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No right to seized funds to hire lawyer for appeal (access required)

After Andracos Marshall was con­victed of money laundering and drug charges, a federal judge in Maryland saddled him with an eye-popping re­ceipt, entering a forfeiture order against Marshall to the tune of $51.3 million. Unsurprisingly, Marshall did not have that kind of money close at hand. Instead, the feds sought forfeiture of $59,000 in unconnected money ...