The opinion of the court was delivered by: David R. Herndon Chief Judge United States District Court
PRELIMINARY ORDER FOR FORFEITURE PURSUANT TO FED.R.CRIM.P 32.2 WITH RESPECT TO CERTAIN COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OF TIMOTHY J. FREELAND
In the Indictment filed in the above cause on July 21, 2009, the United States sought forfeiture of property of defendant, Timothy J. Freeland, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 2253. The Court, based upon the guilty plea entered in this cause, hereby finds that the following property is forfeitable:
One Gateway Model GT5464 computer with serial number XCC7641009108 seized from Timothy J. Freeland on January 12, 2010 (10-FBI-001734).
The United States shall provide notice of the forfeiture and the right of persons other than the defendant who have any claim or legal interest in any of the property to file a petition with the Court. Said notice shall be provided in a manner consisted with Supplemental Rule G(4)(a) of the Supplemental Rules for Admiralty or Maritime Claims and Asset Forfeiture Actions.
The notice shall state that the petition shall be set for a hearing to adjudicate the validity of the petitioner' s alleged interest in the property, shall be signed by the petitioner under penalty of perjury, and shall set forth the nature and extent of the petitioner' s right, title, or interest in the forfeited property and any additional facts supporting the petitioner' s claim and the release.
The United States may, also to the extent practicable, provide direct written notice to any person known to have alleged an interest in the property that is the subject of the Order for Forfeiture, as the substitute for the published notice to those persons so notified.
Upon the filing a petition alleging the third-party interests in the property, the court may amend this order to resolve the claimed third-party interests.
The Vault Custodian for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or United States Marshal, shall seize and reduce to his possession, if he has not already done so, the property described herein.
This Order, pursuant to Rule 32.2(b)(3) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall become final with respect to Defendant Timothy J. Freeland at the time of the Defendant' s sentencing, regardless of whether or not the rights of actual or potential third-party petitioners have been determined by that time. This Order shall be made part of the sentence of Defendant Timothy J. Freeland and shall be included in the Judgment imposed against said Defendant. Although this Order is a final order with respect to said Defendant, this Order may be later amended with respect to petitions filed by third-parties claiming an interest in the subject-matter forfeited property.
The United States may abandon forfeiture of the property by filing notice of same with the Court.
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