United States v. 144,774 Pounds of Blue King Crab

ELR Citation: ELR 20113
No(s). 03-36006 (9th Cir. Jun 9, 2005)

The court held that an importer of King crab may not assert the "innocent owner defense" in forfeiture proceedings. Under the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act, 18 U.S.C. §983, the innocent owner defense cannot be asserted when the property to be forfeited is "contraband or other property that ...