United States of America v. $14,500.00 in United States Currency
JUDGMENT OF FORFEITURE against the sum of $9,000 and all other persons, potential claimants, and/or entities, if any, having an interest in such amount. The sum of $5,500, less any sums required to be offset by federal law, shall be returned to claimant Ashley Lawrence James free and clear of forfeiture claims of the United States. Signed by Judge Larry R. Hicks on 10/13/14. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - JC)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Case No. 3:14-CV-0047-LRH-VPC
JUDGMENT OF FORFEITURE
$14,500.00 IN UNITED STATES CURRENCY,
ASHLEY LAWRENCE JAMES,
On January 22, 2014, a verified complaint was filed by the United States against the defendant
currency (hereinafter “currency”) seeking forfeiture in rem of the designated defendant currency. The
complaint alleges that the defendant currency is property which constitutes proceeds traceable to the
exchange of controlled substances in violation of the Controlled Substances Act, or is property
furnished or intended to be furnished by a person in exchange for a controlled substance or listed
chemical in violation of the Controlled Substances Act, and as such is subject to forfeiture to the
United States of America pursuant to 21 U.S.C. § 881(a)(6).
That process was fully issued in this action and returned according to law;
That pursuant to order issued in this action, notice of the action was published as required by
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That claimant Ashley Lawrence James filed a verified claim to the defendant currency and he
is the sole claimant in this forfeiture proceeding.
That claimant Ashley Lawrence James and plaintiff United States have submitted a stipulation
for entry of judgment of forfeiture;
That no other person or entity has filed or presented a claim to any portion of the defendant
currency and the time for submitting or presenting such claims has expired.
NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with the stipulation of all interested parties for entry of a
judgment of forfeiture, it is hereby ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED that Judgment of
Forfeiture is entered against the sum of $9,000.00 IN UNITED STATES CURRENCY, and against all
other persons, potential claimants, and/or entities, if any, having an interest in such amount of the
defendant currency, and that said amount of the defendant property ($9,000.00) be, and the same is,
hereby forfeited to the United States of America and no right, title, or interest in the defendant
property so forfeited shall exist in any other person or entity.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED that, in accordance with the
stipulation of all interested parties, that the sum of $5,500.00, less any sums required to be offset by
federal law, shall be returned to claimant Ashley Lawrence James free and clear of the forfeiture
claims of the United States advanced herein, in care of his legal counsel.
DATE: DATED this 13th day of October, 2014.
STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
LARRY R. HICKS
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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