United States of America v. $116,550.00 in United States Currency
DECREE of Forfeiture. The Plaintiff's Motion for Decree of Forfeiture 36 is hereby sustained. All right, title and interest in or to the Defendant currency held by any person or entity is hereby forever barred and foreclosed. The Defendant cu rrency shall be and the same hereby is forfeited to the United States of America. The Defendant currency shall be disposed of by the United States of America in accordance with law. Ordered by Senior Judge Richard G. Kopf. (1 Certified copy to USM) (JSF)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE
DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
$116,550.00 IN UNITED STATES
DECREE OF FORFEITURE
This matter comes on before the Court upon Plaintiff=s Motion for Decree of Forfeiture
(Filing No. 36) against the Defendant property, Nicholas Edward Ferrigno and any other unknown
claimants. Plaintiff is represented by Nancy A. Svoboda, Assistant United States Attorney.
Nicholas Edward Ferrigno is not present, neither personally nor through counsel. Upon review of
the record of this case, the Court, being duly advised in the premises, finds as follows:
A Complaint for Forfeiture In Rem (Filing No. 1) was filed herein on September 19,
2013. 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 (Filing Nos. 3, 7).
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 September 30, 2013 (Filing Nos. 6 and 14).
On October 23, 2013, the U. S. Marshals Service served Nicholas Edward Ferrigno
with the Complaint for Forfeiture In Rem, the Notice of Complaint for Forfeiture and the Warrant
for Arrest In Rem (Filing No. 9). Ferrigno filed an Answer (Filing No. 8) herein, alleging
ownership of the Defendant property. On December 23, 2014, Ferrigno filed a Withdrawal
(Filing No. 34) of his Answer. In that Withdrawal, Ferrigno states he consents to the entry of a
decree of forfeiture herein, forfeiting whatever interest he had in the Defendant property to the
Other than Ferrigno, no person or entity with an interest in the Defendant property
has filed a Claim or an Answer in response to the Complaint for Forfeiture In Rem within the time
fixed by law.
The Plaintiff=s Motion Decree of Forfeiture should be sustained.
IT IS ORDERED
The Plaintiff’s Motion for Decree of Forfeiture (Filing No. 36) is hereby sustained.
All right, title and interest in or to the Defendant currency held by any person or
entity is hereby forever barred and foreclosed.
The Defendant currency shall be and the same hereby is forfeited to the United
States of America.
The Defendant currency shall be disposed of by the United States of America in
accordance with law.
Dated this 9th day of February, 2015.
BY THE COURT:
s/ Richard G. Kopf
Senior United States District Court Judge
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