USA v. 927 Cole Street, Golden, Colorado et al
ORDER. Plaintiff's 25 Motion for Order for Seizure and Interlocutory Sale of Real Property - Exigent Circumstances is granted. A post-seizure hearing and status conference shall be held on 1/25/2012 at 09:15 AM before Magistrate Judge Craig B. Shaffer. The 27 court's text order dated 1/4/2012 is hereby withdrawn. By Magistrate Judge Craig B. Shaffer on 1/5/12. (mnfsl, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 11-cv-02106-PAB-CBS
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
DEFENDANT NO. 1: ONE PARCEL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 927 COLE STREET,
GOLDEN, COLORADO, WITH ALL APPURTENANCES, IMPROVEMENTS AND
ATTACHMENTS THEREON; and
DEFENDANT NO. 2: ONE 2008 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER, VIN # JTEES42A182076495;
Magistrate Judge Craig B. Shaffer
This civil action comes before the court on Plaintiff’s “Motion for Order for Seizure and
Interlocutory Sale of Real Property - Exigent Circumstances” (filed December 27, 2011) (Doc. #
25) and the court’s text order dated January 4, 2012 (Doc. # 27). Pursuant to the Order of
Reference dated August 12, 2011 (Doc. # 5) and the memorandum dated December 27, 2011
(Doc. # 26), the Motion was referred to the Magistrate Judge.
It appears to the court based on the allegations set forth in the Verified Complaint this in
rem action (Doc. # 1) that the court has jurisdiction over Defendant No. 1, the real property and
that Defendant No. 1 is subject to an order of forfeiture. The court finds that exigent
circumstances exist to justify seizure of Defendant No. 1 prior to notice and an opportunity to be
heard and that no less restrictive means are sufficient to insure availability of the property for
forfeiture or to prevent deterioration of the real property. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that:
Plaintiff’s “Motion for Order for Seizure and Interlocutory Sale of Real Property -
Exigent Circumstances” (filed December 27, 2011) (Doc. # 25) is GRANTED.
The Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division, its
representatives, and/or agents, be directed to seize and take custody of Defendant No. 1 and to
make its return as provided by law. The Internal Revenue Service, its representatives, and/or
agents are further directed to enter and inventory Defendant No. 1 and ascertain its physical
condition. The Internal Revenue Service, its representatives, and/or agents are directed to secure
Defendant No. 1 in such a manner as to prevent any illegal activity and prohibit any persons
from gaining access to Defendant No. 1 for any reason. This includes, but is not limited to
changing locks, padlocking gates, and/or boarding windows, installing alarms, and removing
valuables and storing them in a offsite secured location.
The Internal Revenue Service, its representatives, and/or agents are authorized to
use its discretion and whatever means necessary, including reasonable force, to execute this
Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 985(e) a post-seizure hearing and status conference shall
be held on January 25, 2012, at 9:15 a.m. at which time the property owner shall have an
opportunity to contest the basis for the seizure.
The court’s text order dated January 4, 2012 (Doc. # 27) is hereby
Dated at Denver, Colorado, this 5th day of January, 2012.
BY THE COURT:
s/Craig B. Shaffer
United States Magistrate Judge
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