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United States of America v. Chau-Shing Lin

February 13, 2012

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v.
CHAU-SHING LIN



The opinion of the court was delivered by: Percy Anderson, United States District Judge

Social Security No. 8 4 3 2 (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. 02 13 2012 Charles Kreindler, Ret.

(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 GUILTY, defendant has been convicted as charged of the offense(s) of: Wildlife Trafficking, Causing an Act to be Done in violation of Title 16 U.S.C. §§ 3372(a)(1), 3373(d)(2); 18 U.S.C. § 2(b), as charged in Count 2 of the Second Superseding Information; and Misbranding Seafood, Causing an Act to be Done in violation of Title 21 U.S.C. §§ 331(a), 331(c), 333(a)(1); 18 U.S.C. § 2(b), as charged in Count 3 of the Second Superseding 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, Chau-Shing Lin, is hereby placed on PROBATION on Count 2 and 3 of the Second Superseding Information for a term of Three Years. This term consists of three years on each of Counts 2 and 3, 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 fine in accordance with this judgment's orders pertaining to such payment; and The defendant shall perform 100 hours of community service, as directed by the Probation Officer.

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 $50, which is due immediately.

It is ordered that the defendant shall pay to the United States a total fine of $60,000, consisting of the following: Count 2, a fine of $30,000; Count 3, a fine of $30,000. The Clerk of the Court shall direct payment of the fine to the Department of Commerce/NOAA. The Treasury check shall be sent from the Clerk of the Court and made payable to:

Department of Commerce/NOAA

Project Code: 2XLAFF2 Fund Code: 1006

NOAA Fisheries

Office of Law Enforcement Southwest Division 501 West Ocean Blvd., Ste. 4300 Long Beach, CA 90802 Reference: Ocean Duke C0503200 The total fine shall bear interest as provided by law.

The fine shall be paid in full immediately.

The defendant shall comply with General Order No. 01-05. Defendant is advised of his right to appeal.

Defendant's bond is ordered exonerated.

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, ...


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