In an appeal from the district court's order striking claimant's claim to his assets in a civil forfeiture proceeding, the order is affirmed where: 1) 18 U.S.C. section 1956 authorized federal jurisdiction over forfeiture actions for proceeds of a violation of 18 U.S.C. section 1324, if that violation was for financial gain; and 2) 28 U.S.C. section 2466(a), the fugitive disentitlement statute, applied to claimants who were fugitives from state criminal proceedings.
Argued and Submitted April 7, 2009
Filed September 8, 2009
Opinion by Judge W. Fletcher