WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — The Department of Justice released a memorandum addressed to local, state, and tribal law enforcement agencies Monday to announce that the equitable sharing program for asset forfeiture funds has been temporarily suspended due to financial considerations.
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OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 8, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — The City of Oakland filed a petition on October 5 for rehearing en banc in the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The filing follows a federal ruling in August that Oakland couldn’t challenge the federal government’s forfeiture action in July 2012 against Harborside Health Center.
On Friday, January 16, the Department of Justice announced that it would limit the practice of federal adoption of assets seized by state and local law enforcement agencies, or “adoption” for short.
Today, Friday, January 16, 2015, the Department of Justice issued a press release announcing that Attorney General Eric Holder has signed an order prohibiting the DOJ from adopting civil assets seized by local and state enforcement agencies.
Federal and state civil forfeiture laws permit government agents to seize the property of a business acquired, even indirectly, from the proceeds of criminal activity.
Landlords are simple people. They want to collect rent and, at the end of the lease, they want their asset back in good enough shape to rent it out again. Owners of commercial property thinking about renting to legal marijuana businesses face an unusual degree of risk.