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joshua-koblin-eqW1MPinEV4-unsplash-300x200Luxury car brand Ferrari produced 349 F50 cars to commemorate their 50th brand anniversary in 1996. One of these 349 cars is at the center of a dispute that prompted the U.S. government to file a petition to find out its rightful owner.

According to the civil action complaint from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized a Ferrari F50 from Quebec, Canada, that was on its way to a car collection in Florida. CBP seized the vehicle because they found a suspicious black substance plastered over the vehicle identification number (VIN).

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tingey-injury-law-firm-veNb0DDegzE-unsplash-300x200The civil forfeiture case filed against Rochester real estate developer Robert C. Morgan of Morgan Communities has been formally withdrawn by the U.S. Attorney’s Office on February 12, less than six months after a criminal indictment case against Morgan was dismissed in court.

Federal prosecutors filed the forfeiture complaint to seize Morgan’s financial assets and properties, which amounts to millions that were allegedly acquired through fraudulent means. The government also filed for the seizure of income from Morgan’s joint venture shares in seven properties. All these complaints have been withdrawn by the U.S. attorney.

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pexels-andre-furtado-3989612-300x200Drug money seized from a DEA task force investigation will fund five of Lockport Police Department’s in-car camera equipment, news sources report. The amount of money recovered throughout the area totals $23,363.43–half of which the City Council approved to be allocated for Lockport’s capital budget.

The forfeiture amount will cover the purchase of two advanced camera equipment per vehicle: placed in front and the rear to simultaneously record settings in addition to a police officer’s body cam. It is said to have night-vision technology suitable for reading license plates in the dark. While the remaining portion of the funds will be allocated for the purchase of new desks and chairs in LPD’s briefing room.

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pexels-tobit-nazar-nieto-hernandez-3046023-300x200Police in Rockland County, NY, are trying to locate the owner of a dirt bike that was abandoned by a teenager when he allegedly fled from police.

Ramapo police said the dirt bike was seized on December 16, 2020, when a 16-year-old was stopped by officers for driving an unregistered vehicle. For reasons that are unclear, the teenager reportedly abandoned the bike and fled into the nearby woods. They were captured by police shortly afterwards, sources indicate.

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The state of New York has received a middling grade for its civil forfeiture laws from a Virginia-based public interest law firm.

In the third edition of its “Policing for Profit” report, the Institute for Justice (IJ) has given New York a “C” grade for its asset forfeiture laws, praising the state for a recent set of reforms that strengthened transparency requirements, while calling for more change to the state’s forfeiture laws.

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