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Court May Restrain Substitute Assets for Forfeiture (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Court denies a motion for release from forfeiture of $20.9 million in assets of a defendant charged with contraband cigarette trafficking and money laundering; the court says probable cause supports the forfeiture, the 4th Circuit authorizes pretrial restraint of substitute assets subject to forfeiture and defendant’s lawyer has been paid sufficient ...