United States of America v. $33,585.00 in United States Currency

Filing 11

CONSENT DECREE of Forfeiture as set forth. Signed by Honorable P. K. Holmes, III on October 21, 2011. (rw)

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0Oulil u.$.DlsTRlcT AH $ Dt$,T+cJrfiN A /ESTERN IN THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS WESTERN DISTRICTOF ARKANSAS FORTSMITH DIVISION I II_L-'J ocT | 20tl 2 CLIHK CHRIS JOHNStr{, R. sf DEPI'fYCN-ERK L]NITEDSTATES AMERICA, OF Plaintiff. v. CivilNo. I l-2087 in $33,585.00 UNITEDSTATES CURRENCY, Defendant. CONSENTDECREE OF FORFEITURE OnMay 7,201l, a VerifiedComplaint Forfeiture filed on behalf theplaintiff, of was of UnitedStates America,against defendant of the currency.Thecomplaintalleges thecurrency that wasused intended beused exchange controlled or to in for substances violationof 2l U.S.C.$$ in 801et seqandis thereby g pursuant 2l U.S.C. 881(aXd). forfeitable to It appearing process fully issued thisactionandreturned that was in according law: to l. Thatpursuant a Warrant Arrestissued theCourt, UnitedStates to of by the Marshal for thisdistrictseized saidcurrency June7,2001. on 2. On June14,2011,attorney Shannon Blatt accepted service her client,Lamar for Roberts. verified claimof ownerandanswer A werefiled on his behalfon June30,201I 3. On July22,20ll, Marcos Mondragon-Barron received service viacertified mail. No claimnor answer havebeenfiled on his behalf. 4. On July 25,2011,Edgar Cruzreceived service certified via mail. No claimnor answer havebeen filed on his behalf. 5. Noticeof saidforfeiture action waspublished theUnitedStates'official on website (www.forfeiture.gov) 30 consecutive beginning for days May 18,2011,through June16,201l, as required RuleG(aXaXiv)(C) the Supplemental by of Rulesfor admiralty MaritimeClaimsand or Asset Forfeiture Actions, evidenced theAdvertisement as by Certification Report, marked Exhibit ilB.rl propertyis moreparticularlydescribed $33,585.00 United States 6. The defendant as in Currency. IT IS HEREBYORDERED, DECREED, ADJUDGED and that: l. Pursuant theagreement theparties, to of $18,471.75 thedefendant of cunency to is be returned the claimanto to LamarRoberts,throughhis attorney. 2. Theremaining I 5,I I 3.25in UnitedStates $ currency hereby is forfeited theUnited to States America be disposed according law afterdeducting costs this action. of to of to its of 3. Pursuant 28 U.S.C.$ 2465,reasonable to cause existedfor the seizure the of defendant currency. IT IS SOORDERED f{lday this of October, 2011. pr ,tk^-- E APPROVED: /s/David R. Ferquson David R. Ferguson, AssistantUnited States Attorneyfor Plaintiff, United of America /s/Shannon Blatt Shannon Blatt, Attomey for Claimant, Lamar Roberts HONORABLE P.K.HOLMES. III UNITEDSTATESDISTRICT JUDGE

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