Woman sues for return of $1 million not paid

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ An attorney for a California woman who successfully sued to get back more than $1 million seized during a Nebraska traffic stop says she has not yet been repaid.

Attorney Roger Diamond said Wednesday that Tara Mishra, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., is due to give birth soon and ``could really use that money.''

A Nebraska state trooper seized the money after a March 3 traffic stop on Interstate 80 near North Platte, saying that a police dog determined the presence of drugs on the money. But Mishra proved in court through tax returns that the money is her life savings, earned over years as an exotic dancer.

Officials with the U.S. Attorney's Office for Nebraska did not immediately return messages Wednesday seeking comment on whether the government plans to appeal.

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