The opinion of the court was delivered by: Percy Anderson U.S. District Judge
AMENDED - Original Sentencing Date: 2/23/2009
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. 10 18 2010
X WITH COUNSEL Richard Goldman, DFPD
X GUILTY, and the court being satisfied that there is a factual basis for the plea. NOLO CONTENDERE NOT
There being a finding/verdict of GUILTY, defendant has been convicted as charged of the offense(s) of: Aiding and Assisting in the Preparation of False Returns in violation of 26 U.S.C. § 7206 (2), as charged in Count 2 of the 9-Count 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: Pursuant to the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, it is the judgment of the Court that the defendant, Alma J. Batson, is hereby committed on Count 2 of the 9-Count Indictment to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons to be imprisoned for a term of 12 months.
Upon release from imprisonment, the defendant shall be placed on supervised release for a term of one year 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 fine in accordance with this judgment's orders pertaining to such payment;
The defendant shall not be employed as a tax preparer or be employed in any capacity in a tax preparation business, without prior approval 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 low risk of future substance abuse.
It is ordered that the defendant shall pay to the United States a special assessment of $100, which is due immediately. It is ordered that the defendant shall pay to the United States a total fine of $6,000, which shall bear interest as provided by law. A sum of $3,000 shall be paid within 30 days of sentencing. Payment of the balance 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 the fine remains unpaid after release from custody, monthly payments of at least $300 shall be made during the period of supervised release. These payments shall begin 30 days after the commencement of supervision.
As a condition of supervised release, it is ordered that the defendant shall pay restitution in the total amount of $8,028, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3663(a)(3), 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 supervision in the amount $1,000 a month until paid in full. These payments shall begin 30 days from the date of the judgment.
Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3612(f)(3)(A), interest on the restitution ordered is waived because the defendant does not have the ability to pay interest. Payments may be subject to penalties for ...