United States District Court, S.D. Illinois
October 21, 2005.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
$1,005.00 UNITED STATES CURRENCY, Defendant.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: J. GILBERT, District Judge
JUDGMENT AND DECREE FOR FORFEITURE
A default having been entered as to Travis Elder, and all
interested parties in the above case on the 20th day of
September, 2005, [Doc. No. 22], all in accordance with Rule 55 of
the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and counsel for plaintiff
having requested judgment against said defaulted defendants and
having filed a proper motion with me as to the requested relief;
On the 13th day of December, 2004, a Verified Complaint for
Forfeiture against the defendants described as:
$1,005.00 UNITED STATES CURRENCY was filed on behalf of the
plaintiff, United States of America. The Complaint alleges that
said defendant constitutes proceeds traceable to the exchange of
controlled substances in violation of Title II of the Controlled
Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. § 801 et seq., is punishable by more
than one (1) year's imprisonment, and is therefore subject to
forfeiture to the United States pursuant to
21 U.S.C. § 881(a)(4).
It appearing that process was fully issued in this action and
returned according to law;
That pursuant to a warrant of arrest issued by this Court, the
United States Marshal for this District seized said property on
December 21, 2004; That on February 24, 2005, March 3, 2005, and March 10, 2005,
notice of this action was published in the Pinckneyville Democrat
newspaper; the Certificate of Publication was filed with this
court on March 22, 2005;
That Travis Elder, and all interested parties were defaulted
for failure to file a claim or answer within the time permitted
by Rule C of the Supplemental Rules for Certain Admiralty and
Now, therefore, on motion of the plaintiff, United States of
America, for a Judgment and Decree of Forfeiture, the property
hereby described as:
$1,005.00 UNITED STATES CURRENCY is hereby offered forfeited to
the United States of America and no right, title or interest in
the property shall exist in any other party except as stated
below. The defendant property shall be disposed of according to
law by the United States Marshal.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the motion for judgment
(Doc. 23) is GRANTED and that judgment is entered in favor of
the plaintiff, United States of America, and against the
defendant as described above.
The Clerk shall mail a copy of said Judgment and Decree for
Forfeiture Travis Elder, Inmate No. 06239-025, FCI Memphis, P.O.
Box 34550, Memphis, TN 38134-0550; and to Travis Elder c/o
Herbert J. Lantz, 100 South Charles Street, Belleville, IL 62220.
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