The opinion of the court was delivered by: U. S. District Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen
Social Security No. 0 7 0 7
JUDGMENT AND PROBATION/COMMITMENT ORDER
In the presence of the attorney for the government, the defendant appeared in person on this date. DEC 20 2010
X WITH COUNSEL Steven Michael Cron retained counsel
X 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: 18USC 1341: MAIL FRAUD (Counts One and Two of the Information)
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 is hereby committed to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons to be imprisoned for a term of: 27 months. This term consists of 27 months on each of Counts One and Two of the Information to be served concurrently. Upon release from imprisonment, the defendant shall be placed on supervised release for a term of three years. This term consists of three years on each of Counts One and Two of the Information, 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 05-02;
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 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 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 not be employed by, affiliated with, own or control, or otherwise participate, directly or indirectly, in the conduct of the affairs of any financial institution insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation;
The defendant shall apply all monies received from income tax refunds, lottery winnings, inheritance, judgments and any anticipated or unexpected financial gains to the outstanding court-ordered financial obligation; and
The defendant shall cooperate in the collection of a DNA sample from the defendant.
It is further ordered that the defendant surrender himself to the institution designated by the Bureau of Prisons on or before 12 on February 11, 2011 . In the absence of such designation, the defendant shall report on or before the same date and time, to the United States Marshal located at the Roybal Federal Building, 255 East Temple Street, Los Angeles, California 90012.
JUDGMENT & PROBATION/COMMITMENT ORDER
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 $200, which is due immediately.
Defendant shall pay restitution in the total amount of $584,997, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3663A, 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.
A partial payment of $750 shall be paid immediately. 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 restitution remains unpaid after release from custody, monthly payments of at least 10% of defendants's gross monthly income, but not less than $500, whichever is greater, shall be made during the period of supervised release. These payments shall begin 30 days after the commencement of supervision. If the defendant makes a partial payment, each payee shall receive approximately proportional payment unless another priority order or percentage payment is specified in this judgment. The defendant shall be held jointly and severally liable with co-defendant, Jeff Manzanares, for the amount of restitution ordered in this judgment. The victims' recovery is limited to the amount of their loss and the defendant's liability for restitution ceases if and when the victims ...