USA v. $407,511.00 in United States Currency

Filing 53

FINAL ORDER OF FORFEITURE. Judgment of 52 forfeiture of defendant $407,511.00 in United States Currency is entered in favor of the United States. The United States shall have full and legal title to the forfeited Currency, and may dispose of it in accordance with law. A Certificate of Reasonable Cause pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §2465, which this Order constitutes, is granted as to defendant Currency. The Clerk of Court is directed to enter Judgment as to defendant Currency and close this case, by Judge Marcia S. Krieger on 04/05/2010.(wjc, )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Honorable Marcia S. Krieger Civil Action No. 08-cv-02074-MSK-KMT UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v. $407,511.00 IN UNITED STATES CURRENCY, Defendant. FINAL ORDER OF FORFEITURE THIS MATTER comes before the Court on the United States' Motion for Final Order of Forfeiture (#52), the Court having reviewed said Motion FINDS: THAT the United States commenced this action in rem pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 881; THAT all known parties have been provided with an opportunity to respond and that publication has been effected as required by Supplemental Rule G(4); THAT the only party to have filed a Claim and Answer was Martin Vega-Beleta; however, on April 1, 2010, Vega-Beleta withdrew his Claim and Answer and is therefore no longer a party to this action; THAT no other claims to the defendant Currency have been filed by any other party; and THAT it further appears there is cause to issue a forfeiture order for the defendant Currency under 21 U.S.C. 881. NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, DECREED AND ADJUDGED: -1- THAT judgment of forfeiture of defendant $407,511.00 in United States Currency is entered in favor of the United States; THAT the United States shall have full and legal title to the forfeited Currency, and may dispose of it in accordance with law; THAT a Certificate of Reasonable Cause pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2465, which this Order constitutes, is granted as to defendant Currency; and THAT the Clerk of Court is directed to enter Judgment as to defendant Currency and close this case. DATED this 5th day of April, 2010. BY THE COURT: Marcia S. Krieger United States District Judge -2-

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