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According to the Washington Post, dairy farmer Randy Sowers has gotten back all the money seized by Federal agents from in his bank account.

1. Briefly describe the underlying issue in this story.
2. What is smurfing? Is this what Sowers did?
3. Why was Sowers successful in getting his money back? Discuss.
4. Since lawmakers questioned what the IRS is doing to help people get similar assets back that were seized, what has been done?


Weiner, R. (2016). Maryland dairy farmer fought the Justice Department — and (finally) won. The Washington Post, July 1 (Retrievable online at–and-finally-won/2016/07/01/12dad438-3e3a-11e6-a66f-aa6c1883b6b1_story.html)