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United States of America v. Ben Covington

April 25, 2011

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v.
BEN COVINGTON BEN HENRY COVINGTON



The opinion of the court was delivered by: U. S. District Judge, Gary Allen Feess

**AMENDED** JS-3

Social Security No. 4 4 3 7

(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. 04 25 2011

X WITH COUNSEL Shaun Khojayan, Appointed

(Name of 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 X GUILTY, defendant has been convicted as charged of the offense(s) of: BANK FRAUD, AIDING AND ABETTING, AND CAUSING AN ACT TO BE DONE in violation of 18 U.S.C. Section 1344(1), 2(a), 2(b) and AGGRAVATED IDENTITY THEFT, AIDING AND ABETTING, AND CAUSING AN ACT TO BE DONE in violation of 18 U.S.A. Section 1028A, 2(a), 2(b) as charged in Count 3 and 11 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, Ben Covington, is hereby committed on Counts 3 and 11 of the 15-Count Indictment to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons for a term of 24 months and 1 day. This term consists of 1 day as to Count 3, and 24 months on Count 11 to be served consecutively.

It is ordered that the defendant shall pay to the United States a special assessment of $200, which is due immediately.

It is ordered that the defendant shall pay restitution in the total amount of $131,041.03 pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3663A to victim(s) 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 by the Probation Officer to the fiscal section of the Clerk's Office, shall remain confidential to protect the privacy interests of the victim.

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 $500 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.

The defendant shall be held jointly and severally liable with co-participants, Larry Henderson (Docket No. CR- 08-00709) for the amount of restitution ordered in this 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 default and delinquency pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3612(g).

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 to restitution.

Upon release from imprisonment, the defendant shall be placed on supervised release for a term of four years. This term consists of four years on Count 3 and three years on Count 11 of the 15-Count Indictment, all such terms to run concurrently 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. 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;

5.. The defendant shall apply monies received from income tax refunds greater than $500, lottery winnings, inheritance, judgments and any anticipated or unexpected financial gains to the outstanding court-ordered financial obligation;

6. 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;

7. The defendant shall not participate in any form of gambling activity or enter any establishment where gambling is the primary business;

8. As directed by the Probation Officer, the defendant shall provide to the Probation officer: (1) a signed release authorizing credit report inquiries; (2) federal and state income tax returns and a signed release authorizing their disclosure and (3) an accurate financial statement, with supporting documentation as to all assets, income, expenses, and liabilities of the defendant;

9. The defendant shall maintain one personal checking account. All of defendant's income, "monetary gains," or other pecuniary proceeds shall be deposited into this account, which shall be used for payment of all personal expenses. Records of all other bank accounts, including any business accounts, shall be disclosed to the Probation Officer upon Request;

10 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; nor shall the defendant use, for any purpose or in any manner, any name other than her true legal ...


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