From article: "Such programs are made possible by federal forfeiture law, under which police departments can keep a percentage of seized assets. Because the legal standards for forfeiture are lower than for a criminal case, police can seize money and assets without having to prove anyone guilty."
To see deep into this case of Jordan Brown, one has to look not only on the flimsy case, the intimidation by the victim's family, the imtimidation by the victim's ex-boyfriend, but to the money from those drug cases Johnny was standing to lose if the real truth was published in the media. I am talking about lots of drug case thrown out possibly because the one thread that tied them together was the real doer in the death Kenzie. Now Johnny had a history of courts working against him (the Million case in 2007) and/or the state was backing him up via the use of state cops to handle this and other informants in their cases. It may sound like a wild guess when you realize the Houks absolutely believe in Jordan's guilt for no other reason except maybe any connection to what Johnny was after around that time. Paternity is just a sideshow knowing the moola Johnny was going to lose from the lack of judgement of a loose cannon (the real killer has to be this rat he was using).
I know I think I sound like a broken record, but some possible reason has to behind this wrongful conviction, even if it is just a juvenile case. No person of any age should be locked up for the missteps and lawbreaking of law enforcement, prosecution or other government or private officials for any reason whatsoever. This case has been one, like Josh Young's case, that is tearing me apart by the lack of integrity displayed by everyone on the other side. It seems they do not care and are doing everything to derail the truth from being revealed.
We know that this case is flimsy, that the victims family is far from innocent (supporting the conviction is the same as aiding and abetting the real killer) and that the state did this to the boy because he was so damn convenient to use as a straw man in their concealing of the truth. How long has this been going on?