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Calif. Sheriff, Deputy Face $10M Suit Over Seized Horse

August 01, 2012  | 

A former Carmel woman is claiming that a Putnam County (Calif.) Sheriff's deputy who was president of the Putnam Humane Society confiscated her $35,000 horse in 2006 and sold it to the deputy's sister for $100.

Anna Nicole Moha, whose horse was confiscated after she was accused of animal abuse, has filed a $10 million federal lawsuit against the sheriff's office, the Humane Society and the former deputy.

Moha and her mother, Nancy Bruno, filed the suit in White Plains, naming Sheriff Donald B. Smith and former Deputy Barbara Dunn as defendants along with several others. In addition to compensatory and punitive damages, the plaintiffs also want the horse, a thoroughbred gelding named Colby, returned.

Read the full Journal News story.

Tags: Putnam County (Calif.) Sheriff, Asset Forfeiture, Animal Cruelty


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Bob@Az. @ 8/2/2012 8:38 AM

OK, six years to file? $10 million? I will be interested in how this turns out. If the horse was abused this person should be fined & banned from owning animals. Should be fascinating....

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