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United States of America v. Steve Obiora

March 8, 2011

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v.
STEVE OBIORA



The opinion of the court was delivered by: R. Gary Klausner, United States District Judge

Social Security No. 2 2 0 0

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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. MAR 7 2011

X GUILTY, and the court being satisfied that there is a factual basis for the plea. NOLOCONTENDERE NOTGUILTY

There being a finding/verdict of GUILTY, defendant has been convicted as charged of the offense(s) of: Conspiracy to Commit bank Fraud, as charged in Count 1 of the Indictment, in violation of 18 USC 1349; and Possession of Stolen Mail, as charged in Count 2 of the Indictment, in violation of 18 USC 1708 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:

It is ordered that the defendant shall pay to the United States a special assessment of $200, which is due It is ordered that the defendant shall pay restitution in the total amount of $598,387.55 pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §

The amount of restitution ordered shall be paid as set forth on the list attached to this judgment. 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.

Restitution 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, nominal monthly payments of at least $100 or 10 percent of the defendant's gross monthly income, whichever is greater, shall be made during the period of supervised release. These payments shall begin 30 days after the commencement of supervision. Nominal restitution payments are ordered as the court finds that the defendant's economic circumstances do not allow for either immediate or future payment of the amount ordered.

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 default and delinquency pursuant to The defendant shall be held jointly and severally liable with co-participant, Ifeanyi Godwin Okobi, 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 receive full restitution.

The defendant shall comply with General Order No. 01-05.

All fines are waived as it is found that the defendant does not have the ability to pay a fine in addition toPursuant to the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, it is the judgment of the Court that the defendant, Steve Obiora, is hereby committed on Counts One and Two of the Indictment to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons to be imprisoned for a term of FORTY-TWO (42) MONTHS. This term consists of FORTY-TWO (42) MONTHS on each of Counts One and Two to be served concurrently.

Upon release from imprisonment, the defendant shall be placed on supervised release for a term of THREE (3) YEARS. This term consists of three years on each of Counts One and Two, 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 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 shall apply all monies received from income tax refunds to the outstanding court-ordered financial obligation. In addition, the defendant shall apply all monies received from lottery winnings, inheritance, judgments and any anticipated or unexpected financial gains to the outstanding court-ordered financial obligation;

The defendant shall not engage, as whole or partial owner, employee or otherwise, in any business where he would have access or control of the bank accounts or assets of others, without the express approval of the Probation Officer prior to engagement in such employment;

The defendant shall not obtain or possess any driver's license, Social Security number, birth certificate, passport or any other form of identification in any name, other than the defendant's true legal name, without the prior written approval of the Probation Officer; nor shall the defendant use, for any purpose or in any manner, any name other than his true legal name;

The defendant shall comply with the immigration rules and regulations of the United States, and if deported from this country, either voluntarily or involuntarily, not re-enter the United States illegally. The defendant is not required to report to the Probation Office while residing outside of the United States; however, within 72 hours of release from any custody or any re-entry to the United States during the period of Court-ordered supervision, the defendant shall report for instructions to the United States Probation Office, located at: United States Court House, 312 North Spring Street, Room 600, Los Angeles, California 90012;

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; andThe ...


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