Fallout: The Honeycutt Decision Claims Its First Victim

Joint and Several Liability / Application of Honeycutt Under Honeycutt, the son of the President of Honduras, who assisted in smuggling hundreds of kilos of cocaine into the US, is liable to forfeit only the amount of money the Government could prove that he personally received from the drug traffickers.  A defendant, one of five […]

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Using the Forfeiture Laws to Protect Cultural Heritage

This is the text of a presentation on the use of the asset forfeiture laws to recover and protect cultural property that was given by Stef Cassella at the Cultural Property Law Criminal and Civil Enforcement Seminar for federal prosecutors on September 22, 2016 at Grand Canyon National Park.  It outlines the three types of […]

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Introduction to Asset Forfeiture for the Bench and Bar

This is a 45-minute overview of administrative, civil and criminal forfeiture presented at the District of Delaware Bench and Bar Conference on May 20, 2016 in Wilmington, DE. Introduction to Asset Forfeiture for the Bench and Bar

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Testimony of Stefan Cassella Before the U.S. Civil Rights Commission

The following is the testimony on civil asset forfeiture given by Stefan Cassella before the Michigan Advisory Committee of the United States Commission on Civil Rights on May 23, 2016. Testimony of Stefan Cassella

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United States v. Sperrazza: An Appropriate Use of Federal Asset Forfeiture as Criminal Punishment

This is a link to an article written by former AUSA Courtney J. Linn and published by Washington Legal Foundation.  It discusses the structuring conviction and related criminal forfeiture issues in the Eleventh Circuit’s decision last year in United States v. Sperrazza.  The article concludes that “While this case implicates thorny asset-forfeiture questions, the result reached […]

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