ORDER APPOINTING SPECIAL MASTER
ROBERT J. CONRAD, Jr., District Judge.
THIS MATTER is before the Court on the unopposed motion of the Government to appoint a Special Master pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3664(d)(6). (Doc. No. 17). For the reasons stated in the joint motion, and for good cause found, the motion is GRANTED.
IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that A. Cotten Wright be appointed Special Master in the instant action to submit proposed findings of fact and recommendations to the Court and to otherwise serve as directed below;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Special Master fashion a proposed restitution order and recommend findings to the Court on the following issues: (a) which entities and individuals are properly considered "victims" pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3663A(a)(2); (b) the proper amount of restitution owed to each victim pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §§ 3663A(b) and 3664(e); and (c) an appropriate payment schedule pursuant to, among other sections, 18 U.S.C. § 3664(i); as well as other issues that may arise under 18 U.S.C. §§ 3663, 3663A, or 3664, and as may be ordered by the Court;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Special Master notify identified victims as required by 18 U.S.C. §§ 3771(b)(1) and 3771(c)(1);
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Special Master receive restitution payments and use such payments to make appropriate distribution to victims on the same basis as and in accordance with any distribution procedures set out in Securities and Exchange Commission v. Richard W. Davis, Jr., Civil Action No. 3:16-cv-285 in the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, to be reimbursed for costs and expenses, and to be appropriately compensated.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Special Master's responsibilities and powers under this Order are intended to complement and work in harmony with the Special Master's duties and powers as court-appointed Receiver in the case of Securities and Exchange Commission v. Richard W. Davis, Jr., Civil Action No. 3:16-cv-285 in the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.