The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. Dana M. Sabraw United States District Judge
PRELIMINARY ORDER OF CRIMINAL FORFEITURE
WHEREAS, in the Information in the above-captioned case, the United States sought forfeiture of all right, title and interest in specific property of the above-named Defendant pursuant to Title 31 United States Code, Section 5316; and
WHEREAS, on or about September 29, 2009, the above-named Defendant, PABLO IBARRA-MEDINA ("Defendant"), pled guilty before Magistrate Judge William McCurine, Jr. to the Information, which charged the defendant as follows:
On or about September 8, 2009, within the Southern District of California, defendant PABLO IBARRA-MEDINA, with the intent to evade a currency reporting requirement under Title 31, United States Code, Section 5316, knowingly and intentionally failed to declare more than $10,000 in United States currency, to wit, a total of approximately $51,346.00 in United States currency, and transported, transferred or attempted to transport or transfer such currency from a place within the United States to a place outside the United States, to wit, the Republic of Mexico; in violation of Title 31, United States Code, Section 5332(a)(1).
In addition, the defendant agreed to an immediate entry of a preliminary order of forfeiture as to $50,300.00 in United States currency which was seized from him on or about September 8, 2009; and
WHEREAS, on or about November 18, 2009, the plea of the Defendant was accepted by the U.S. District Court; and
WHEREAS, by virtue of the facts set forth in the plea agreement, the United States has established the requisite nexus between the forfeited property and the offense; and
WHEREAS, by virtue of said guilty plea, the United States is now entitled to possession of said property, pursuant to 31 United States Code, Sections 5316 and 5324 and Rule 32.2(b) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Rule 32.2(b), the United States having requested the authority to take custody of the following property which was found forfeitable by the Court, namely:
(1) $50,300.00 in U.S. currency; and
WHEREAS, the United States, having submitted the Order herein to the Defendant through his attorney of record, to review, and no objections having been received;
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED: 1. Based upon the guilty plea of the Defendant, the United States is hereby authorized to take custody and control of the following asset, and all right, title and interest of Defendant PABLO IBARRA-MEDINA in the following property is hereby forfeited to the United States for disposition in accordance with the law, subject to the provisions of 21 United States Code, Section 853(n):
(1) $50,300.00 in U.S. currency.
2. The aforementioned forfeited asset is to be held by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement in ...