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U.S. District Court
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS (Houston)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 4:04-cr-00279 All Defendants


Case title: USA v. ABB Vetco Gray Inc, et al

Date Filed: 06/22/2004
Date Terminated: 07/06/2004

Assigned to: Judge Vanessa D Gilmore

Defendant (1)
ABB Vetco Gray Inc
TERMINATED: 07/06/2004
represented byPhilip Harlan Hilder
Hilder & Associates P.C.
819 Lovett Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006-3905
713-655-9111
Fax: 713-655-9112
Email: philip@hilderlaw.com
TERMINATED: 07/06/2004
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
15:78D.F VIOLATION OF THE FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT OF 1977 PENALTY: A FINE OF $2,000,000 OR TWICE THE GROSS GAIN OR GROSS LOSS RESULTING FROM THE OFFENSE, WHICHEVER IS GREATEST, FIVE YEARS PROBATION AND A MANDATORY SPECIAL ASSESSMENT OF $400
(1-2)
As of counts 1 and 2: To run concurrent; Fine 5,250,000; SA $400***

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None

Assigned to: Judge Vanessa D Gilmore

Defendant (2)
ABB Vetco Gray UK Ltd
TERMINATED: 07/06/2004
represented byPhilip Harlan Hilder
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 07/06/2004
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
15:78D.F VIOLATION OF THE FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT OF 1977 PENALTY: A FINE OF $2,000,000 OR TWICE THE GROSS GAIN OR GROSS LOSS RESULTING FROM THE OFFENSE, WHICHEVER IS GREATEST, FIVE YEARS PROBATION AND A MANDATORY SPECIAL ASSESSMENT OF $400
(1-2)
As of counts 1 ans 2: To tun concurrent; Fine 5,250,000; SA $400***

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented byFinancial Litigation
U S Attorney's Office
Southern District of Texas
P O Box 61129
Houston, TX 77208
713-567-9000
Fax: 713-718-3391 fax
Email: flu.usatxs-@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

US Marshal - H
515 Rusk
10th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
713-718-4800
Fax: 713-718-4848
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

US Pretrial Svcs - H
515 Rusk
6th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
713-250-5218
Fax: 713-250-5666
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

US Probation - H
515 Rusk
2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77002
713-250-5266
Fax: INS_prob1
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Robert Eric Reed
Vela Reed PLLC
440 Louisiana
Ste 720
Houston, TX 77002
713-600-1800
Fax: 713-600-1840
Email: ereed@velalegal.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
06/22/20041INFORMATION as to ABB Vetco Gray Inc (1) count(s) 1-2, ABB Vetco Gray UK Lt (2) count(s) 1-2 , filed. (Entered: 07/13/2004)
06/22/2004AO 257 Information Sheet as to ABB Vetco Gray Inc, ABB Vetco Gray UK Lt , filed. (Entered: 07/13/2004)
06/22/20043ORDER for Issuance of Notice of Criminal Information as to ABB Vetco Gray Inc, ABB Vetco Gray UK Lt (Signed by Magistrate Judge Calvin Botley), entered. (Entered: 07/13/2004)
06/22/2004MOTION by USA as to ABB Vetco Gray Inc, ABB Vetco Gray UK Lt to seal criminal information , filed. (Entered: 07/13/2004)
06/22/20045ORDER granting [4-1] motion to seal criminal information and plea agreements The Court hereby Orders that information and plea agreements be filed under seal until the Court convenes a hearing on the defendants' plea as to ABB Vetco Gray Inc (1), ABB Vetco Gray UK Lt (2) (by Magistrate Judge Calvin Botley), entered. Parties ntfd. (Entered: 07/13/2004)
06/23/20046NOTICE of Setting: set Arraignment for 10:00 a.m. 7/9/04 for ABB Vetco Gray Inc, for ABB Vetco Gray UK Lt before Magistrate Judge Mary Milloy , set Initial Appearance for 10:00 a.m. 7/9/04 before Magistrate Judge Mary Milloy , filed. Parties ntfd. (Entered: 07/13/2004)
07/01/20047Initial appearance as to ABB Vetco Gray Inc, ABB Vetco Gray UK Lt held before Magistrate Judge Calvin Botley Ct Reporter: ERO Appearances: E.Reed/f USA, P.Hidler/f Dfts (Defendant informed of rights.) , filed. Date of arrest 7/1/04. Deft first appearance. Deft advised of rights/charges. Deft appeared with counsel. Deft advised he will retain counsel. he retained Phillip Hidler. Bond set at $50,000 Unsecured as to both corporations. Arraignment set now. Donald K. Grierson president and CEO representing corporation. Bond executed. (ctaylor) (Entered: 07/19/2004)
07/01/2004 Appearance BOND with Order Setting Conditions of Release entered by ABB Vetco Gray UK Lt in Amount $ 50,000, filed. ( Signed by Magistrate Judge Calvin Botley ) (ctaylor) (Entered: 07/19/2004)
07/01/2004 Appearance BOND with Order Setting Conditions of Release entered by ABB Vetco Gray Inc in Amount $ 50,000, filed. ( Signed by Magistrate Judge Calvin Botley ) (ctaylor) (Entered: 07/19/2004)
07/01/200410Arraignment held before Magistrate Judge Calvin Botley Ct Reporter: ERO Appearances: E.Reed/f USA, P.Hidler/f Defts ABB Vetco Gray Inc (1) count(s) 1-2, ABB Vetco Gray UK Lt (2) count(s) 1-2 , filed., Plea of Not Guilty: , ABB Vetco Gray Inc (1) count(s) 1-2, ABB Vetco Gray UK Lt (2) count(s) 1-2 Both corporations waiver of indictment executed. Rearraignment set before Judge Gilmore. Scheduling Order issued w/cc to parties. Appearing for corporation: Donald K Grierson President and Janis Breese VP. ETT:13 days. Bond continued. (ctaylor) (Entered: 07/19/2004)
07/01/200411 WAIVER OF INDICTMENT by ABB Vetco Gray UK Lt , filed. ( Signed by Magistrate Judge Calvin Botley ),entered. (ctaylor) (Entered: 07/19/2004)
07/01/200412 WAIVER OF INDICTMENT by ABB Vetco Gray Inc , filed. ( Signed by Magistrate Judge Calvin Botley ),entered. (ctaylor) (Entered: 07/19/2004)
07/01/200413SCHEDULING ORDER setting Motion Filing deadline on 7/29/04 for ABB Vetco Gray Inc, for ABB Vetco Gray UK Lt ; Motion Response deadline 8/9/04 for ABB Vetco Gray Inc, for ABB Vetco Gray UK Lt Proposed Voir Dire and Jury Charges by 9/3/04 for ABB Vetco Gray Inc, for ABB Vetco Gray UK Lt Pretrial Conference for 9:30 9/7/04 for ABB Vetco Gray Inc, for ABB Vetco Gray UK Lt ; Jury Trial for 1:30 9/13/04 for ABB Vetco Gray Inc, for ABB Vetco Gray UK Lt ; before Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore ( Signed by Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore ), entered. Parties ntfd. ETT: 13 days (ctaylor) (Entered: 07/19/2004)
07/01/200415 UNOPPOSED MOTION by USA as to ABB Vetco Gray Inc, ABB Vetco Gray UK Lt for waiver of preparation of the PSR , filed. (ctaylor) Modified on 07/19/2004 (Entered: 07/19/2004)
07/05/200414 AMENDED JOINT SENTENCING MEMORANDUM by ABB Vetco Gray Inc, ABB Vetco Gray UK Lt, USA , filed. (ctaylor) (Entered: 07/19/2004)
07/06/200416ORDER granting [15-1] motion for waiver of preparation of the PSR as to ABB Vetco Gray Inc (1), ABB Vetco Gray UK Lt (2) ( Signed by Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore ), entered. Parties ntfd. (ctaylor) (Entered: 07/20/2004)
07/06/200417Re-Arraignment held before Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore Ct Reporter: G.Dye Appearances: E.Reed/P.Vrofsky/f USA, P.Hilden/f Defts , filed., Plea of Guilty: ABB Vetco Gray Inc (1) count(s) 1-2, ABB Vetco Gray UK Lt (2) count(s) 1-2 (Terminated motions - ) Plea Agreement: see written agreements for both defts. PSI waived. Unopposed motion to waive PSI GRANTED. (ctaylor) (Entered: 07/20/2004)
07/06/200418Plea Agreement as to ABB Vetco Gray Inc , filed. (ctaylor) (Entered: 07/20/2004)
07/06/200419Plea Agreement as to ABB Vetco Gray UK Lt , filed. (ctaylor) (Entered: 07/20/2004)
07/06/200420Sentencing held before Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore Ct Reporter: G.Dye Appearances: E.Reed/P.Urofsky/f USA, P.Hild ABB Vetco Gray Inc (1) count(s) 1-2, ABB Vetco Gray UK Lt (2) count(s) 1-2 ABB Vetco Gray Inc (1) count(s) 1-2. As of counts 1 and 2: To run concurrent; Fine 5,250,000; SA $400*** , ABB Vetco Gray UK Lt (2) count(s) 1-2. As of counts 1 ans 2: To tun concurrent; Fine 5,250,000; SA $400*** , filed., US Probation Officer: L.Reed. Governments oral motion to unseal GRANTED. (ctaylor) (Entered: 07/22/2004)
07/07/200421 TRANSCRIPT filed in case as to ABB Vetco Gray Inc, ABB Vetco Gray UK Lt for Rearraignment/Sentencing Hearing for dates of 7/6/04 before Judge Vanessa Gilmore , filed. ( Court Rptr: G.Dye) (ctaylor) (Entered: 07/22/2004)
07/15/200422JUDGMENT as to , ABB Vetco Gray UK Lt (2) count(s) 1-2 ( Signed by Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore ), entered. Parties ntfd. The Statement of Reasons has been placed under seal in the envelope with the Original Presentence Report. Copies of the SOR have been sent to the defendant's attorney, the AUSA, and the US Marshal. (ctaylor) (Entered: 07/22/2004)
07/15/200423JUDGMENT as to , ABB Vetco Gray Inc (1) count(s) 1-2 ( Signed by Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore ), entered. Parties ntfd. The Statement of Reasons has been placed under seal in the envelope with the Original Presentence Report. Copies of the SOR have been sent to the defendant's attorney, the AUSA, and the US Marshal. (ctaylor) (Entered: 07/22/2004)