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NOT FINAL UNTIL TIME EXPIRES TO FILE REHEARING MOTION AND, IF FILED, DISPOSED OF. IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL OF FLORIDA THIRD DISTRICT JANUARY TERM, A.D. 2005 FAUSTO GONZALEZ and SERGIO VALDEZ, Appellants, vs. MIAMI-DADE POLICE DEPARTMENT, Appellee. ** Opinion filed January 26, 2005. An Appeal from the Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County, Gisela Cardonne Ely, Judge. Richard S. Gendler and Juan D. Berrio, for appellants. Roberto E. Fiallo and Robert Knabe, for appellee. Before GERSTEN, FLETCHER, and WELLS, JJ. PER CURIAM. Predicated on Chuck v. City of Homestead Police Dep't, 29 Fla. L. Weekly D2829 (Fla. 3d DCA December 15, 2004) we reverse the orders denying Fausto Gonzalez' and Sergio Valdez' motions ** ** ** ** ** LOWER TRIBUNAL CASE NO. 03-12870 CASE NO. 3D04-754

to intervene in the forfeiture action filed by the Miami-Dade Police Department as to $270,080 seized by that department. The

cause is remanded with instructions to the trial court to grant standing to Fausto Gonzalez and Sergio Valdez to contest the forfeiture of the currency. Reversed and remanded with instructions.



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