Tony Jalali

Tony Jalali immigrated to the United States from Iran in 1978 with hope of a better life in the land of liberty. Tony has become a successful small business owner. Together with his wife, he owns a modest, two-story office building in Anaheim, which they hoped would fund their retirement. In 2012, the Jalalis took advantage of low interest rates to pay off the mortgage on their rental building by taking out a second mortgage on their family home.

  • May 1, 2013    |   Private Property

    California Forfeiture

    Fighting Civil Forfeiture: Federal & Local Law Enforcement Agencies Team Up to Profit by Subverting California State Law

    No one in America should have their property taken from them by law enforcement officials without first being convicted of a crime.  And yet, Tony Jalali stood to lose his entire commercial building in Anaheim, California even though he was never charged with any wrongdoing. In August, 2012, the federal government and the City of Anaheim…

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