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Feds can use conversion to target lawyer's fee (access required)

Criminal defense lawyers who already spent a $100,000 legal fee from a drug defendant may be liable for conversion, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. In a fee-forfeiture fight that began in 1992, the 4th Circuit reversed a District Court ruling that limited federal prosecutors to using a federal statute to claim the ...

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