IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 7, 2011
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
MICHAEL JOE VASQUEZ,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Lawrence J. O'Neill United States District Judge
FINAL ORDER OF FORFEITURE
WHEREAS, on August 2, 2011, the 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 Michael Joe Vasquez, in the following property:
a. A.A. Arms AP9 9mm pistol, serial number 046470;
b. Smith & Wesson Model 66 .357 revolver, serial number AJW4801;
c. Mossberg 12-gauge Shotgun, serial number P552121; and
d. Marlin .22 caliber rifle Model 600, serial number 15411237.
AND WHEREAS, beginning on August 6, 2011, 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 United States sent direct written notice by certified mail to the following persons or entities known to have an alleged interest in the above-listed properties: Terry Lee Piper, Mark Eugene Goddard, Pacific International Merchandising Corp, and Michael Alexander Calder;
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 Michael Joe Vasquez.
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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