IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
April 24, 2012
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
VICTOR PUGA QUIROZ,
PRELIMINARY ORDER OF FORFEITURE
Based upon the plea agreement entered into between plaintiff United States of America and defendant Victor Puga Quiroz, it is hereby ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED as follows:
1. Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 981(a)(1)(C) and 28 U.S.C. § 2461(c), defendant Victor Puga Quiroz' interest in the following property shall be condemned and forfeited to the United States of America, to be disposed of according to law:
a. The following items seized from the van of QUIROZ on November 16, 2010: i. Approximately 3,200 DVDs and 772 CDs,
ii. Two Sony DVD players,
iii. One Hitachi DVD player,
iv. One Curtis DVD player, and
v. One Sony LCD flat screen television,
b. The following items seized from QUIROZ' residence at 1325 Ensenada Drive, Modesto, California on November 16, 2010: i. Approximately 5,043 DVDs and 202 CDs,
ii. Approximately 3 CD and DVD disc replicators,
iii. Approximately 950 blank CD and DVD media,
iv. Approximately 3,793 CD and DVD cases, and v. One Panasonic digital camera,
c. The following items seized from QUIROZ' residence at 207 N. Riverside Drive, Modesto, California on November 16, 2010: i. Approximately 8,701 DVDs and 69,638 CDs,
ii. Approximately 5 CD and DVD disc replicators,
iii. Approximately 100 blank CD and DVD media, and
iv. Approximately 1,770 CD and DVD cases,
d. Approximately 32,561 DVDs and 168,247 CDs seized from the warehouse at 360 Wooster Ave, San Jose, California on November 23, 2010,
e. The following items seized from the warehouse at 360 Wooster Ave, San Jose, California on November 23, 2010: i. CD and DVD cover artwork,
ii. Approximately 10,450 blank CD and DVD media,
iii. Approximately 15,096 CD and DVD cases,
iv. seal bags and wrappers, v. Approximately 5 CD and DVD disc replicators,
vi. HP Studio Jet 50 printer, serial number MY5A1122C,
vii. HP Q2288L printer, serial number MY8985R1C7,
viii. Epson Artisan 840 printer, serial number
ix. HP PhotoSmart Plus, serial number CN0F412P4,
x. Gateway NV78 laptop computer, serial number
xi. Compaq Presario 85000NX computer, serial number MXK3350V0D,
xii. "Multi-media computer system" generic computer,
xiii. Approximately five internal and external hard drives,
xiv. Two Thumb drives,
xv. Approximately 142 DVD and CD master disks,
xvi. One generic, black Computer System,
xvii. 2-Wire gateway router, serial number
xviii. One LG portable CD/DVD drive, serial number
xix. Approximately 12 cases of blank paper, and
xx. Approximately 5,000 plastic bags.
2. The above-listed assets constitute or are derived from proceeds traceable to a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371 or a conspiracy to commit such offense.
3. Pursuant to Rule 32.2(b), the Attorney General (or a designee) shall be authorized to seize the above-listed property. The aforementioned property shall be seized and held by the United States Marshals Service and/or Federal Bureau of Investigation in their secure custody and control.
4. a. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2461(c), incorporating 21 U.S.C. § 853(n), and Local Rule 171, the United States shall publish notice of the order of forfeiture. Notice of this Order and notice of the Attorney General's (or a designee's) intent to dispose of the property in such manner as the Attorney General may direct shall be posted for at least 30 consecutive days on the official internet government forfeiture site www.forfeiture.gov. The United States may also, to the extent practicable, provide direct written notice to any person known to have alleged an interest in the property that is the subject of the order of forfeiture as a substitute for published notice as to those persons so notified.
b. This notice shall state that any person, other than the defendant, asserting a legal interest in the above-listed property, must file a petition with the Court within sixty (60) days from the first day of publication of the Notice of Forfeiture posted on the official government forfeiture site, or within thirty (30) days from receipt of direct written notice, whichever is earlier.
5. If a petition is timely filed, upon adjudication of all third-party interests, if any, this Court will enter a Final Order of Forfeiture pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 981(a)(1)(C) and 28 U.S.C. § 2461(c), in which all interests will be addressed.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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