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United States of America v. Approximately $18

October 17, 2012

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
PLAINTIFF,
v.
APPROXIMATELY $18,000 SEIZED FROM CHASE BANK ACCOUNT NO. 3121639956, ET AL.,
DEFENDANT.



The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge: Hon. Lawrence K. Karlton

REQUEST FOR ORDER APPOINTING COUNSEL FOR CLAIMANT MARIANO ) VALLEJO; ORDER

1. On April 11, 2012, the Magistrate Judge appointed the Office of the Federal Defender to represent Mariano Vallejo in United States v. Vallejo, Cr. S. 12-0156-LKK, to which the above case has been ordered related. Mr. Vallejo signed a financial affidavit demonstrating that he was indigent and therefore financially unable to obtain representation by retained counsel.

2. On October 5, 2012 the United States filed a verified complaint for forfeiture in rem against the above U.S. currency in Mr. Vallejo's CHASE Bank account. Mr. Vallejo may have a claim to this currency.

3. Section 983(b)(1)(A) of Title 18, United States Code, provides: If a person with standing to contest the forfeiture of property in a civil judicial forfeiture proceeding under a civil forfeiture statute is financially unable to obtain representation by counsel, and the person is represented by counsel appointed under section 3006A of this title in connection with a related criminal case, the court may authorize counsel to represent that person with respect to the claim.

4. Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 983(b)(1)(A), counsel requests to be appointed to represent Mr. Vallejo in this matter.

Respectfully submitted, DANIEL J. BRODERICK Federal Defender Dated: October 17, 2012 /s/ Courtney Fein COURTNEY FEIN Assistant Federal Defender RACHELLE BARBOUR Research and Writing Attorney Attorneys for MARIANO VALLEJO

ORDER

Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 983(b)(1)(A), the Office of the Federal Defender is hereby appointed to represent Mariano Vallejo in the above case.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

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