UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JEWELL
CONSENT JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE. It is hereby ORDERED that any motion for attorney's fees shall be filed within the time specified in Local Rule 54.2 of this Court. By JUDGE GEORGE Z. SINGAL. (lrc)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF MAINE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
EDWARD B. JEWELL,
MAINE POTATO GROWERS, INC.,
CAVENDISH AGRI SERVICES, INC., &
ME DEPT. OF LABOR – BUREAU OF
UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION –
Case No. 1:16-cv-00476-GZS
CONSENT JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE
This action having been brought to recover a sum certain, to wit, the balance due on the
promissory note and mortgage, and Defendant, Edward B. Jewell and parties in interest Maine
Potato Growers, Inc., Cavendish Agri-Services, Inc., and the Maine Department of Labor,
Bureau of Unemployment Compensation, Tax Division, having consented to judgment; and it
appearing that there is no genuine issue as to any material fact; and that the United States of
America, plaintiff herein, is entitled to such judgment on the Amended Complaint; and it
appearing from the Consent Motion that Defendant is neither an infant nor incompetent person,
nor in the military service of the United States, and that the total amount due to the United States,
Farm Service Agency is $254,268.93, together with interest and costs; now upon Plaintiff’s
Consent Motion for Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, it is:
ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED that:
1. The Consent Motion is granted for the plaintiff.
2. Defendant has breached the conditions of plaintiff’s mortgage.
3. The real property, which is the subject of this action and judgment, is as described in
the Amended Complaint and as described in a real estate mortgage executed by Defendant
recorded in the Southern Aroostook County Registry of Deeds in Volume 4473, Page 295, on
August 3, 2007.
4. There is due the United States, Farm Service Agency the sum of $175,000.00, in
principal, together with $79,268.93 in interest as of August 26, 2016, for a total of $254,268.93,
plus interest accruing thereafter to the date of judgment at the rate of $24.5719, plus any
advances made thereafter under the terms of the mortgages plus costs.
5. If Defendant, his successors, heirs, or assigns does not pay the plaintiff the amount
adjudged to be due herein within 90 days from the date of this Order, a representative of the
Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, on behalf of the plaintiff, shall sell the
mortgaged real property at public sale pursuant to the requirements of 28 U.S.C. Section 2001,
2002, and 2004, 14 M.R.S.A. Sections 6323, 6324, and this judgment. Notice of said sale shall
be given by publishing a Notice of Sale, in a newspaper of general circulation in Aroostook
County, Maine, once a week for four (4) weeks. Such notice will not be published until after the
expiration of the redemption period, but not later than 90 days after the expiration of the
redemption period. This sale shall be held not less than thirty (30) days nor more than forty-five
(45) days from the date of first publication.
6. Defendant shall deliver possession of the real property to plaintiff within ten (10)
days after the foreclosure sale, but in no event shall be required to vacate the property before
June 30, 2017.
7. The mortgagee, in its sole discretion, may allow the mortgagor to redeem or reinstate
the loan after the expiration of the period of redemption but before the public sale. The
mortgagee may convey the property to the mortgagor (redemption) or execute a waiver of
foreclosure (reinstatement) and all other rights of all other parties shall remain as if no
foreclosure had been commenced.
8. The plaintiff will enter a minimum bid at the foreclosure sale. If it is the successful
bidder, it need not remit any funds to the Marshal, provided its bid does not exceed the amount
due on its mortgage, costs of this action, and the expenses of sale. The Marshal shall then
deliver a deed conveying the mortgaged premises to the purchaser on behalf of the plaintiff.
Such deed shall convey the premises free and clear of all interests of Defendant and any person
who may have acquired an interest in the premises after the time that the Court’s Certificate with
respect to this action was filed in the Aroostook County Registry of Deeds. Thereafter, every
person shall be forever barred and foreclosed of all rights, claims, liens, and equity of redemption
in the mortgaged real property.
9. If someone other than the plaintiff is the successful purchaser, the buyer will be
responsible for any real estate taxes, assessments, water or sewer rents which may be due with
respect to the mortgaged premises. From the proceeds of the sale of the real property and
personal property, the Marshal shall first pay all costs including the costs and expenses of sale;
then he shall pay Farm Service Agency the principal amount due on its mortgage of $175,00.00,
plus interest in the amount of $79,268.93 through August 26, 2016, for a total of $254,268.93,
plus interest from that date through the date of judgment at the per diem rate of $24.5719, plus
any advances made thereafter under the terms of the mortgages and costs, plus interest at the
legal rate from the date of judgment to the date of sale and costs of suit; then he shall pay the
Maine Department of Labor the amount due under the lien recorded in Volume 4651, Page 162
on December 1, 2008; next he shall pay Maine Potato Growers, Inc. the amount due under the
Writ of Execution recorded in Volume 4683, Page 163 on March 27, 2009; and finally
Cavendish Agri-Services, Inc. the amount due under the Writ of Execution recorded in Volume
4699, Page 94 on May 15, 2009. There being no other parties that have appeared in this action,
any surplusage shall then be remitted to Edward B. Jewell.
10. A Report of Sale and Disbursement of any proceeds therefrom shall be filed with the
Clerk. If the plaintiff is the successful purchaser, the report shall indicate the amount of its bid
which shall be credited against the amount due under its mortgages and security agreement.
Dated: January 25, 2017
/s/ George Z. Singal
George Z. Singal
U.S. District Judge
Dated: January 11, 2017
THOMAS E. DELAHANTY II
United States Attorney
/s/ Andrew K. Lizotte
Andrew K. Lizotte
Assistant United States Attorney
U.S. Attorney’s Office
100 Middle Street Plaza, East Tower
Portland, ME 04101
Counsel for United States
Dated: January 19, 2017
Presque Isle, Maine
/s/ Alan F. Harding
Alan F. Harding, Esq.
HARDINGS LAW OFFICES
427-429 Main St.
P.O. Box 427
Presque Isle, ME 04769
Counsel for Defendant
Dated: January 12, 2017
Presque Isle, Maine
/s/ Brent A. York
Brent A. York, Esq.
Phillips, Olore, Dunlavey & York, P.A.
P.O. Box 1087
Presque Isle, ME 04769
Counsel for Maine Potato & Cavendish
Dated: January 12, 2017
JANET T. MILLS
Attorney General for the State of Maine
/s/ Nancy Macirowski
Nancy Macirowski, AAG
6 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Counsel for Maine DOL
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