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The DEA seized her fatherís life savings at an airport without alleging any crime occurred, lawsuit says
WaPo/Seattle Times ^ | 1/15/2020 | Justin Jouvenal

Posted on 01/16/2020 9:06:33 PM PST by bkopto

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There is so much wrong with this story, on so many levels....
1 posted on 01/16/2020 9:06:34 PM PST by bkopto
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To: bkopto
The gentleman in question should have used the money to purchase an expensive wristwatch (no one would have stopped him because of an expensive wristwatch), and then - after landing at his destination - resold it.

For some obscure reason, the authorities don't "go after" people crossing state borders carrying/wearing valuables - but they hate cash!

Regards,

2 posted on 01/16/2020 9:12:59 PM PST by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: bkopto
"... when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

3 posted on 01/16/2020 9:19:17 PM PST by TigersEye (MAGA - 16 more years! - KAG)
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To: bkopto

The old-timer thought the $USD in cash was somehow a store of value.

If he saved it for decades, his purchasing power certainly declined significantly.


4 posted on 01/16/2020 9:20:32 PM PST by bkopto
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Soon, Cash will be completely illegal. First they will demand that everyone use credit / debit cards or smart phones for all purchases. Then after a few years of that, getting people used to it,they will require that everyone be ‘chipped’ to do any sort of buying and selling.

Now, I’m not a particularly religious person, but it seems like someone predicted this long before I did.


5 posted on 01/16/2020 9:26:13 PM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: alexander_busek

Try to purchase anything using over $10k in cash and see what happens. Multiple payments of $9990 in cash will get you busted for money laundering too unless there’s a judge in the family. Ask Beto,he knows.


6 posted on 01/16/2020 9:26:35 PM PST by SanchoP (Yippy,the next generation search engine.)
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To: bkopto

yep,
ftg


7 posted on 01/16/2020 9:29:44 PM PST by A strike ( Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: alexander_busek

You should read the article


8 posted on 01/16/2020 9:32:44 PM PST by TexasGator (Z1z)
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To: TigersEye

Don’t forget-
“He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.”


9 posted on 01/16/2020 9:33:54 PM PST by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: alexander_busek
He wasn't there. Read the story. 8>)

Daughter should have gone to the bank first. Hopefully he will get his money back. But what if someone else had robbed her, she would be just as screwed, or maybe even more so.

10 posted on 01/16/2020 9:36:49 PM PST by Robert DeLong
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To: LegendHasIt

Facial recognition technology made “chipping” an obsolete idea about ten years ago.


11 posted on 01/16/2020 9:41:28 PM PST by TigersEye (MAGA - 16 more years! - KAG)
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To: LegendHasIt

They do not want us to use cash which is why I still do for some transactions...we all should for as long as possible to prevent them or make it more difficult for them to do away with cash!

Once they do just easier for them to steal it by shutting down all the ATMs or banks as needed to steal your money as they please!


12 posted on 01/16/2020 9:41:34 PM PST by ldish (Have had enough...you??????)
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To: LegendHasIt

Places here in LA are only accepting cash.

when I go to buy a donut for breakfast...I have to pull out my credit cards. I do buy a coffee....but still!

it is becoming very common in the last year.


13 posted on 01/16/2020 9:52:16 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS!)
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To: TigersEye

https://mashable.com/article/nist-study-facial-recognition-tech-bias-false-positives/


14 posted on 01/16/2020 9:55:42 PM PST by The Duke (President Trump = America's Last, Best Chance)
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To: TexasGator

Actually reading the article is so time consuming ;)


15 posted on 01/16/2020 10:13:19 PM PST by Freedom56v2
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To: bkopto
agree.

Stupid, comes to mind

16 posted on 01/16/2020 10:15:48 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Youth, speed and energy can always be overcome with experience and treachery.)
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To: bkopto

so...

is it illegal to carry over $10k on person in a flight?

if the DEA can confiscate money because a story does not always check out 100%, then cash is seemingly no longer fungible and can be confiscated by random agencies for random unfounded allegations.

OTOH the daughter put herself at some risk in several ways. For example, a local adult protective services agency might claim elderly abuse.


17 posted on 01/16/2020 10:17:35 PM PST by SteveH (intentionally blank)
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To: bkopto

Paywall prevents me from seeing the whole story.
At first, I thought I’d be reading about a bad daughter who was caught trying to steal her dad’s life savings. I don’t think that’s the circumstance here. She could have ended up like actress Janet Leigh did in movie Psycho. Poetic justice.

I would never try taking that much cash on an airline. I don’t even take my Nebulizer machine for my asthma. Some TSA agent might mistake it for a bomb. I just take inhalers.

That’s a whole lotta cash to be traveling with. All it does is raise questions that may slow you down. As other posters said, the best thing would be to deposit it in the nearest bank. Or a couple of money orders.
Anything beats carrying that much cold cash in a tupperware bowl. That alone looks suspicious.


18 posted on 01/16/2020 10:22:06 PM PST by lee martell
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To: SanchoP
Multiple payments of $9990 in cash will get you busted for money laundering too unless there’s a judge in the family.

Amounts much less than that trigger "structuring" meaning that trying to adhere to the law of not carrying more than $10,000 shows you're trying to skirt the law by not trying to break the law. Crazy! People have lost their money to seizing for carrying thousands less than the $10,000 trigger. Because government says you meant to break the law, even if you didn't.

19 posted on 01/16/2020 10:23:26 PM PST by roadcat
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To: bkopto

the only criteria the DEA has for seizing cash is if it finds amounts greater than $5,000.
………………………………………………………………

I’ve traveled many times (by car) several times with more than $5,000. some times as much as $50,000 and yes, I was concerned about the stop and grab laws and drove the speed limit but not less than. Made sure all lights were working order etc. I also carried a gun with me when it was still illegal to protect myself against illegal thieves but it would not protect me against the legal thieves.

I had a legit reason for transporting all that cash, not all of it was mine but that doesn’t mean zip to bastard government grabbers on all levels of government.

I have no need to carry that kind of cash any more but this s*** has to be stopped now.


20 posted on 01/16/2020 10:24:59 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Best left handed banjo picker on my entire block)
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