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In June, I reported on the case of Rustem Kazazi, who had about $58,000 in cash seized from him at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The case caused outrage across the country as Rustem was never charged with a crime. His money was taken using a process known as civil asset forfeiture, a legal procedure where law enforcement can take an individual’s property or cash without criminal charges being filed.

In good news, the Department of Homeland Security has now agreed to return $57,330 to Rustem together with interest earned. However, in a lawsuit from May, Rustem said Customs and Border Protection (CBP) took $58,100 in cash. A hearing has been set for December to decide whether the federal government will have to give Rustem the additional $770.
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Gary Linder of Fort Lauderdale, Florida was arrested by federal agents on April 4 after he allegedly attempted to groom an 11-year-old girl for sexual activity.

Linder, 27, is a TSA worker at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. He is charged with transferring obscene materials to a minor and attempted production of child pornography. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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