United States v. Soto, No. 18-10070 (9th Cir. 2019)Annotate this Case
The Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court's forfeiture order in an action where defendant pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to export ammunition from the United States and one count of conspiracy to export firearms and ammunition. The panel held that the district court did not err in ordering forfeiture because 18 U.S.C. 924(d)(1) authorizes forfeiture of firearms and ammunition involved in a federal crime. The panel also held that the district court did not err in ordering the forfeiture of substitute property. Finally, defendant's challenge to the adequacy of the notice of forfeiture in the indictment was not reviewable, but even if it were, the notice was adequate.