UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA WESTERN DIVISION
April 24, 2013
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
$17,288.00 IN U.S. CURRENCY, DEFENDANT.
BENITO RODRIGUEZ, CLAIMANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: The Honorable Fernando M. Olguin United States District Judge
The civil forfeiture action captioned above was commenced on November 27, 2012. Claimant Benito Rodriguez ("Claimant") filed a claim and answer on January 7, 2013. No other claims or answers were filed, and the time for filing claims and answers has expired.
Plaintiff and Claimant have made a stipulated request for the entry of this consent judgment of forfeiture resolving all claims concerning the defendant $17,288.00 in U.S. currency (Asset ID Nos. 12-FBI-004996 and 12-FBI-004998).
The Court has been duly advised of and has considered the matter. Based upon the mutual consent of the parties hereto and good cause appearing therefor, the Court hereby ORDERS, ADJUDGES AND DECREES that $5,288.00 of the defendant U.S. currency (Asset ID Nos. 12-FBI-004996 and 12-FBI-004998) and all interest earned on the entirety of the defendant currency since seizure, is hereby forfeited to the United States, and no other right, title or interest shall exist therein. The remaining portion of the defendant, $12,000.00 in U.S. currency (without interest) shall be returned to Claimant through his counsel. Claimant shall provide his social security or taxpayer identification number to the government upon request, the funds are to be made payable via ACH deposit to the Law Offices of Yan Shrayberman Client Trust Account.
The Court finds that there was reasonable cause for the seizure of the defendant asset and the institution of this action. This consent judgment shall be construed as a certificate of reasonable cause pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2465. Each of the parties shall bear its own fees and costs in connection with the seizure, retention and return of the defendant asset.
ANDRE BIROTTE JR. United States Attorney ROBERT E. DUGDALE Assistant United States Attorney Chief, Criminal Division STEVEN R. WELK Assistant United States Attorney Chief, Asset Forfeiture Section FRANK D. KORTUM Assistant United States Attorney Attorney for Plaintiff UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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