LOS ANGELES – Federal prosecutors have filed a lawsuit to seize payments on life insurance policies taken out by San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook before the December attacks.
The U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles filed the civil asset forfeiture lawsuit on Tuesday for the two policies worth a total of $275,000.
Farook took out the two policies, one worth $25,000 in 2012 and the other, worth $250,000, in 2013, prosecutors said.
His mother was named as beneficiary of both.
The U.S. attorney’s office says that under federal law, assets derived from terrorism against the United States are subject to forfeiture.
A message left with Farook family attorneys seeking comment on the lawsuit was not immediately returned.