Casual conversation with a motorist during a traffic stop isn’t prohibited by Rodriguez even though the officer is hoping to pick up on something supporting reasonable suspicion. United States v. Kash, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 29057 (9th Cir. Oct. 16, 2018).
Defendant’s effort for return of rents paid on his forfeited rental property after the forfeiture fails. It isn’t a violation of the plea agreement or Rule 41(g). United States v. Sperow, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 179453 (C.D. Cal. Oct. 18, 2018).*