Ramon Juma flew from Asheville, NC to San Francisco. After he de-planed, federal authorities from the Drug Enforcement Agency searched his carry-on luggage and seized $24,000 in cash from his bag. Juma was never charged with a crime and did not have the funds to hire a good lawyer to try and get his money back.
Ramon is a professional gambler who also works as crew at music festivals.
The DKT Liberty Project heard about his case and agreed to support him by paying his legal fees.
Edward Burch of David Michael Law in San Francisco entered into negotiations with an Assistant US Attorney. Through Burch’s expertise and the support of the Liberty Project, the US Attorney agreed to return Juma’s entire $24,000.