United States District Court Central District of California
April 16, 2012
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
ALEXANDER SCOTT BRANSON 61956-112
Social Security No. 1 9 3 1
(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. April 16 2012
Karen L. Goldstein, Rtnd.
(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 of GUILTY, defendant has been convicted as charged of the offense(s) of:
Possession of Child Pornography in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 2252A(a)(5)(B),(b)(2) as charged in Count Two of the Two-Count Indictment filed on November 30, 2011
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:
Pursuant to the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, it is the judgment of the Court that the defendant, Alexander Scott Branson, is hereby committed on Count Two of the Indictment to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons to be imprisoned for a term of 24 months. It is recommended that the defendant serve his term of imprisonment at FCI-Seagoville in
Upon release from imprisonment, the defendant shall be placed on supervised release for a term of five years 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;
The defendant shall use only those computers and computer-related devices, screen user names, passwords, email accounts, and internet service providers (ISPs), as approved by the Probation Officer. Computers and computer-related devices include, but are not limited to, personal computers, personal data assistants (PDAs), internet appliances, electronic games, and cellular telephones, as well as their peripheral equipment, that can access, or can be modified to access, the internet, electronic bulletin boards, and other computers, or similar media;
All computers, computer-related devices, and their peripheral equipment, used by the defendant shall be subject to search and seizure and the installation of search and/or monitoring software and/or hardware, including unannounced seizure for the purpose of search. The defendant shall not add, remove, upgrade, update, reinstall, repair, or otherwise modify the hardware or software on computers, computer-related devices, or their peripheral equipment, nor shall he hide or encrypt files or data without prior approval of the Probation Officer. Further, defendant shall provide all billing records, including telephone, cable, internet, satellite, and the like as requested by the Probation Officer;
The defendant shall register with the state offender agency in any state where the defendant resides, is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student, as directed by the Probation Officer. The defendant shall provide proof of registration to the Probation Office within 72 hours of release from imprisonment;
The defendant shall participate in a psychological counseling and/or psychiatric treatment and/or a sex offender treatment program, as approved and directed by the Probation Officer. The defendant shall abide by all rules, requirements, and conditions of such program, including submission to risk assessment evaluations and physiological testing. Placement in inpatient treatment shall require notice to defense counsel and the advance approval of the Court. The Probation Officer shall disclose the presentence report and/or any previous mental health evaluations or reports to the treatment provider;
As directed by the Probation Officer, the defendant shall pay all or part of the costs of treating the defendant's psychological/psychiatric disorder(s) to the aftercare coordinator during the period of community supervision, pursuant to Title 18, United States Code, Section 3672. The defendant shall provide payment and proof of payment, as directed by the Probation Officer;
The defendant shall not possess any materials, including pictures, photographs, books, writings, drawings, videos, or video games, depicting and/or describing "sexually explicit conduct," as defied by Title 18, United States Code, Section 2256(2). The condition prohibiting defendant from possessing materials describing "sexually explicit conduct" does not apply to materials necessary to and used for legal proceedings in this or another legal proceeding against defendant, including a collateral attack or appeal, or to materials prepared or used for the purposes of defendant's court-mandated sex offender treatment;
The defendant shall not possess any materials, including pictures, photographs, books, writings, drawings, videos, or video games, depicting and/or describing child pornography, as defined in Title 18, United States Code, Section 2256(8). The condition prohibiting defendant from possessing materials describing child pornography does not apply to materials necessary to and used for legal proceedings in this or another legal proceeding against defendant, including a collateral attack or appeal, or to materials prepared or used for the purposes of defendant's court-mandated sex offender treatment;
The defendant shall not own, use or have access to services of any commercial mail-receiving agency, nor shall he open or maintain a post office box without the prior approval of the Probation Officer;
The defendant shall not frequent, or loiter, within 100 feet of school yards, parks, public swimming pools, playgrounds, youth centers, video arcade facilities, or other places primarily used by persons under the age of 18;
The defendant shall not associate or have verbal, written, telephonic, or electronic communication with any person under the age of 18, except: (a) in the presence of the parent or legal guardian of said minor; and (b) on the condition that the defendant notify said parent or legal guardian of his conviction in the instant offense/prior offenses. This provision does not encompass persons under the age of 18, such as waiters, cashiers, ticket vendors, etc., with whom the defendant must deal with in order to obtain ordinary and usual commercial services;
The defendant shall not affiliate with, own, control, volunteer, and/or be employed in any capacity by a business and/or organization that causes him to regularly have contact with persons under the age of 18;
The defendant shall not affiliate with, own, control, and/or be employed in any capacity by a business whose principal product is the production and/or selling of materials depicting and/or describing "explicit sexual conduct," as defined at Title 18, United States Code, Section 2256(2); and
The defendant's employment shall be approved by the Probation Officer, and any changes in employment must be pre-approved by the Probation Officer. The defendant shall submit the name and address of the proposed employer to the Probation Officer at least 10 days prior to any scheduled change; and
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 ordered that the defendant shall pay to the United States a special assessment of $100, which is due immediately.
Pursuant to Guideline Section 5E1.2(a), all fines are waived as the Court finds that the defendant has established that he is unable to pay and is not likely to become able to pay any fine.
It is further ordered that the defendant surrender himself/herself to the institution designated by the Bureau of Prisons on or before 12 noon, on May 14, 2012. 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 of right to appeal.
On the Government's Motion, the Court orders Count 1 of the Indictment dismissed.
Bond is exonerated upon self 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, may issue a warrant and revoke supervision for a violation occurring during the supervision period.
U. S. District Judge
It is ordered that the Clerk deliver a copy of this Judgment and Probation/Commitment Order to the U.S. Marshal or other qualified officer.
Clerk, U.S. District Court
Shannon Reilly /s/
Filed Date Deputy Clerk
April 16, 2012 By
The defendant shall comply with the standard conditions that have been adopted by this court (set forth below).
STANDARD CONDITIONS OF PROBATION AND SUPERVISED RELEASE
While the defendant is on probation or supervised release pursuant to this judgment: The defendant shall not commit another Federal, state or local crime; the defendant shall not leave the judicial district without the written permission of the court or probation officer; the defendant shall report to the probation officer as directed by the court or probation officer and shall submit a truthful and complete written report within the first five days of each month; the defendant shall answer truthfully all inquiries by the probation officer and follow the instructions of the probation officer; the defendant shall support his or her dependents and meet other family responsibilities; the defendant shall work regularly at a lawful occupation unless excused by the probation officer for schooling, training, or other acceptable reasons; the defendant shall notify the probation officer at least 10 days prior to any change in residence or employment; the defendant shall refrain from excessive use of alcohol and shall not purchase, possess, use, distribute, or administer any narcotic or other controlled substance, or any paraphernalia related to such substances, except as prescribed by a physician; the defendant shall not frequent places where controlled substances are illegally sold, used, distributed or administered;
10. the defendant shall not associate with any persons engaged in criminal activity, and shall not associate with any person convicted of a felony unless granted permission to do so by the probation officer;
11. the defendant shall permit a probation officer to visit him or her at any time at home or elsewhere and shall permit confiscation of any contraband observed in plain view by the probation officer;
12. the defendant shall notify the probation officer within 72 hours of being arrested or questioned by a law enforcement officer;
13. the defendant shall not enter into any agreement to act as an informer or a special agent of a law enforcement agency without the permission of the court;
14. as directed by the probation officer, the defendant shall notify third parties of risks that may be occasioned by the defendant's criminal record or personal history or characteristics, and shall permit the probation officer to make such notifications and to conform the defendant's compliance with such notification requirement;
15. the defendant shall, upon release from any period of custody, report to the probation officer within 72 hours;
16. and, for felony cases only: not possess a firearm, destructive device, or any other dangerous weapon.
I have executed the within Judgment and Commitment as follows:
Defendant noted on appeal on
Defendant's appeal determined on
the institution designated by the Bureau of Prisons, with a certified copy of the within Judgment and Commitment.
United States Marshal
Date Deputy Marshal
I hereby attest and certify this date that the foregoing document is a full, true and correct copy of the original on file in my office, and in my
Clerk, U.S. District Court
Filed Date Deputy Clerk
FOR U.S. PROBATION OFFICE USE ONLY
Upon a finding of violation of probation or supervised release, I understand that the court may (1) revoke supervision, (2) extend the term of supervision, and/or (3) modify the conditions of supervision.
These conditions have been read to me. I fully understand the conditions and have been provided a copy of them.
U. S. Probation Officer/Designated Witness Date
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