"Would the Ministry of Magic turn a blind eye if I kidnapped my brother's children and turned them into blood-sucking ferrets?"
-- Buckley Cooper (DP3)
Letter published on the Problem Page of the Daily Prophet (DP3)
Wizard Buckley Cooper was involved in a family feud and wanted to know the ministry's position if he kidnapped and transfigured his nieces and nephews. Dempster Wiggleswade from the Department of Magical Law Enforcement has some very strong views against this course of action (DP3)
While the date printed on DP3 is 1 June 1999, the timeframe for these events is 1992-1993.