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United States v. Rainford

United States District Court, S.D. New York

January 7, 2020

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v.
RYAN RAINFORD, Defendant.

          PRELIMINARY ORDER OF FORFEITURE/MONEY JUDGMENT

          HONORABLE SIDNEY H. STEIN, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

         WHEREAS, on or about April 8, 2019, RYAN RAINFORD (the "Defendant"), among others, was charged in three counts of a six-count Superseding Indictment, SI 18 Cr. 289 (SHS) (the "Indictment"), with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1349 (Count One); mail fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1341 and 2 (Count Two); and wire fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1343 and 2 (Count Three).

         WHEREAS, the Indictment included forfeiture allegations as to Counts One through Three, seeking forfeiture to the United States, pursuant to Title 18, United States Code, Sections 981(a)(1)(C) and Title 28, United States Code, Section 2461(c), of any and all property, real and personal, that constitutes or is derived from, proceeds traceable to the commission of the offenses charged in Counts One through Three of the Indictment, including but not limited to a sum of money in United States currency representing the amount of proceeds traceable to the commission of the offenses charged in Counts One through Three of the Indictment that the Defendant personally obtained;

         WHEREAS, on or about May 28, 2019, following a jury trial, the Defendant was found guilty of Count One of the Indictment;

         WHEREAS, the Government asserts that $60, 000 in United States currency, represents the amount of proceeds traceable to the offense charged in Count One of the Indictment that the Defendant personally obtained;

         WHEREAS, the Government seeks a money judgment in the amount of $60, 000 in United States currency pursuant to Title 18, United States Code, Sections 981(a)(1)(C) and Title 28, United States Code, Section 2461(c), representing the amount of proceeds traceable to the offense charged in Count One of the Indictment that the Defendant personally obtained; and

         WHEREAS, the Court finds that, as a result of acts and/or omissions of the Defendant, the proceeds traceable to the offense charged in Count One of the Indictment that the Defendant personally obtained cannot be located upon the exercise of due diligence.

         NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED THAT:

         1. As a result of the offense charged in Count One of the Indictment for which the Defendant was found guilty, a money judgment in the amount of $60, 000 in United States currency (the "Money Judgment"), representing the amount of proceeds traceable to the offense charged in Count One of the Indictment that the Defendant personally obtained, shall be entered against the Defendant.

         2. Pursuant to Rule 32.2(b)(4) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, this Preliminary Order of Forfeiture/Money Judgment is final as to the Defendant, RYAN RAINFORD, and shall be deemed part of the sentence of the Defendant, and shall be included in the judgment of conviction therewith.

         3. All payments on the outstanding Money Judgment shall be made by postal money order, bank or certified check, made payable to the "United States Marshals Service" and delivered by mail to the United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York, Attn: Money Laundering and Transnational Criminal Enterprises Unit, One St. Andrew's Plaza, New York, New York 10007 and shall indicate the Defendant's name and case number.

         4. The United States Marshals Service or its designee is authorized to deposit the payments on the Money Judgment in the Asset Forfeiture Fund, and the United States shall have clear title to such forfeited property.

         5. Pursuant to Title 21, United States Code, Section 853(p), the United States is authorized to seek forfeiture of substitute assets of the Defendant up to the uncollected amount of the Money Judgment.

         6. Pursuant to Rule 32.2(b)(3) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, upon entry of this Preliminary Order of Forfeiture/Money Judgment, the United States Attorney's Office is authorized to conduct any discovery needed to identify, locate or dispose of forfeitable property, including ...


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