S.D.N.Y.: Overseas seizure of Russian oligarch’s megayacht not governed by 4A

This megayacht was seized overseas for Russia sanctions. (Eduard Yurievich Khudainatov is the owner, and he’s a Russian oligarch who is a Putin proxy (per Forbes)) The claim that the initial seizure may have violated the Fourth Amendment fails because it was seized extraterritorially in Fiji. United States v. M/Y Amadea, 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 32845 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 22, 2024).

The court credits the officer that there were three ways to check defendant’s speed as he paced defendant: speedometer, GPS, PDA. The speeding justified the stop. United States v. Conner, 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 68031 (W.D. Tenn. Feb. 16, 2024).*

There was nexus shown on the totality of circumstances here. Individually, maybe not; collectively, yes. United States v. Lark, 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 66878 (W.D. Mich. Apr. 10, 2024).*

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