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Maryland dairy farmer Randy Sowers will have seized money returned

Maryland dairy farmer Randy Sowers will have seized money returned

A Frederick County dairy farmer whose bank account was seized by the federal government -- capturing national attention from conservatives and groups concerned about asset forfeiture -- will get his money back, the Department of Justice said in a letter made public on Wednesday.

Randy and Karen Sowers, who own the South Mountain Creamery in Middletown, had their bank account seized by the government after repeatedly making deposits of just under $10,000, a practice that is prohibited under a law intended to target money laundering.

The couple long denied wrongdoing and ultimately settled their case with the Internal Revenue Service in 2012. But the Treasury Department did...

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