468 F2d 1386 United States v. Kismetoglu
468 F.2d 1386
UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellant,
Agop KISMETOGLU, Defendant-Appellee.
United States Court of Appeals,
Oct. 30, 1972.
Opinion Withdrawn on Rehearing March 5, 1973, 476 F.2d 269.
Larry L. Dier, Asst. U. S. Atty. (argued), Frederick M. Brosio, Jr., Asst. U. S. Atty., William D. Keller, U. S. Atty., Los Angeles, Cal., for plaintiff-appellant.
Robert N. Harris, Jr. (argued), Los Angeles, Cal., for defendant-appellee.
The question presented by this appeal is whether the district court may, in a criminal proceeding, enjoin the United States from filing a forfeiture action for alleged violation of the customs laws.
We hold this court's opinion in United States v. One 1967 Cadillac El Dorado, 453 F.2d 396 (9th Cir. 1971) requires that this question be answered in the affirmative.
Honorable Raymond E. Plummer, United States District Judge, District of Alaska, sitting by designation