NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT PLEADING BY PUBLICATION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON FOR THE COUNTY OF MULTNOMAH Case No. 18CV21228 NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT PLEADING BY PUBLICATION City of Portland, a political subdivision of the State of Oregon and forfeiting agency, on behalf of the Portland Police Bureau, seizing agency, Plaintiff v. 2007 Mercedes 230 License Plate 920CNK, $856.85 in U.S. Currency, $2,596.85 in U.S. Currency, and Miscellaneous Toys, Purses, Legos and Transformers as listed on Portland Police Bureau Property Evidence Receipts numbers 1420107 through 1420116, Defendants in rem, and Raji Afife Azar, Claimant. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the City has commenced the above described proceeding in the Multnomah County Circuit Court as a result of CIVIL FORFEITURE, the Defendants in rem, 2007 Mercedes 230 License Plate 920CNK, $856.85 in U.S. Currency, $2,596.85 in U.S. Currency, and miscellaneous toys, purses, legos and transformers as listed on Portland Police Bureau property evidence receipts numbers 1420107 through 1420116, were seized for civil forfeiture on April 26, 2018, indicated by the Portland Police Bureau as a result of a criminal investigation identified by PPB Case No. 18-801058. FORFEITURE means that the property will be transferred to the government, and persons with any interest in the property will be deprived of that interest without compensation because of the use or acquisition of the property in or through prohibited conduct as defined in ORS Chapter 131A. The object of this complaint and demand for relief is vesting all right, title and interest in the Defendants in rem to Plaintiff as of April 26, 2018, free of any interest or encumbrances in favor of another. The City seeks to obtain a judgment forfeiting the Defendants in rem to Plaintiff as of April 26, 2018, pursuant to ORS 131A.020 as proceeds/instrumentalities and/or conveyances of prohibited conduct inasmuch as the property is proceeds and/or was used in committing or facilitating the violation of, solicitation to violate, attempt to violate, or conspiracy to violate the criminal laws of the State of Oregon as set forth in ORS Chapter 131A and/or as set forth in Portland City Code 14B.50. The commence pleading is available for review in the office of the Clerk of the Court, or from the undersigned forfeiture counsel at the address shown below. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL CLAIMANTS AND TO ALL UNKNOWN PERSONS READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY !!! ******************************************************************* IF YOU HAVE ANY INTEREST IN THE SEIZED PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THIS NOTICE, YOU MUST CLAIM THAT INTEREST OR YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY LOSE THAT INTEREST. IF YOU DO NOT FILE A CLAIM FOR THE PROPERTY, THE PROPERTY MAY BE FORFEITED EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT CONVICTED OF ANY CRIME. TO CLAIM AN INTEREST, YOU MUST FILE A WRITTEN CLAIM WITH THE FORFEITURE COUNSEL IDENTIFIED BELOW. THE CLAIM MUST STATE: 1) YOUR TRUE NAME, 2) THE ADDRESS AT WHICH YOU WILL ACCEPT FUTURE MAILINGS FROM THE COURT AND FORFEITURE COUNSEL, 3) A STATEMENT THAT YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE SEIZED PROPERTY. THE CLAIM MUST BE SIGNED UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY AND MUST INCLUDE (1)-(3) ABOVE IN ORDER TO BE VALID. THE DEADLINE FOR FILING YOUR CLAIM IS JULY 27, 2018. UNLESS YOU WERE PERSONALLY SERVED WITH A NOTICE OF SEIZURE, IN WHICH CASE, THE DEADLINE FOR FILING IS STATED IN THE NOTICE. EXTENSIONS FOR FILING CLAIMS CANNOT BE GRANTED. ******************************************************************* WHERE TO FILE A CLAIM AND FOR MORE INFORMATION: FORFEITURE COUNSEL: Portland City Attorney’s Office 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 430 Portland OR 97204 (503)823-4047 SEIZING AGENCY: Portland Police Bureau 1111 SW 2nd Ave, Rm 1430 Portland, OR 97204 (503)823-0470 Published June 15, 22, 29 & July 6, 2018. BT53750

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Publication: Miscellaneous

Section: Legals

Start Date: 2018/06/15

End Date: 2018/07/06

Court Number: 18CV21228

Owner: Portland Police Bureau

City: PORTLAND

County: Multnomah