Re: Legal reasoning.
In the US, the RICO act allows for confiscating anything that was purchased from the proceeds of a crime. The FBI, DEA, and the other organizations have taken cars, phones, and even houses. They can make you homeless if make even a single mortgage payment using even a single penny that was gained from crime. They can then turn around and use that property for whatever they want, including selling it and dumping the cash into their budgets, and if it turns out that you were innocent, they'll give you the profit they made on the sale (Usually only 10%, but many times less than the actual value of the item).