IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
March 25, 2009
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
JOSE M. MATA, AND MARIA BENITEZ, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Lawrence J. O'Neill United States District Judge
FINAL ORDER OF FORFEITURE
WHEREAS, on January 29, 2009, this Court entered a Preliminary Order of Forfeiture 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 defendants Jose M. Mata and Maria Benitez forfeiting to the United States the following property:
a. Approximately $1,178.00 in U.S. Currency, which was seized on or about September 25, 2008.
AND WHEREAS, beginning February 20, 2009, 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. § 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 Jose M. Mata and Maria Benitez.
2. All right, title, and interest in the above-listed property 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 property until it is disposed of according to law.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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