Oklahoma Sheriff's Deputies Took $53,000 from a Christian Rock Band and an Orphanage in Thailand

Andy Cush · 04/25/16 02:05PM

The Washington Post has a report out today that on February 27, a sheriff’s deputy in Muskogee County, Oklahoma, seized $53,000 in cash from Eh Wah, the tour manager for a Burmese Christian rock band. Eh Wah had been driving with a broken tail light, and the deputy who pulled him over suspected that he was carrying drug money, despite having found no drugs or paraphernalia in his car. Eh Wah’s attorneys claim that the cash was from concert-ticket sales and donations, some of it set aside for an orphanage in Thailand, and some for a school in Burma. Now they are fighting in court to get the money back.