Oklahoma Official Used Civil Asset Forfeiture Cash Stolen by Police Raids to Payoff His Student Loans

by Warner Todd Huston | July 22, 2015 3:55 pm

Here is another reason why our various governments need to get rid of the civil assets forfeiture laws–the laws where cops can just take everything you own on their whim. An official in Oklahoma used this money stolen from citizens to pay off his student loan debts.

This guy isn’t alone[1] in using these stolen funds for his own benefit…

An assistant district attorney in the state of Oklahoma lived rent-free in a house confiscated by local law enforcement under the practice of asset forfeiture. His office paid the utility bills. He remained there for five years, despite a court order to sell the house at auction.

Another district attorney used $5,000 worth of confiscated funds to pay back his student loans.

These are just a few of the gems unearthed during a recent hearing on Oklahoma authorities’ liberal use of asset forfeiture to take property from suspected criminals and spend it on personal enrichment.

These forfeiture laws are nothing but legalized theft.

  1. isn’t alone: http://reason.com/blog/2015/07/22/oklahoma-official-used-asset-forfeiture

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