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By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors filed a civil forfeiture action on Tuesday seeking to seize the proceeds of two life insurance policies held by Syed Rizwan Farook, who with his wife killed 14 people in a shooting rampage in San Bernardino, California. Farook, 28, and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, 27, died in a shootout with police hours after the massacre last December at the Inland Regional Center social services center where he worked. According to the complaint for forfeiture, Farook obtained two life insurance policies through his job with San Bernardino County, one in 2012 for $25,000 and one in 2013 for $250,000.
US authorities filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to seize $275,000 worth of life insurance money linked to the man behind the San Bernardino attack that left 14 people dead. The suit filed in federal court in Los Angeles states that Syed Rizwan Farook had obtained two life insurance policies in 2012 and 2013, after he had become radicalized and had initiated plans to carry out terrorist attacks. Farook and his wife died in a shootout with police following the December 2 assault in San Bernardino, California.