United States of America v. $14,102.00 in U.S. Currency

Filing 11

DEFAULT JUDGMENT OF FORFEITURE granting 10 MOTION for Default Judgment as to the Defendant $14,102.00 in U.S. Currency. Signed by District Judge Louise Wood Flanagan on 6/4/2021. (Collins, S.)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA WESTERN DIVISION NO. 5:21-CV-00019-FL UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v. $14,102.00 IN U.S. CURRENCY Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) DEFAULT JUDGMENT OF FORFEITURE (FED. R. CIV. P. 55) This matter is before the Court on Plaintiff United States of America’s Motion for Default Judgment against the Defendant, $14,102.00 in U.S. Currency. It appears from the record that Plaintiff provided direct notice of this in rem forfeiture matter to known claimants, including through counsel where applicable, and separately published the requisite notice on an official internet government forfeiture site in accordance with Supplemental Rule G(4) of the Supplemental Rules of Admiralty or Maritime Claims and Asset Forfeiture (the “Supplemental Rules”). Accordingly, with due notice having been provided by the United States as required under the Supplemental Rules, the Court finds that: 1. Process was duly issued in this cause and the Defendant was duly seized by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration pursuant to said process; 2. No person has filed any claim to the Defendant nor answer to the Plaintiff’s Complaint within the time fixed by law and in accordance with the requirements of the Supplemental Rules; 3. On May 11, 2021, this Court entered Default in this action at Docket Entry 9; and 4. The well-pled allegations of the Complaint in respect to the Defendant are taken as admitted, as no one has appeared to deny the same. Based upon the above findings, it is hereby ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that: 1. Default judgment be and the same is hereby entered against the Defendant, $14,102.00 in U.S. Currency; 2. All persons claiming any right, title, or interest in or to the said Defendant are held in Default; 3. The Defendant is forfeited to the United States of America; 4. The United States Marshals Service is hereby directed to dispose of the Defendant according to law; and 5. Upon the entry of this judgment, the Clerk of Court is DIRECTED to close this case. 4 June SO ORDERED this ___ day of ___________________, 2021. __________________________________________ LOUISE W. FLANAGAN UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2

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