United States District Court, Northern District of California
May 29, 2003
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
$50,691 IN UNITED STATES CURRENCY, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Maxine M. Chesney, United States District Judge
ORDER RE DEFAULT JUDGMENT AND FORFEITURE
Upon consideration of Plaintiffs motion seeking a default judgment against — $45,691 — which represents the unclaimed portion of the defendant currency, pursuant to Rule 55(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and Admiralty Local Rule 6-2, the supporting declaration of Stephanie Hinds, and all pleadings filed therein, and good cause appearing:
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiffs motion for default judgment is granted.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that $45,691 of the defendant currency shall be and hereby is condemned and forfeited to the United States, pursuant to Title 18, United States Code, Section 1955, in that it is property that constitute property used in, and derived from, the operation of an illegal sportsbook operation. All right, title and interest in said property is vested in the United States of America.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the United States Marshals Service shall dispose of the forfeited defendant funds according to law.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the United States Marshals Service shall pay claimant/petitioner Michael Morgan $5,000 in accordance with the settlement agreement approved by this Court on March 5, 2003.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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