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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 2048

PUBLIC LAW 98-473—OCT. 12, 1984 "(4) direct the disposition by the United States, in accordance with the provisions of section 511(e) of this title (21 U.S.C. 881(e)), of all property ordered forfeited under this section by public sale or any other commercially feasible means, making due provision for the rights of innocent persons; and "(5) take appropriate measures necessary to safeguard and maintain property ordered forfeited under this section pending its disposition. "APPLICABILTTY OF CIVIL FORFEITURE PROVISIONS

"(k) Except to the extent that they are inconsistent with the provisions of this section, the provisions of section 511(d) of this title (21 U.S.C. 881(d)) shall apply to a criminal forfeiture under this section. "BAR ON INTERVENTION

"(1) Except as provided in subsection (o), no party claiming an interest in property subject to forfeiture under this section may— "(1) intervene in a trial or appeal of a criminal case involving the forfeiture of such property under this section; or "(2) commence an action at law or equity against the United States concerning the validity of his alleged interest in the property subsequent to the filing of an indictment or information alleging that the property is subject to forfeiture under this section. "JURISDICTION TO ENTER ORDERS

"(m) The district courts of the United States shall have jurisdiction to enter orders as provided in this section without regard to the location of any property which may be subject to forfeiture under this section or which has been ordered forfeited under this section. "DEPOSITIONS

18 USC app.

"(n) In order to facilitate the identification and location of property declared forfeited and to facilitate the disposition of petitions for remission or mitigation of forfeiture, after the entry of an order declaring property forfeited to the United States, the court may, upon application of the United States, order that the testimony of any witness relating to the property forfeited be taken by deposition and that any designated book, paper, document, record, recording, or other material not privileged be produced at the same time and place, in the same manner as provided for the taking of depositions under Rule 15 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. "THIRD PARTY INTERESTS

"(oKD Following the entry of an order of forfeiture under this section, the United States shall publish notice of the order and of its intent to dispose of the property for at least seven successive court days in such manner as the Attorney General may direct. The Government may also, to the extent practicable, provide direct written notice to any person known to have alleged an interest in the property that is the subject of the order of forfeiture as a substitute for published notice as to those persons so notified.