IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
September 18, 2009
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
BOND JEFFREY CHOW, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: The Honorable Maria-Elena James
MOTION FOR EXONERATION OF BOND
Date: September 9, 2009
On December 6, 2007, Mr. Chow was released by this Court on a $150,000 secured bond, based on his promise to appear for criminal proceedings in the Western District of Washington, Case No. 07-387 JLR. Mr. Chow did appear as promised, and did not fail to appear for any court dates in Washington. See Docket for Case No. 07-387 JLR, attached hereto as Exhibit A. On March 30, 2009, judgment was entered against Mr. Chow; he was ordered to serve 12 months and 1 day in the custody of the BOP, and to surrender for service of sentence on July 1, 2009. See Judgment and Commitment, attached hereto as Exhibit B. On July 1, 2009, Mr. Chow surrendered for service of sentence as required to FCI Herlong in Herlong; California, as attested to by the Marshal Service in executing the judgment. See Exhibit B, at p. 2; see also Exhibit C, Printout from BOP.gov website indicating Mr. Chow is currently in custody at FCI Herlong. The criminal proceedings for which Mr. Chow's $150,000 secured bond was posted are thus now complete.
WHEREAS, Mr. Chow respectfully requests the Court to exonerate the bond in the aforementioned case so the bond funds can be returned to Mr. Chow's family members.
BARRY J. PORTMAN Federal Public Defender
ELIZABETH M. FALK Assistant Federal Public Defender
The bond in this case is hereby EXONERATED. The clerk of court is directed to return the 13 funds used to secure bond in this matter to the depositors forthwith.
IT IS SO ORDERED
THE HONORABLE MARIA ELENA JAMES UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE COURT JUDGE
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