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Resource ID: #27009
Subject: Government
Source: WSPA (Spartanburg, S.C.)
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Date: 10/23, 10/24, 11/20 and 12/4

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WSPA discovered a major backlog of civil asset forfeiture cases in a local county. Cars seized more than a decade ago had been rusting in the county impound lot while hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash was in a sheriff's office bank account without trial. Their digging revealed the cases involved hundreds of defendants including many who had never been charged with a crime. In each case, the cases had never even been scheduled for trial.

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