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18-011 - USA v. Meloccaro

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18-011 - USA v. Meloccaro
May 30, 2018
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PRELIMINARY ORDER OF FORFEITURE - The United States=s Motion for Preliminary Order of Forfeiture, ECF No. 23, is granted. Based upon the Forfeiture Allegation of the Indictment/Information and the Defendant=s plea of guilty, the United States is hereby authorized to seize the $6,074.00 in United States currency. The Defendant's interest in the aforementioned currency is hereby forfeited to the United States for disposition in accordance with the law, subject to the provisions of 21 U.S.C. ยง 853(n)(1). The aforementioned currency is to be held by the United States in its secure custody and control. Pursuant to 21 U.S.C. ' 853(n)(1), the United States forthwith shall publish for at least thirty consecutive days on an official internet government forfeiture site,, notice of this Order, Notice of Publication evidencing the United States's intent to dispose of the currency (properties) in such manner as the Attorney General may direct, and notice that any person, other than the Defendant, having or claiming a legal interest in any of the subject currency (properties) must file a Petition with the court within thirty days of the final publication of notice or of receipt of actual notice, whichever is earlier. Said published notice shall state the Petition referred to in Paragraph E, above, shall be for a hearing to adjudicate the validity of the Petitioner's interest in the currency, 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 subject currency and any additional facts supporting the Petitioner's claim and the relief sought. The United States may also, to the extent practicable, provide direct written notice to any person known to have an interest in the currency to this Order as a substitute for published notice as to those persons so notified. Upon adjudication of all third-party interests, this Court will enter a Final Order of Forfeiture pursuant to 21 U.S.C. ' 853(n), in which all interests will be addressed. Ordered by Chief Judge Laurie Smith Camp. (LKO)
August 9, 2018
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FINAL ORDER OF FORFEITURE - The Plaintiff's Motion for Final Order of Forfeiture, ECF No. 27, is granted as to defendant Richard Meloccaro. All right, title and interest in and to the $6,074.00 in United States currency held by any person or entity are hereby forever barred and foreclosed. The $6,074.00 in United States currency should be, and the same hereby is, forfeited to the United States of America. The United States is directed to dispose of said property in accordance with law. Ordered by Chief Judge Laurie Smith Camp. (LKO)