IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
December 19, 2008
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
AIAO CHEN, AKA MAI CHEN, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Frank C. Damrell, Jr. United States District Judge
FINAL ORDER OF FORFEITURE
WHEREAS, on or about October 16, 2008, this Court entered a Preliminary Order of Forfeiture pursuant to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. § 2320(b)(1)(B), based upon the plea agreement entered into between plaintiff and defendant Aiao Chen forfeiting to the United States the following property:
a. Approximately 2 Armani wallets,
b. Approximately 19 Burberry handbags,
c. Approximately 4 Chanel handbags,
d. Approximately 2 pairs of Chanel earrings,
e. Approximately 7 Chanel wallets,
f. Approximately 225 Coach handbags,
g. Approximately 17 Coach iPod holders,
h. Approximately 45 Coach wallets,
i. Approximately 3 Dolce & Gabbana handbags,
j. Approximately 5 Dooney & Burke handbags,
k. Approximately 6 Gucci handbags,
l. Approximately 2 Gucci wallets,
m. Approximately 4 Izod/Lacoste polo shirts,
n. Approximately 4 Louis Vuitton handbags,
o. Approximately 4 Louis Vuitton scarves,
p. Approximately 1 Louis Vuitton wallet,
q. Approximately 1 Prada wallet,
r. Approximately 7 pairs of Rock & Republic jeans,
s. Approximately 2 Tiffany & Co. bracelets,
t. Approximately 2 pairs of Tiffany & Co. earrings,and
u. Approximately 2 pairs of True Religion jeans.
AND WHEREAS, beginning on October 17, 2008, for at least 30 consecutive days, the United States published notice of the Court's Order of Forfeiture on the official internet government forfeiture site www.forfeiture.gov. Said published notice advised all third parties of their right to petition the court within sixty (60) days from the first day of publication of the notice for a hearing to adjudicate the validity of their alleged legal interest in the forfeited property;
AND WHEREAS, the Court has been advised that no third party has filed a claim to the subject property, 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 property pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 2320(b)(1)(B), to be disposed of according to law, including all right, title, and interest of Aiao Chen. Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 2320(b)(3)(B), any forfeited article or component of an article bearing or consisting of a counterfeit mark shall be destroyed.
2. All right, title, and interest in the above-described property shall vest solely in the name of the United States of America.
3. The Department of Homeland Security, United States Secret Service shall maintain custody of and control over the subject property until it is disposed of according to law.
SO ORDERED THIS 19th day of December, 2008.
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