Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen



THE UNITED STATES MARSHALS SERVICE is selling a building located at 711 Lessard Street, Lot 31, Square 32, Donalsonville, LA aka “True Friends Hall”.  NOTE:  The said building is a registered historic property and an executed Covenant Easement Agreement is required to be recorded with an executed deed.  An unsolicited offer for the property in the amount of $6,000.00 has been received.  Anyone interested in submitting a competing bid on this property may submit a written offer to the address below.  Any competing offer must be no less than 5 percent or $300.00 above the unsolicited offer.  The terms of any competing offer are subject to acceptance by the United States Marshals Service, who reserves the right to accept or refuse any offer received.  All offers must be accompanied by a cashier check for 5 percent of the offer as a deposit.  All deposits from offers not accepted will be refunded; however, the deposit of any accepted offer will be forfeited if the offeror fails to complete the purchase for any reason.  All offers must provide for payment of the offered sales price upon closing.  Any conditional offer will be rejected.

Interested parties may arrange a viewing of the property by calling 225-389-0364 x 223 for the Asset Forfeiture Unit.

The offer must be postmarked on or before June 11, 2010 and must state that it may be accepted within a period of 30 days after June 11, 2010 or such longer time as the offeror may provide.

The unsolicited offeror will be afforded the opportunity to submit a best and final offer within one week after June 11, 2010.  However, the unsolicted offeror will not be advised of the amount of any competing offers received.  After the unsolicted offeror is given the opportunity to submit a best and final offer, no party who has submitted an offer will be allowed to increase its offer.  Upon the United States Marshals Service’s review of all offers received, the property will be sold to the highest acceptable bidder.

United States Marshals Service

Attn:  Alison Alsept/ AFU

777 Florida Street

Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Publish:  May 21, 28 and June 4, 2010