Wednesday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in north Mississippi filed a forfeiture complaint for goods once belonging to Danielle J. Williams of Bartlett, Tenn.
In late 2010, Williams admitted she structured 42 deposits totaling $316,550 through BankPlus of Hernando in increments of less than $10,000 to avoid federal reporting laws.
She was sentenced to three years probation and $327,800 in restitution in 2011.
She admitted she structured the deposits for husband Walter Thomas “Thom” Williams III, who also cut a plea deal to avoid 31 felony counts of wire fraud.
Danielle Williams said her deposits came from some $10 million her husband embezzled from Verso Paper Corp. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison and full restitution with interest.
Now, the government seeks forfeit from her of two Gucci watches, two Armani watches, four other designer watches, a bracelet and a set of RT-brand silver cufflinks with pink stones.
Her husband already agreed to forfeit all property derived from his illegal acts.
In her plea deal, she agreed not to contest the civil forfeit of their Atlanta, Ga., townhouse.
Typically, after the government gains forfeit approval from the court, the seized property is sold and the money deposited into the U.S. Treasury.