The opinion of the court was delivered by: The Honorable John A. Kronstadt United States District Judge
CONSENT JUDGMENT OF FORFEITURE
This action was filed on September 3, 2010. Notice was given and published in accordance with law. Claimant Christopher Littlejohn ("claimant") filed a statement of interest and answer on October 11 and November 1, 2010, respectively. Plaintiff and claimant have reached an agreement that is dispositive of the action. The parties hereby request that the Court enter this Consent Judgment of Forfeiture.
WHEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED:
1. This Court has jurisdiction over the parties and the subject matter of this action.
2. Notice of this action has been given in accordance with law. All potential claimants to the defendants $74,334.00 in U.S. Currency ("defendant currency"), 23 Assorted Money Orders totaling $13,000.00 ("defendant money orders")*fn1 , and six watches ("defendant watches")*fn2 other than claimant are deemed to have admitted the allegations of the Complaint. The allegations set out in the Complaint are sufficient to establish a basis for forfeiture.
3. The United States of America shall have judgment as to the defendant currency and the defendant money orders, plus all interest earned by the government on the full amount of the defendant currency, and no other person or entity shall have any right, title or interest therein. The United States Marshals Service is ordered to dispose of said assets in accordance with law.
4. The defendant watches shall be returned to claimant not later than sixty (60) days from the date of the entry of this judgment, through his attorney, Mark E. Overland, 100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 950, Santa Monica, CA 90401, (310) 459-2830.
5. Claimant hereby releases the United States of America, its agencies, agents, and officers, including employees and agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration and Beverly Hills Police Department, from any and all claims, actions or liabilities arising out of or related to this action, including, without limitation, any claim for attorney's fees, costs or interest which may be asserted on behalf of the claimant, whether pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2465 or otherwise.
6. The court finds that there was reasonable cause for the seizure of the defendant assets and institution of these proceedings. This judgment shall be construed as a certificate of reasonable cause pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2465.
7. The Court retains jurisdiction over this case and the parties hereto to effectuate the terms of this Consent Judgment.
[Signatures of counsel appear on the next page.]
Approved as to form and content:
Dated: , 2011 ANDRE BIROTTE JR. United States Attorney ROBERT E. DUGDALE United States Attorney Chief, Criminal Division STEVEN R. WELK Assistant United States Attorney Chief, Asset Forfeiture Section P. GREG PARHAM Assistant United States Attorney Asset Forfeiture Section Attorneys for Plaintiff United States of ...