The IRS uses drug trafficking and terror laws to seize bank accounts from taxpayers without any proof of a crime.
It all started with a requirement mandating that banks notify the federal government when citizens make cash deposits of $10,000 or more.
As a result drug traffickers and other criminals began making cash bank deposits of just under the $10,000 threshold.
The IRS then automatically assumes that sizeable cash deposits of just under the $10,000 amount are made by people trying to skirt income reporting requirements and/or laundering drug money.
In the video above a lady operating an honest all-cash restaurant business in Iowa had $33,000 seized from her bank account. She had no idea that her sizeable cash bank deposits of less than $10,000 would cause the feds to assume she was trying to hide income.
Because deposits of $10,000 or more trigger bank reporting requirements, drug kingpins, terrorists and racketeers limit their deposits to $9,900.
These harsh civil forfeiture laws were aimed at serious criminals. Nobody expected them to be used against people for depositing their own money in their own bank accounts.
Civil forfeiture is becoming a nationwide scandal and is one of the most significant threats to private property in the country.
Law-abiding people can have their money seized and the IRS can sit on the cash and try to pressure ordinary businessmen and women into settlements.