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Property Seizures by Local and State Police Often Conducted Under Pretext that Property Is Connected to Illegal Drugs Advocates Applaud Holder for New Policy, Urge Congress to Make Reforms Permanent Today, Attorney General Eric Holder issued an order establishing a new policy prohibiting federal agencies from accepting civil asset forfeiture assets seized by state and local law enforcement agencies unless the owner is convicted of a crime. The U.S. Treasury Department, which has its own 
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