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MAHONING VALLEY Goldberg's family files lawsuit over search

Published: Wed, June 27, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.

The wife and children of the former attorney filed the suit.
AKRON -- Dorothy Goldberg, on behalf of herself and her two minor daughters, along with four adult children, have filed suit against Judge Timothy P. Maloney and 16 others, mostly police officers, alleging they conducted an unlawful search and seizure of personal property.
The search and seizure occurred Sunday at the Goldberg family home in Liberty and at Goldberg's warehouse in Girard and a warehouse used by the children.
Search: According to court documents filed in U.S. District Court in Akron, officers spent four hours searching, videotaping and inventorying all contents of the house, seizing four area rugs, watches, cameras, a computer and diskettes.
Officers then searched, videotaped and inventoried the contents of the Goldbergs' warehouse in Girard and the children's building on South Phelps Street, Youngstown, seizing all documents, files and records, including personal medical, financial and other confidential records, the documents say.
The suit alleges the officers also changed the locks on both buildings to prevent the Goldberg family access to its own commercial buildings and property housed there.
Mahoning County deputies also seized documents, files and records, including the plaintiffs' personal financial and tax records, worksheets and returns, from the office of Robert Elias, a certified public accountant, the suit says.

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