Forfeiture is the process of seizing a person’s property or assets when they are suspected of wrongdoing or involvement with crime or illegal activity. The owners, however, are not necessarily charged with a crime by police.
The Tulalip Tribes gives notice that the property identified in the forfeiture notices and forfeiture petitions/summons posted below was seized for forfeiture pursuant to Tulalip Tribal Code (TTC) Chapter 2.60.
*The names of persons of businesses appearing in this notice are not necessarily criminal defendants or suspects, nor does the appearance of their names in this notice mean that they are the target of any investigations or other activities.
**Failure to respond in a timely manner may result in a default judgment and forfeiture of the property for the benefit of the Tulalip Tribes.
If you are an owner or claimant, you may contest the forfeiture of the property listed in a forfeiture notice below by filing a claim with the Tulalip Tribal Court prosecutor no later than 30 days after the date of final publication of this notice.
Pursuant to Chapter 2.60.070§(4)(a) of the Tulalip Tribes Code of Law, an owner or claimant must file a response with the Tulalip Tribal Court within 30 days of service of the petition and summons. No extension of the time for filing the response may be granted. Failure to respond within 30 days may bar you from presenting evidence at any later evidentiary hearing regarding the seized property. If you don’t respond in a timely manner, the court, upon motion of the tribes, shall order the property forfeited to the tribes. You must serve a copy of your claim on the prosecutor. You may request a copy of the summons, petition, and evidence in your case from the prosecutor.