Judge grants seizure of property and millions of dollars from Jim Carlson

By KBJR News 1

Judge grants seizure of property and millions of dollars from Jim Carlson

December 6, 2013 Updated Dec 6, 2013 at 1:28 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- A judge in the federal case against Last Place on Earth owner Jim Carlson has granted a seizure of more than $6 million and numerous properties from Carlson.

U.S. District Court Judge David Doty signed the order late Thursday allowing the forfeiture of numerous bank accounts, money being held at the Last Place on Earth as well as property in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nevada, and Mexico.

Carlson is currently awaiting sentencing after a jury upheld 51 of the 55 counts against him for the sale of synthetic drugs at his controversial head shop along Superior Street in Duluth.

According to the order, Judge Doty said that based on the conviction of Carlson and all of the files and records of the proceeding, the government determined a link between Carlson's property and the offenses he was found guilty of.

Back in October, attorneys had filed for a motion to release Carlson from jail before his sentencing, however that request was denied.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns
kburns@kbjr.com

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