UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
April 18, 2012
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
UNITED STATES CURRENCY, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Michael A. Telesca United States District Judge
DEFAULT JUDGMENTAND ORDER OF FORFEITURE
The plaintiff, the United States of America, has moved for a Default Judgment pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 55(b)(2), and for an Order of Forfeiture. After reviewing the affidavit of Assistant United States Attorney Grace M. Carducci filed March 12, 2012, and, it appearing that no claimant has timely filed a Verified Claim and Answer in this action, as required by the Summons that was served upon them, as provided by Rule G(5) of the Supplemental Rules for Certain Admiralty and Maritime Claims and Asset Forfeiture Actions and Title 18, United States Code, Section 983(a)(4)(A) and, it appearing that an Entry of Default against the defendant currency has been entered in this action by the Clerk of the Court, and that the plaintiff is entitled to have a Judgment by Default entered, it is hereby
ORDERED, that a Default Judgment be entered against the defendant currency; and it is further ORDERED, that the defendant $7,905.00 United States currency is to be forfeited to the United States of America pursuant to Title 21, United States Code, Section 881(a)(6) and that the defendant currency shall be disposed of by the United States Marshals Service or any other authorized law enforcement officer according to law; and it is further
ORDERED, that any claims to the defendant currency are hereby forever barred; and it is further
ORDERED, that this action be and is hereby dismissed.
ALL OF THE ABOVE IS SO ORDERED.
Michael A. Telesca
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