IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
December 20, 2010
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
ISMAEL GINES SANDOVAL,
FINAL ORDER OF FORFEITURE
WHEREAS, on or about March 17, 2010, this Court entered a Preliminary Order of Forfeiture pursuant to the provisions of 21 U.S.C. § 853(a), based upon the plea agreement entered into between plaintiff and defendant Ismael Gines Sandoval forfeiting to the United States the following property: a Colt Model AR-15, .223 caliber semi-automatic rifle, serial number CSL003464, and all ammunition used with the firearm to commit the violation(s).
AND WHEREAS, beginning on April 3, 2010, 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
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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 United States sent direct written notice by certified mail to Caroline Tabares;
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 21 U.S.C. § 853(a), to be disposed of according to law, including all right, title, and interest of Ismael Gines Sandoval.
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 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives shall maintain custody of and control over the subject property until it is disposed of according to law.
SO ORDERED this 20th day of December, 2010.
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