United States District Court, C.D. California, Western Division
February 10, 2014
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
$20, 371.00 IN U.S. CURRENCY, Defendant. ROLANDO CORONA MATA, Claimant.
ANDRÉ 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, FRANK D. KORTUM, Assistant United States Attorney, Asset Forfeiture Section, Los Angeles, California, Attorneys for Plaintiff. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
CHRISTINA A. SNYDER, District Judge.
The civil forfeiture action captioned above was commenced on October 5, 2010. Claimant Rolando Corona Mata ("Claimant") filed a claim on January 8, 2010. No other claims or answers were filed, and 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 $20, 371.00 in U.S. currency ("defendant asset") (Asset ID No. 10-FBI-531836).
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 $10, 371.00 of the defendant asset (Asset ID No. 10-FBI-531836) 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 asset, $10, 000.00 in U.S. currency, without interest, shall be returned to Claimant through his counsel. The funds are to be made payable via ACH deposit to the Paul L. Gabbert 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.