United States of America v. Approximately $70,563.22 in U.S. Currency Seized From Mission Bank Account Number 3000288

Filing 9

STIPULATION and ORDER GRANTING the parties' request for a continuance of the Initial Scheduling Conference currently set for 7/23/2013 and CONTINUING it to 8/28/2013 at 09:30 AM in Courtroom 1 (SMS) before Magistrate Judge Sandra M. Snyder. Telephonic appearances are granted with the parties to initiate a one-line conference call to chambers at (559) 499-5690. Order signed by Magistrate Judge Sandra M. Snyder on 7/12/2013. (Rooney, M)

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1 BENJAMIN B. WAGNER United States Attorney 2 HEATHER MARDEL JONES Assistant United States Attorney 3 2500 Tulare Street, Suite 4401 Fresno, CA 93721 4 Telephone: (559) 497-4000 Facsimile: (559) 497-4099 5 Attorneys for Plaintiff 6 United States of America 7 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 10 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 11 12 13 14 15 Plaintiff, v. APPROXIMATELY $70,563.22 IN U.S. CURRENCY SEIZED FROM MISSION BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER 3000288, CASE NO. 1:13-CV-00602-AWI-SMS STIPULATION TO CONTINUE SCHEDULNG CONFERENCE AND ORDER THEREON Defendant. 16 17 18 It is hereby stipulated by and between the United States of America and Claimant 19 James H. Park, (“Claimant”), by and through their respective attorneys, as follows 20 1. This is a civil action in rem to forfeit to the United States of America 21 approximately $70,563.22 in U.S. currency seized from Mission Bank account number 22 3000288, (hereafter “defendant funds”) pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 984 and 31 U.S.C. § 23 5317(c)(2) incorporating the procedures governing civil forfeitures in money laundering 24 cases pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 981(a)(1)(A). The defendant funds are property involved in 25 violations of 31 U.S.C. § 5324(a)(1), which prohibits causing, or attempting to cause a 26 financial institution to fail to file Currency Transaction Reports (CTRs) and 31 U.S.C. § 27 5324(a)(3), which prohibits the structuring or assisting in structuring, or attempting to 28 Stipulation to Continue Scheduling Conference 1 1 structure or assist in the purpose of evading the reporting requirements of 31 U.S.C. §§ 2 5313(a) or 5325. 2. On or about May 9, 2013, the United States sent copies of the Complaint, 3 4 Warrant for Arrest of Articles In Rem, Order Setting Mandatory Scheduling Conference, 5 Notice of Availability of Magistrate Judge, Notice of Availability Voluntary Dispute 6 Resolution and notice of forfeiture letter dated May 9, 2013, to James and Helen Park 7 through their attorney of record Ellis Park at 2312 Park Avenue, Suite 210 in Tustin, 8 California. As such, the original deadline to file a claim was June 14, 2013. 3. 9 On June 5, 2013, upon the request of Attorney Ellis Park, the United States 10 granted to potential claimants James Park and Helen Park, an extension of time in which 11 to file their claims. Thereafter, the new date which such claims were to be filed was no 12 later than July 5, 2013. On July 3, 2013, Claimant James Park filed his verified claim in 13 this action. 4. 14 To date no other potential claimants have appeared in this action as required 15 by Rule G(5) of the Supplemental Rules for Admiralty or Maritime Claims and Asset 16 Forfeiture Actions, and the time to file a claim and answer has expired. As such it is the 17 intent of the United States to seek the default of all other potential claimants. 5. 18 On July 10, 2013, Counsel for Claimant James Park advised that he would be 19 out of the country for one week, beginning July 19, 2013, and continuing through July 26, 20 2013—including on the date of the currently set July 23, 2013 Scheduling Conference. In 21 the same conversation, Counsel for Claimant James Park also requested an extension of 22 time to file the Answer to the Complaint. 6. 23 On this same date, at the request of Counsel for Claimant, the United States 24 granted Claimant James Park an extension of time, to August 9, 2013, in which to file his 25 answer to the Verified Complaint for Forfeiture In Rem. 26 /// 27 /// 28 /// Stipulation to Continue Scheduling Conference 2 1 7. Due to unavailability of Counsel for Claimant James Park, the Parties in this 2 case stipulate and request that the Scheduling Conference currently set for July 23, 2013 3 be continued to August 28, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. This extension also allows time for 4 Claimant James Park to file his answer to the Verified Complaint and for Attorney Ellis 5 Park to be available at the time of the Scheduling Conference. 6 7 Dated: July 11, 2013 BENJAMIN B. WAGNER United States Attorney 8 /s/ Heather Mardel Jones HEATHER MARDEL JONES Assistant United States Attorney 9 10 11 12 Dated: July 11 , 2013 13 /s/ Ellis Park ELLIS PARK Attorney for Claimant James H. Park 14 15 16 IT IS SO ORDERED. 17 Dated: 7/12/2013 18 /s/ SANDRA M. SNYDER UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Stipulation to Continue Scheduling Conference 3

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