Too bad there couldn't have been major punitive damages.
The ACLU had sued the agency on behalf of Anastasio Prieto of El Paso after the DEA told him he would receive a notice of federal proceedings to permanently forfeit the money and that to get it back, he'd have to prove it was his and did not come from illegal drug sales.
It was his because he had it, and the burden of proof should have been on the government.
Good for the New Mexico ACLU!
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