United States of America v. Real Property Located at 14883 Johnson Drive, Orosi, California, Tulare County, APNs: 035-260-007-000 and 035-260-010-000 (Parcel 2) and APN: 035-260-012 (Parcel 3), et al., No. 1:2009cv00307 - Document 32 (E.D. Cal. 2010)

Court Description: FINAL JUDGMENT of FORFEITURE, signed by Judge Oliver W. Wanger on 11/19/2010. CASE CLOSED. (Verduzco, M)
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United States of America v. Real Property Located...rcel 2) and APN: 035-260-012 (Parcel 3), et al. 1 2 3 4 Doc. 32 BENJAMIN B. WAGNER United States Attorney KELLI L. TAYLOR Assistant U.S. Attorney 501 I Street, Suite 10-100 Sacramento, California 95814 Telephone: (916) 554-2700 Facsimile: (916) 554-2900 5 Attorneys for Plaintiff 6 7 8 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ) 1:09-CV-00307-OWW-SMS ) Plaintiff, ) FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORFEITURE ) v. ) ) REAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 14883 ) JOHNSON DRIVE, OROSI, CALIFORNIA, ) TULARE COUNTY, APNs: 035-260-007- ) 000 and 035-260-010-000 (PARCEL 2) and ) APN: 035-260-012 (PARCEL 3), ) INCLUDING ALL APPURTENANCES ) AND IMPROVEMENTS THERETO, ) ) Defendant. ) _____________________________________) 19 20 Pursuant to the Stipulation for Final Judgment of Forfeiture filed herein, the Court finds: 21 1. This is a civil forfeiture action against certain real property located at 14883 Johnson 22 Drive, Orosi, California, Tulare County, APNs: 035-260-007-000 and 035-260-010-000 (Parcel 2) 23 and APN: 035-260-012 (Parcel 3) (hereafter “defendant real property”) and more particularly 24 described in Exhibit A, attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference. 25 2. A Verified Complaint for Forfeiture In Rem (“Complaint”) was filed on February 18, 26 2009, seeking the forfeiture of the defendant real property alleging that said real property is subject 27 to forfeiture to the United States of America pursuant to 21 U.S.C. § 881(a)(7). 28 /// FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORFEITURE Dockets.Justia.com 1 2 3 4 5 3. On March 18, 2009, the defendant real property was posted with a copy of the Complaint and Notice of Complaint. 4. Beginning on April 18, 2009, for at least 30 consecutive days, the United States published notice of this action on the official government forfeiture site www.forfeiture.gov. 5. In addition to public notice of the action on the official internet government forfeiture 6 site www.forfeiture.gov, the government gave actual notice, or made reasonable efforts to give actual 7 notice to the following individuals: 8 a. Perry Lee Willmore 9 b. Gaeney Marie Willmore 10 c. Eric H. Schweitzer 11 d. Patsy Willmore 12 6. On April 10, 2009, Patsy Willmore filed an answer to the complaint alleging to be 13 an innocent owner/investor. On or about January 15, 2010, Patsy Willmore moved the Court to 14 withdraw her answer. The Court ordered her answer withdrawn on January 21, 2010. No other 15 parties have filed claims or answers in this matter and the time for which any person or entity may 16 file a claim and answer has expired. 17 7. On or about May 5, 2009, Alistair Frasier and Loretta Fraser commenced a 18 reformation action against Perry Lee Willmore and Gaeney Marie Willmore as Fraser v. United 19 States, et al., Tulare Superior Court Case No. 09-231694. The reformation action resolved with a 20 settlement agreement between the parties which then encumbered Parcel 2 of the defendant real 21 property (i.e., APNs: 035-260-007-000 and 035-260-010-000). Subsequent to the reformation 22 action, the Frasers initiated a foreclosure action resulting in a trustee’s sale of Parcel 2 on or about 23 May 5, 2010. It was determined through the course of the reformation action that the lien against 24 Parcel 3 (i.e., APN: 035-260-012) was satisfied by the Willmores and not subject to foreclosure. 25 26 27 28 8. The recorded owners of the defendant real property are Perry Lee Willmore and Gaeney Marie Willmore, husband and wife, as community property. 9. As part of his plea agreement in U.S. v. Perry Lee Willmore, et al., Case No. 1:08-CR- 00374-OWW, Perry Lee Willmore agreed to forfeit all of his right, title, and interest in the defendant FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORFEITURE 2 1 real property. 2 Based on the above findings, and the files and records of the Court, it is hereby 3 ORDERED AND ADJUDGED: 4 10. 5 6 7 8 The Court adopts the Stipulation for Final Judgment of Forfeiture entered into by and between the parties to this action. 11. Judgment is hereby entered against Perry Lee Willmore, Gaeney Marie Willmore, Patsy Willmore, and all other potential claimants who have not filed claims in this action. 12. All right, title, and interest of Perry Lee Willmore and Gaeney Marie Willmore in the 9 defendant real property located at 14883 Johnson Drive, Orosi, California, Tulare County, APN: 10 035-260-012 (Parcel 3) shall be forfeited to the United States pursuant to 21 U.S.C. § 881(a)(7). 11 13. The United States Marshals Service (or a designee) shall list Parcel 3 of the defendant 12 real property for sale. The United States Marshals Service shall have sole authority to select the 13 means of sale, including sale by internet or through a licensed real estate broker, and shall have sole 14 authority over the marketing and sale of Parcel 3 of the defendant real property. 15 14. The United States Marshals Service shall have Parcel 3 of the defendant real property 16 appraised by a licensed appraiser of its choosing. The United States Marshals Service and the 17 appraiser may have access to Parcel 3 of the defendant real property and structures, buildings, or 18 storage sheds thereon upon 24 hours telephonic notice. 19 15. If necessary, the United States Marshals Service, and any real estate broker employed 20 by the United States Marshals Service, shall have the right to put a “lock box” on the property to 21 facilitate the marketing and sale of Parcel 3 of the defendant real property. 22 23 24 16. The following costs, expenses and distributions shall be paid in escrow from the gross sales price in the following priority and to the extent funds are available: (a) The costs incurred by the United States Marshals Service to the date of close 25 of escrow, including the cost of posting, service, advertising, and 26 maintenance. 27 28 (b) Any unpaid real property taxes, which shall be prorated as of the date of the entry of the Final Judgment of Forfeiture. FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORFEITURE 3 1 (c) 2 A real estate commission not to exceed the United States Marshals Service’s contractual brokerage fee. 3 (d) The seller shall pay any county transfer taxes. 4 (e) To the United States of America: the net proceeds from the sale of Parcel 3 5 of the defendant real property. All right, title, and interest in said funds shall 6 be substituted for Parcel 3 of the defendant real property and forfeited to the 7 United States pursuant to 21 U.S.C. § 881(a)(7), to be disposed of according 8 to law. 9 17. Any liens or encumbrances against Parcel 3 of the defendant real property that appear 10 on record subsequent to the recording of plaintiff’s lis pendens on February 24, 2009, and prior to 11 the close of escrow may be paid out of escrow. The United States may pay any such lien or 12 encumbrance at its sole discretion. 13 18. 14 the buyer. 15 19. 16 17 18 19 The costs of a lender’s policy of title insurance (ALTA policy) shall be paid for by All loan fees, “points” and other costs of obtaining financing shall be paid for by the buyer of the defendant real property. 20. Each party shall execute all documents necessary to close escrow, if such signatures are required by the title insurer. 21. The United States and its servants, agents, and employees and all other public entities, 20 their servants ,agents, and employees, are released from any and all liability arising out of or in any 21 way connected with the posting, forfeiture, or sale of the defendant real property. This is a full and 22 final release applying to all unknown and unanticipated injuries, and/or damages arising out of said 23 posting, forfeiture, or sale, as well as to those now known or disclosed. The parties waived the 24 provisions of California Civil Code § 1542. 25 22. Pursuant to the stipulations of the parties, and allegations set forth in the Verified 26 Complaint for Forfeiture In Rem filed February 18, 2009, the Court finds that there was reasonable 27 cause for the posting of the defendant real property, and for the commencement and prosecution of 28 this forfeiture action, and the Court may enter a Certificate of Reasonable Cause pursuant to 28 FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORFEITURE 4 1 U.S.C. § 2465. 2 3 23. All parties are to bear their own costs and attorneys’ fees, except as provided for 24. Pending the sale of Parcel 3 of the defendant real property, and the disposition of the herein. 4 5 proceeds, the Court shall maintain jurisdiction to enforce the terms of this Final Judgment of 6 Forfeiture. 7 SO ORDERED THIS 19th day of November, 2010. 8 9 /s/ OLIVER W WANGER OLIVER W. WANGER United States District Judge 10 11 12 CERTIFICATE OF REASONABLE CAUSE 13 Based upon the allegations set forth in the Complaint for Forfeiture In Rem filed February 14 18, 2009, and the Stipulation for Final Judgment of Forfeiture filed herein, the Court enters this 15 Certificate of Reasonable Cause pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2465, that there was reasonable cause for 16 the posting of the defendant real property, and the commencement and prosecution of this forfeiture 17 action. 18 Dated: 11/19/2010 /s/ OLIVER W. WANGER OLIVER W. WANGER United States District Judge 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORFEITURE 5 1 EXHIBIT ‘A’ 2 THE LAND REFERRED TO HEREIN BELOW IS SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF TULARE, STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: 3 PARCEL 2: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Being a portion of Section 34,, Township 15 South, Range 25 East, and Section 3, Township 16 South, Range 25 East, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian, described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast corner of Parcel 2 of Parcel Map No. 859 as per Map recorded in Book 9 Page 60 of Maps, Tulare County Records, this being on the Southerly right of way of County Road D-156, thence North 00N 43' 40" East along an East line of said Parcel 1 a distance of 5.02 feet; thence South 84N 48' 35" East a distance of 13.04 fee; thence North 81N 07' 06" East a distance of 168.76 feet to the True Point of Beginning; thence continuing North 81N 07' 06" East a distance of 63.30 feet; thence North 84N 53' 58" East a distance of 73.87 feet; thence leaving said Southerly right of way, South 00N 54' 02" West a distance of 188.14 feet; thence South 36N 34' 53" East a distance of 44.11 feet; thence South 08N 33' 23" East a distance of 161.93 feet; thence South 86N 56' 25" East a distance of 115.05 fee; thence South 63N 52' 00" East a distance of 100.34 feet; thence South 71N 29' 24" East a distance of 170.22 feet; thence South 80N 56' 40" East a distance of 118.42 feet; thence South 58N 24' 06" East a distance of 83.19 feet; thence South 27N 46' 20" East a distance of 121.60 feet; thence South 39N 17' 15" East a distance of 144.51 feet; thence South 60N 31' 22" East a distance of 58.23 feet; thence North 86N 52' 14" East a distance of 72.67 feet; thence North 69N 59' 00" East a distance of 102.21 feet; thence South 82N 45' 3" East a distance of 137.46 feet; thence South 75N 12' 15" East a distance of 114.40 feet; thence South 65N 19' 26" East a distance of 140.90 feet; thence South 52N 53' 37" East a distance of 50.04 feet; thence South 31N 29' 50" East a distance of 59.53 feet; thence South 79N 03' 00" West a distance of 90.88 feet; thence South 07N 59' 02" East a distance of 210.56 feet; thence South 48N 45' 58" East a distance of 60.03 fee; thence North 82N 21' 37" East a distance of 36.74 feet; thence North 88N 44' 50" East a distance of 177.41 feet; thence North 79N 17' 11" East a distance of 199.52 feet; thence South 00N 13' 51" West a distance of 38.76 feet; thence South 00N 51' 33" West a distance of 435.10 feet; thence South 82N 47' 18" West a distance of 121.38 feet; thence South 74N 43' 58" West a distance of 290.26 feet; thence South 83N 04' 50" West a distance of 136.74 feet; thence North 89N 12' 35" West a distance of 379.44 feet; thence North 01N 28' 24" East a distance of 352.35 feet; thence North 08N 55' 09" West a distance of 316.50 feet; thence North 82N 56' 39" West a distance of 374.27 feet; thence North 75N 31' 46" West a distance of 102.42 feet; thence North 30N 20' 32" West a distance of 625.27 feet; thence North 79N 58' 41" West a distance of 157.28 feet; thence South 15N 00' 22" West a distance of 387.40 feet; thence South 20N 53' 03" West a distance of 302.96 feet; thence South 26N 43' 52" West a distance of 100.58 feet; thence South 61N 30' 11" West a distance of 226.15 feet; thence North 87N 13' 12" West a distance of 101.79 feet; thence North 85N 59' 05" West a distance of 201.92 feet; thence continuing North 85N 59' 05" West along the centerline of an existing dirt agricultural road a distance of 14.34 feet; thence along said centerline the following courses, North 03N 08' 30 West a distance of 99.33 feet; thence North 21N 57' 48" West a distance of 162.85 fee; thence North 02N 26' 48" West a distance of 264.18 feet; thence North 36N38' 51" West a distance of 103.86 feet; thence north 63N 44' 26" West a distance of 215.46 feet; thence North 00N 04' 55" West a distance of 362.88 feet; thence North 36N 26' 49" West a distance of 46.03 feet; thence North 61N 33' 57" West a distance of 47.02 feet to the North line of the Northeast quarter of the Northwest quarter of said Section 3 and the centerline of Avenue 432; thence along said North line leaving said centerline South 88N 54' 12" East a distance of 415.78 feet to the North quarter corner of said Section 3; thence South 00N 02' 02" East a distance of 572.71 feet; thence South 89N 16' 23" East a distance of 456.90 feet to a fence line, thence along said fence line the following courses, North 37N 46' 24" East a distance of 139.00 feet; thence North 22N 58' 05" East a distance of 103.58; thence North 18N 10' 23" East a distance of 117.16 feet; thence North 66N 36' 14" East a distance of 51.19 feet; thence leaving said fence line North 08N 33' 28" East a distance of 161.80 feet; thence North 36N 34' 53" East a distance of 44.11 feet; thence North 00N 54' 02" West a distance of 196.12 feet to the Southerly right of way of County Road D-156 and the FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORFEITURE 6 1 True Point of Beginning. 2 4 EXCEPTING THEREFROM the Northeast quarter of the Northwest quarter of said Section 3, all oil, gas and minerals, and other hydrocarbon substances in and under said land, together with the right to enter upon said property for the development of same, as reserved by Catherine M. Green, formerly Catherine M. Wilcox, and Mary Ella Hudson, dealing with their separate property, in Deed recorded February 27, 1959 in Book 2108 Page 293 of Official Records. 5 APN: 035-260-007 and 010 6 PARCEL 3: 7 Being a portion of Parcel 1 of Parcel Map No. 859 as per Map recorded in Book 9 of Parcel Maps at Page 60, in the office of the Tulare County Recorder, situated in the Southeast quarter of Section 34, Township 15 South, Range 25 East, and Section 3, Township 16 South, Range 25 East, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian, described as follows: 3 8 9 21 Commencing at the Northeast corner of Parcel 2 of Parcel Map No. 859, this being on the Southerly right of way of County Road D-156, thence North 00N 43' 40" East along the Northerly extension of the East line of said Parcel 2 a distance of 5.02 feet; thence South 84N 48' 35" East a distance of 13.04 feet; thence North 81N 07' 06" East a distance of 232.06 feet; thence North 84N 53' 58" East a distance of 73.78 feet to the True Point of Beginning, thence continuing North 84N 53' 58" East a distance of 1005.59 feet; thence South 71N 02' 26" East a distance of 194.87 feet; thence South 82N 54' 11" East a distance of 330.98 feet; thence South 49N 09' 37" East a distance of 58.52 feet; thence leaving said Southerly right of way South 00N 28' 23" West a distance of 277.68 feet; thence South 47N 58' 14" East a distance of 348.89 feet; thence South 00N 35' 00" West a distance of 487.30 feet; thence South 00N 13' 51" West a distance of 113.62 feet; thence South 79N 17' 11" West a distance of 199.52 feet; thence South 88N 44' 50" West a distance of 177.41 feet; thence South 82N 21' 37" West a distance of 36.74 feet; thence North 48N 45' 58" West a distance of 60.03 feet; thence North 07N 59' 02" West a distance of 210.56 feet; thence North 79N 03' 00" East a distance of 90.88 feet; thence North 31N 29' 50" West a distance of 59.53 feet; thence North 52N 53' 37" West a distance of 50.04 feet; thence North 65N 19' 26" West a distance of 140.90 feet; thence North 75N 12' 15" West a distance of 114.40 feet; thence North 82N 45' 37" West a distance of 137.46 feet; thence South 69N 59' 00" West a distance of 102.21 feet; thence South 86N 52' 14" West a distance of 72.67 feet; thence North 60N 31' 22" West a distance of 58.23 feet; thence North 39N 17' 15" West a distance of 144.51 feet; thence North 27N 46' 20" West a distance of 121.60 feet; thence North 58N 24' 06" West a distance of 83.19 feet; thence North 80N 56' 40" West a distance of 118.42 feet; thence North 71N 29' 24" West a distance of 170.22 feet; thence North 63N 52' 00" West a distance of 100.34 feet; thence North 86N 56' 25" West a distance of 115.05 feet; thence North 08N 33' 28" West a distance of 161.93 feet; thence North 36N 34' 53" West a distance of 44.11 feet; thence North 00N 54' 02" East a distance of 188.14 feet to the True Point of Beginning. 22 APN: 035-260-012 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 23 24 25 26 27 28 FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORFEITURE 7