Christos and Markela Sourovelis

Chris and Markela Sourovelis live in a middle-class neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia. They worked their whole lives to build a home for their family. Officials in Philadelphia then tried to use civil forfeiture to take it all away, even though Chris and Markela did nothing wrong. With IJ’s help, they are fighting back against Philadelphia’s unconstitutional forfeiture machine.

  • August 11, 2014    |   Private Property

    Philadelphia Forfeiture

    Fighting the Philadelphia Forfeiture Machine: Philadelphia Deprives People of Their Rights While Trying to Forfeit and Profit from Their Property

    Police and prosecutors use civil forfeiture to strip thousands of Americans of their rights and property. Nowhere is the problem more rampant than in Philadelphia‬.

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