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Resource ID: #16000
Subject: Police
Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
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Date: Apr 11, 1999

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The Commercial Appeal "examined the use of seized drug funds by an undercover unit of the Memphis Police Department. Stories revealed that large sums of the cash were being used illegally to fund unauthorized travel. Officers were using credit cards, issued in the name of a covert company, to travel and make other purchases, with monthly credit card bills paid off with forfeited funds. Large amounts of cash were kept in a vault, but available to department personnel, to purchase gifts, meals, etc."

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