IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
August 13, 2008
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
CARLOS ESPINDOLA, AKA CRUZ MENDOZA, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Oliver W. Wanger United States District Judge
FINAL ORDER OF FORFEITURE
WHEREAS, on May 15, 2008, this Court entered a Preliminary Order of Forfeiture and Publication Thereof pursuant to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. § 981(a)(1)(C) and 28 U.S.C. § 2461(c), based upon the plea agreement entered into between plaintiff and defendant Carlos Espindola, aka Cruz Mendoza, forfeiting to the United States the following property:
a. Approximately $213,690 in U.S. Currency, which was seized on or about December 7, 2007; and
b. Approximately $67,267.00 in U.S. Currency, which was seized on or about September 27, 2007.
AND WHEREAS, on June 12, 19, and 26, 2008, the United States published notice of the Court's Order of Forfeiture in the Visalia Times-Delta (Tulare County), a newspaper of general circulation located in the county in which the above-listed properties were seized. Said published notice advised all third parties of their right to petition the court within thirty (30) days of the publication date for a hearing to adjudicate the validity of their alleged legal interest in the forfeited properties;
AND WHEREAS, the Court has been advised that no third party has filed a claim to the subject properties and the time for any person or entity to file a claim has expired.
Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED and ADJUDGED:
1. A Final Order of Forfeiture shall be entered forfeiting to the United States of America all right, title, and interest in the above-listed properties pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 981(a)(1)(C) and 28 U.S.C. § 2461(c), to be disposed of according to law, including all right, title, and interest of Carlos Espindola, aka Cruz Mendoza.
2. All right, title, and interest in the above-listed properties shall vest solely in the name of the United States of America.
3. The United States Marshals Service shall maintain custody of and control over the subject properties until they are disposed of according to law.
SO ORDERED THIS 13th day of August, 2008.
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