STATE v. LINK


14 N.J. 446 (1954)

102 A.2d 609

STATE OF NEW JERSEY, PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT, v. LEO LINK, ALSO KNOWN AS J.W. DONALDSON, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT, AND VIOLET LINK, HIS WIFE, RESPONDENT-APPELLANT, JOHN E. SELSER, RESPONDENT-APPELLANT, AND BRUCE E. LAMBERT, DIRECTOR OF INTERNAL REVENUE, RESPONDENT.

The Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Decided February 8, 1954.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Albert S. Gross argued the cause for appellants Leo Link, Violet Link and John E. Selser.

Mr. Milton T. Lasher argued the cause for A. Theodore Holmes, as County Treasurer of the County of Bergen.


The opinion of the court was delivered by WACHENFELD, J.

The query presented is whether the currency seized by law enforcement authorities in the execution of a search warrant directed to the residence of Leo Link, an admitted bookmaker, who later pleaded non vult to an indictment charging him as such, was properly forfeited to the State.

The seizure was made from a wall safe in Link's residence, where he concededly conducted part of his bookmaking...

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