In what one might argue is positive news coming out of Washington, Attorney General Holder has announced new limits on the Department of Justice’s ability to seize assets of private businesses for suspected ‘structuring’ (manipulating cash deposits to under $10,000 to avoid IRS reporting requirements).  Under the new policy on asset forfeiture, assets will not be seized before the individual or business is formally charged with a crime or at least probable cause is determined.  Previously, assets would be seized if the IRS suspected that an individual or business was engaged in a criminal activity, regardless of whether they were or were ever even charged with a crime.