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United States of America v. Jaime Cardenas

April 30, 2012


Social Security No. N O N E

(Last 4 digits)


In the presence of the attorney for the government, the defendant appeared in person on this date. April 30, 2012

Yolanda Barrera, panel

(Name of Counsel)

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


There being a finding/verdict of GUILTY, defendant has been convicted as charged of the offense(s) of: Count 2: 18:371: CONSPIRACY TO ENGAGE IN THE BUSINESS OF DEALING IN FIREARMS WITHOUT A LICENSE 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:

24 months on Count 2 of the 29-Count Indictment.

Upon release from imprisonment, the defendant shall be placed on supervised release for a term of 3 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 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;

The defendant shall participate in an outpatient substance abuse treatment and counseling program that includes urinalysis, saliva, 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;

During the course of supervision, the Probation Officer, with the agreement of the defendant and defense counsel, may place the defendant in a residential drug treatment program approved by the United States Probation Office for treatment of narcotic addiction or drug dependency, which may include counseling and testing, to determine if the defendant has reverted to the use of drugs, and the defendant shall reside in the treatment program until discharged by the Program Director and Probation Officer;

During the period of community supervision the defendant shall pay the special assessment in accordance with this judgment's orders pertaining to such payment;

7. The defendant may not associate with anyone known to him to be a Colonia Chiques gang member and others known to him to be participants in the Colonia Chiques gang's criminal activities, with the exception of his family members. He may not wear, display, use or possess any gang insignias, emblems, badges, buttons, caps, hats, jackets, shoes, or any other clothing that defendant knows evidences affiliation with the Colonia Chiques gang, and may not display any signs or gestures that defendant knows evidences affiliation with the Colonia Chiques gang. This includes clothing and attire emblazoned with the NFL Dallas Cowboys Football team logo.

When not employed at last part time and/or enrolled in an educational or vocational program, the defendant shall perform 20 hours of community service per week as directed by the Probation Officer;

8. Upon reasonable suspicion that defendant is in violation of any of his terms of supervised release, that defendant be subject to search of his person, place and residence by any law enforcement agency, any time, day or night and The defendant shall cooperate in the collection of a DNA sample from himself. It is ordered that the defendant shall pay to the United States a special assessment of $100, which is due 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.

The Court recommends defendant to be housed in a Southern California facility.

Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a)(2)(D), the Court authorizes the Probation Office to disclose the Presentence Report to the substance abuse treatment provider to facilitate the defendant's treatment for narcotic addiction or drug dependency and in order to provide correctional treatment in the most effective manner. Further redisclosure of the Presentence Report by the treatment provider is prohibited without the consent of the sentencing judge. Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a), the court shall impose a sentence sufficient, but not greater than necessary, to comply with the purposes set forth in paragraph (2) of this subsection. The Court, in determining the particular sentence to be imposed, shall consider:

The nature and circumstances of the offense and the history and characteristics of the defendant;

The need for the sentence imposed --

a. To reflect the seriousness of the offense; to promote respect for the law; and to provide just ...

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