Civil Asset Forfeiture: Digging Deeper Into the Case of the Motel Caswell

The Motel Caswell of Tewksbury, MA is currently involved in federal litigation due to a process known as civil forfeiture. Civil forfeiture occurs when a crime is charged against a property, and no charges need to be brought up against the owners. The only recourse for the owners would be to prove that they are “innocent” of any knowledge of the crimes, as defined by the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000.
This case has gained the attention of such publications as the Washington Post and the Boston Globe, and the owner, Russell Caswell, and his attorney, Scott Bullock of the Institute for Justice, have appeared on many news programs to speak about the circumstances under which this case has developed.
By Watching the Watchers Posted in News

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