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United States of America v. John Farahi

March 21, 2013

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v.
JOHN FARAHI



The opinion of the court was delivered by: Philip S. Gutierrez, U. S. District Judge

**AMENDED JS-3

Social Security No. 9 4 9 5 ; 9459 (TRUE)

(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. 03 18 13

RTND Gary Linceberg / RTND David Hurwitz

(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:

Mail Fraud, in violation of Title 18 U.S.C. § 1341, as charged in Count 15 of the First Superseding Indictment; Loan Fraud, in violation of Title 18 U.S.C. § 1014, as charged in Count 19 of the First Superseding Indictment; Unregistered Offer and Sale of Securities, Causing an Act to Be Done, in violation of Title 15 U.S.C. § 77e(a)(1) and (2) and 77x; Title 18 U.S.C. § 2(b), as charged in Count 25 of the First Superseding Indictment; Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice, in violation of Title 18 U.S.C. § 371, 1512(k), as charged in Count 27 of the First Superseding 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:

This term consists of 60 months on Count 25 and 120 months on each of Counts 15, 19 and 27 of the First Superseding Indictment, all to be served concurrently.

It is ordered that the defendant shall pay to the United States a special assessment of $400, 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 pursuant to the Bureau of Prisons' Inmate Financial Responsibility Program.

It is ordered that the defendant shall pay restitution in the total amount of $24,366,617.11 pursuant to Title 18 U.S.C. § 3663A 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.

If the defendant makes a partial payment, each payee shall receive approximately proportional payment unless another priority order or percentage payment is specified in this judgment. Specifically, the Court orders that priority be given to individual investors prior to institutional banks.

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 defendant's gross monthly income, but not less than $250, 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.

Pursuant to Title 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 Title 18 U.S.C. § 3612(g).

The defendant shall comply with General Order No. 01-05.

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 due to his restitution

Upon release from imprisonment, the defendant shall be placed on supervised release for a term of three. This term consists of three years on each of Counts 15, 19, 25, and 27, 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, General Order 05-02, and General Order 01-05, including the three special conditions delineated in General Order 01- 05;

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, 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;

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 or alcohol treatment program approved by the United States Probation Office for treatment of narcotic addiction or drug/alcohol dependency, which may include counseling and testing, to determine if the defendant has reverted to the use of drugs, and the ...


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