The opinion of the court was delivered by: U. S. District Judge Gary Allen Feess
In the presence of the attorney for the government, the defendant appeared in person on this date. 12 20 2010
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 GUILTY, defendant has been convicted as charged of the offense(s) of: Felon in Possession of Firearm in violation of 18 U.S.C. §922(g)(1) as charged in Count 1 of the Indictment.
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: Pursuant to the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, it is the judgment of the Court that the defendant, Mario Ramirez, is hereby committed on the single-count indictment to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons to be imprisoned for a term of 30 months It is ordered that the defendant shall pay to the United States a special assessment of $100.00, which is due immediately.
All fines are waived as it is found that such sanction would place an undue burden on the defendant's dependents.
Upon release from imprisonment, the defendant shall be placed on supervised release for a term of three years under the following terms and conditions:
1. The defendant shall comply with the rules and regulations of the U. S. Probation Office and General Order 05-02;
2. 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;
3. The defendant shall participate in an outpatient substance abuse treatment and counseling program that includes urinalysis, breath, 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;
4. 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;
5. The defendant shall cooperate in the collection of a DNA sample from the defendant;
6. The defendant may not associate with anyone known to him to be a Puente 13 gang member and others known to him to be participants in the Puente 13 gang's criminal activities, with the exception of his family members. He may not wear, display, use or possess any gang insignias, emblems, badges, buttons, caps, hats, jackets, shoes, or any other clothing that evidence affiliation with the Puente 13 gang, and may not display any signs or gestures that the defendant knows evidence affiliation with the Puente 13 gang; and
7. As directed by the Probation Officer, the defendant shall not be present in any area known to him to be a location where members of the Puente 13 gang meet and/or assemble.
The Court recommends that the defendant be designated in a Bureau of Prison facility somewhere in Southern California.
Defendant informed that he has waived his right to appeal.
On the Government's motion, all remaining counts of the underlying indictment/ information are ordered dismissed
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.
It is ordered that the Clerk deliver a copy of this Judgment and Probation/Commitment Order to the U.S. ...