United States of America v. All Funds and Cryptocurrency in a Financial Account at Nexo, held in the name of Nicholas Perzichilli

Filing 7

ORDER FOR WARRANT of Arrest of Property In Rem . Signed by Chief Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero on 9/8/2021. (klhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/8/2021)

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Case 3:21-cv-06626-JCS Document 7 Filed 09/08/21 Page 1 of 2 1 STEPHANIE M. HINDS (CABN 154284) Acting United States Attorney 2 HALLIE HOFFMAN (CABN 210020) 3 Chief, Criminal Division 4 CHRIS KALTSAS (NYBN 5460902) Assistant United States Attorney 5 450 Golden Gate Avenue, Box 36055 San Francisco, California 94102-3495 6 Telephone: (415) 436-7200 Facsimile: (415) 436-7234 7 Email: chris.kaltsas2@usdoj.gov 8 Attorneys for United States of America 9 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 10 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 11 SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ) CASE NO.: CV 21-6626 JCS ) Plaintiff, ) ) WARRANT OF ARREST OF PROPERTY IN REM v. ) ) ALL FUNDS AND CRYPTOCURRENCY IN ) A FINANCIAL ACCOUNT AT NEXO, HELD ) IN THE NAME OF NICHOLAS ) PERZICHILLI, ASSOCIATED WITH ) FINANCIAL ACCOUNT NUMBER, ) 0X1CB246DB528BFE9CE78779FF8E7E1F5C ) 0E99EE48 ) ) Defendant. ) ) TO: THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES OR HIS DULY AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE WHEREAS, on August 26, 2021, the United States of America filed a verified complaint for 25 civil forfeiture in the United States District Court in the Northern District of California against the 26 Defendant Property, alleging that the property is subject to seizure and civil forfeiture to the United 27 States for the reasons alleged in the complaint; and 28 Warrant of Arrest of Property IN REM CV 21-6626 JCS 1 Case 3:21-cv-06626-JCS Document 7 Filed 09/08/21 Page 2 of 2 1 WHEREAS, the Defendant Property includes: All Funds And Cryptocurrency In A Financial 2 Account At Nexo, Held In The Name Of Nicholas Perzichilli, Associated With Financial Account 3 Number, 0x1cB246dB528Bfe9cE78779fF8E7E1f5c0E99eE48; and 4 WHEREAS, the Court, having reviewed the Verified Complaint, hereby finds, in accordance 5 with Rule G(3)(b)(ii) of the Supplemental Rules for Admiralty or Maritime Claims and Asset Forfeiture 6 Actions, that there is probable cause to believe that the Defendant Property, which is not presently in the 7 Government’s possession, custody, or control or subject to a judicial restraining order, constitutes the 8 proceeds of and/or property in or traceable to the specified criminal violations and thus are subject to 9 forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 981(a)(1)(C) and Rule G(G)(3)(ii) of the Supplemental Rules for 10 Admiralty or Maritime Claims and Asset Forfeiture Actions; and 11 WHEREAS, Supplemental Rule G(3)(c)(i) provides that the warrant of arrest in rem must be 12 delivered to a person or organization authorized to execute it who may be a marshal or any other United 13 States officer or employee, someone under contract with the United States, or someone specially 14 appointed by the Court for that purpose; 15 YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to request that the proper authorities of Nexo Financial 16 Services Ltd., detain or seize the Defendant Property; prevent their sale, transfer, or alienation; and 17 release them into the custody of the United States of America or maintain them during the pendency of 18 this proceeding or until further order of this Court. Upon application of the plaintiff, United States of 19 America, and pursuant to the All Writs Act, 28 U.S.C. § 1651(a), the Court shall issue any order 20 necessary to effectuate and prevent the frustration of the execution of this Warrant. 21 YOU ARE FURTHER COMMANDED, promptly after execution of this process, to file the 22 same in this Court with your return thereon, identifying the individuals upon whom copies were served 23 and the manner employed. 24 25 Dated: September 8, 2021 By: ____________________________ HON. JOSEPH C. SPERO United States Chief Magistrate Judge 26 27 28 Warrant of Arrest of Property IN REM CV 21-6626 JCS 2

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