Feds Swiped $11,000 From An Innocent Student. Now, They're Paying Him Back With Interest
One year ago - By The Huffington Post
The U.S. government agreed on Tuesday to return $11,000, plus interest payments, to an airport passenger who watched helplessly as police seized his life savings in 2014.
Charles Clarke, now 26, was flying through Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in February 2014 when officers approached him and claimed a ticket agent had reported smelling marijuana on Clarke's luggage. An ensuing search revealed no drugs, but did turn up $11,000 cash in Clarke's bag. Clarke maintained it was his life savings, much of which he'd earmarked to pay for college tuition.
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