California

US seeks to seize San Bernardino shooter's life insurance

This undated photo provided by the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows San Bernardino, Calif., shooter Syed Rizwan Farook. Federal prosecutors have filed a lawsuit to seize payments on life insurance policies taken out by San Bernardino shooter Farook in the years before the December 2015 attacks. The U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles filed the civil asset forfeiture lawsuit on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, for the two policies worth a total of $275,000. (California Department of Motor Vehicles via AP, File)

This undated photo provided by the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows San Bernardino, Calif., shooter Syed Rizwan Farook. Federal prosecutors have filed a lawsuit to seize payments on life insurance policies taken out by San Bernardino shooter Farook in the years before the December 2015 attacks. The U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles filed the civil asset forfeiture lawsuit on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, for the two policies worth a total of $275,000. (California Department of Motor Vehicles via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

Federal prosecutors have filed a lawsuit to seize payments on life insurance policies taken out by San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook before the December attacks.

The U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles filed the civil asset forfeiture lawsuit on Tuesday for the two policies worth a total of $275,000.

Farook took out the two policies, one worth $25,000 in 2012 and the other, worth $250,000, in 2013, prosecutors said.

His mother was named as beneficiary of both.

The U.S. attorney's office says that under federal law, assets derived from terrorism against the United States are subject to forfeiture.

A message left with Farook family attorneys seeking comment on the lawsuit was not immediately returned.