(Daily Signal) After more than four years, two congressional hearings, and countless pleas to the IRS and Justice Department, Randy Sowers’ fight with the federal government is finally coming to a close.
The Internal Revenue Service is returning the $29,500 it took from the Frederick County, Maryland, dairy farmer, ending his long journey through the civil asset forfeiture system.
"When you’re in kindergarten, you learn that if you’ve taken something that doesn’t belong to you, you have to give it back," Rob Johnson, a lawyer with the Institute for Justice who represented Sowers, told The Daily Signal. "In this case, the IRS has taken money that didn’t belong to them. We asked the IRS to do the right thing and give the money back, and now they have."
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