First, the link to "See old issues of this newsletter"
has been broken, but I just fixed it.
In a past newsletter
, I described some postal service behavior I don't like. I.Hasfurter wrote back to inform me that they couldn't tell if I was submitting a claim or a petition. When I replied, Hasfurter notified me that my reply was being forwarded to the United States Attorney's Office, Central Division of California, 312 N.Spring St. 14th Fl. in Los Angeles, 90012. Here's what I had written back:
Dear I. Hasfurter,
Your letters (certified receipt # 7015 1730 0000 2768 9181) indicate that my intent was not clear in my last letter, certified tracking number7015 3010 0001 9119 7847. My intent was to collect information and to claim that:
- USPIS has my property.
- The property is not subject to forfeiture according to 21 USC 881(a)
My intent was also to demand by right that USPIS return $X to me. Here are some questions that should make my intent to collect information clearer:
- Is the belief of one or more men or women that the property seized meets the requirements of 21 USC 881(a) enough evidence for your organization to proceed with this forfeiture?
- What is the name of the man (or woman or the names of the men and/or women), if any, holding the belief that the property seized meets the requirements of 21 USC 881(a)?
- What is the name of the man or woman who violated 21 USC 841 et seq.?
- How long does the USPIS expect it to take to determine whether or not the property seized meets the requirements of 21 USC 881(a)?
I also require information from you so that I may create a document titled “Claim for Seized Property” as your letter explains, admitting that it is seized property, but denying that it can be forfeited under 21 USC 811:
- Is “$X in U.S. currency” a complete description of the property seized in Seizure # 243-16-023?
- What was the date and place of Seizure # 243-16-023?
- Is “The sender intended to furnish the currency to me in exchange for bitcoin.The bitcoin has already been furnished to the sender, so the $X rightfully belongs to me and should have been in my hands on the scheduled delivery day for this package, January 13, 2016.” an adequate description of my interest in the property?
If the answers to questions 5 and 7 above are both “yes” and the date and place of the seizure was January 20th
, 2016, and the place was Redlands, CA, please consider this letter as my formal Claim for Seized Property. If not, I have one last request:
- Please clarify which of items 5 - 7 I need to fix and in what way it or they are deficient.
I found an Ingrid Hasfurter in Washington D.C. Metro Area (on LinkedIn) and wondered if you are the same person. I sell a lot of bitcoin in return for cash in the mail from trusted people, so your affiliation with the USPIS (along with Joe Bennett and Mike Dawson) might prove valuable to me in the future. If you are Ingrid, or you’d like to connect in some way out of your official capacity, feel free to look me up, or let me know and I will use LinkedIn’s connection feature.
Thank you for your help in this matter,