How police used a traffic stop to take $91,800 from an innocent man

“He only got a $25 ticket for improperly wearing his seat belt and a warning for ‘lane use.’ But Wyoming law enforcement officers found and eventually seized the $91,800 in cash, as it was hidden in a speaker cabinet — by getting Parhamovich, under what he claims was duress, to sign away his interest in the money through a waiver.  He has since tried to get his money back. But state law enforcement officials have rejected his pleas. Responding to a request for records related to Parhamovich’s case, state officials said they consider the cash ‘abandoned.’ The state has even moved to forfeiture the money without notifying Parhamovich of the relevant court hearing until after it happened.”

Read more: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/12/1/16686014/phillip-parhamovich-civil-forfeiture

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