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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 08:39 AM
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11. I think it's from the TX Anti-monay laundering statutes

However, there are some TX police who carryt his a little too far...

Texas police shake down drivers, lawsuit claims

TENAHA, Texas (CNN) -- Roderick Daniels was traveling through eastern Texas in October 2007 when, he says, he was the victim of a highway robbery.

The Tennessee man says he was ordered to pull his car over and surrender his jewelry and $8,500 in cash that he had with him to buy a new car.

But Daniels couldn't go to the police to report the incident.

The men who stopped him were the police.

Daniels was stopped on U.S. Highway 59 outside Tenaha, near the Louisiana state line. Police said he was driving 37 mph in a 35 mph zone. They hauled him off to jail and threatened him with money-laundering charges -- but offered to release him if he signed papers forfeiting his property.

"I actually thought this was a joke," Daniels told CNN.

But he signed.

"To be honest, I was five, six hundred miles from home," he said. "I was petrified."

Now Daniels and other motorists who have been stopped by Tenaha police are part of a lawsuit seeking to end what plaintiff's lawyer David Guillory calls a systematic fleecing of drivers passing through the town of about 1,000.

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  -It is a felony to carry more than $10k in cash in Texas Horse with no Name  May-29-09 08:12 AM   #0 
  - I'm the most law-abiding citizen in the state, then  Richardo   May-29-09 08:13 AM   #1 
  - cite please  AngryAmish   May-29-09 08:14 AM   #2 
  - Yes! Please cite the statute.  NoPasaran   May-29-09 08:19 AM   #5 
  - I read it in the paper  Horse with no Name   May-29-09 08:19 AM   #6 
     - It looks like she was busted for money laundering  AngryAmish   May-29-09 08:32 AM   #10 
     - She was not charged with carrying more than $10,000 because there  Redbear   May-29-09 08:43 AM   #12 
     - According to the article, there is such a "crime"  Art_from_Ark   May-29-09 08:58 AM   #14 
     - Those penalties are for money laundering crimes. Not for carrying money generally  ctaylors6   May-29-09 10:14 AM   #16 
  - i'll never have to worry about that....n/t  Oceansaway   May-29-09 08:14 AM   #3 
  - That suggests state sponsorship of corporate currency (plastic) over real currency  havocmom   May-29-09 08:18 AM   #4 
  - And if you are not him, why do you waste our time with  JayMusgrove   May-29-09 08:28 PM   #31 
     - I live in an area where many are very frugal AND the bank is a long way away  havocmom   May-29-09 09:10 PM   #33 
     - I was buying a truck out of town from a private person  csziggy   May-29-09 09:25 PM   #34 
  - With that much cash I'd be able to be somewhere better anyway, so no biggie.  JVS   May-29-09 08:20 AM   #7 
  - What the fuck do you mean "somewhere better"? I'm gettting sick  Subdivisions   May-29-09 10:43 AM   #21 
  - So having places that you'd rather be is bashing? LOL It's a big world and plenty of it is...  JVS   May-29-09 11:50 AM   #27 
  - Agreed. Somewhere more progressive.  Xenotime   May-29-09 11:01 AM   #24 
     - That's it. Abandon Texas to those who would usurp progressive  Subdivisions   May-29-09 11:40 AM   #25 
     - Or just somewhere with nicer weather. Or a less crazy governor.  JVS   May-29-09 11:43 AM   #26 
  - yes, no one could legitimately, i suppose, have more than that on them. like, perhaps  ejpoeta   May-29-09 08:22 AM   #8 
  - or you run a business that is cash intensive  DBoon   May-29-09 08:54 AM   #13 
  - I would like to challenge this. So members of DU send contributions to  rurallib   May-29-09 08:32 AM   #9 
  - Second laugh of my morning! (Oh yes... and my ....  JayMusgrove   May-29-09 10:16 AM   #18 
  - I think it's from the TX Anti-monay laundering statutes  Whoa_Nelly   May-29-09 08:39 AM   #11 
  - Especially if you're black or Latino.  backscatter712   May-29-09 09:38 AM   #15 
  - All banks are required to report deposits of cash of over $10K these days  JayMusgrove   May-29-09 10:15 AM   #17 
  - 10K cash deposit reporting has been going on since the 70's that I know of.  montanto   May-29-09 10:21 AM   #19 
  - Make lots of $9000 deposits. n/t  Statistical   May-29-09 10:38 AM   #20 
     - the rule isn't a rigid 10 k limit anymore.  uncle ray   May-29-09 10:50 AM   #22 
     - The banks and feds have algorithms in place to catch just about all that type of thing. n/t  Raskolnik   May-29-09 10:59 AM   #23 
        - When I make a cash deposit, I make sure it is in pennies!  JayMusgrove   May-29-09 08:25 PM   #29 
           - Are those a million pennies in your pocket?  NoPasaran   May-29-09 08:34 PM   #32 
  - That has been a requirement for well over 20 years  csziggy   May-29-09 09:28 PM   #35 
  - It's not a crime.  HiFructosePronSyrup   May-29-09 11:52 AM   #28 
     - Sharp people like you......probably  JayMusgrove   May-29-09 08:26 PM   #30 

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