Add into the mix laws on forfeiture and seizure of assets, and the brew can, and often does, become toxic.
The forfeiture order also puts Bernard Madoff on the hook for $170.799 billion, a judgment he will never be able to satisfy.
The forfeiture arrangements filed late Friday were just the latest in a series of adverse developments for Madoff.
In court filings last Monday, Durkee agreed to a forfeiture auction of her home in Long Beach.
But all of this was done only after he was arrested, and there is that he could have done to fight the forfeiture of these assets.
I was informed that I must appear and prove my title to the land I have mentioned, on pain of forfeiture of the same.
One half the value was to be spent in improvements, on pain of forfeiture.
For equipping a slaver, a fine of $20,000 and forfeiture of the ship.
Pertaining to the head, as, capital punishment, which involves the forfeiture of the head.
So that while this law continues, there is no forfeiture, even during the life of the person attainted.