The legal notices here displayed concern property seized by Federal agents as booty under Admiralty law. Notice is required so that anyone who might have an interest in the property seized has opportunity to seek to protect his interest.
One would not
be wise to attempt this, though. Most likely, any excuse will be used
to allege that the party claiming interest in the property was a party
to the alleged offense that resulted in the original seizure.
allegation is enough to justify the taking of property - under
Admiralty law guilt is presumed. The claimant might well lose other
property not yet in the hands of these land going pirates, even though
no actual conviction of any offense is ever entered. Check your local
paper's legal notices. Look into the cases cited and see if any
conviction occurs - or if any charges were even filed - against the
persons whose property was seized.
is a long ways from the ocean. Admiralty law is farther still from the
common law recognized under Federal and State constitutions.