CAT A, CLOSED

U.S. District Court
District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:04-cr-00531-TFH-1


Case title: USA v. ABL AERO, INC. et al

Date Filed: 12/09/2004

Assigned to: Judge Thomas F. Hogan

Defendant (1)
ABL AERO, INC. represented byMichael Gordon Scheininger
MCKENNA LONG & ALDRIDGE LLP
1900 K Street, NW
Suite 100
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 496-7570
Fax: (202) 496-7756
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
22:2778 and 22 C.F.R. 127.1(a)(3); ATTEMPTED EXPORTATION OF ARMS AND MUNITIONS; Conspiracy to Violate the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.
(1s)
Sentenced to Five (5) Years Probation. Defendant shall pay a fine of $500,000.00. A $400.00 special assessment is imposed.

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
22:2778 and 22 CFR 127.1(a)(3); 18:2 FEDERAL STATUTES, OTHER; Conspiracy to Violate the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations; Aiding, Abetting and Causing an Act to be Done.
(1)
22:2778(b)(2),(c) and 22 CFR 127.1(a)(1),(d),127,3; 18:2 FEDERAL STATUTES, OTHER; Attempted Export of Defense Articles Without an Export License; Aiding and Abetting.
(2-12)

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
Felony

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented byDorothy Ames Jeffress
US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
555 Fourth Street, NW
Room 11-435
Washington, DC 20530-0001
(202) 514-7624
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Jay I. Bratt
U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
Judiciary Center Building
555 Fourth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20530
(202) 353-3602
Fax: (202) 307-6059
Email: jay.bratt@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
12/09/2004SEALED INDICTMENT as to ABL AERO, INC. (1) count(s) 1, 2-12, ALICIA HED-RAM (2) count(s) 1, 2-12, PATRICK FLETCHER (3) count(s) 1, 2-12. (zerd) (Entered: 12/15/2004)
12/09/2004MOTION to Seal Case by USA as to ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM, PATRICK FLETCHER. (zerd) (Entered: 12/15/2004)
12/09/2004ORDER granting 2 Motion to Seal Case as to ABL AERO, INC. (1), ALICIA HED-RAM (2), PATRICK FLETCHER (3).Signed by Mag/Judge John M. Facciola on 12/9/04. (zerd) (Entered: 12/15/2004)
12/15/2004ORDER as to ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM, PATRICK FLETCHER scheduling the arraignment and status hearing for 1/18/05 at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 15. Signed by Judge John G. Penn on 12/15/04. (zmlp, ) (Entered: 02/01/2005)
01/18/2005ORDER as to ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM, PATRICK FLETCHER: status hearing set for 3/3/05 at 9:30 AM in courtroom 15. Signed by Judge John G. Penn on 1/18/05. (zlm) (Entered: 03/17/2005)
01/18/2005  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John G. Penn : Arraignment as to ABL AERO, INC. (1) Count 1,2-12 and ALICIA HED-RAM (2) Count 1,2-12 and PATRICK FLETCHER (3) Count 1,2-12 held on 1/18/2005. Plea entered as to ALICIA HED-RAM and PATRICK FLETCHER of Not Guilty on counts 1 and 2-12. Status Conference set for 3/3/2005 09:30 AM before Judge John G. Penn. Defedants Alicia Hed-Ram and Patrick Flectcher continued on PR Bond; defendants sworn to conditions of release.(Court Reporter Donald Jacobsen.) (zcp, ) (Entered: 06/07/2005)
01/18/2005  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John G. Penn :Motion Hearing as to ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM, PATRICK FLETCHER held on 1/18/2005. Government motion to waive speedy trial act heard and granted. Defendant's Alicia Hed-Ram and Patrick Fletcher's motion to modify bond conditions to allow travel to Portland, Oregon heard and granted; defendants must notify Pre Trial Services in advance when doing so. Defendants continued on PR Bond. (Court Reporter Donald Jacobsen.) (zcp, ) (Entered: 06/07/2005)
05/10/2005  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John G. Penn : Status Conference as to ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM, PATRICK FLETCHER held on 5/10/2005. Presence of defendants Alicia Hed-Ram and Patrick Fletcher waived; however defendant Fletcher was present. Defense motion to modify bond conditions to allow defendants Hed-Ram and Fletcher to travel in continental U.S.; heard and granted. Defendants must notify Pretrial Services when doing so. Defendants continue to waive speedy trial. Status Hearing set for June 9, 2005 at 11:00 AM before Judge John G. Penn. Defendant Patrick Fletcher continued on PR Bond. AUSA Jay Bratt and Defense counsel Michael Scheininger present. (Court Reporter Don Jacobson; Miller Reporting Co..) (zcp, ) (Entered: 10/04/2005)
05/11/2005  Set/Reset Hearings as to ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM, PATRICK FLETCHER: Status Conference set for 6/9/2005 11:00 AM in Courtroom 15 before Judge John G. Penn. (jeb, ) (Entered: 05/11/2005)
06/07/2005  Set/Reset Hearings as to ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM, PATRICK FLETCHER: Status Conference set for 7/19/2005 11:00 AM in Courtroom 15 before Judge John Garrett Penn. (zjwb) (Entered: 06/07/2005)
06/07/20059 MOTION to Continue Status Hearing Scheduled for 6/9/05 by USA as to ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM, PATRICK FLETCHER. (zmlp, ) (Entered: 06/08/2005)
07/18/200511 MOTION to Continue Status Hearing Set for 7/19/05 by ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM, PATRICK FLETCHER. (zmlp, ) (Entered: 07/19/2005)
07/20/200512ORDER granting 11 Motion to Continue Status Hearing as to ABL AERO, INC. (1), ALICIA HED-RAM (2), PATRICK FLETCHER (3). Status Hearing set for 8/30/2005 at 10:00 A.M.Signed by Judge John G. Penn on 7/20/2005. (zjwb) (Entered: 07/20/2005)
08/25/200513 MOTION to Continue Status Hearing Scheduled for 8/30/05 by ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM, PATRICK FLETCHER. (zmlp) (Entered: 08/26/2005)
08/26/2005  Set/Reset Hearings as to ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM, PATRICK FLETCHER: Status Conference set for 9/27/2005 11:00 AM in Courtroom 15 before Judge John G. Penn. (zjwb) (Entered: 08/26/2005)
08/26/2005  Set/Reset Hearings as to ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM, PATRICK FLETCHER: Status Conference set for 10/11/2005 10:00 AM in Courtroom 15 before Judge John G. Penn. (zjwb) (Entered: 08/26/2005)
08/26/200514ORDER granting 13 Motion to Continue Status Hearing set 8/30/2005 as to ABL AERO, INC. (1), ALICIA HED-RAM (2), PATRICK FLETCHER (3). Status hearing set for 10/11/2005 at 10:00 A.M.Signed by Judge John G. Penn on 8/26/2005. (zjwb) (Entered: 08/26/2005)
10/11/2005  Set/Reset Hearings as to ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM, PATRICK FLETCHER: Status Conference set for 11/22/2005 10:00 AM in Courtroom 15 before Judge John Garrett Penn. (zjwb) (Entered: 10/11/2005)
10/12/200515ORDER as to ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM, PATRICK FLETCHER: Status Hearing set for 11/22/2005. See order for details. Signed by Judge John G. Penn on 10/11/2005. (zjwb) (Entered: 10/12/2005)
11/18/200529UNOPPOSED MOTION to Continue Status Hearing Scheduled for 11/22/05 by USA as to ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM, PATRICK FLETCHER. (zmlp) (Entered: 11/21/2005)
11/21/200530ORDER granting 29 Motion to Continue Status Hearing Scheduled for 11/22/05 as to ABL AERO, INC. (1), ALICIA HED-RAM (2), PATRICK FLETCHER (3); matter is reset for 12/14/05 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 15.Signed by Judge John G. Penn on 11/21/05. (zmlp, ) (Entered: 11/28/2005)
11/21/2005  Reset Hearing as to ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM, PATRICK FLETCHER: Status Conference reset for 12/14/2005 11:00 AM in Courtroom 15 before Judge John G. Penn. (zmlp, ) (Entered: 11/28/2005)
11/22/2005  Set/Reset Hearings as to ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM, PATRICK FLETCHER: Status Conference set for 11/22/2005 at 10:00 AM is reset to 12/14/2005 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom 15 before Judge John G. Penn. (zrje) (Entered: 11/22/2005)
12/08/200531MOTION to Permit Individual Defendants to Waive Appearance at Status Conference by ALICIA HED-RAM and PATRICK FLETCHER. (ztnr, ) (Entered: 12/12/2005)
12/08/200532MEMORANDUM in Support of Motion to Permit Individual Defendants to Waive Appearance at Status Conference as to ALICIA HED-RAM and PATRICK FLETCHER. (Attachments: # 1 Waiver of Appearance for Defendant Hed-Ram (2) Waiver of Appearance for Defendant Fletcher)(ztnr, ) (Entered: 12/12/2005)
12/13/200533ORDER as to ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM, PATRICK FLETCHER Status Conference scheduled for 12/14/2005 at 11:00 AM is cancelled and has been reset for 1/17/2006 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom 15 before Judge John G. Penn. Signed by Judge John G. Penn on 12/13/05. (zrje) Modified on 12/14/2005 (zrje, ). (Entered: 12/13/2005)
01/13/200639JOINT MOTION to Continue Status Hearing of January 1, 2006 at 10:00 to February 23, 2006 at 10:00 by ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM, PATRICK FLETCHER. (Attachments: # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(zcp, ) (Entered: 01/17/2006)
01/17/2006  Set/Reset Hearings as to ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM, PATRICK FLETCHER: Plea Agreement Hearing reset for 2/23/2006 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 15 before Judge John Garrett Penn. (zrje) (Entered: 01/17/2006)
02/16/200641 MOTION to Continue Status Hearing Scheduled for 2/23/06 to 3/22/06 at 10:00 a.m. by ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM, PATRICK FLETCHER. (Attachments: # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(zmlp) (Entered: 02/17/2006)
02/17/2006  Set/Reset Hearings as to ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM, PATRICK FLETCHER: Status Conference reset for 3/22/2006 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 15 before Judge John Garrett Penn. (zrje) (Entered: 02/17/2006)
02/17/200642ORDER as to ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM, PATRICK FLETCHER to Continue Status Hearing. See Order for details. Signed by Judge John Garrett Penn on 2/17/06. (zrje) (Entered: 02/17/2006)
03/08/200643 MOTION to Continue Status Hearing by ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM, PATRICK FLETCHER. (Attachments: # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(zmlp, ) (Entered: 03/09/2006)
03/14/2006  Set/Reset Hearings as to ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM, PATRICK FLETCHER: Status Conference reset for 4/6/2006 11:00 AM in Courtroom 15 before Judge John Garrett Penn. (tb) (Entered: 03/14/2006)
03/28/2006  Set/Reset Hearings as to ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM, PATRICK FLETCHER: Status Conference/Plea Hearing set for 4/20/2006 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 15 before Judge John Garrett Penn. (zrje) (Entered: 03/28/2006)
03/28/2006  Set/Reset Hearings as to ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM, PATRICK FLETCHER: Status Conference/Plea Hearing set for 4/27/2006 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 15 before Judge John Garrett Penn. (zrje) (Entered: 03/28/2006)
03/28/2006  MINUTE ORDER: granting 44 Motion to Continue as to ABL AERO, INC. Signed by Judge John Garrett Penn on 3/28/06. (zrje) (Entered: 04/24/2006)
03/29/200644 MOTION to Continue Status Hearing Scheduled for 4/6/06 by ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM, PATRICK FLETCHER. (Attachments: # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(zmlp) (Entered: 03/30/2006)
04/27/200646SEALED SUPERSEDING INFORMATION as to ABL AERO, INC. (1) count 1s. (zmlp) (Entered: 05/01/2006)
04/27/2006  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John Garrett Penn :Arraignment as to ABL AERO, INC. (1) Count 1s and ALICIA HED-RAM (2) Count 1s held on 4/27/2006. Plea of guilty entered by ABL AERO, INC. (1) on Count 1s and plea of guilty entered by ALICIA HED-RAM (2) on Count 1s. Defendants referred for presentence investigation report. Oral motion by defendant ALICIA HED-RAM for release of her passport, heard and granted. Defendant remains on $300,00.00 10% cash bond. Sentencing set for 8/8/2006 01:00 PM in Courtroom 15 before Judge John Garrett Penn. (Court Reporter Susan Tyner) (Defense Attorney Michael Gordon Scheininger; US Attorney Jay I. Bratt) (zmlp) (Entered: 05/01/2006)
04/27/200648WAIVER of Right to Trial by Jury as to ABL AERO, INC. Approved by Judge John Garrett Penn on 4/27/06. (zmlp) (Entered: 05/01/2006)
04/27/200650WAIVER OF INDICTMENT by ABL AERO, INC. Signed by Judge John Garrett Penn on 4/27/06. (zmlp) (Entered: 05/01/2006)
04/27/200652PLEA AGREEMENT as to ABL AERO, INC. (zmlp) (Entered: 05/01/2006)
04/27/200654FACTUAL PROFFER by ABL AERO, INC., USA, ALICIA HED-RAM. (zmlp) (Entered: 05/01/2006)
08/04/200656SENTENCING MEMORANDUM by ABL AERO, INC. and ALICIA HED-RAM with attached character references (Exhibits 1-6). (zmlp, ) (Entered: 08/07/2006)
08/07/200657SENTENCING MEMORANDUM by USA as to ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM. (zmlp, ) (Entered: 08/08/2006)
08/08/2006  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John Garrett Penn :Sentencing held on 8/8/2006 as to ABL AERO, INC. (1). Count 1s: sentenced to Five (5) Years Probation. Defendant shall pay a fine of $500,000.00. A $400.00 special assessment is imposed. Bond status of defendant: probation. Court Reporter: Patty Gels Defense Attorney: Michael G. Scheininger; US Attorney: Jay Bratt; Prob Officer: Debra Panzer. (zmlp) (Entered: 08/10/2006)
08/08/200660Receipt and Acknowledgment of Presentence Investigation Report by ABL AERO, INC. and USA. (zmlp) (Entered: 08/10/2006)
08/10/200661JUDGMENT as to ABL AERO, INC. Signed by Judge John Garrett Penn on 8/10/06. (zmlp, ) (Entered: 08/11/2006)
08/16/200663NOTICE OF FILING by USA as to ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM. (Attachment: # 1 Hyde Amendment Waiver signed by co-defendant Patrick Fletcher)(zmlp) (Entered: 08/17/2006)
03/26/2008  Attorney update in case as to ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM, PATRICK FLETCHER. Attorney Dorothy Ames Jeffress for USA added. (zmlp) (Entered: 04/02/2008)
03/26/200867 MOTION to Unseal Case by USA as to ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM, PATRICK FLETCHER. (zmlp) (Entered: 04/02/2008)
04/01/200868ORDER granting 67 Motion to Unseal Case as to ABL AERO, INC. (1), ALICIA HED-RAM (2), PATRICK FLETCHER (3).Signed by Chief Judge Thomas F. Hogan on 3/27/08. (mlp) (zmlp, ). (Entered: 04/02/2008)
04/01/2008  Case unsealed as to ABL AERO, INC., ALICIA HED-RAM, PATRICK FLETCHER by Chief Judge Thomas F. Hogan on motion of the U.S.A. (mlp) (Entered: 04/02/2008)
04/03/2008  Case as to ABL AERO, INC. Reassigned to Chief Judge Thomas F. Hogan. Judge John Garrett Penn no longer assigned to the case. (jeb, ) (Entered: 04/03/2008)