United States of America v. $5,523.00 in U.S. Currency

Filing 14

DEFAULT JUDGMENT AND DECREE OF FOREFEITURE. The 13 Motion for Default Judgment and Decree of Forfeiture is granted. Ordered by Senior Judge Richard G. Kopf. (1 Certified copy to USM and copy mailed to Ramon Escamilla) (KMG)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, 4:14CV3057 vs. $5,523.00 IN UNITED STATES CURRENCY, DEFAULT JUDGMENT AND DECREE OF FORFEITURE Defendant. This matter comes on before the Court upon Plaintiff=s Motion for Default Judgment and Decree of Forfeiture (Filing No. 13) against the Defendant property, Ramon Escamilla, and any other unknown individuals. Plaintiff is represented by Nancy A. Svoboda, Assistant United States Attorney. No Claimants have entered an appearance, either personally or through counsel. Upon review of the record of this case, the Court, being duly advised in the premises, finds as follows: 1. A Complaint for Forfeiture In Rem was filed herein on March 20, 2014. A Warrant for Arrest In Rem was issued by this Court and was properly served on the Defendant property by the U.S. Marshals Service. 2. Publication of the notice of this action and of the arrest of the Defendant property was duly made pursuant to Order of this Court dated March 27, 2014 (Filing No. 7). 3. On April 3, 2014, the U.S. Marshals Service served Ramon Escamilla with the Complaint for Forfeiture In Rem, the Notice of Complaint for Forfeiture and the Warrant for Arrest In Rem, as evidenced by Filing No 8. 5. A Clerk’s Entry of Default was filed against Ramon Escamilla on June 11, 2014 (Filing No. 12). 6. No other person or entity entitled to the Defendant property has filed a Claim or an Answer in response to Plaintiff=s Complaint for Forfeiture In Rem within the time fixed by law. 7. The Plaintiff=s Motion for Default Judgment and Decree of Forfeiture should therefore be granted. IT IS ORDERED: A. The Plaintiff’s Motion for Default Judgment and Decree of Forfeiture (Filing No. 13) is granted; B. All right, title and interest in or to the Defendant currency held by any person or entity is hereby forever barred and foreclosed. C. The Defendant currency be and the same hereby is forfeited to the United States of America. D. The Defendant currency shall be disposed of by the United States of America in accordance with law. Dated this 22nd day of July, 2014. BY THE COURT: Richard G. Kopf ___________________________________ RICHARD G. KOPF, Senior Judge United States District Court 2

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