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Important Notice To Sureties And Bond-Bail Form Orders - Florida

Important Notice To Sureties And Bond-Bail Form Orders Form. This is a Florida form and can be used in USDC Middle Federal .
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT Middle District of Florida Office of the Clerk Sheryl L. Loesch Division Manager Tampa (813) 301-5400 IMPORTANT NOTICE TO SURETIES This information memorandum is provided to persons posting bail monies and/or other collateral pursuant to Fed.R.Crim.P. 46 and Chapter 207 - Release and Detention Pending Judicial Proceedings of Title 18, United States Code. It is highly recommended that such individuals read the relevant federal rules and statutes and be aware of all restrictions imposed upon the Defendant through the Court's release order. In making such deposits, it is also imperative that individuals fully understand the limitations imposed upon the Clerk's Office with respect to any possible return or exoneration of such deposits. Money for a surety bond may be posted in the form of a cashier's check, money order or cash only; personal checks are CASH BOND not accepted. When the person posting the money (hereafter referred to as "surety"), is ready to pay the bond, they will proceed to the Intake Section, Second Floor, where a receipt will be written. The surety must complete either an Affidavit of Exclusive Ownership of Cash Bail form or an Affidavit of Other Ownership of Cash Bail. It is important that this form be completed in its entirety before the Magistrate Judge can sign the bond to release the defendant from the custody of the U.S. Marshal. Pursuant to the Tax Reform Act of 1984 and the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, the Clerk's Office is required to report the receipt of more than $10,000 in cash to the Internal Revenue Service, as bail for criminal offenses. The term cash is defined as coin and currency of the United States or of any other country, or combinations of coin and currency, cashier's checks, bank drafts, traveler's checks, or money orders, each having a face amount of $10,000 or less, but totaling more than $10,000. An IRS 8300 Form must be completed by all individuals submitting cash in excess of $10,000, at the time the money is received by the Clerk's Office. All monies deposited into the registry fund of the Court in excess of $5,000 will be deposited into interest bearing DEPOSIT INFORMATION accounts at a local bank. When any such deposit exceeds the amount secured by FDIC insurance limits, the Clerk will require the bank to secure additional collateral in order to secure the deposit. This may result in a slight delay in depositing the monies into an interest bearing account. All monies deposited into the registry fund in an amount of $5,000 or less will be deposited directly into the U.S. Treasury and absent further order of the Court, will be maintained there during the pendency of the litigation. Monies maintained at the U.S. Treasury do not draw interest. Revised 03/02 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkflow.com PROPERTY BONDS In order for a judicial officer to approve real property as security for bail bond in a criminal proceeding, the following documents and information must first be furnished at no cost to the Court: 1. Affidavit of Property Owner. The attorney for the defendant shall furnish the Clerk of this Court a current affidavit from the property owner (a) giving the legal description of the property; (b) stating that the property is free and clear of any mortgages or liens, or if there is a mortgage, the amount of the mortgage and name and address of mortgage holder [some judges may require that the property be free and clear of any mortgages]; (c) stating that the property is owned by only the affiant(s); (d) stating whether the property is homestead property as defined by the State of Florida; (e) acknowledging that the affiant owners are aware that they are mortgaging their real property to the Clerk of Court, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, as security for a bail bond in a criminal case, which real property may be subject to foreclosure or other forfeiture if the defendant fails to comply with the conditions of his/her release; (f) stating the amount of said mortgage they will execute as security in the amount which is set by the Court and that they believe that they have an equitable interest in said real property equal to the amount of said mortgage; (g) giving the marital status of the owner, if the property is homesteaded, both spouses must sign the affidavit and accompanying bond paperwork even though only one spouse may be the owner of the property; and (h) stating that the affiant(s) acknowledge that any fraudulent or false statements may subject them to criminal prosecution. 2. Certificate of Title Insurance. The attorney for the defendant shall also cause to be furnished a certificate of title insurance from a title insurance company and issued by an underwriter licensed by the State of Florida. The certificate shall be a mortgagee-type policy issued in favor of the Clerk of Court, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, in an amount to be set by the Court. 3. Loss Payable Clause from Insurance Company: The insurance company with coverage on the property must issue a notice of coverage with a loss payable clause to the Clerk of Court, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, to protect the Court's interest in the property. 4. Appraisal. The attorney for the defendant shall furnish a current appraisal of the real property by a licensed property appraiser. The appraiser shall have been made within the last two years, or within such lesser period of time as the title insurer may require. 5. Original Mortgage. The attorney for the defendant shall furnish a mortgage on the real property in question, both executed and acknowledged by the record title holder. If the property is homestead, both husband and wife must execute the mortgage regardless of the record title holder. The amount of the mortgage shall be set by the court and shall be made in favor of the Clerk of Court, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida. The mortgage shall have been validly recorded in the county where the real property is situated, and all filing and documentary stamps shall have been paid thereon. The terms of the mortgage shall be that the amount thereof shall become immediately due and payable upon demand of the Clerk of Court pursuant to an order of forfeiture from the Court. 6. Satisfaction of Mortgage. The attorney for defendant shall furnish a satisfaction of mortgage to be executed by the Clerk of Court when the Court releases the real
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