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Supreme Court To Hear Case of Gamblers Who Sued DEA Agent

March 05, 2013  | 

Photo: POLICE file
Photo: POLICE file
 

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to identify the appropriate venue for professional gamblers to sue a federal agent who seized their money at an airport.

Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Anthony Walden confiscated $97,000 in winnings and gambling seed money from Gina Fiore and Keith Gipson, a pair of Las Vegas-based professional gamblers. The two had allegedly been making their way home from San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 2006 when suspicious DEA agents in San Juan alerted Walden to the cash.

Read the full Courthouse News story.

Tags: DEA, Cops Getting Sued, Special Agents, U.S. Supreme Court Cases


Comments (3)

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Capt David-retired LA Cou @ 3/6/2013 1:58 PM

They get any back??

John @ 3/7/2013 3:22 AM

Most seizure laws are bullshit. They allow government officials to intimidate, control and even steal from innocent citizens.

Jim B. @ 3/7/2013 8:35 AM

Yes, they did get the money back seven months later. If you read the associated Courthouse News story it alleges that the agent "falsified" the probable cause affidavit supporting the seizure. It seems as though the Supreme Court case is simply focusing on where the plaintiffs will be able to sue the agent (they tried to sue in Nevada, where they live, when the seizure took place in Georgia) rather than if they will be able to sue him.

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