BuzzFeed has a hilarious/horrifying piece: The 14 Most Ridiculous Things Police Bought With Asset Forfeiture
Just of few of them…
Michael McDougal, then district attorney for Montgomery County, Texas, spent over $400 on tequila, rum, and kegs and $139 on a margarita machine. The DAâ€™s office even won first place at a county fair for best margarita. […]
A sheriff in Virginia was convicted for bribing two police officers with $420 in asset forfeiture proceeds. […]
Sheriff Bill Smith in Camden County, Georgia, spent $90,000 on a Dodge Viper for the countyâ€™s Drug Awareness and Resistance Education (DARE) program. […]
[the same] Sheriff Bill Smith spent over $35,000 in forfeiture funds to pay prison inmates, including building a â€œvery nice party houseâ€ for the sheriff.