JUDGMENT AND PROBATION/COMMITMENT ORDER
In the presence of the attorney for the government, the defendant appeared in person on this date. May 18, 2009
X WITH COUNSEL Joseph Walsh, appt'd - 316 West Second St., Suite 1200, Los Angeles, Ca. 90012
X GUILTY, and the court being satisfied that there is a factual basis for the plea. NOLO
There being a finding/verdict of X GUILTY, defendant has been convicted as charged of the offense(s) of: wire fraud, aiding and abetting, in violation of 18 USC 1343, 2, as charged in cts. 1 and 2, of the Information.
The Court asked whether there was any reason why judgment should not be pronounced. Because no sufficient cause to the contrary was shown, or appeared to the Court, the Court adjudged the defendant guilty as charged and convicted and ordered that: the defendant shall pay to the United States a Special Assessment of $200.00, which is due immediately. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the defendant shall pay restitution in the total amount of $811,000.00. The defendant shall pay restitution in the total amount of $811,000.00 to victims as set forth in a separate victim list prepared by the Probation Office which this Court adopts and which reflects the Court's determination of the amount of restitution due to each victim. The victim list, which shall be forwarded to the fiscal section of the Clerk's Office, shall remain confidential to protect the privacy interests of the victims. Restitution shall be due during the period of imprisonment, at the rate of not less than $25.00 per quarter, and pursuant to the Bureau of Prisons' Inmate Financial Responsibility Program. If any amount of restitution remains unpaid after release from custody, nominal monthly installments of at least $25.00, shall be made during the period of supervised release . These payments shall begin 30 days after the commencement of supervision. Nominal restitution payments are ordered as the court finds that the defendant's economic circumstances do not allow for either immediate or future payment of the amount ordered. If the defendant makes a partial payment, each payee shall receive approximately proportional payment unless another priority order or percentage payment is specified in th is judgment. The amount of restitution ordered shall be paid as set forth on the victim list. The defendant shall comply with General Order 01-05. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the defendant shall pay to the United States a total fine of $500.00. The fine shall be due during the period of imprisonment, at the rate of not less than $25.00 per quarter, and pursuant to the Bureau of Prisons' Inmate Financial Responsibility Program. If any amount of fine remains unpaid after release from custody, monthly installments of at least $25.00, shall be made during the period of supervised release. These payments shall begin 30 days after the commencement of supervision. Pursuant to 18 USC 3612(f)(3)(A), interest on the restitution and fine is waived as it is found that the defendant does not have the ability to pay interest. Payments may be subject to penalties for default and delinquency pursuant to 18 USC 3612(g).
Pursuant to the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, it is the judgment of the Court that the defendant is hereby committed to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons to be imprisoned for a term of: seventy-one (71) months on each of cts. 1 and 2 of the Information, to be served concurrently. Upon release from imprisonment, the defendant shall be placed on Supervised Release a term of three (3) years, on each of cts. 1 and 2, of the Information, concurrently, under the following terms and conditions: 1) the defendant shall comply with the rules and regulations of the US Probation Office and General Order 318; 2) the defendant shall refrain from any unlawful use of a controlled substance. The defendant shall submit to 1 drug test within 15 days of release from imprisonment/placement on supervised release and at least 2 period drug tests thereafter, as directed by the Probation Officer, not to exceed 8 tests per month; 3) the defendant shall participate in an outpatient substance abuse treatment and counseling program that includes urinalysis, breach and/or sweat patch testing, as directed by the Probation Officer. The defendant shall abstain from using alcohol and abusing prescription medications during the period of supervision; 4) during the course of supervision, the Probation Officer, with the agreement of the defendant and defense counsel, may place the defendant in a residential alcohol treatment program approved by the U.S. Probation Office for treatment of alcohol dependency, which may include counseling and testing, to determine if the defendant has reverted to the use of alcohol, and the defendant shall reside in the treatment program until discharged by the Program Director and Probation Officer; 5) as directed by the Probation Officer, the defendant shall pay all or part of the costs for defendant's alcohol treatment to the aftercare contractor during the period of community supervision, pursuant to 18 USC 3672. The defendant shall provide payment and proof of payment as directed by the Probation Officer; 6) during the period of community supervision the defendant shall pay the special assessment, fine and restitution in accordance with this judgment's orders pertaining to such payment; 7) the defendant shall obtain and maintain full-time conventional employment. The defendant shall not be self-employed. The defendant shall submit all employment offers which the defendant intends to accept to the Probation Officer for prior approval so the Probation Officer can verify the legitimacy of the employment. The defendant shall keep the Probation Officer apprised of the defendant's work schedule. When not employed or excused by the Probation Officer for schooling, training, or other acceptable reasons, the defendant shall perform 20 hours of community service per week as directed by the Probation Officer; 8) the defendant shall not be employed in any capacity wherein he has custody, control or management of his employer's funds, nor shall he be employed or self-employed in any position that requires him to accept or hold money or property in a fiduciary capacity; 9) the defendant shall not engage in any financial transaction on behalf of, for the benefit of, or at the request of any other person/entity, unless it is part of his employment by a state or federally-regulated entity and that employment has been approved by his Probation Officer; 10) the defendant shall not engage, as whole or partial owner, employee or otherwise, in any business involving loan, telemarketing activities, investment programs or any other business involving the solicitation of funds or cold-calls to customers without the express approval of the Probation Officer prior to engagement in such employment. Further, the defendant shall provide the Probation Officer with access to any al all business records, client lists and other records pertaining to the operation of any business owned, in whole or in part, by the defendant, as directed by the Probation Officer; 11) the defendant shall not be employed in any position that requires licensing and/or certification by an local, state or federal agency without prior approval of the Probation Officer; 12) the defendant shall provide only truthful information when identifying himself, his education his financial status, and his prior legitimate occupations in connection with any financial transactions, loan applications, employment situation or potential employment situation; 13) the defendant shall apply monies received from income tax refunds greater than $500.00, lottery winnings, inheritance, judgments and any anticipated or unexpected financial gains to the outstanding court-ordered financial obligation; and; 14) the defendant shall cooperate in the collection of a DNA sample from the defendant. The Court authorizes the Probation Office to disclose the Presentence Report to the substance abuse treatment provider to facilitate the defendant's treatment for alcohol dependency. Further redisclosure of the Presentence Report by the treatment provider is prohibited without the consent of the sentencing judge. The Court states the justification of sentence on the record. The Court recommends incarceration at Terminal Island, to allow treatment in the medical facility. The Court further recommends evaluation and placement in the 500 hour Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). The Court further recommends evaluation and placement in the 2nd Chance Act. The Court further recommends the defendant be evaluated and placed the last twelve (12) months custody in Gateways facility. The Court further recommends the defendant remain at the Metropolitan Detention Center for thirty (30) days, to allow expedition of designation to place of incarceration. The Court ORDERS credit given for time served. The defendant is advised of his appeal rights. On motion of government, all remaining cts. of the Information in CR 08-1343-ABC are ORDERED dismissed. As to CR 00-915(A)-ABC and CR 05-785-ABC, following admission on November 17, 2008, to violations of the terms and conditions of Supervised Release as stated in the report of the U.S. Probation Office, filed June 11, 2007, IT IS ADJUDGED that Supervised Release as imposed on August 5, 2002 in CR 00-915(A)-ABC and on March 23, 2006 in CR 05-785-ABC are revoked and the defendant is committed to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons a period of twenty-four (24) months, consecutively, in each of the violation cases, CR 00-915(A) and CR 05-785 and concurrently to the term of imprisonment imposed in CR 08-1343-ABC. No further term of Supervision is imposed in CR 00-915(A)-ABC and CR 05-785-ABC.
In addition to the special conditions of supervision imposed above, it is hereby ordered that the Standard Conditions of Probation and Supervised Release within this judgment be imposed. The Court may change the conditions of supervision, reduce or extend the period of supervision, and at any time during the supervision period or within the maximum period permitted by law, may issue a warrant and revoke supervision for a violation occurring during the supervision period.
U. S. District Judge/Magistrate Judge
It is ordered that the Clerk deliver a copy of this Judgment and Probation/Commitment Order to the U.S. Marshal or other qualified officer.
Clerk, U.S. District Court
Daphne Alex Filed Date Deputy Clerk
The defendant shall comply with the standard conditions that have been adopted by this court (set forth below).
STANDARD CONDITIONS OF PROBATION AND SUPERVISED RELEASE
While the defendant is on probation or supervised release pursuant ...