forfeiture Attorney Steven Kessler.

Allowing unelected private attorneys to oversee a county’s forfeiture proceedings on a contingency basis is the worst option yet. These private attorneys, unaccountable to the public, are making decisions about which cases to go after that directly affect their own personal wealth.

Steven Kessler, a New York attorney and author of a treatise on state forfeiture laws, says he’s never heard of anything like it. “This is scandalous,” Kessler told me in a phone interview. “It’s blatantly unconstitutional.”

To see all of asset forfeiture attorney Steven Kessler’s quotes in this article on Slate, click here.

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