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Yet another agency gets authority to seize cash that might have something to do with drugs
Posted By yihan On August 30, 2012 @ 9:27 am In Prison Planet,Tile | Comments Disabled
Scott Alexander Meiner
Forfeiture Reform 
Thursday, August 30th, 2012
Attorney General Eric Holder has granted  the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) authority, for a one-year trial period, to seize and administratively forfeit property allegedly involved in controlled substance offenses pursuant to United States Code Title 21  › Chapter 13  › Subchapter I  › Part E  › § 881 .
21 U.S.C. § 881 is, among other things, often invoked to seize and forfeit bulk currency, where no drugs are found, on theories that the currency was furnished, or intended to be furnished, in exchange for a controlled substance.
AG Holder’s rulemaking announcement declared that such changes are exempt from the general notice and comment requirements because the department determined that the change does not affect individual rights and obligations.
AG Holder also declared that this rule change lacks sufficient federalism implications to warrant the preparation of a federalism summary impact statement.
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URLs in this post:
 Forfeiture Reform: http://forfeiturereform.com/2012/08/28/yet-another-agency-gets-authority-to-seize-cash-that-might-have-something-to-do-with-drugs/
 granted: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2012/08/27/2012-20923/authorization-to-seize-property-involved-in-drug-offenses-for-administrative-forfeiture-2012r-9p
 Title 21: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/21/usc_sup_01_21
 Chapter 13: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/21/usc_sup_01_21_10_13
 Subchapter I: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/21/usc_sup_01_21_10_13_20_I
 Part E: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/21/usc_sup_01_21_10_13_20_I_30_E
 881: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/21/881
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