Acuerdo económico del narcotraficante Quirino Ernesto Paulino Castillo con la Justicia norteamericana. Ver documento en inglés.

Case .1:04-cr-01353-KMW Document 538 Filed 09/02/14 Page 1of 5

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

fUNITED STATES OF AMERICA                  FINAL ORDER

OF FORFEITURE

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QUIRINO ERNESTO PAULINO CASTILLO, A/K/A “El Don,”

S7 04 Cr. 1353 (KMW)

 

Defendant.

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WHEREAS, on or about April 7, 2005, QUIRINO ERNESTO PAULINO CASTILLO, a/k/a “El Don” (the “defendant”), among others, was charged 1n a f1ve-count Superseding Indictment, S7 04 Cr.

1353 (KMW) (the “Indictment”) with partic1pat1.ng in a conspiracy to   import   more   than   5   kilograms   of   cocaine   into   the   United

 

States,    in    violation    of 21    u.s.c.       § 963

(Count    One);

Prticipating in a conspiracy to dJ.stribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 5 k1lograms of cocaine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 846 (Count Two); participating in a?ney laundering conspiracy, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1956(h) (Count Three); participatJ.ng in a conspiracy to lmport more than 5 kilograms of cocaine into the United States, in violation of

21 U.S.C. § 963 (Count Four); d1str1buting more than 5 kilograms of cocaine with the intent that it be imported into the United States, 1n violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 952, 959(a)(1), (a)(2) and (c), 960(a)(3) and (b)(1) (B), and 18 U.S.C. § 2 (Count Five); 

WHEREAS,     the     Indictment     included     a         forfeiture allegation seeking forfeiture to the Un1ted States, pursuant to

21 U.S.C. § 853, of any and all property const1tuting or derived from any proceeds the defendant obtained directly or indirectly as a result of the violation and any and all property used or intended     to     be   used      to    facilitate                  the   commission of    the violations          alleged   in    Counts     One              and     Two   of   the   Indictment, including   but      not   l1mited          to,            the   following: approximately $7,000,000 in United States currency, representing the amount of

proceeds obtained as a result of the offense(s), for which the defendants are JOintly and severally liable with any and all co- conspirators;

WHEREAS, on or about February 7, 2008, the defendant pled guilty to Counts One through F1ve of the Indictment, pursuant to a plea agreement with the Government wherein he agreed to forfeit (i) a sum of money equal to $14.5 million in United States currency, representing the amount of proceeds obtained as a result of the offenses listed in Counts One and Two of the Indictment; and (ii) all right, title and interest of the defendant in the following specJ.fic property: approximately $690,000 in United States currency, representing the proceeds from the sale of a 2002 Eurocopter/Colibri EC 120B Helicopter, tail number N750PG (which constitutes or derives from proceeds of the offenses alleged 1n Counts One and Two and/or was used or intended to be used to facilitate the commission of the offenses alleged in Counts One   and Two of the Indictment), including but not limited to: (A)   approxlmately $179,398.49 in United States currency, seized from account number 131365705, held in the name of Importadora Fenix, S .A. at Ocean Bank, Miami, F l o:::: ida; and (B)   approximately $150,000 deposited into the Court Registry of the United States District Court for the Southern D istrict of Florida, in connection with case no. 05-22053, flled Joaqu1n Ru1z Flaquer   (items   (A)   and   (B)     toget h er are t h e “Specif1c Property”);

WHEREAS,    in or around 2009,        the Government transferred its r lght to collect against the $14. 5   mi 11ion   money judgment described equivalent in       the       preceding        paragraph          (item       ( i) ) 1                  or      its in     property        or      other       assets,        to       the      Dominican

Republic     ln recognition and consideration of     the substantial assistance and cooperation that the Dominican Republ c provided to        this Office in the investlgatlon and prosecut ion of     th i s case; and

WHEREAS,   on   or about January 23,   2014, the   Court signed a Consent Preliminary Order of Forfeiture/Mone y Judgment, attached he r eto as Exhibit A,   (i) imposing against the defendant a   money judgment in the   amount of     $690,000 ln United States currency (the “Money Judgment”) , representing the proceeds from the sale of a   2002 Eurocop t er/Colibri EC 120 B Helicopter, tall number N750PG    (the “Money Judgmental; and    (il) forfeiting all of the   defendant’s    right,

Property; title    and    interest    in   the    Specific WHEREAS, the provisions of 21 U.S.C. § 853(n)(l), Rule 32.2(b)(6 I of the Federa1 Rules of Criminal Procedure, and Rules G(4)(a)(iv)(C) and G(S)(a)(iii of the Supplemental Rules for Admiralty or Maritime Claims and Asset Forfeiture Actions, require publicat1on of notice of forfeiture and of the Government’s intent to dispose of the forfeited property before the United States can have clear title to the forfeited property; WHEREAS, notice of forfeiture was posted on an official Government Internet site (www.forfeiture.gov) for at least thirty consecutive days, beginning on June 3, 2014. Proof of such publication was filed with the Clerk of the Court on August 6, 2014, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit B; WHEREAS, pursuant to 21 U.S.C. § 853(n)(7), the United States shall have clear tit1e to any forfeited property if no petitions for a hearing to contest the forfeiture have been filed w1thin thirty (30) days of final publ1cation of not1ce of the forfeiture as set forth in 21 U.S.C. § 853(n)(2);  WHEREAS,   thirty    (30) days   have   expired    since   finapublication of notice and no petitions to contest the forfeiture of the Specific Property have been filed;

 ORDERED,   ADJUDGED   AND   DECREED

THAT:

All r1ght, title and 1nterest in the Specific Property is hereby forfeited and vested in the United States of America, and shall be disposed of according to law.
Pursuant to 21   U.S.C. § BS3(n)(7) the United States of America shall and lS hereby deemed to have clear title to the Specif1c Property.
The United States Marshals Service shall take possession of the Specific Property and dispose of the same according to law, in accordance with 21 U.S.C. § BS3(h).
The Clerk    of    the    Court    shall    forward    four cert1fied copies of th1s Order to Assistant United States Attorney Sharon Cohen Levin, Chief, Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture Un1t, United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York, One St. Andrew’s Plaza, New York, New York 10007.

SO ORDERED:

HONORABLE KIMBA M. WOOD UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

DATE

 

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