UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
July 27, 2012
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
REAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 5590 E. GARLAND AVENUE, FRESNO,
FRESNO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, APN: 4494-050-20, INCLUDING ALL APPURTENANCES AND IMPROVEMENTS THERETO,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Sheila K. Oberto United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER CONFIRMING APPOINTMENT
OF COUNSEL AND GRANTING LEAVE ) TO SUBMIT INTERIM REQUESTS
FOR PAYMENT OF FEES PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. § 983(b)(2)(B)
On May 25, 2012, claimants Heather and Martin Stevens filed a renewed motion to appoint counsel pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 983 in this civil forfeiture proceeding. (Doc. 19.) The Stevens' request for appointment of counsel was granted (Doc. 23), and the Legal Services Corporation referred Brenda Grantland, Esq., to the Court to serve as the Stevens' counsel. Ms. Grantland has since indicated her willingness to accept the appointment as the Stevens' counsel. (Doc. 29.)
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Brenda Grantland, Esq., is APPOINTED and CONFIRMED to represent the Stevens in this matter and is GRANTED leave to submit interim requests for payment of fees in accordance with 18 U.S.C. § 983(b)(2)(B).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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