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US Federal Government Can Seize Half A House

by | 28th, June 2007

HOW can you seize half a house? And is it straight down the middle?

BRANFORD, Conn. (AP)A woman who claimed she was unaware that her husband was growing pot in the basement will get to keep her half of their house, while the government can seize her husband’s share, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said in a ruling Wednesday that Harold Von Hofe must forfeit his interest in the home to the federal government. However, his wife, Kathleen, does not have to because she wasn’t actively involved in her husband’s marijuana cultivation.

“The record is devoid of any evidence indicating her use of drugs or her involvement in any criminal activity whatsoever,” the appeals court wrote.

Imagine bath time…

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