The opinion of the court was delivered by: U. S. District Judge Gary Allen Feess
Social Security No. 6 3 2 8 (Last 4 digits)
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. 03 07 2011
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: Obstruction of Proceedings Before Departments in violation of 18 U.S.C. §1505 as charged in Count 1 and Continuing Employment of Unauthorized Aliens in violation fo 8 U.S.C. §1324a(a)(2), (f)(1) as charged in Count 2 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, Rick Vartanian, is hereby committed to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons for a term of ten (10) months. This term consists of 10 months on Count 1 and 6 months on Count 2 of the Two-Count Information to be served concurrently.
It is ordered that the defendant shall pay to the United States a special assessment of $110, which is due immediately.
It is ordered that the defendant shall pay to the United States a total fine of $15,000, consisting of the following: Counts 1 and 2, a fine of $15,000. The total fine shall bear interest as provided by law. The fine shall be paid within 30 days of the date of sentencing.
The defendant shall comply with General Order No. 01-05.
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 perform 100 hours of community service, as directed by the Probation Officer;
3. 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;
4. 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
5. 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 further ordered that the defendant surrender himself to the institution designated by the Bureau of Prisons on or before 12 noon, on April 22, 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: Roybal Federal Building, 255 East Temple Street, Los Angeles, California 90012.
Defendant informed that he has waived his right to appeal.
The Court recommends that the defendant be designated in a Bureau of Prison facility somewhere in Southern California and specifically, FCC Lompoc.
Bond is exonerated upon surrender.
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, ...