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United States v. Watson

United States District Court, S.D. Illinois

August 29, 2019

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
v.
BARBARA WATSON, Defendant.

          JUDGMENT DECREE AND ORDER DIRECTING SALE OF MORTGAGED PROPERTY

          STACI M. YANDLE UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.

         This cause coming on to be heard upon the Plaintiff's Complaint, and an Order of Default having been entered against the Defendant, the Court finds:

         1. That it has jurisdiction of the parties to and subject matter of this suit. The Defendant has been properly served and having failed to answer or otherwise enter any appearance herein, although the time for answering having expired, is ordered defaulted.

         2. That United States of America, acting through the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development (formerly Farmers Home Administration), made loans to Barbara Watson, secured by mortgages dated September 18, 2000, and April 10, 2006 (Ex. A and B of the complaint), in the total principal amount of $56, 371.00. The mortgages were recorded on September 19, 2000, in Mortgage Record Book 550 at Page 218 as Document No. 002124, and April 18, 2006, in Mortgage Record Book 772 at Page 132 as Document No. 2006-00000931, Massac County, Illinois. These loans are evidenced by promissory notes dated September 18, 2000, and April 10, 2006 (Ex. C). Defendant, Barbara Watson, defaulted on the note. On December 29, 2014, the United States of America, acting through the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, issued a notice of acceleration (Ex. C).

         3. That the following is the name of a person that may have claimed an interest in the above described property, but who is foreclosed from asserting her claim, if any, because of her default in this action: Barbara Watson

         4. That by virtue of the mortgage and indebtedness thereby secured, the plaintiff, United States of America, has a valid and subsisting lien as follows:

Common address: 1120 Catherine Street, Metropolis, Illinois 62960
Lot Twelve (12) of Block One Hundred Fifteen (115) of the Second Addition to the City of Metropolis, IL, as per recorded Plat of thereof.

         5. That by virtue of the mortgage and the indebtedness thereby secured, as alleged in the Complaint, there is due the plaintiff, the United States of America, as follows:

(a) For its own use and benefit for the costs of this suit and for:
U.S. Attorney's docket and recording fees ............ $ 455.00
U.S. Marshals costs for service of summons ........ $ 805.32
Fee to publish notice of pendency of action ......... $ 924.00
Late Charges ....................................................... ...

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