Woman who sued for return of $1M not paid yet


An attorney for a California woman who successfully sued to get back more than $1 million seized during a Nebraska traffic stop says she has not yet been repaid.

Attorney Roger Diamond said Wednesday that Tara Mishra, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., is due to give birth soon and “could really use that money.”

A Nebraska state trooper seized the cash after a March 3 traffic stop on Interstate 80 near North Platte, saying a police dog determined the presence of drugs on the money. But Mishra proved through tax returns that the money is her life savings, earned over years as an exotic dancer.

John Higgins is chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Nebraska’s Drug Enforcement Unit. He says the office is evaluating options on what to do next.

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