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Family in GET-THIN probe fights for $109 million in seized funds
Family in GET-THIN probe fights for $109 million in seized funds

Federal agents have seized $109 million in cash and securities during an ongoing investigation of the businesses and individuals behind the 1-800-GET-THIN ad campaign for weight-loss surgery — and lawyers are fighting to get it back. An attorney representing three people behind the defunct Lap-Band surgery enterprise said the seizure was unjustified and frustrating to his clients because U.S. government officials have refused to disclose why they were entitled to take the money. "They've spent five years investigating my clients for fraud and haven't brought a single fraud charge against any of them," said attorney Matthew Umhofer, who represents brothers...

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