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Thursday, February 07, 2013

Ind. Courts - State legislator appears to represent the State of Indiana in lawsuit

Interesting article on a forfeiture action posted this morning on Eagle Country 99.3 FM website. Some quotes:

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - A lawsuit seeks to allow the State of Indiana to keep millions of dollars and property seized during an investigation into Acapulco Mexican Restaurants.

The Dearborn County Prosecutor’s Office recently filed the lawsuit on behalf of the State of Indiana against the owners of the southeast Indiana restaurant chain which was raided by Indiana State Excise Police in September. The litigation names Acapulco owners Adolfo and Maria Lopez, Benito Lopez, and others as defendants.

“The defendants have acquired real or personal property purchased with money that is traceable as proceeds of a violation of a criminal statute,” the complaint claims. * * *

In the lawsuit, the state requests that the value of the property be put towards the law enforcement costs with any proceeds beyond that sent to the state’s common school fund.

State Representative Jud McMillin, who works as an attorney in Brookville, is representing the prosecutor’s office in the lawsuit.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 7, 2013 03:35 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts