United States of America v. $36,360.00 in U.S. Currency

Filing 10

DEFAULT JUDGMENT of Forfeiture re the United States' 9 Motion for Default Judgment of Forfeiture signed by Judge Richard A Jones. (TH)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 8 9 10 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 11 12 13 14 CASE NO. CV17-997-RAJ Plaintiff, v. $36,360.00 IN U.S. CURRENCY, AND ANY ACCRUED INTEREST, 15 DEFAULT JUDGMENT OF FORFEITURE Defendant. 16 17 THIS MATTER came before the Court on the United States’ Request for Entry of 18 a Default Judgment of Forfeiture (“Request”). See Dkt. No. 9. Having reviewed the 19 Request, as well as the other pleadings and papers filed in this matter, the Court FINDS a 20 Default Judgment of Forfeiture is appropriately entered because: 21 • The United States properly served, by direct notice and publication, all 22 potential claimants to the above-captioned $36,360.00 and any accrued 23 interest (“the Defendant Currency”) (Declaration of AUSA Michelle Jensen 24 in Support of Request for Entry of Default, Dkt. No. 7-1); 25 26 27 28 • No one has filed a claim to the Defendant Currency or otherwise appeared in this case; and, • On October 31, 2017, the Clerk of Court entered default against all potential claimants to the Defendant Currency (Order of Default, Dkt. No. 8). 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 NOW, THEREFORE, THE COURT ENTERS a Default Judgment of Forfeiture, as follows: 1. The Defendant Currency is fully and finally forfeited, in its entirety, to the United States pursuant to 21 U.S.C. § 881(a)(6); hereafter, no right, title, or interest in the Defendant Currency shall exist in any other party; and, 2. The United States Marshals Service, and/or its agents and representatives, shall dispose of the Defendant Currency as permitted by governing law. DATED this 6th day of March, 2018. 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 A The Honorable Richard A. Jones United States District Judge

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