No. 78-1409.

587 F.2d 15 (1978)

MR. LUCKY MESSENGER SERVICE, INC., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. UNITED STATES of America et al., Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided November 13, 1978.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Daniel C. Meenan, Jr., Chicago, Ill., for plaintiff-appellant.

William A. Barnett, Jr., Asst. U. S. Atty., Chicago, Ill., for defendants-appellees.

Before CUMMINGS, PELL and WOOD, Circuit Judges.

PELL, Circuit Judge.

This appeal requires us to define the limits of the Government's power to seize and withhold a person's property pursuant to a criminal investigation within a reasonable period of time without thereafter justifying the seizure either with an indictment or in some other appropriate manner. On April 22, 1977, FBI agents entered the premises of the plaintiff, Mr. Lucky Messenger Service, pursuant to a search warrant issued in aid of a grand jury...

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