United States of America v. $87,662.56 in United States Currency
DEFAULT JUDGMENT AND FINAL ORDER OF FORFEITURE granting 18 Motion for Default Judgment. (Written Opinion). Signed by Judge Richard H. Kyle on 09/30/11. (kll)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Civil No. 11-754 (RHK/JSM)
DEFAULT JUDGMENT AND
FINAL ORDER OF FORFEITURE
$87,662.56 IN U.S. CURRENCY,
RONALD JOHN IDE,
Based on the Motion of the United States for an order granting default judgment against all
unknown persons and entities having an interest in the Defendant currency who have failed to file
a verified statement of claim an answer, and for a final order of forfeiture forfeiting $20,000.00 of
the Defendant currency to the United States pursuant to the Stipulation for Settlement of Claim
entered between the Plaintiff and Ronald John Ide; and based on all the files and records in this
action, the Court finds as follows:
On March 29, 2011, a verified Complaint for Forfeiture In Rem was filed by the
United States alleging that the Defendant currency is subject to forfeiture pursuant to 21 U.S.C.
Notice of this forfeiture action was posted on an official government internet site
(www.forfeiture.gov) for at least 30 consecutive days, beginning on March 31, 2011.
Ronald John Ide filed a claim to the defendant currency and an answer to the
for Complaint for Forfeiture on April 29, 2011, and May 17, 2011, respectively.
No other verified statement of claim or answer to the Complaint for Forfeiture has
been filed in this action, and the time for filing a verified claim and answer has expired.
On September 26, 2011, the Plaintiff and Ronald John Ide entered into a Stipulation
for Settlement of Claim in this action.
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
the Motion of the United States for Default Judgment and Final Order of Forfeiture
(Doc. No. 18) is GRANTED;
default judgment is entered against all unknown persons and entities having
an interest in the Defendant currency who have failed to file a verified claim and answer in this
all right, title and interest in $20,000.00 of the Defendant currency is forfeited to and
vested in the United States of America pursuant to 21 U.S.C. § 881(a)(6);
the United States shall dispose of the $20,000.00 in accordance with law; and
the United States shall return $67,662.56 of the Defendant U.S. currency to
Ronald John Ide, as provided for in the Stipulation for Settlement of Claim.
LET JUDGMENT BE ENTERED ACCORDINGLY.
Dated: September 30, 2011
s/Richard H. Kyle
RICHARD H. KYLE
United States District Judge
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