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United States v. $5,379,876.94 in United States Currency

United States District Court, S.D. New York
Feb 2, 2023
22 Civ. 10148 (JMF) (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 2, 2023)

Opinion

22 Civ. 10148 (JMF)

02-02-2023

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v. $5,379,876.94 in United States currency formerly on deposit in Sunflower Bank, N.A. Account 1101996560, held in the name of "OFAC Blocked Account Malofeyev," Defendant-in-rem.


JUDGEMENT OF FORFEITURE

WHEREAS, on or about November 20, 2022, the United States commenced an in rem forfeiture action seeking the forfeiture of the Defendant-m-rem, by the filing of a Verified Civil Complaint for Forfeiture (the “Verified Complaint”). The Verified Complaint alleged that the Defendant-in-rem is subject to forfeiture pursuant to Title 18, United States Code, Section 981(a)(1)(C);

WHEREAS, notice of the Verified Complaint against the Defendant-m-rem was posted on the official government internet site, www.forfeiture.gov, for at least 30 consecutive days, beginning on December 3, 2022, through January 1, 2023, and proof of such publication was filed with the Clerk of this Court on January 27, 2023(D.E. 5);

WHEREAS, as set forth in Rule G(4)(a)(ii) and Rule G(5)(a)(ii), the notice of forfeiture specified the Defendant-in-rem and the intent of the United States to forfeit and dispose of the Defendant-in-rem, thereby notifying all third parties of their right to file a claim to adjudicate the validity of their alleged legal interest in the Defendant-in-rem, within sixty days from the first day of publication of the Notice on the official government internet site;

WHEREAS, on or about December 20,2022, the Government sent direct notice of the

Verified Complaint by electronic mail on the following:

i. Giannis Karageorgis
ii. Giannis Karageorgis c/o Cari Stinebower, Esq.
iii. Konstantin Malofeyev
iv. Konstantin Malofeyev c/o Pavel Kuzmin, Esq.

(the “Noticed Parties”);

WHEREAS, the Noticed Parties are the only individuals and/or entities known to the Government to have a potential interest in the Defendant-m-rem; and

WHEREAS, no claims or answers have been filed or made in this action and no other parties have appeared to contest the action, and the requisite time periods in which to do so, as set forth in Title 18, United States Code, Section 983(a)(4)(A) and Rule G of the Supplement Rules for Admiralty or Maritime Claims and Asset Forfeiture Claims, have expired;

IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED AS FOLLOWS:

1. The Defendant-in-rem shall be, and the same hereby is, forfeited to the plaintiff United States of America.

2. The United States Marshals Service (or its designee) shall dispose of the Defendant-in-rem, according to law.

SO ORDERED


Summaries of

United States v. $5,379,876.94 in United States Currency

United States District Court, S.D. New York
Feb 2, 2023
22 Civ. 10148 (JMF) (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 2, 2023)
Case details for

United States v. $5,379,876.94 in United States Currency

Case Details

Full title:UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v. $5,379,876.94 in United States…

Court:United States District Court, S.D. New York

Date published: Feb 2, 2023

Citations

22 Civ. 10148 (JMF) (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 2, 2023)