STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

FBI fights Portland airport passenger over $121K in luggage

The FBI wants a Vancouver, Washington, man's lawsuit thrown out after he sued to get back over $120,000 agents seized from him at Portland International Airport.

Posted: Jun 28, 2019 12:31 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The FBI wants a Vancouver, Washington, man's lawsuit thrown out after he sued to get back over $120,000 agents seized from him at Portland International Airport.

KOIN-TV reports in a Monday response to Steven Williams' lawsuit, Assistant United States Attorney Kevin Danielson wrote that the FBI notified Williams in June 2018 that he had 35 days to contest the seizure or the money would be forfeited but that Williams didn't file a claim until November.

Brandt says the agents scared Williams and that he was told his life would be miserable if he contested the seizure.

Williams was sitting in a plane April 11, 2018, when FBI agents questioned him about why he was carrying $121,940 cash in a Louis Vuitton duffle bag.

Williams' lawyer Bill Brandt says his client is in the car business and was taking the money to Arizona to purchase a vehicle.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 12805

Reported Deaths: 244
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah303872
Washington194521
Marion193956
Umatilla11158
Clackamas102729
Malheur4343
Union3722
Lincoln3607
Lane3173
Deschutes2760
Yamhill2119
Jackson1870
Linn18410
Polk18012
Jefferson1690
Morrow1611
Klamath1401
Wasco1192
Benton1166
Hood River1090
Douglas660
Josephine641
Columbia570
Clatsop560
Coos550
Lake240
Crook191
Tillamook190
Wallowa150
Baker120
Curry90
Sherman50
Gilliam20
Harney20
Grant10
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 74°
Corvallis
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 74°
Roseburg
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 79°
North Bend
Clear
58° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 58°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events