United States District Court, E.D. Michigan, Southern Division
PRELIMINARY ORDER OF FORFEITURE
MATTHEW F. LEITMAN UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Indictment was filed on or about April 5, 2017, which charged
Defendant Nicholas C. Tripp with violating 18 U.S.C. §
922(g)(1) (Count One: Felon in Possession of a Firearm).
24, 2017, Defendant Nicholas C. Tripp
(“Defendant”) entered into a Rule 11 Plea
Agreement, wherein he pleaded guilty to violating 18 U.S.C.
§ 922(g) as alleged in Count One of the Indictment.
in his Rule 11 Plea Agreement and pursuant to 18 U.S.C.
§ 924 together with 28 U.S.C. § 2461(c), Defendant
agreed to the forfeiture of the following item(s):
• One (1) Ruger Model SR40, .40 caliber, semi-automatic
pistol, Serial No. 34243861; and
• Thirty (30) rounds of .40 caliber ammunition;
(hereinafter referred to as the “Subject
Rule 11 Plea Agreement, Defendant agreed to the Court's
entry of a Preliminary Order of Forfeiture incorporating the
forfeiture of the Subject Property upon application by the
United States at, or any time before, his sentencing in this
THEREFORE, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 924 together with 28
U.S.C. § 2461(c) and Fed.R.Crim.P. 32.2, and based upon
Defendant's guilty plea to Count One of the Indictment,
the contents of Defendant's Rule 11 Plea Agreement, the
Government's Application for Entry of Preliminary Order
of Forfeiture, and other information in the record,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED
Defendant shall forfeit to the United States (a) any and all
interest Defendant has acquired or maintained in violation of
18 U.S.C. § 922(g) as described in Count One of the
Indictment, which includes the Subject Property.
Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 924, the Subject Property
IS HEREBY FORFEITED to the United States for
disposition according to law, and any right, title or
interest of Defendant, and any right, title or interest that
his heirs, successors, or assigns, have or may have in the
Subject Property IS HEREBY AND FOREVER
Court has determined, based upon the indictment and
agreements contained in Defendant's Rule 11 plea
agreement, and other information in the record, that there is
a sufficient nexus between the Subject Property and
Order shall become final as to Defendant at the time it is
entered and the forfeiture shall be made part of
Defendant's sentence and included in Defendant's
entry of this Preliminary Order of Forfeiture, the United
States Attorney General or his designee is authorized to
commence any applicable proceeding to comply with the
statutes governing ...