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The FBI is facing yet another controversy over what court documents is the theft of the life’s savings of 800 random people at the U.S. Private Vaults safety deposit box storage in Beverly Hills .

Federal agents raided U.S. Private Vaults and asserted in court last February that the business was a front for laundered drug money. Six months later, nobody has been charged and the US Attorney prosecuting the case has not provided any updates.

Around \$86 million dollars in cash plus large amounts of jewels and precious metals were taken in this safety deposit box raid under the federal government’s asset forfeiture program. Court documents in a lawsuit over the seizure have revealed that FBI agents falsely accused most of the people of having obtained their money illegally, which they have since proven to be from legitimate sources.

The only evidence the FBI and federal prosecutors have provided to justify what is for all intents and purposes a robbery and warrantless seizure is that a drug sniffing dog smelled marijuana while walking through the rows of the business. They further allege that a couple of deposit box holders once applied for a legal marijuana license and were rejected. The government is also claiming that the money they took was bundled with rubber bands, which they assert in court is only something criminals do.

One individual has admitted to having obtained the money illegally so far.

While selling marijuana is legal in California, it is still against the law federally. For this reason, many marijuana vendors use safety deposit boxes to store their cash rather than formal banks subject to federal law.

In theory, federal agents with ulterior motives could invoke this legal loophole to steal money from state licensed pot sellers — a business that generates billions — but so far, they have provided no credible evidence suggesting most of the U.S. Private Vault customers they took money and valuables from were even in the marijuana business. The owners of U.S. Private Vaults have not been charged either.

To add insult to injury, the Department of Justice and FBI are claiming in court that they have already deposited the money and cannot distinguish between what they claim is criminally obtained money and what are the honest savings of private citizens.

The federal government’s Civil Asset Forfeiture program has for decades been criticized for being unconstitutional. Under the system, a person who is not arrested or even convicted — as is the case in the U.S. Private Vaults debacle — can have their money and property taken from them simply because a federal agent alleges that it may have been used in a crime.

Lawyers rpresenting victims have suggested that the FBI’s real motive for the massive cash grab is likely a pressing need to fund some of its “off the record” operations, which includes its sprawling and growing network of political and criminal informants. The FBI has developed an elaborate financial scheme that pays Confidential Informants out of its asset forfeiture program, which is meant to make the money difficult to trace.

(Republished from National Justice by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. To any thinking person, the Asset Forfeiture schemes run by the various gov’ts are nothing but theft as their reason for being. They use one or more of the criminal gangs to do the actual work of seizing property, such as the police, FBI, IRS, etc.

    Because I do it with one small ship, I am called a terrorist. You do it with a whole fleet and are called an emperor.
    A Pirate, From St. Augustine’s “City Of God”

    This has much to do with language. It’s not theft if it’s called taxes. It’s not theft if it’s called Asset Forfeiture. The highway men that hand out tickets for no observable injury or property damage are called police officers, not robbers. The IRS that takes a huge percentage of everyone’s earnings are simply making sure you pay your fair share as opposed to extortionists. The US military volunteers that kill people and destroy their infrastructure are thanked for their service as opposed to being hung for blatant criminality.

    You get the idea.

    But then it’s the people that keep voting for gov’t to keep up this scam that are the real threat to freedom loving people.

    Stop voting for the human scum that constitutes the real problem the US faces.

  2. Today’s widespread law “enforcement” practice of asset forfeiture was actually outlawed in the English Bill of Rights of 1689, which was in force in America until 1783. It affirmed, “That all grants and promises of fines and forfeitures of particular persons before conviction are illegal and void” under common statute law.

    Also in that document are some of the other reasons cited for removing James II from power, because under his rule “excessive bail hath been required of persons committed in criminal cases,` to elude the benefit of the laws made for the liberty of the subjects; And excessive fines have been imposed; And illegal and cruel punishments inflicted…All which are utterly and directly contrary to the known laws and statutes and freedom of this realm.”

    We are long overdue for a “Glorious Revolution” of our own. Let us hope it will be as bloodless as England’s was in 1688.
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  3. Is anything that has been happening in the US since just before the civil war constitutional?

    As I understand it the North wanted to raise taxes on the South and the South decided they wanted out as per their right to leave guaranteed by the constitution and then the North arranged the civil war to prevent that “Southexit” thinking it would easily win. Emancipation of the slaves was a cover story for unconstitutional actions of the Northern politicians and generals.

    The US has never recovered from that trashing of the constitution by Lincoln et al and never will until the truth be told and the South have its revenge and the constitution be reinstated in deed not words.

    • Replies: @Rich
  4. @RoatanBill

    It’s a worthwhile exercise to float through the RICO code and ask oneself how it’s inapplicable to the state. I’d be embarrassed to have enacted such prohibitions of acts which are the heart of my existence. And like the state definition of ‘terrorism’, the exclusion language is the most revealing.

    The state is the racket. And the ‘prosecutors’ strut to the podium, the SWAT-bangers preen on the stand.

    • Agree: RoatanBill
  5. @RoatanBill

    Stop paying taxes might be more effective. But that’s problematic.

    Because the criminals have the power to revoke your passport, levy your bank account and imprison you. Most people are not going to take that chance.

    The mask wearing cretins haven’t yet lifted a a finger to resist anything.

    Pretty soon there won’t be anyone left to pay taxes.

    Game, Set, Match: Jew World Order

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  6. … as if any other evidence is needed to prove that that FBI and most other “law enforcement” are nothing more than officially-sanctioned gangs of armed, murderous criminals who operate under the color of law with a license to murder (called “sovereign immunity” but more accurately described as criminal impunity). Welcome to Clown-World, fellow zeks.

  7. Realist says:
    @RoatanBill

    But then it’s the people that keep voting for gov’t to keep up this scam that are the real threat to freedom loving people.

    Stop voting for the human scum that constitutes the real problem the US faces.

    Very true that. Voting just perpetuates the lie.

    • Agree: RoatanBill, lavoisier
    • Replies: @lavoisier
  8. @Ralph B. Seymour

    There are no taxes due when the income is below a certain level. Below a certain level, there are gov’t programs all the illegals and loafers get, so why not get some of that free stuff?

    People should be front running the no jab no job threat en masse. Sit on your ass and get a gov’t check like the dirtbags white folks have been supporting for generations.

    If there’s a way for someone to quit / retire / get on disability / welfare, etc, then do it. Removing the labor that keeps the country going is what will stop this tyranny. Nothing else will do it. No one should walk to the gallows voluntarily; force them to carry you for as long as possible.

  9. JLK says:

    There’s a real problem with the civil forfeiture laws. Some people just don’t trust banks.

  10. Pixo says:

    Legit biz owners don’t keep cash in private non-bank safety deposit boxes.

    Weed is still illegal under federal law. The “legal” ones are mostly owned by corrupt skeezy Iranians and Indians.

    I support the FBI. Good work going after the big crooks cash, not just the street hoodlums.

    And if you happened to be innocent, it is easy to get the property back.

    This “legal weed” guy appears to be a normal white but still a scumbag on many levels.

    https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/driver-in-fiery-lamborghini-crash-was-awaiting-sentence-on-fraud-charges/27975/

  11. @RoatanBill

    However, this is not a theft, because theft must be illegal, and if the seizure is in accordance with the law, then it is legal.

    Much like the anarchists that say taxation is theft: no, it is not, because the same government that taxes you protects you from theft and has defined this offense theft. In hunter-gatherer societies, power prevails, as there is no emperor to protect the humble.

    As you quote:

    Because I do it with one small ship, I am called a terrorist. You do it with a whole fleet and are called an emperor.
    A Pirate, From St. Augustine’s “City Of God”

    This does not make the pirate an emperor – the emperor has the largest fleet.

    Kind of like the sexiest guy in the room starts flirting with women, they love it. If someone else starts flirting with them, he is a creep. As far as I understand, the same is true for other great apes.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  12. Biff says:

    Around \$86 million dollars in cash plus large amounts of jewels and precious metals were taken in this safety deposit box raid under the federal government’s asset forfeiture program.

    Not much of a safety deposit box is it? In fact, it looks quite dangerous if the feds can pinch it all.

  13. @thou/thee/thine pronouns

    The way things are going, all normal freedoms people have enjoyed forever are rapidly being redefined as privileges by the gov’t you apparently approve of.

    In your case, I hope that in the very near future, the gov’t deems it necessary to put remote controlled video cameras with pan and zoom capability into your and your spouse’s bedroom for the expressed purpose of reducing spousal abuse. I’m sure you will be elated with this new law because all laws are legal and hence you can’t possibly have an objection.

    There upon, a new law will be passed by the legislature instantiating a tax on the depth of penetration that goes on, ostensibly to prevent injury during coitus. I fully expect you to support this legislation because it is the law and I further suspect any depth tax your household will pay will be near zero.

    • LOL: Realist
  14. lavoisier says: • Website
    @Realist

    I stopped voting twenty years ago. Never knew anyone I could vote for. They all seemed like liars and whores to me in one form or another.

    • Thanks: Realist
  15. lavoisier says: • Website

    Hollywood continues to do their part to celebrate the noble FBI and the “honest” men and women who work there to support our freedoms.

    The public relations scam celebrating these crooks wearing badges is becoming so over the top because finally more and more people are awakening to the injustice and tyranny of the US government and its police state auxiliaries like the FBI.

    Thanks Mr. Striker for exposing the criminal gangs like the FBI.

  16. Rich says:
    @Proximaking

    Well, it’s a little more complicated than that…It was a tragic mistake, or maybe not, that the founders neglected to put in a secession clause. I’m not sure that would have stopped Lincoln anyway, but it did give him at least some cover for continuing the war. Taxes, tariffs and pride were major factors for Southern Secession, but don’t believe those people who downplay slavery as an issue. The anti-slavery crowd in the North looked for Lincoln, and their growing numbers to prevent slavery from continuing in new territories and many very wealthy, very powerful Southerners saw this as a threat they couldn’t allow. If not for Lincoln’s well known opposition to slavery, I don’t think secession would have happened.

    • Replies: @KumbuyaUSA
  17. @Rich

    There were three times as many abolitionist socities in the South than North.

    The South was prepared to incrementally abolish slavery, in a Southern way, but the Northern hypocrite busybodies had to force their way on the South.

    Until the last day of the Civil War, or the War of Northern Agression, yankee ships picked up slaves in Africa and dropped them off in the Caribbean and South America.

    So, the Northern anti-slavery canard was just a pretext to impose the will of the more populace North on the South. What is worse, to practice legal enslavement, or to mount a full, lawless war against one’s own brothers?

    Today, we have populous blue counties oppressing and demeaning the red counties.

    • Replies: @Rich
  18. @Pixo

    And if you happened to be innocent, it is easy to get the property back.

    Why don’t you tell that to the 800 random people who were burgled by the FBI in this particular case?

    Quoting the article…

    Federal agents raided U.S. Private Vaults and asserted in court last February that the business was a front for laundered drug money. Six months later, nobody has been charged and the US Attorney prosecuting the case has not provided any updates…

    To add insult to injury, the Department of Justice and FBI are claiming in court that they have already deposited the money and cannot distinguish between what they claim is criminally obtained money and what are the honest savings of private citizens…

    Lawyers rpresenting victims have suggested that the FBI’s real motive for the massive cash grab is likely a pressing need to fund some of its “off the record” operations, which includes its sprawling and growing network of political and criminal informants.

    I suppose “easy” is in the eye of the beholder.

    How about you demonstrate the method to retrieve innocent property seized by the FBI, and those 800 odd victims will hold a victory parade to celebrate your catalyzing the return of their property with such consumate “ease”?

    After all, seeing is believing (and if you’re not part of the solution, then you’re part of the problem).

    • Replies: @Alfa158
  19. @Pixo

    Legit biz owners……….Mindless babbling…..many levels.

    You are wrong about everything you wrote.

  20. Rich says:
    @KumbuyaUSA

    I don’t disagree that many, if not most, Northerners didn’t care about slavery, or want a war about it. And the overwhelming majority of Southerners didn’t own slaves, and suffered economically in competition against the large plantations. There was, however, a strong anti-slavery sentiment in the North, particularly in New England. These were some of Lincoln’s biggest supporters. And no one could seriously argue that there weren’t some very pro-slavery, powerful forces in the South. Slavery was by no means the only reason for the War Between the States, but it was a significant part of it.

    • Replies: @Resartus
  21. Alfa158 says:
    @Ultrafart the Brave

    This is the first and only comment under that pseudonym. Pixo is an Agency troll.
    It’s strange that the Agency feels necessary to even do that. They have absolute power, so why bother even justifying what they did? They already directly disobeyed the judge’s warrant that prohibited them from seizing the safe deposit box contents, and ignored the judge’s follow up court order to return the contents, and suffered no consequences. The “civil liberty” NGOs and the place guard news media are either ignoring or approving the theft.
    I’m therefore guessing pixo is a low level employee who doesn’t realize there is no need to post that comment, and is trying to suck up to his superiors. So yeah, he is a minor part of the problem.

  22. Resartus says:
    @Rich

    I don’t disagree that many, if not most, Northerners didn’t care about slavery, or want a war about it.

    That’s easy to understand, because of the “Draft” riots in NYC and a large portion of the Union Army were recent European Immigrants…..

  23. El Dato says:
    @Pixo

    How much money can one make when posting FBI hasbara on the Internet? Is it sufficient to survive as a student?

    • Replies: @animalogic
  24. @El Dato

    Can pixo actually be a troll ? I mean a troll has to be believable to some degree ? This pixo creature is so blatantly stupid… It’s “easy” for the innocent to get their money etc back ? That’s so fucking dumb it screams “wanker’ & ” cretin”… etc

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