IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
May 22, 2012
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
REAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 9688 POPLAR COURT, LIVE OAK, CALIFORNIA, SUTTER COUNTY, APN: 06-670-016, INCLUDING ALL APPURTENANCES AND IMPROVEMENTS THERETO, DEFENDANT.
REQUEST FOR APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL FOR MARICELA ACEVES AND ORDER
1. On April 23, 2012, the United States filed a verified complaint for forfeiture in rem against the above property in Sutter County, California. The property is Ms. Aceves' primary residence and she is the owner of record.
2. Ms. Aceves has completed a financial affidavit demonstrating she is indigent and qualifies for court appointed counsel.
3. Section 983(b)(2) of Title 18 provides that an indigent person with standing to contest the forfeiture of real property that is being used by the person as a primary residence is entitled to court appointed counsel.
4. Ms. Aceves is indigent and the residence at issue is her primary residence, therefore, she requests this Court appoint attorney Krista Hart to represent her in the civil forfeiture case.
/s/ Krista Hart seeking appointment For Claimant Maricela Aceves
Attorney Krista Hart is appointed to represent Maricela Aceves, claimant, in the above entitled action.
DATED: May 22, 2012.
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