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‘Bare Assertion’ Claim to Seized Cash Fails (access required)

A claimant seeking return of $18,690 in U.S. currency seized from a van after a drug dog alerted to the currency and the van’s occupants disavowed ownership or knowledge of the money cannot claim the cash based on a “bare assertion” of ownership and a request for “some latitude” in making his claim; the Harrisonburg ...