How/why is the US Postal Inspection Service involved in website forfeiture?
September 8, 2009 1:00 PM Subscribe
Why would the Postal Inspection Service be involved in the seizure of a website found to be in violation of laws?
posted by olaguera to law & government (3 answers total)
In this post about www.insex.com
points out that the Max Hardcore site has been taken down. On the website (safe for work), is the text
This website has been forfeited to the Unites States Government pursuant to the conviction of Paul F. Little, a.k.a “Max Hardcore” and Max World Entertainment for violations of 18 United States Code §§ 1461 and 1465
along with a large image of "FORFEITED" as it would look stamped on a document, and the seals of the DoJ and the US Postal Inspection Service.
In what way is the Postal Inspection Service involved in something like this? Is it specific to this case? Routine?