USA v. $430,346.00 Seized from American National Bank Account #70659944 et al
FINAL ORDER OF FORFEITURE granting 30 Motion for Final Order of Forfeiture, by Judge William J. Martinez on 10/22/2015.(dhans, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Judge William J. Martínez
Civil Action No. 11-cv-02068-WJM-MEH
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
$430,346.00 SEIZED FROM AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK ACCOUNT # 70659944,
$22,678.00 SEIZED FROM AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK ACCOUNT # 52005163,
FINAL ORDER OF FORFEITURE
This matter comes before the Court on the United States’ Motion for Final Order
of Forfeiture. (ECF No. 30.) The Court, having reviewed said Motion, FINDS as
That the United States commenced this action in rem pursuant to 18 U.S.C.
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 United States and Claimants, Lisabeth Melahn and Tan Your Hide II,
Inc., through counsel, Joseph H. Thibodeau, P.C., have reached a settlement
agreement resolving Lisabeth Melahn’s and Tan Your Hide II, Inc.’s interest as to
That the Government and Claimants, Lisabeth Melahn and Tan Your Hide II,
Inc., have filed their Settlement Agreement (ECF No. 29) with the Court,
resolving all issues in dispute as to Defendant Currency;
That no other claims to the above listed defendant property have been filed;
That $398,024.00 of the total of Defendant $453,024.00 in United States
Currency shall be returned to Claimants with the understanding that the funds
returned will be held in the trust account of Claimants’ counsel, Joseph H.
That forfeiture of Defendant $55,000.00 in United States Currency shall enter in
favor of the United States; and
That it further appears that there is cause to issue a f orfeiture order under 18
U.S.C. § 981.
Therefore, it is hereby ORDERED as follows:
The United States shall have full and legal title to Defendant $55,000.00 in
United States Currency, to be disposed of it in accordance with law and in
accordance with the terms and provisions of the parties Settlement Agreement,
and that the balance of the seized funds, namely, $398,024.00, shall be returned
to Claimants in accordance with the terms and provisions of said agreement;
The Clerk of Court is directed to enter Judgment in accordance with this Order;
Pursuant to their agreement, the parties shall bear their own attorneys’ fees and
A Certificate of Reasonable Cause, which this Order constitutes, is granted as to
Defendants pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2465.
Dated this 22nd day of October, 2015.
BY THE COURT:
William J. Martínez
United States District Judge
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