Victory in Caswell Motel case

Owner wins court battle against feds trying to seize his Tewksbury motel

A federal magistrate judge has rejected federal law enforcement officials’ attempt to seize a Tewksbury motel due to drug activity that had taken place there over the years.

“After careful consideration of the evidence, pleadings, and argument of counsel, this Court concludes that the Government has failed to meet its burden of establishing that the Motel is subject to forfeiture,” US Magistrate Judge Judith Dein wrote in a ruling today.

This was one of the textbook cases of outrageous overreach (AKA federal theft of valuable property) in forfeiture, and fortunately, this judge saw through it.

My thanks go to those who represented the Caswells and thereby represented the American people against the corruption of their government.

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