Ray Bitar has filed a claim against seized assets. He claims legal and equitable ownership interest in a handful of the bank accounts listed in the amended civil complaint:
- account 1892947126, held at Comerica Bank, Dallas, Texas, in the name of Tiltware, and all funds traceable thereto
- account 1892947134, held at Comerica Bank, Dallas, Texas, in the name of Tiltware and all funds traceable thereto
- account GB81 RBOS 6905 4234 0877 66 held at NatWest in the name of Raymond Bitar and all funds traceable thereto
Bitar argues: "My interest in these above-referenced properties is legal and equitable ownership, an ownership interest acquired by my lawful establishment of those entities and my entirely lawful hard work performed for said companies over the years. The assets subject to forfeiture are neither proceeds nor instrumentalities of any crimes in any jurisdiction in the United States or elsewhere."