Robert Durst Wants the $161,000 Authorities Seized in New Orleans Arrest

The real estate scion facing murder charges in Calif., and gun charges in Louisiana, Robert Durst, is demanding that authorities return the $161,000 seized after his arrest, NBC News reported. In court papers filed Thursday, lawyers for the subject of HBO's "The Jinx" said the cash "is not needed as evidence, is not contraband, and is not subject to forfeiture" and should be returned. When FBI agents apprehended Durst at the J.W. Marriott hotel in New Orleans on March 14, they found stacks of hundred-dollar bills totaling more than $44,000 and a tracking number for a UPS parcel, which they intercepted; it contained another $117,000. Authorities say they believe Durst, 71, was amassing cash for a life on the run.

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