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United States v. Azzam

February 18, 2010

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v.
MAHMOUD KHALID AZZAM SOCIAL SECURITY NO. 1 2 2 6 ABU ADAM; MIKE AZZAM; ABDULLAH TAHA



The opinion of the court was delivered by: George H. King, U. S. District Judge

JUDGMENT AND PROBATION/COMMITMENT ORDER

MONTH DAY YEAR

In the presence of the attorney for the government, the defendant appeared in person on this date. 02 08 2010

Y WITH COUNSEL RAMIRO LLUIS, RETAINED

(Name of Counsel)

Y GUILTY, and the court being satisfied that there is a factual basis for the plea.

NOLO CONTENDERE NOT GUILTY

There being a FINDING of Y GUILTY, defendant has been convicted as charged of the offense(s) of: CONSPIRACY, in Violation of TITLE 18 U.S.C. § 371; as charged in Count 1; MAIL FRAUD, CAUSING AN ACT TO BE DONE; in Violation of TITLE 18 U.S.C. § 1341, 2; as charged in Count 2; CONSPIRACY TO LAUNDER MONEY; in Violation of TITLE 18 U.S.C. § 1956(a)&(h); as charged in Count 4; BANK FRAUD, CAUSING AN ACT TO BE DONE; in Violation of TITLE 18 U.S.C. 1344, 2; as charged in Count 6 of the Indictment.

The Court asked whether defendant had anything to say 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:

It is ordered that the defendant shall pay to the United States a special assessment of $400, which is due immediately.

It is ordered that the defendant shall pay restitution in the total amount of $956,718.90 pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §3663A.

The amount of restitution shall be paid to the victims as listed in the confidential Presentence Report.

Restitution shall be due during the period of imprisonment, at the rate of not less than $25 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 payments of at least $25, or 10 percent of the defendant's gross income, whichever is greater, 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.

The defendant shall be held jointly and severally liable with co-participants, Charles Anthony Nix (CR 08-960 GHK) and Shelly Patrice Poling (CR 07-172 GHK), for the amount of restitution ordered in this judgment.

If the defendant makes a partial payment, each payee shall receive approximately proportional payment unless another priority order or percentage is specified in this judgment. Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3612(f)(3)(A), interest on the restitution ordered is waived as the defendant does not have the ability to pay interest. Payments may be subject to penalties for default and delinquency pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3612(g).

The defendant shall comply with General Order No. 01-05.

All fines are waived as is found that the defendant does not have the ability to pay a fine in addition to restitution.

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 Sixty-three (63) months.

This term consists of 60 months on Count 1, and 63 months on each of Counts 2,4, and 6 of the Indictment, all such terms to be Upon release from imprisonment, the defendant shall be placed on supervised release for a term of five (5) years. This term consists of 3 years on Count 1 and 5 years on Counts 2, 4 and 6 of the Indictment, all such terms to run concurrently under the following terms and conditions:

The defendant shall comply with the rules and regulations of the U. S. Probation Office and General Order 318;

During the period of community supervision the defendant shall pay the special assessment and restitution in accordance with this judgment's orders pertaining to such payment;

The defendant shall refrain from any unlawful use of a controlled substance. The defendant shall submit to one drug test within 15 days of release from imprisonment, and at least two periodic drug tests thereafter, not to exceed eight tests per month, as directed by the Probation Officer;

The defendant shall participate in an outpatient substance abuse treatment and counseling program that includes urinalysis, saliva and/or sweat patch testing, as directed by the Probation Officer. The defendant shall abstain from using illicit drugs and alcohol, and abusing prescription medications during the period of supervision;

During the course of supervision, the Probation Officer, with the agreement of the defendant and defense counsel, may place the defendant in a residential drug treatment program approved by the U. S. Probation Office for treatment of narcotic addiction or drug dependency, which may include counseling and testing, to determine if the defendant has reverted to the use of drugs, and the defendant shall reside in the treatment program until discharged by the Program Director and Probation Officer;

The defendant shall participate in mental health treatment, which may include evaluation and counseling, until discharged from the treatment by the treatment provider, with the approval of the Probation Officer;

As directed by the Probation Officer, the defendant shall pay all or part of the costs of treating the defendant's drug dependency and/or alcohol and/or psychiatric/mental health disorder to the aftercare contractor during the period of community supervision, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3672. The defendant shall provide payment and proof of payment as directed by the

The defendant shall not be employed in any position that requires licensing and/or certification by any local, state or federal agency without prior approval of the Probation Officer;

The defendant shall not be employed in any capacity wherein he has custody, control or management of his employer's funds; . The defendant shall not engage, as whole or partial owner, employee or otherwise, in any business involving loan programs, 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 and 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;

The defendant shall apply monies received from income tax refunds greater than $500, lottery winnings, inheritance, judgments and any anticipated or unexpected financial gains to the outstanding court-ordered financial obligation;

The defendant shall not obtain or possess any driver's license, Social Security number, birth certificate, passport or any other form of identification in any name, other than the defendant's true legal name; nor shall the defendant use, for any purpose or in any manner, any name other than his true legal name or names without the prior written approval of the Probation Officer;

The defendant shall comply with the immigration rules and regulations of the United States, and if deported from this country, either voluntarily or involuntarily, not reenter the United States illegally. The defendant is not required to report to the Probation Office while residing outside of the United States; however, within 72 hours of release from any custody or any reentry to the United States during the period of Court-ordered supervision, the defendant shall report for instructions to the United States Probation Office, located at the United States Court House, 312 N. Spring Street, Room 600, Los Angeles, California 90012;

The defendant shall cooperate in the collection of a DNA sample from the defendant.

that the defendant shall surrender himself to the institution designated by the Bureau of Prisons on or before 12 April 8, 2010. In the absence of such designation, the defendant shall surrender on the same time and date to the U. S. Marshal, located at: U.S. Court House, 312 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA, 90012.

Upon motion of the government, all remaining counts are ordered dismissed as to this defendant.

that the defendant while in custody, be allowed to enroll in a drug treatment program.

IT IS FURTHER RECOMMENDED that the defendant be designated to a facility in the Southern California area.

rated upon surrender.

Defendant waives his right to appeal.

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, ...


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