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Articles Tagged with California civil asset forfeiture

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pexels-pixabay-534229-300x225According to a publication from Institute of Justice March 2010, California provides better protections to property owners when it comes to asset forfeiture laws compared to other states. But recently, the California District Attorneys Association’s CEO, Gregory Totten, revealed that substantial amounts of these funds had allegedly been misused. The new CEO’s priority is to restore trust and fidelity in the Association’s financial management through transparency.

The accusations of misuse came after former members of the California District Attorneys Association borrowed $2.8 with the purpose of “providing a statewide program of education and training for prosecutors and law enforcement officers in ethics and the proper use of laws permitting the seizure and forfeiture of assets under this chapter.” About $1.25 million of this cash was instead added to the group’s general fund, reports say.

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