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TAMMY CLANTON, doing business as United Pharmaceutical/Nutri-Slim, Inc., an Oklahoma corporation,





No. 99-9521

(No. M4-96-2019)

(Petition for Review)


Before BALDOCK, BRISCOE, and LUCERO, Circuit Judges.

Appellants seek review of the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA's) denial of their petition for remission or mitigation of administrative forfeitures of currency and cashier's checks. They contend that the forfeitures cannot stand because no criminal charges were filed against them or in connection with the transactions leading to the initial seizures of the monies and because probable cause is lacking to connect the monies with any illegal transactions.

We have jurisdiction over this appeal by virtue of 21 U.S.C. § 877.(1) The scope of our review is quite narrow. It "is limited to assuring that the DEA complied with statutory and procedural requirements." Yskamp v. DEA, 163 F.3d 767, 770 (3d Cir. 1998). In other words, the administrative denial of a petition for remission or mitigation is not subject to judicial review on the merits. See United States v. One Parcel of Property, 51 F.3d 117, 119 (8th Cir. 1995). Appellants have not demonstrated that statutory and procedural requirements were not met. Their contention that they did not receive adequate notice of the forfeitures was presented to and rejected by the federal district court in a related case.

Accordingly, the petition for review of the DEA's decision to deny appellant's petition for remission or mitigation is DENIED.

Entered for the Court

Carlos F. Lucero

Circuit Judge

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*. This order and judgment is not binding precedent, except under the doctrines of law of the case, res judicata, and collateral estoppel. The court generally disfavors the citation of orders and judgments; nevertheless, an order and judgment may be cited under the terms and conditions of 10th Cir. R. 36.3.

1. After examining the briefs and appellate record, this panel has determined unanimously to grant the parties' request for a decision on the briefs without oral argument. See Fed. R. App. P. 34(f); 10th Cir. R. 34.1(G). The case is therefore ordered submitted without oral argument.

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