United States of America v. Thomas
ORDER - WRIT of Garnishment re: 12 Motion. Signed by Magistrate Judge David Keesler on 7/16/2013. (Attachments: # 1 Clerk's Notice of Post-Judgment Garnishment) (cbb)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
MARK S. THOMAS,
CELLULAR SALES OF NORTH CAROLINA, LLC
CASE NO. DNCW5:11CV181
(Financial Litigation Unit)
WRIT OF CONTINUING GARNISHMENT
Cellular Sales of North Carolina, LLC
6513 Kingston Pike, Suite 106
Knoxville, TN 37919
An Application for a Writ of Garnishment against property of Mark S. Thomas,
Defendant, has been filed with this Court (Docket No. 12). A judgment has been entered against
Defendant (Docket No. 9).
The current total amount of $140,098.42, which includes the
principal amount of $139,748.42, and interest at the rate of .2% computed through July 12, 2013,
plus $350.00 in costs, is due and owing.
You, as Garnishee, are required by law to answer in writing, under oath, within ten
(10) days of service of this Writ, whether or not you have in your custody, control or possession,
any property, or funds owned by Defendant, including non-exempt, disposable earnings.
You must withhold and retain any property in which Defendant has a substantial nonexempt interest and for which you are or may become indebted to Defendant pending further
order of the Court. This means that you should withhold 25% of Defendant's earnings which
remain after all deductions required by law have been withheld and 100% of all 1099 payments.
See 15 U.S.C. §1673(a).
Please state whether or not you anticipate paying Defendant any future payments and
whether such payments are weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, annually or bi-annually.
You must file the original written Answer to this Writ within ten (10) days of your
receipt of this Writ with the following office:
Clerk of the United States District Court
401 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Additionally, you are required by law to serve a copy of the Answer upon Defendant at
his/her last known address:
Mark S. Thomas
200 35th Ave. NW
Hickory, NC 28601-8098
You are also required to serve a copy of the Answer upon Plaintiff at the following
Gill P. Beck, Assistant United States Attorney
Financial Litigation Unit
United States Attorney’s Office
227 West Trade St., Ste. 1650
Charlotte, NC 28202
Under the law, there is property which may be exempt from this Writ of Garnishment.
Property which is exempt and which is not subject to this order may be listed on the attached
Claim for Exemption form.
Pursuant to 15 U.S.C. §1674, you, Garnishee, are prohibited from discharging Defendant
from employment by reason of the fact that his earnings have been subject to garnishment for
any one indebtedness.
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §3205(c)(6), if you fail to answer this Writ or withhold property
or funds in accordance with this Writ, the United States of America may petition the Court for
an order requiring you to appear before the Court to answer the Writ and to withhold property
before the appearance date. If you fail to appear, or do appear and fail to show good cause why
you failed to comply with this Writ, the Court shall enter a judgment against you for the value of
Defendant’s non-exempt interest in such property. The Court may award a reasonable attorney's
fee to the United States and against you if the Writ is not answered within the time specified. It
is unlawful to pay or deliver to Defendant any item attached by this Writ.
Payments should be made payable to the United States Department of Justice, with a
reference to Defendant’s name and the Court number listed in the memo section of the payment.
The payment should be mailed to the following address:
U. S. Department of Justice,
Nationwide Central Intake Facility, P. O. Box 790363, St. Louis, MO 63179-0363.
Signed: July 16, 2013
CIVIL CLAIM FOR EXEMPTION FORM
You can claim Federal exemptions by checking items (a) through (l), pursuant to 11 U.S.C.
§522(d) or you can claim exemptions under North Carolina State Law by using the attached NC
State Form AOC_CV-407 Motion to Claim Exempt Property.
The first group of exemptions consists of property that is specified in section
522(d) of Title 11 of the United States Code and which consists generally of the
$21,625 of equity in your residence.
$3,450 of equity in a motor vehicle.
Jewelry worth up to $1,450.
Personal property worth up to $11,525. (However, no single item worth
more than $550 can be claimed as exempt.)
Property totaling up to $1,150 in value, plus up to $10,825 of any unused
amount of the exemption provided in number 11(a) above.
$2,175 of equity in professional books, implements or tools, of your trade
or your dependant's trade.
Any unmatured life insurance contract you own, other than credit life
The aggregate value, up to $11,525, of any accrued dividend or interest
under, or loan value of, any unmatured life insurance contract you own,
but only if you are the insured or you are a dependant of the insured.
Professionally prescribed health aids for you or your dependants.
Unemployment compensation benefits, local public assistance benefits,
disability benefits, illness benefits; and alimony, support, and separate
maintenance, to the extent these items are reasonably necessary for your
support or the support of your dependants.
A payment under a stock bonus, pension, profit-sharing, annuity, or
similar plan or contract on account of illness, disability, death, age, or
length of service, to the extent reasonably necessary for your support or
the support of your dependants, subject to the limitations set forth at Title
11 United States Code Section 522(d)(10)(E)(I)-(iii).
Your right to receive, or property that is traceable to,
an award under a crime victim's reparation law;
a payment on account of the wrongful death of an individual of
whom you were a dependant, but only to the extent reasonably
necessary for your support or the support of your dependants;
a payment under a life insurance contract that insured an individual
of whom you were a dependant on the date of the insured's death,
but only to the extent reasonably necessary for your support or the
support of your dependants;
a payment, not to exceed $21,625, on account of personal bodily
injury suffered by you or by an individual of whom you are a
dependant; however, payment for pain and suffering or payment to
compensate actual pecuniary loss are not exempt under this
a payment in compensation of loss of your future earnings or the
future earnings of an individual of whom you are, or were, a
dependant, but only to the extent reasonably necessary for your
support or the support of your dependants.
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