The opinion of the court was delivered by: R. Gary Klausner, U.S. District Judge
JUDGMENT AND PROBATION/COMMITMENT ORDER
In the presence of the attorney for the government, the defendant appeared in person on this date. Sept 28 2010
X WITH COUNSEL VICKI BUCHANAN
GUILTY, and the court being satisfied that there is a factual basis for the plea.
NOLO CONTENDERE NOT GUILTY
There being a finding/verdict of X GUILTY, defendant has been convicted as charged of the offense(s) of: Mail Fraud, Deprivation of Honest Services in violation of 18 USC 1341; Interference with Commerce by Extortion Under Color of Official Right in violation of 18 USC 1951; Money Laundering in violation of 18 USC 1956(a)(1); False Statements in violation of 18 USC 1001 (Counts 1-9, 12-29 and 34 of the First Superseding 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 $2,800, which is due
The amount of restitution and the manner in which it will be paid shall be determined at a later date.
The defendant shall comply with General Order No. 01-05.
Pursuant to the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, it is the judgment of the Court that the defendant, Paul H. Richards II, is hereby committed on Counts 1 through 9, 12 through 29, and 34 of the First Superseding Indictment to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons to be imprisoned for a term of 188 months.
This term consists of 188 months on each of Counts 1 through 9, and 12 through 29 of the First Superseding Indictment, and 60 months on Count 34 of the First Superseding Indictment, all to be served concurrently.
Upon release from imprisonment, the defendant shall be placed on supervised release for a term of three years on each of Counts 1 through 9, 12 through 29 and 34, all terms to run concurrently under the following terms and
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 must make all timely and necessary filings with the California Fair Political Practices Commission, if required to do so by that agency;
Neither the defendant nor any entities in which the defendant has a financial interest shall enter into a contract with any public entity without the written permission of the Probation Officer; and The defendant shall cooperate in the collection of a DNA sample from the defendant.
The drug testing condition mandated by statute is suspended based on the Court's determination that the defendant poses a ...