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Give back Ken and Randy's Money

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Khalid (“Ken”) Quran, a North Carolina convenience store owner, and Randy Sowers, a Maryland dairy farmer, have a few things in common. They both work hard at their jobs, putting in long hours seven days a week. They both are honest, law-abiding citizens. And they both had their bank accounts seized by the IRS under the civil forfeiture laws.

The IRS seized Ken’s bank account because he withdrew money from the bank in amounts under $10,000. In Randy’s case, it was because he made deposits of under $10,000. In both cases, the IRS invoked so-called “structuring” laws, laws which were intended to target hardened criminals evading bank reporting laws but have been frequently applied against innocent small business owners guilty of nothing more than doing business in cash.

The IRS announced in the fall of 2014 that it will limit application of the structuring laws to real criminals. But that policy change comes too late for Ken and Randy, who had their money forfeited before the change was announced.

Now, Ken and Randy are petitioning the government to get their money back. The message from the Institute for Justice, which represents Ken and Randy, to the IRS is simple: If you’ve taken something that doesn’t belong to you, give it back.



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