MELINDA HAAG (CABN 132612), United States Attorney, J. DOUGLAS WILSON (DCBN 412811), Chief, Criminal Division, ARVON J. PERTEET (CABN 242828), Assistant United States Attorney, San Francisco, California, Attorneys for United States of America.
DAVID M. MICHAEL, Attorney for Claimant, MATTHEW D. GRAVES
JOINT STATUS REPORT; [Proposed] ORDER
MAXINE M. CHESNEY, District Judge.
Plaintiff, the United States of America, by and through MELINDA HAAG, United States Attorney, and ARVON J. PERTEET, Assistant United States Attorney, and Claimant MATTHEW GRAVES by and through his attorney DAVID M. MICHAEL, ESQ., hereby submit the following Joint Status Report.
On March 12, 2012, the Government filed this civil forfeiture action against the defendant properties. The basis alleged for this forfeiture action is that the defendant properties were used to facilitate the manufacture, possession, cultivation, and distribution and the possession with the intent to distribute marijuana. On or about December 18, 2012, the Government brought a criminal action against claimant/defendant, MATTHEW GRAVES, in the matter of United States v. Matthew David Graves, CR 12-0885 WHA, alleging possession with the intent to distribute marijuana. The criminal case also alleges criminal forfeiture of the same property at issue in this civil forfeiture matter. On February 8, 2013, the Government filed a notice of related case in both case Nos. CV 12-01439 MMC, and CR 12-0885 WHA. The matter of United States v. Matthew David Graves, CR 12-0885 WHA, is currently set for trial on September 9, 2013.
The civil forfeiture matter before this Court is currently stayed pending the resolution of the criminal matter. However, the Government and claimant Umpqua Bank have filed a Motion for Interlocutory Sale related to one of the defendant real properties. The motion was originally set to be heard on September 13, 2013, before this Court. Docket Text 8/13/2013. Due to the unavailability of counsel for claimant Graves, the parties have requested that this Court continue that hearing to October 11, 2013, with a modification of the briefing schedule. Doc 38, filed 8/14/2013 (Stipulation to Continue Hearing/[Proposed] Order). With the exception of the Motion for Interlocutory Sale, the parties request that the case be stayed for an additional six months pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §§ 981(g)(1) and (2).
Pursuant to the Joint Status Report, and with the exception of the pending hearing on Plaintiff's Motion for Interlocutory Sale, this case is further stayed until February 21 2014, at which time the parties shall file with the Court a further Status Report, or until such ...