We post this notice to advise the public of a civil action, United States v. All Funds on Deposit with R.J. O’Brien & Associates, Held in the Name of Bridge Investment, S.L. Bearing Account Numbers XXX-X3931 and XXX-X1784, Maintained at Harris Bank, Account Number XXX-171-6, court case number 11 C 4175, initiated June 19, 2011. The civil action relates to the seizure and forfeiture of funds that constitute the assets of an al-Qaeda associate. Al-Qaeda is an entity or organization engaged in planning and perpetrating terrorism against the United States, citizens and residents of the United States, and their property, including but not limited to the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.
On May 3, 2016, the Honorable Matthew F. Kennelly, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, issued an order forfeiting to the United States $6,226,424.95 seized from the defendant account. The United States hereby gives notice of its intent to remit the forfeited funds in such manner as the United States Attorney General is authorized under 21 U.S.C. § 853(i)(1). Individuals who believe that they have suffered a pecuniary loss as a result of terrorist acts committed by al-Qaeda that occurred on September 11, 2001 and have not received compensation for their loss may now file petitions for remission with the Department of Justice. The deadline for receipt of petitions for remission is 90 days from first date of online posting of this notice, namely, November 29, 2017. The petition must be filed with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, 219 S. Dearborn St., 5th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60604, ATTN: Forfeiture Unit. Posted below are links to the regulations governing remission, and a sample petition.
If you care to leave a message, you can contact (866) 364-2621, option #6. However, due to the large number of victims in this matter, calls may not be returned. Questions regarding the anticipated remission release date or compensation amount will not be returned.