Social Security No. 4 1 4 4 (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 Aug. 20 2012
Altus W Hudson, II, retained.
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:
18 U.S.C. § 371: Conspiracy as charged in Count One 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 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, Joel Elder, is hereby committed on Count One of the 103-Count Indictment to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons to be imprisoned for a term of 15 months.
Upon release from imprisonment, the defendant shall be placed on supervised release for a term of two 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;
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, lottery winnings, inheritance, judgments and any anticipated or unexpected financial gains to the outstanding court-ordered financial obligation;
The defendant shall not engage, as an employee or otherwise, in any business involving customs and/or import fees and duties, without the express approval of the Probation Officer prior to engagement in such employment and with notification to the employer and any relative licensing agency of this conviction ; 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 restitution pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3663 (A). Defendant shall pay restitution in the total amount of $1,375,626.97 to victims 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 to the fiscal section of the clerk's office, shall remain confidential to protect the privacy interests of the victims.
The defendant shall comply with General Order number 01-05.
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 10% of defendants's gross monthly income, but not less than $100, whichever is greater, during the period of supervised release and 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 Taylor Wong (Docket No. CR11-00691-DDP) and Yu Ling Wang (Docket No. CR11-00690-DDP) and any subsequently convicted co-participants under either of those docket numbers for the amount of restitution ordered in this judgment. The victim's recovery is limited to the amount of its loss and the defendant's liability for restitution ceases if and when the victim receives full restitution.
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).
FINE: All fines are waived as it is found that the defendant does not have the ability to pay a fine in addition to restitution.
SPECIAL ASSESSMENT: It is ordered that the defendant shall pay to the United States a special assessment of $100, which is due immediately. Any unpaid balance shall be due during the period of imprisonment, at the rate of not less than $25 per quarter, and ...