No. 89-1353.

896 F.2d 605 (1990)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff, Appellee, v. PARCEL OF LAND AND RESIDENCE LOCATED THEREON AT 5 BELL ROCK ROAD, FREETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS, Defendant, Appellee. Appeal of Winifred H. SIENKEWICZ and William M. Sienkewicz, Claimants, Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided February 15, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

David Shaughnessy with whom John Wall and Law Offices of John Wall, Boston, Mass., were on brief, for appellants.

Jeffrey Robbins, Asst. U.S. Atty., with whom Wayne A. Budd, U.S. Atty., Boston, Mass., was on brief for appellee, U.S.

Before BREYER and SELYA, Circuit Judges, and BOWNES, Senior Circuit Judge.

BREYER, Circuit Judge.

Having engaged new counsel, William and Winifred Sienkewicz appeal from a judgment that forfeits, to the United States, their house and farm located at 5 Bell Rock Road, Freetown, Massachusetts. The relevant statutory provisions permit the federal government to obtain this property through forfeiture if the government shows probable cause to believe that the property was "used to facilitate the commission of" a serious drug crime,

Let's get started


Welcome to the leading source of independent legal reporting
Sign on now to see your case.
Or view more than 10 million decisions and orders.

  • Updated daily.
  • Uncompromising quality.
  • Complete, Accurate, Current.

Listed below are the cases that are cited in this Featured Case. Click the citation to see the full text of the cited case. Citations are also linked in the body of the Featured Case.

Cited Cases

  • No Cases Found

Listed below are those cases in which this Featured Case is cited. Click on the case name to see the full text of the citing case.

Citing Cases