DISPATCHES FROM THE WORLD OF GANGSTER GOVERNMENT: “Imagine you own a million-dollar piece of property free and clear, but then the federal government and local law enforcement agents announce that they are going to take it from you, not compensate you one dime, and then use the money they get from selling your land to pad their budgets—all this even though you have never so much as been accused of a crime, let alone convicted of one. That is the nightmare Russ Caswell and his family faced in Tewksbury, Mass., where the federal government tried to take the family-operated motel they have owned for two generations.