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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

 

FBI Steals Family’s Life Savings

‘Luther Ricks and his wife worked most of their lives at a steel foundry in Ohio. Not trusting of banks, they say they’ve lived frugally, and managed to save more than $400,000 over the years, which they kept in a safe in their home.

Last summer, two burglars broke into Ricks’ home. He shot and killed one of them. Police determined he acted in self-defense, and cleared him of any criminal wrongdoing. But local police did find a small amount of marijuana in Ricks’ home, which Ricks says he uses to manage the pain of his arthritis and a hip replacement surgery. Ricks was never charged for the marijuana. But finding it in his home was enough for city police to confiscate Ricks and his wife’s life savings under drug war asset forfeiture laws. Oddly enough, the FBI then stepped in, and claimed the money for itself.’




One Response to “FBI Steals Family’s Life Savings”

  1. A Victim Says:

    One of the fbi and state of Texas leaders has got a lot of money by filling that I am working for them in year 2000, anyone you go and ask to follow are getting excited at first, then they all just run when they hear who it is.

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