US: CRIME AND FORFEITURE – AN OVERVIEW OF FEDERAL LAW

On 9 January, the US Congressional Research Service published this briefing which provides an overview of federal forfeiture law.  It sketches the origins and general attributes of forfeiture, describes the distribution of the millions of dollars it generates annually, and identifies some of the constitutional issues it raises.  It uses the definition of forfeiture as being the confiscation of property associated with a criminal offense. In a broader sense, forfeiture is the loss of any right—ordinarily a property right — as a consequence of a breach of some legal obligation.

https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/RL/97-139

A shorter version of the brief is also available –

https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/RS/RS22005

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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