In 2017, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol seized $58,000 from an Ohio man. They have not returned the money nor have they charged him with a crime.
Rustem Kazazi and his family are originally from Albania in southern Europe, where Rustem worked as a police officer. In 2005, the Kazazis moved to the U.S. when they were awarded visas through the State Department lottery program. They settled in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2010, the family became naturalized U.S. citizens.