Originally Posted by W1zzard
so i gave a loan to the mafia, the mafia got busted, now i sue the fbi because i want my money back ?
You assume that 1: the loaner knew that the loanee was part of the mafia; 2: the loan was offered to a non-legitimate source.
Under your example, consider the following:
I loan a sum of money to Bill's pet shop. Bill's pet shop was discovered to have been a mafia front, in order to launder money. The IRS does an audit, discovers the laundering, and shuts down the shop. You have made a legal loan, to a legal company, and go to court in order to get the sum of your money back, because the IRS froze the accounts. Legal lenders have been screwed, because they cannot get their money back. The mafia is hurt, but they'll find another front so fast that it isn't funny.
You haven't solved the problem, you've shut down a business without ever addressing the problem. The people who offered a legal loan are screwed.
So yeah, I can see legal action being leveled. The timing of the shutdown doesn't seem coincidental, but I'm not yet prepared to jump on the conspiracy bus just yet. Shutting down a website, without any substantial charges leveled (see the court case for the BS math and assumptions made in the legal case), is idiotic. I hope the legal action is successful, but don't see it as such. Every time someone is shot down in court another "harmed party" will arise to try and keep legal action going. The real question is how much of a legal precedent this action will make.
I'm not voting for any incumbent candidates. Hopefully another decimation within our government will let them know that this BS is intolerable. Nothing worse to a career politician than not having a career.