IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 19, 2012
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
RALPH MICHAEL SMITH,
FINAL ORDER OF FORFEITURE
WHEREAS, on August 10, 2012, this Court entered a Preliminary Order of Forfeiture pursuant to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. § 2253, based upon the plea agreement entered into between plaintiff and defendant Ralph Michael Smith forfeiting to the United States the following property:
a. Dell XPS Laptop Computer, obtained by law enforcement pursuant to defendant's consent on or about February 15, 2011;
b. Western Digital External Hard Drive, obtained by law enforcement pursuant to defendant's consent on or about February 15, 2011;
c. Compact discs or other storage devices containing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and obtained by law enforcement pursuant to defendant's consent on or about February 15, 2011.
AND WHEREAS, beginning on August 16, 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 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, to be disposed of according to law, including all right, title, and interest of Ralph Michael Smith.
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, Immigration Customs Enforcement or 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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