United States of America v. $39,000.00 in U. S. Currency
ORDER granting 28 Motion to Strike and granting 29 Motion for Default Judgment. Signed by Senior Judge W. Earl Britt on 3/24/2014. (Marsh, K)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
$39,000.00 IN U.S. CURRENCY,
This matter is before the court on the government’s 1 November 2013 motions to strike
the claim and answer of Abdo M. Alsaidi (“Claimant”) and enter default judgment as to the
defendant currency. (DE ## 28, 29.) Claimant did not file a response to the government’s
motions. By order of 6 February 2014, Claimant was ordered to show cause within 30 days why
his claim and answer should not be stricken and default judgment entered in favor of the
government and was warned that if he failed to respond to the order, the government's motions
would be allowed and his claim dismissed. (DE # 31.) The time within which Claimant had to
respond to the order has now expired, and he has filed nothing. Accordingly, for the reasons
stated in the show cause order, the government’s motions are ALLOWED. The Clerk is
DIRECTED to strike the claim and answer, (DE ## 7, 10), and to enter default judgment against
defendant. Defendant is hereby forfeited to the United States to be disposed of according to law.
This 24 March 2014.
W. Earl Britt
Senior U.S. District Judge
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