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Durst wants his money back; police have $161K

1 year 6 months 1 week ago April 16, 2015 Apr 16, 2015 Thursday, April 16 2015 April 16, 2015 3:49 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Janet McConnaughey

NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers for jailed millionaire Robert Durst say he wants authorities to return more than $161,000 in cash now held by New Orleans police.

The attorneys say Durst got the money legally and it is neither needed for evidence nor subject to forfeiture.

Authorities found more than $44,000 in Durst's room at the J.W. Marriott hotel in New Orleans. After his arrest, they intercepted a package containing $117,000 that was sent to the hotel for Everette Ward - the name Durst used to register at the hotel.

During a hearing last month, a prosecutor said the package of $100 bills, a head-and-chest latex mask and a map folded to show Louisiana, Florida and Cuba were evidence that Durst was likely to flee if bond was set for him.

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