United States District Court, S.D. Georgia
GREG GULLULY Jr. Assistant United States Attorney
Allen, Defendant Defendant
Lowther, Esq. Attorney for the Defendant
CONSENT ORDER OF FORFEITURE
WILLIAM T. MOORE, JR. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
on August 8, 2017, a Federal Grand Jury sitting in the
Southern District of Georgia returned a twenty-two count
Indictment, of which, two counts specifically named defendant
Ron Bernard Allen (hereafter, the "Defendant").
the Indictment sought forfeiture pursuant to 21 U.S.C. §
853, which permits forfeiture to the United States, any
property constituting, or derived from, any proceeds
obtained, directly or indirectly, as the result of such
offense and any property used, or intended to be used, in a
manner or part, to commit, or to facilitate the commission of
on March 7, 2018, the Defendant pled guilty pursuant to a
written plea agreement to the lesser-included offense of
Count One of the Indictment, Conspiracy to Possess with
Intent to Distribute 50 Kilograms or More Marijuana, in
violation of 21 U.S.C. § 846.
pursuant to his plea agreement, the Defendant agreed to
forfeit any right to any property seized in this case,
specifically $50, 995.00 in U.S. currency and four (4) cotton
candy machines (collectively, the "Subject
the Defendant agreed to waive the provisions of the Federal
Rules of Criminal Procedure 32.2, and 43(a) with respect to
notice in the Indictment that the Government will seek
forfeiture as part of any sentence in this case, and agreed
that entry of this order shall be made a part of the sentence
in or out of the presence of the Defendant and be included in
the judgment in this case without further order of the Court.
THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED THAT:
Pursuant to 21 U.S.C. § 853 and Rule 32.2(b)(1), Federal
Rules of Criminal Procedure, the Subject Property is hereby
forfeited to the United States.
the entry of this Order, in accordance with Fed. R. Crim. P.
32.2(b)(3), the Attorney General (or a designee) is
authorized to seize the Subject Property, and to conduct any
discovery that may assist in identifying, locating or
disposing of the Subject Property, any property traceable
thereto, or any property that may be forfeited as substitute
entry of this Order, the Attorney General (or a designee) is
authorized to commence any applicable proceeding to comply
with statutes governing third-party rights, including giving
notice of this Order.
the extent that the Subject Property includes specific
property and is not limited to a judgment for a sum of money,
the United States shall publish notice of the order and its
intent to dispose of the Subject Property on the
Government's internet website,
www.forfeiture.gov. The United States shall also
provide written notice to any person who reasonably appears
to be a potential claimant with standing to contest the
forfeiture in the ancillary proceeding. The notice must
describe the forfeited property, state the times under the
applicable statute when a petition contesting the ...