UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 1, 2012
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
JOHN W. RICHARDS, DEFENDANT.
FINAL ORDER OF FORFEITURE
WHEREAS, on July 23, 2012, the Court entered a Preliminary Order of Forfeiture, forfeiting to the United States all right, title, and interest of defendant John W. Richards in the following property:
a. Dell Inspiron laptop computer, seized from defendant by law enforcement on or about June 29, 2011;
b. Compaq Presario desktop computer, seized from defendant by law enforcement on or about June 29, 2011; and
c. Compact disks, hard drives, or other storage devices containing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and seized from defendant by law enforcement on or about June 29, 2011. AND WHEREAS, beginning on August 4, 2012, 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 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 18 U.S.C. § 2253(a), to be disposed of according to law, including all right, title, and interest of John W. Richards.
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 Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection shall maintain custody of and control over the subject property until it is disposed of according to law.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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