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Auction won't include just items seized by law

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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 12:00 am

Local residents planning to attend an auction of drug dealers' seized goods in College Station Friday that was advertised on the front page of Thursday's Eagle may want to check the fine print before heading that way.

It might take a magnifying glass for some to see that the auction items aren't just coming from law enforcement agencies who seized valuable belongings of criminals. In very small print below "DRUG DEALER'S PREVIOUSLY SEIZED ASSETS" the ad reads, "bankruptcies and liquidation of Rolexes, large diamonds, fine art, and jewelry together with general order merchandise."

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5 comments:

  • HEMAN posted at 12:11 pm on Thu, Feb 21, 2013.

    HEMAN Posts: 1

    Attention police and law enforcement agencies: The same scammers are in Florida and about to conduct an auction in Pembroke Pines in the Grand Palms Golf and Country Club on Feb. 25th at 11 AM. Please find these people and arrest them.

     
  • pumps kin posted at 1:12 pm on Fri, Jan 25, 2013.

    pumps kin Posts: 32

    How much of the seized property came from bogus arrests simply to invoke forfeiture laws by which innocent people can't afford to have their property returned? If the source is actual verified criminal activity, that's fine, but is that always the case?

     
  • recharged posted at 10:55 am on Fri, Jan 25, 2013.

    recharged Posts: 1

    This information should be turned over to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation who handles the licensing and policing of auctioneers and their activities. I did look up and Levinshohn is duly licensed in Texas as an auctioneer but if his advertising violates state law they need to be aware and will take action.

     
  • agnerd posted at 8:39 am on Fri, Jan 25, 2013.

    agnerd Posts: 800

    Out-of-town company peddaling out-of-town goods. If it was legit, they would've hired Swico. I almost expect them to charge and admission fee and parking fee when you get there.

     
  • hotdog posted at 6:51 am on Fri, Jan 25, 2013.

    hotdog Posts: 1018

    Good job Eagle. The BBB and Chamber should have been all over this.

     

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