United States of America v. 100,000.00 Seized from Redstone Credit Union Account No. 3207

Filing 42

CONSENT JUDGMENT by Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell, the Court hereby ORDERS,ADJUDGES AND DECREES that the defendant asset ($100,000.00 Seized from Redstone Credit Union Account No. 3207), plus all interest accrued since seizure, shall be forfeited to the United States of America, for disposition according to law. Each of the parties shall bear its own fees and costs in connection with this action. (Case CLOSED). (jp)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 SANDRA R. BROWN Acting United States Attorney LAWRENCE S. MIDDLETON Assistant United States Attorney Chief, Criminal Division STEVEN R. WELK Assistant United States Attorney Chief, Asset Forfeiture Section FRANK D. KORTUM California Bar No. 110984 Assistant United States Attorney Asset Forfeiture Section United States Courthouse 312 North Spring Street, 14th Floor Los Angeles, California 90012 Telephone: (213) 894-5710 Facsimile: (213) 894-7177 E-Mail: Frank.Kortum@usdoj.gov Attorneys for Plaintiff UNITED STATES OF AMERICA UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 14 FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 15 WESTERN DIVISION 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ) No.: CV 15-05849-BRO(FFMx) ) ) Plaintiff, ) CONSENT JUDGMENT vs. ) ) ) $100,000.00 SEIZED FROM ) REDSTONE CREDIT UNION ACCOUNT ) NO. ‘3207, ) Defendant. _______________________________ ) ) GS CALTEX CORPORATION, ) ) Claimant. ) ) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1 1. Plaintiff United States of America (the “government”) 2 and claimant GS Caltex Corporation (“Caltex”) 3 a stipulated request for the entry of this consent judgment of 4 forfeiture resolving all interests that Caltex may have in the 5 defendant $100,000.00 Seized from Redstone Credit Union Account 6 No. ‘3207. 7 2. have entered into This civil forfeiture action was commenced on August 8 3, 2015. 9 an answer on November 23, 2015. 10 Caltex filed a verified claim on November 5, 2015, and 3. On November 23, 2015, Caltex filed a Petition for 11 Remission with the United States Attorney’s Office. 12 13, 2016, The Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section of 13 the Department of Justice granted Caltex’s Petition for 14 Remission. 15 4. On December On March 10, 2017, the Court entered a default 16 judgment against the interests of known potential claimants Chun 17 Tucker, the Republic of Korea, and all unknown potential 18 claimants. 19 for filing claims and answers have expired. 20 5. No other claims or answers were filed, and the time The Court has been duly advised of and has considered 21 the matter. 22 and good cause appearing therefor, the Court hereby ORDERS, 23 ADJUDGES AND DECREES that the defendant asset ($100,000.00 24 Seized from Redstone Credit Union Account No. ‘3207), plus all 25 interest accrued since seizure, shall be forfeited to the United 26 States of America, for disposition according to law. 27 28 6. Based upon the mutual consent of the parties hereto The United States of America and its agencies, agents, and officers (including employees and agents of the Defense 2 1 Criminal Investigative Service and the Department of Defense), 2 have been released by the Caltex from any and all claims, 3 actions or liabilities arising out of or related to this civil 4 forfeiture action including, without limitation, any claim for 5 attorneys’ fees, costs or interest which may be asserted on 6 behalf of Caltex against the United States of America, whether 7 pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2465 or otherwise. 8 9 7. The Court finds that there was reasonable cause for the institution of this action. This consent judgment shall be 10 construed as a certificate of reasonable cause pursuant to 28 11 U.S.C. § 2465. 12 8. Each of the parties shall bear its own fees and costs 13 in connection with this action. 14 IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED: April 20, 2017 15 16 By: 17 Honorable Beverly R. O’Connell United States District Court Judge 18 19 Presented by: 20 SANDRA R. BROWN Acting United States Attorney LAWRENCE S. MIDDLETON Assistant United States Attorney Chief, Criminal Division STEVEN R. WELK Assistant United States Attorney Chief, Asset Forfeiture Section 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 /s/ Frank D. Kortum FRANK D. KORTUM Assistant United States Attorney Attorney for Plaintiff UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 3

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