E.D.Tenn.: When state officers seize and hold property in federal case, return of property under Rule 41(g) not possible

State officers obtained a search warrant for defendant’s property which they held but was being used in a federal prosecution. Rule 41(g) does not enable the defendant to get return of property held by state officials even though there is a pending federal prosecution. United States v. Vanover, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 181597 (E.D.Tenn. Nov. 18, 2016), adopted, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3155 (E.D. Tenn. Jan. 10, 2017).

Defense counsel wasn’t ineffective for not challenging the probable cause for the search warrant for his house because there was probable cause. Hanson v. United States, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3957 (W.D.Mich. Jan. 11, 2017).*

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