U.S. v. $6,976,934.65, HELD IN NAME OF SOULBURY

No. 07-5353.

554 F.3d 123 (2009)

UNITED STATES of America, Appellee v. $6,976,934.65, PLUS INTEREST DEPOSITED INTO ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL, ACCOUNT NUMBER 2029-56141070, HELD IN the NAME OF SOULBURY LIMITED, and Property Traceable Thereto, Appellee Soulbury Limited, Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided January 27, 2009.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Juan Chardiet argued the cause for appellant. With him on the briefs was Daniel M. Press.

Robert Stapleton, Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, argued the cause for appellee. With him on the brief was A.J. de Kluiver, Attorney.

Opinion for the Court filed by Circuit Judge GRIFFITH.

GRIFFITH, Circuit Judge:

This case is an appeal of an in rem action brought by the United States seeking the civil forfeiture of $6,976,934.65 plus interest on the ground that it was involved in or is traceable to a scheme to launder money earned through an unlawful offshore Internet gambling enterprise. The district court invoked the fugitive disentitlement statute, 28 U.S.C. § 2466 (Supp. V 2005), to grant summary judgment to

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