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June 1, 2017

Since the passage of CAFRA 2000 Customs has made thousands of seizures of money/currency from persons entering and departing the United States without completing the currency reporting forms. We are aware of $3,517,339 seized by Customs. We are aware of $3,318,814.43 of this amount being refunded. On the other hand, in a report by the Government dated March 29, 2017, out of 168 currency seizures approximately 95% of the funds were forfeited to the Government because the persons had no legal counsel.
Click HERE to view U S Customs and Border Protection advice on seizures.
Click HERE to view the updated Currency Seizure Report.
Click HERE to view the Government Report


  1. Customs lawyer (customs attorney) with 46 years of experience representing clients in administrative proceedings with federal agencies.
  2. Success in mitigating customs penalties and liquidated damages. (See successes tab).
  3. Success in having Customs seizures remitted. (See successes tab).
  4. Customs lawyer (customs attorney) representing clients in the U.S. Court of International Trade; various U.S. District Courts; and, various U.S. Courts of Appeal.
  5. Obtaining various scope rulings from the Department of Commerce.
  6. Obtaining refunds of seized money; seized currency; and, seized cash.
  7. Obtaining favorable customs classification and value rulings.
  8. Obtaining favorable customs drawback funds.
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