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Several justices on Tuesday appeared sympathetic to arguments that federal prosecutors violated the constitutional rights of a Miami woman accused of Medicare fraud when they put a hold on $45 million in assets that included money unrelated to the charges.
A lawyer representing Sila Luis says the forfeiture deprives her of the right to hire a defense attorney of her choice.
But the court also seemed troubled that a defendant could simply spend the money tied to a crime and leave the government with nothing to recover if there is a conviction.
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