In 2021, an armed group broke into a U.S. Private Vaults store in Beverly Hills and stole $86 million worth of valuables — the largest armed robbery in U.S. history. That “armed group” was the FBI. Now, it appears that the FBI and U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles “misled” the judge who signed the warrant for the seizure and still haven’t returned the stolen goods to the 700 customers affected, according to newly disclosed court filings.
The details of the government’s alleged deception have come to light in a class-action lawsuit by U.S. Private Vaults customers who say the raid violated their rights, the Los Angeles Times reported. The FBI and U.S. attorney’s office denied misleading the judge, and a spokesperson claimed the warrants were lawfully executed.
On the radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere reviewed some of the shocking story’s details and discussed why incidents like this may become more common.
“None of the customers have been charged with any crimes. Not a single customer, out of the 700, not a single customer has been charged with a crime, but they can’t get their stuff back,” Glenn noted. “And this is going to happen more and more.”
“It’s incomprehensible that this stuff goes on in the United States of America,” Stu said. “If you were to tell me this happened, you know, in Russia, I’d expect it. The fact that the United States government is claiming and just taking stuff from citizens all around the country with no crime, many times without even being charged, let alone … conviction.”
“Listen to this,” Glenn continued. “The lawsuit also claims that some of the box holders who came forward to reclaim their seized property were then subjected to another investigation. If you went to the FBI and said, ‘I want my stuff back,’ the FBI examined their bank accounts, their DMV records, their tax return, and any criminal history checks.”
However, box holders who decided to forfeit their property were also suspected of trying to “avoid becoming an FBI target,” Glenn noted.
“So, you’re guilty if you walk away and you’re guilty if you ask,” Stu added.
“This is America, gang,” Glenn said. “It doesn’t seem like it because it’s not a constitutional America. But this is the America we now live in, and it is important that you wake up and stand up. … God’s people have got to start standing up, or we’ll lose freedom. The world’s freedom will be on our heads.”
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