At a time where the American DOJ and the FBI in particular have become so obviously corrupt, these federal entities tasked with protecting law-abiding citizens are now posing a SERIOUS threat to them.
One couple learned that the hard way when their safety deposit box was seized by the FBI a few years ago while the bureau was conducting a money laundering investigation into the owners of the company where the box was stored.
US Private Vaults, Inc. was located in Beverly Hills, California. One of the wealthiest towns in America. The bank offered (past tense) one of the most state-of-the-art facilities in the modern world for rich people to store their paintings, jewelry and other belongings. It had 24-hour armed guards, lasers, dogs, retinal scanners, a moat filled with alligators, and so on. It was the sort of place that Tom Cruise is always breaking into in the movies. The company also had about 800 safe deposit boxes.
Though the couple is COMPLETELY INNOCENT, they will likely never get their life savings back and according to President Biden’s FBI, it’s 100% legal.
All told, the FBI took $86 million in cash from 800 safety deposit boxes at the bank, along with millions more worth of jewelry, memorabilia and other items – all of which went straight into the bureau’s pockets!
Much of what the FBI took was from ordinary people like Linda Martin and Reggie Wilder, a married couple, who were storing $40,200 they hoped to use to purchase a home one day. They were given a notice their money had been seized by the FBI during the bank raid and offered no explanation as to why or if their money would ever be returned.
Fast forward a few years later to today, and though some of the innocent Americans who the FBI stole from have mounted a lawsuit against the bureau – it’s not looking so hot.
Attorney Bob Belden said, “The government shouldn’t get to take your property if it can’t tell you what you did wrong. Using civil forfeiture, the government decides for itself whether to take and try to keep property, even when it doesn’t suspect the owners of any crime.”
Belden added, “Then, the FBI sends copy-and-paste forfeiture notices that fail to tell owners anything about why it is trying to take their property. That’s not only wrong; it’s unconstitutional.”
Another attorney, Robert Frommer claimed that the bureau was planning this major cash grab from the START and lied to the courts in order to get it done!
“The government has a duty to be honest with the court when it applies for a warrant under the Fourth Amendment,” Frommer said. “But the FBI lied about its intentions in claiming to only be interested in the property of the business, and not the box holders. Ultimately, the lure of civil forfeiture turned these federal cops into robbers.”
Under civil forfeiture, law enforcement agencies can seize the money or belongings of anyone they can convince a judge MIGHT have committed a crime, treating people as though they’re guilty until proven innocent.
This is a story we’ve been following for years. We’ve written previously about the FBI’s illegal seizure of American’s safety deposit boxes here. And the political reason Biden’s FBI chose THAT particular bank to rob.
A huge swath of Beverly Hills – from the Los Angeles Country Club all the way up to Trousdale Estates – was won by Donald Trump in the 2020 election. If you think back to last year, the media and the Democrat Party were dumbfounded by the sudden avalanche of support for Donald Trump in the 90210 zip code. There were Trump rallies, Trump car parades and giant Hollywood-style TRUMP signs popping up along the highways. There were Trump yard signs, flags and bumper stickers everywhere.
Trump won two of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Beverly Hills and it wasn’t even close. And just across the street from those two neighborhoods is… or was… US Private Vaults, Inc.
The corrupt Biden FBI stole millions of dollars in valuables, without a warrant, from a privately owned security company in the wealthiest Trump-supporting zip code in the world. But that’s probably all just a coincidence, right?
As we witness our FBI become more and more open about their left-wing radicalism this legal robbery could be WEAPONIZED to a new degree.
The Bureau has already been suggesting that conservatives are committing crimes just by existing. Civil forfeiture gives them the means to DRAIN THE BANK ACCOUNTS of conservatives – or as they like to call us – “domestic extremists.”
This is terrifying and could happen to any one of us!