A Penny Seized is a Penny Earned: Asset Forfeiture in Florida

By Matt Kelly and Tyler Worthington Asset forfeiture is a tool used by federal and local law enforcement to seize property from people they believe may have been involved in a crime. In some cases, property has been seized and not returned to the accused even if charges were not filed or dropped. Local governments … Continue reading A Penny Seized is a Penny Earned: Asset Forfeiture in Florida

Why Illegal Drug Money Doesn’t Promote Economic Development

Original post date: August 21, 2013 Article by: Sam Staley Sandra Avila Beltran, the woman he reached the pinnacle of the Colombian-Mexican drug cartel as the "Queen of the Pacific," has been extradited back to Mexico. Her tale is a complicated one, and is a fascinating allegory for the travails of the modern drug war. … Continue reading Why Illegal Drug Money Doesn’t Promote Economic Development