U.S. v. ACCOUNTS NOS. 3034504504 AND 144-07143

Nos. 91-5470, 91-5768.

971 F.2d 974 (1992)

UNITED STATES of America v. CONTENTS OF ACCOUNTS NOS. 3034504504 AND 144-07143 AT MERRILL, LYNCH, PIERCE, FENNER AND SMITH, INC. Friko Corporation, Claimant, Friko Corporation, Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Decided July 22, 1992.

Rehearing Denied September 22, 1992.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Barry A. Spevack, Monico, Pavich & Spevack, Chicago, Ill., for Friko Corp.

Michael Chertoff, U.S. Atty., Neil R. Gallagher, Asst. U.S. Atty., Office of U.S. Atty., Newark, N.J., for U.S.

Present: SLOVITER, Chief Judge, MANSMANN and HUTCHINSON, Circuit Judges.

Submitted Under Third Circuit 12(6) January 31, 1992.


HUTCHINSON, Circuit Judge.

These in rem forfeiture proceedings involve two accounts opened with Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith in the name of Friko Corporation (Friko), a Panamanian corporation. At Docket No. 91-5470 Friko appeals an order of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey that struck its claim to those accounts. The district...

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