Tewksbury's Motel Caswell wins forfeiture case

Jan 25, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Lowell Sun

The government's attempt to seize the Motel Caswell under federal drug-forfeiture laws was dismissed Thursday by a federal judge who found police made no effort to work with or warn the property's owner.

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Louie

Dayton, OH

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Jan 25, 2013
 
Score one for the little guy. There was no basis for attempting to seize this man's property other than dollar signs in the eyes of the feds and Tewksbury PD. They lost all credibility in this case when they failed to go after other high crime properties in the town like Motel 6 (which apparently still has a mortgage unlike the Caswell).
Thankfully we live in a nation of laws where people are to be secure in their possessions. Justice prevailed this day.
Franklin

East Hartford, CT

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Jan 26, 2013
 
Louie wrote:
Score one for the little guy. There was no basis for attempting to seize this man's property other than dollar signs in the eyes of the feds and Tewksbury PD. They lost all credibility in this case when they failed to go after other high crime properties in the town like Motel 6 (which apparently still has a mortgage unlike the Caswell).
Thankfully we live in a nation of laws where people are to be secure in their possessions. Justice prevailed this day.
I agree. What a dishonest and underhanded attempt to use the legal system to steal from a private citizen.
Not only should the state have to reimburse the cost of legal fees, but the owner of the Casewell should be awarded restitution for his grief.
John

Charleston, WV

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Jan 26, 2013
 
Please visit the whitehouse.gov site and sign the petition asking for the firing of carmen Ortiz the da responsible for this travesty
Franklin

Hudson, NH

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Jan 28, 2013
 
John wrote:
Please visit the whitehouse.gov site and sign the petition asking for the firing of carmen Ortiz the da responsible for this travesty
Thanks for that information!

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