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Case Number: 21-cr-00029
Judge: Kristi K. Dubose
Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama (Mobile County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Mobile, Alabama criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with felony possession of a firearm.
On December 2, 2021, the United States filed a motion for preliminary order of forfeiture for the two firearms. (Doc. 56, PageID.704-707). In that motion, the United States established the defendant's interest in the property and the nexus between the property and the defendant's conviction for Counts One and Two of the Indictment. On December 6, 2021, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 924(d), Title 28 U.S.C. § 2461(c) and Fed. R. Cr. P. 32.2(b)(2), the Court entered a preliminary order of forfeiture for the two firearms. (Doc. 57, PageID.711-713)
In accordance with the provisions of 21 U.S.C. § 853(n) and Fed. R. Crim. P. 32.2(b)(6), the United States published notice of the forfeiture, and of its intent to dispose of the two firearms on the official government website, www.forfeiture.gov, beginning on December 8, 2021 and ending on January 6, 2021. The publication gave notice to all
third parties with a legal interest in the property to file with the Clerk of the Court, 155 St. Joseph Street, Mobile, AL 36602, and a copy served upon Assistant United States Attorney Andrew D. Arrington, 63 South Royal Street, Suite 600, Mobile, AL 36602, a petition to adjudicate their interest within 60 days of the first date of publication. No third party filed a petition or claimed an interest in the property, and the time for filing any such petition has expired.
Further, pursuant to Fed. R. Crim. P. 32.2(b)(4)(A), forfeiture of the two firearms became final as to the defendant, Darick Dewayne Dillard, at the time of sentencing and was made a part of the sentence and included in the judgment. (Doc. 96, PageID.1048)
Thus, the United States has met all statutory requirements for the forfeiture of the two firearms, and it is appropriate for the Court to enter a final order of forfeiture.
United States v. Dillard (S.D. Ala. 2022)
NOW, THEREFORE, the Court having considered the matter and having been fully advised in the premises, it is hereby ORDERED, ADJUDGED and DECREED that for good cause shown, the United States' motion is GRANTED. Under 18 U.S.C. § 924(d)(1), 28 U.S.C. § 2461(c) and Fed. R. Crim. P. 32.2(c)(2), all right, title, and interest in the two firearms are CONDEMNED, FORFEITED and VESTED in the United States for disposition according to law; and
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives or other duly authorized federal agency take the two firearms into its secure custody and control for disposition according to law; and, IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that pursuant to 21 U.S.C. § 853(n)(7), the United States of America has clear title to the two firearms and may warrant good title to any subsequent purchaser or transferee; and
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives or other duly authorized federal agency is hereby authorized to dispose of the two firearms in accordance with the law; and
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Court shall retain jurisdiction in this case for the purpose of enforcing this Order.
DONE AND ORDERED.