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St. Louis Police Kept Seized Cash that Should Have Been Returned

December 19, 2008  | 

For years, St. Louis police wrongly kept and earned interest on millions of dollars seized in the arrests of suspects, the department admitted Wednesday.

It amassed a cache of up to about $6 million, disregarding laws requiring that money seized from a suspect be returned to its owner, used to satisfy back child support or forfeited to a state school fund.

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