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United States v. Mangum

United States District Court, W.D. Arkansas, Fort Smith Division

December 19, 2019

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v.
SCOTT CARL MANGUM

          Scott carl Mangum, Defendant

          James B. Pierce, Counsel for Defendant

          Kenneth P. Elser, Assistant U.S. Attorney

          PRELIMINARY ORDER OF FORFEITURE

          P.K. HOLMES III, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

         On November 20, 2019, a Grand Jury sitting in the Western District of Arkansas returned an Indictment against the Defendant, Scott Carl Mangum, charging him with one count of knowingly and intentionally possessing with the intent to distribute more than 5 kilograms of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine, a Schedule II controlled substance, in violation of Title 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 84l(b)(1)(A)(ii), and a forfeiture allegation.

         In the forfeiture allegation of the Indictment, the United States seeks forfeiture, pursuant to Title 21 U.S.C. §853, of:

1. Smith & Wesson, M&P 9 mm pistol, serial number NBH1298;
2. 32 Rounds, Assorted, Caliber 9 mm ammunition; and
3. 16 Rounds, Assorted, Caliber 9 mm ammunition; as property involved in, or used to facilitate the offense.

         On December 19, 2019, the Defendant pleaded guilty to the Indictment. Pursuant to a Plea Agreement entered into by the parties, the Defendant agrees to forfeit all rights, title and interest to Smith & Wesson, M&P 9 mm pistol, serial number NBH1298; 32 Rounds, Assorted, Caliber 9 mm ammunition; and 16 Rounds, Assorted, Caliber 9 mm ammunition listed in the Indictment. The Defendant acknowledges that all property covered by the Plea Agreement is subject to forfeiture as property facilitating illegal conduct, or property involved in illegal conduct giving rise to forfeiture, or as substitute assets for property otherwise subject to forfeiture.

         Pursuant to the Plea Agreement, the Defendant consents to the immediate entry of a Preliminary Order of Forfeiture upon entry of the guilty plea. The Defendant further agrees that upon entry of the Preliminary Order of Forfeiture, such Order will be considered final as to defendant's interests in the property. The Defendant agrees to immediately withdraw any claims to property seized in connection with this case in any pending administrative and civil forfeiture proceeding, and consents to the forfeiture of all properties seized in connection with this case to the United States. The Defendant agrees to execute any and all documents requested by the Government to facilitate or complete the forfeiture process. The Defendant further agrees not to contest or to assist any other person or entity in contesting the forfeiture of the property seized in connection with this case.

         Pursuant to the Plea Agreement, the Defendant agrees to consent to the entry of Orders of forfeiture for such property and waives the requirements of Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure 32.2 and 43(a) regarding notice of the forfeiture in the charging instrument, announcement of the forfeiture at sentencing, and incorporation of the forfeiture in the judgment. The Defendant acknowledges that he understands that the forfeiture of assets is part of the sentence that may be imposed in this case and waives any failure by the court to advise him of this, pursuant to Rule 1 l(b)(1)(J), at the time his guilty plea is accepted.

         Pursuant to the Plea Agreement, the Defendant further agrees to waive all constitutional and statutory challenges in any manner (including direct appeal, habeas corpus, or any other means) to any forfeiture carried out in accordance with the Plea Agreement on any grounds, including that the forfeiture constitutes an excessive fine or punishment. The Defendant agrees to take all steps as requested by the United States to pass clear title to forfeitable assets to the United States, and to testify truthfully in any judicial forfeiture proceeding. The Defendant also agrees that the forfeiture provisions ...


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