CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether the trial court did not err in ordering the forfeiture of money?
Defendant was involved in a drug conspiracy. During a search, money was found in a residence used in connection with the drug conspiracy and was seized. The evidence was that money seized was used to commit or facilitate illegal drug activities. The trial determined that the money was subject to forfeiture. Defendant appealed. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court on the grounds that the money was used to commit or facilitate illegal drug activities.
United States v Sheley, 20-2678, Erickson, J. Appealed from the United States District Court, Southern District of Iowa.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.