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Property Seizure: When Is Civil Forfeiture Justified?

On Nov. 9, owner Russ Caswell stands outside his Motel Caswell in Tewksbury. (Winslow Townson/AP)

On Nov. 9, owner Russ Caswell stands outside his Motel Caswell in Tewksbury. (Winslow Townson/AP)

Should the government be allowed to seize property in the war against drugs, even if the property owner has not committed any crime? We’ll speak with David Boeri, who reported on a Tewksbury motel owner who’s fighting the U.S. Attorney’s attempt to confiscate his business.

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  • David Boeri, WBUR reporter

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