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United States of America v. Ed E. Cosby

August 1, 2011

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
v.
ED E. COSBY, JR., DEFENDANT.



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 FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION OF ED E. COSBY, JR.

In the Superseding Indictment filed in the above cause on March 25, 2011, the United States sought forfeiture of property of defendant, Ed E. Cosby, Jr., pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 924(d) and 28 U.S.C. § 2461(c). The court, upon consideration of the guilty plea received in this matter, hereby finds that the following property is forfeitable and hereby orders forfeited the following property:

One Jennings, Model 25, .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol, bearing serial number 292525;

One Rossi, Model 62 SA, .22 LR caliber rifle, bearing serial number G473336;

One Stevens, Model 9400, 12 gauge single shot shotgun, bearing no serial number;

One Chinese, Model SKS, 7.62 x 39mm caliber semi-automatic rifle, bearing serial number 9101626; and

One Izhmash, Model SAIGA, 7.62 x 39mm caliber semi-automatic rifle, bearing serial number H02105183; and

Any and all ammunition contained therein or seized therewith.

The United States shall, under the authority of 21 U.S.C. § 853(n)(1) to "publish notice of the order and of its intent to dispose of the property in such matter as the Attorney General may direct," 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 United States Marshal or the Vault Custodian for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive shall seize and reduce to his possession, if he has not already done so, the above-described property.

The Court finds that said firearm is forfeitable; however, the United States may, at its discretion, proceed with the destruction of said firearm without ...


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