CLOSED

U.S. District Court
District of South Dakota (Southern Division)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 4:04-cr-40005-LLP-1


Case title: USA v. Action Carrier, Incorporated et al

Date Filed: 01/14/2004
Date Terminated: 09/27/2005

Assigned to: U. S. District Judge Lawrence L. Piersol

Defendant (1)
Action Carrier, Incorporated
TERMINATED: 09/27/2005
represented byA. Thomas Pokela
PO Box 1102
Sioux Falls, SD 57101
338-6151
TERMINATED: 12/16/2008
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Terence J. Sutton
Sutton Law Offices, P.C.
17 2nd Ave. SW
PO Box 1053
Watertown, SD 57201
882-3220
Fax: 882-3611
Email: terry@suttonlawwtrn.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
18:1001(a)(2), 2 and 49 CFR 392 and 395 STATEMENTS OR ENTRIES GENERALLY (False Statements and Aiding and Abetting)
(27s)
5 years' probation w/conditions; $200.000 fine; $400 special assessment

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
18:371 CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD THE UNITED STATES
(1)
Dismissed
18:371 CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD THE UNITED STATES
(1s)
Dismissed
18:1001 and 2 STATEMENTS OR ENTRIES GENERALLY (False Statements and Aiding and Abetting)
(2-36)
Dismissed
18:1001(a)(2), 2 and 49 CFR 392 and 395 STATEMENTS OR ENTRIES GENERALLY (False Statements and Aiding and Abetting)
(2s-26s)
Dismissed
18:1001(a)(2), 2 and 49 CFR 392 and 395 STATEMENTS OR ENTRIES GENERALLY (False Statements and Aiding and Abetting)
(28s-36s)
Dismissed

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
Felony

Complaints

Disposition
None


Garnishee
Action Carrier, Inc. represented byAction Carrier, Inc.
1011 4th Ave. SW
PO Box 1297
Watertown, SD 57201-6297
PRO SE


Plaintiff
USA represented byJan Leslie Holmgren
U.S. Attorney's Office (Sioux Falls, SD)
PO Box 2638
Sioux Falls, SD 57101-2638
330-4400
Fax: 330-4402
Email: jan.holmgren@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Jeffrey C. Clapper
U.S. Attorney's Office (Sioux Falls, SD)
PO Box 2638
Sioux Falls, SD 57101-2638
330-4400
Fax: 330-4410
Email: Jeff.Clapper@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Kathryn E. Ford
U.S. Attorney's Office
PO Box 3303
Sioux Falls, SD 57117-3303
330-4400
Fax: 330-4410
Email: kathryn.ford@usdoj.gov
TERMINATED: 11/25/2008
LEAD ATTORNEY

Michael E. Ridgway
U.S. Attorney's Office
PO Box 3303
Sioux Falls, SD 57117-3303
330-4400
Fax: 330-4410
Email: Mike.Ridgway@usdoj.gov
TERMINATED: 11/25/2008
LEAD ATTORNEY

Date Filed #Docket Text
01/14/20041INDICTMENT as to Action Carrier, Incorporated (1) count(s) 1, 2-36, Michael L. Walsh (2) count(s) 1, 2-36, Susan D. Hill (3) count(s) 1, 2-36. (SKM) (Entered: 01/16/2004)
01/14/20042CRIMINAL Cover Sheet as to Action Carrier, Incorporated (SKM) (Entered: 01/16/2004)
01/14/20045 MOTION to Seal Case by USA as to Action Carrier, Incorporated, Michael L. Walsh, Susan D. Hill. (SKM) (Entered: 01/16/2004)
01/14/20046ORDER granting 5 Motion to Seal Case as to Action Carrier, Incorporated (1), Michael L. Walsh (2), Susan D. Hill (3). Signed by Judge Marshall P. Young on 1/14/04. (SKM) (Entered: 01/16/2004)
01/16/2004  Summons Issued as to Action Carrier, Incorporated ; Arraignment set for 1/29/2004 10:00 AM before U.S.Magistrate Judge John E. Simko. Initial Appearance set for 1/29/2004 10:00 AM before U.S.Magistrate Judge John E. Simko. (SKM) (Entered: 01/16/2004)
01/16/2004   Arrest Warrant Issued as to Michael L. Walsh. (SKM) (Entered: 01/16/2004)
01/16/2004   Arrest Warrant Issued as to Susan D. Hill. (SKM) (Entered: 01/16/2004)
01/16/20047Confirmation of mailing NOE to non-ecf counsel (SKM) (Entered: 01/16/2004)
01/22/20048Summons Returned Executed on 1/21/04. as to Action Carrier, Incorporated (DJP) (Entered: 01/22/2004)
01/29/20049Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John E. Simko :Arraignment as to Action Carrier, Incorporated (1) Count 1,2-36 and Michael L. Walsh (2) Count 1,2-36 and Susan D. Hill (3) Count 1,2-36 held on 1/29/2004 Plea Entered: NOT GUILTY, Initial Appearance as to Action Carrier, Incorporated, Michael L. Walsh, Susan D. Hill held on 1/29/2004 (Court Reporter FTR Recording.)(Total in court time: 1 hour, 20 minutes) (DJP) (Entered: 01/29/2004)
01/29/2004  Case unsealed as to Action Carrier, Incorporated, Michael L. Walsh, Susan D. Hill (DJP) (Entered: 02/02/2004)
01/30/200420SCHEDULING ORDER as to Action Carrier, Incorporated, Michael L. Walsh, Susan D. Hill; Discovery due by 2/6/2004. Motions due by 2/3/2004 Motion Hearing set for 3/8/2004 03:00 PM before U.S.Magistrate Judge John E. Simko ;Plea Agreement due by 3/10/2004 Jury Trial set for 4/6/2004 09:30 AM before Chief Judge Lawrence L. Piersol. Signed by Judge Lawrence L. Piersol on 1/30/04. (SKM) (Entered: 02/02/2004)
02/02/200421Confirmation of mailing NOE to non-ecf counsel (SKM) (Entered: 02/02/2004)
02/09/200422 MOTION for Disclosure by USA as to Action Carrier, Incorporated. (Ridgway, Michael) (Entered: 02/09/2004)
02/09/200425 MOTION for Discovery by Susan D. Hill (SKM) (Entered: 02/09/2004)
02/23/200428Confirmation of mailing NOE to non-ecf counsel (SKM) (Entered: 02/23/2004)
02/27/200430ORDER FOR CONTINUANCE pursuant to 18:3161 as to Action Carrier, Incorporated, Michael L. Walsh, Susan D. Hill : Motions due by 3/5/2004; motions hearing set for 3/18/04 9:30 am before Mag. John E. Simko; Plea Agreement due by 3/22/2004; Jury Trial set for 4/13/2004 09:30 AM before Chief Judge Lawrence L. Piersol. Signed by Judge Lawrence L. Piersol on 2/27/04. (SKM) (Entered: 03/01/2004)
03/01/200431Confirmation of mailing NOE to non-ecf counsel (SKM) (Entered: 03/01/2004)
03/10/200432ORDER denying as moot 25 Motion for Discovery as to Action Carrier, Incorporated (1), Michael L. Walsh (2), Susan D. Hill (3); denying as moot 23 Motion for Disclosure as to Michael L. Walsh (2); denying as moot 24 Motion for Disclosure as to Susan D. Hill (3); motions hearing set for 3/18/04 is cancelled. Signed by Judge John E. Simko on 3/10/04. (SKM) (Entered: 03/11/2004)
03/31/200434 MOTION to Continue plea bargain and trial dates by Action Carrier, Incorporated, Michael L. Walsh, Susan D. Hill. (DJP) (Entered: 03/31/2004)
04/06/200435ORDER FOR CONTINUANCE pursuant to 18:3161 as to Action Carrier, Incorporated, Michael L. Walsh, Susan D. Hill ; Plea Agreement due by 4/13/2004; Jury Trial set for 5/4/2004 09:30 AM before Chief Judge Lawrence L. Piersol. Signed by Judge Lawrence L. Piersol on 4/5/04. (SKM) (Entered: 04/06/2004)
04/07/200437AMENDED ORDER FOR CONTINUANCE pursuant to 18:3161 as to Action Carrier, Incorporated, Michael L. Walsh, Susan D. Hill : Plea Agreement due by 4/13/2004; Jury Trial set for 5/4/2004 09:30 AM before Chief Judge Lawrence L. Piersol signed by Judge Lawrence L. Piersol on 4/6/04. (SKM) (Entered: 04/07/2004)
04/14/200439 MOTION to Continue jury trial and plea deadlinesby Susan D. Hill. (SKM) (Entered: 04/14/2004)
04/15/200440RESPONSE to Motion by USA as to Action Carrier, Incorporated, Michael L. Walsh, Susan D. Hill re 39 MOTION to Continue Jury Trial and Plea Bargain Deadline (Ridgway, Michael) (Entered: 04/15/2004)
04/16/200441ORDER FOR CONTINUANCE pursuant to 18:3161 as to Action Carrier, Incorporated, Michael L. Walsh, Susan D. Hill ; Plea Agreement due by 5/10/2004; Jury Trial set for 6/22/2004 09:30 AM before Chief Judge Lawrence L. Piersol signed by Judge Lawrence L. Piersol on 4/16/04. (SKM) (Entered: 04/19/2004)
06/15/200443 MOTION to Continue scheduling dates by Action Carrier, Incorporated, Michael L. Walsh, Susan D. Hill. (SKM) (Entered: 06/15/2004)
06/15/200444ORDER FOR CONTINUANCE pursuant to 18:3161 as to Action Carrier, Incorporated, Michael L. Walsh, Susan D. Hill : Plea Agreement due by 7/15/2004; Jury Trial set for 8/10/2004 09:30 AM before Chief Judge Lawrence L. Piersol signed by Judge Lawrence L. Piersol on 6/15/04. (SKM) (Entered: 06/16/2004)
07/21/200446SUPERSEDING INDICTMENT as to Action Carrier, Incorporated (1) count(s) 1s, 2s-36s, Michael L. Walsh (2) count(s) 1s, 2s-36s, Susan D. Hill (3) count(s) 1s, 2s-36s. (SKM) (Entered: 07/22/2004)
07/27/200447Proposed Jury Instructions by USA as to Action Carrier, Incorporated, Michael L. Walsh, Susan D. Hill (Ridgway, Michael) (Entered: 07/27/2004)
07/29/200448SCHEDULING ORDER as to Action Carrier, Incorporated, Michael L. Walsh, Susan D. Hill Initial Appearance set for 8/4/2004 10:00 AM before U.S.Magistrate Judge John E. Simko Arraignment set for 8/4/2004 10:00 AM before U.S.Magistrate Judge John E. Simko signed by Judge John E. Simko on 7/29/04. (JMM, ) (Entered: 07/29/2004)
08/04/200453Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John E. Simko :Arraignment as to Action Carrier, Incorporated (1) Count 1s,2s-36s and Michael L. Walsh (2) Count 1s,2s-36s and Susan D. Hill (3) Count 1s,2s-36s held on 8/4/2004 Plea Entered: NOT GUILTY, Initial Appearance as to Action Carrier, Incorporated, Michael L. Walsh, Susan D. Hill held on 8/4/2004 (Court Reporter FTR Recording.)(Total in court time: 30 minutes) (DJP) (Entered: 08/04/2004)
08/05/200454ORDER as to Action Carrier, Incorporated, Michael L. Walsh, Susan D. Hill: Plea Agreement due by 8/20/2004; Jury Trial set for 9/8/2004 09:30 AM in SF Courtroom 1 before Chief Judge Lawrence L. Piersol. Signed by Judge Lawrence L. Piersol on 8/5/04. (DJP) (Entered: 08/05/2004)
05/20/200559 ORDER as to Action Carrier, Incorporated, Michael L. Walsh, Susan D. Hill:Plea Agreement due by 5/31/2005; Jury Trial set for 6/28/2005 09:30 AM before Chief Judge Lawrence L. Piersol or Judge John B. Jones. Signed by Judge Lawrence L. Piersol on 5/20/05. (DJP) (Entered: 05/23/2005)
06/07/200561ORDER as to Action Carrier, Incorporated, Michael L. Walsh: Change of Plea Hearing set for 6/7/2005 03:00 PM before Chief Judge Lawrence L. Piersol signed by Judge Lawrence L. Piersol on 6/7/05. (DJP) (Entered: 06/08/2005)
06/07/200564PLEA AGREEMENT as to Action Carrier, Incorporated (Attachments: # 1 Remedial Order)(DJP) (Entered: 06/08/2005)
06/07/200565FACTUAL BASIS STATEMENT as to Action Carrier, Incorporated (DJP) (Entered: 06/08/2005)
06/07/200568Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Lawrence L. Piersol :Change of Plea Hearing as to Action Carrier, Incorporated held on 6/7/2005. Plea Entered: GUILTY Count: 27s (Court Reporter Jerry J. May.)(Total in court time: 1 1/2 hours) (DJP) (Entered: 06/08/2005)
06/07/200571ORDER as to Action Carrier, Incorporated: Sentencing set for 9/6/2005 02:30 PM before Chief Judge Lawrence L. Piersol; presentence report due counsel and Defendant 8/1/05; objections due 8/15/05. Signed by Judge Lawrence L. Piersol on 6/7/05. (DJP) (Entered: 06/08/2005)
09/08/200574ORDER as to Action Carrier, Incorporated, Michael L. Walsh: Sentencing of Defedants Action Carrier, Incorporated and Michael L. Walsh set for 9/22/2005 04:00 PM before Chief Judge Lawrence L. Piersol. Signed by Judge Lawrence L. Piersol on 9/8/05. (DJP) (Entered: 09/09/2005)
09/23/200576Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Lawrence L. Piersol :Sentencing as to Action Carrier, Incorporated held on 9/23/2005 for Action Carrier, Incorporated (1), Count(s) 1, 1s, 2-36, 28s-36s, 2s-26s, Dismissed; Count(s) 27s, 5 years' probation w/conditions; $200.000 fine; $400 special assessment. (Court Reporter Jerry May.) (JMM, ) (Entered: 09/26/2005)
09/27/200578JUDGMENT AND COMMITMENT as to Action Carrier, Incorporated (1), Count(s) 1, 1s, 2-36, 28s-36s, 2s-26s, Dismissed; Count(s) 27s, 5 years' probation w/conditions; $200.000 fine; $400 special assessment Signed by Judge Lawrence L. Piersol on 9/27/05. (JMM, ) (Entered: 09/27/2005)
10/18/200587NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE Jan Leslie Holmgren appearing for USA. (JMM, ) (Entered: 10/18/2005)
10/21/2005  DELIVERED presentence report and other documents re: Action Carrier to USP (JMM, ) (Entered: 10/21/2005)
02/06/200791ORDER FOR RETURN Of government and defense Exhibit(s) as to Action Carrier, Incorporated, Michael L. Walsh, Susan D. Hill. Signed by Judge Lawrence L. Piersol on 2/4/07. (SKM) (Entered: 02/06/2007)
07/17/200792RECEIPT for exhibits returned to counsel for defendant (SKM) (Entered: 07/17/2007)
08/09/200793RECEIPT for exhibits returned to government (SKM) (Entered: 08/09/2007)
11/24/200894PETITION to Revoke Probation and ORDER signed by Judge Piersol directing Clerk to Issue Summonsby USA as to Action Carrier, Incorporated; copies delivered USM (JMM) (Entered: 11/25/2008)
12/04/200897Summons Returned Executed on 12/04/08 as to Action Carrier, Incorporated. (CMS) (Entered: 12/04/2008)
12/04/2008  NOTICE of Filing Error: Summons Returned Executed 97 FILED IN ERROR: blank pages. Will be refiled. (CMS) (Entered: 12/04/2008)
12/04/200898Summons Returned Executed on 12/4/08 as to Action Carrier, Incorporated (CMS) (Entered: 12/04/2008)
12/15/2008  ORAL SCHEDULING ORDER as to Action Carrier, Incorporated and Michael L. Walsh. Initial Appearance on Petitions to Revoke Probation rescheduled for Thursday, 12/18/2008 at 1:30 PM in Sioux Falls Courtroom 2 before U.S.Magistrate Judge John E. Simko. (Defendants previously served a summons to appear on Monday, December 15, 2008 at 11:00 a.m.; hearing rescheduled at request of defense counsel due to interstate closure; Defendants still subject to terms of summons and must appear in person at the hearing on December 18). Signed by U.S.Magistrate Judge John E. Simko on 12/15/2008. (CG) (Entered: 12/15/2008)
12/18/2008100Minute Entry for proceedings held before U.S.Magistrate Judge John E. Simko:Initial Appearance re Revocation of Probation as to Action Carrier, Incorporated, Michael L. Walsh held on 12/18/2008 (Court Reporter FTR #2.) (CMS) (Entered: 12/18/2008)
12/23/2008  ORAL SCHEDULING ORDER as to Action Carrier, Incorporated, Michael L. Walsh. Preliminary Examination set for Wednesday, 1/7/2009 at 1:30 PM in Sioux Falls Courtroom 2 before U.S.Magistrate Judge John E. Simko. Signed by U.S.Magistrate Judge John E. Simko on 12/23/2008. (CG) (Entered: 12/23/2008)
12/31/2008102WAIVER by Action Carrier, Incorporated, Michael L. Walsh (Sutton, Terence) (Entered: 12/31/2008)
12/31/2008103Certificate of Service by Action Carrier, Incorporated, Michael L. Walsh re 102 Waiver (Sutton, Terence) (Entered: 12/31/2008)
01/05/2009  ORAL ORDER cancelling preliminary examination set for Wednesday, January 7, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. as to Action Carrier, Incorporated, Michael L. Walsh (parties waived their right to a preliminary hearing). Signed by U.S.Magistrate Judge John E. Simko on 1/5/2009. (CG) (Entered: 01/05/2009)
01/14/2009104ORDER as to Action Carrier, Incorporated, Michael L. Walsh: Revocation Hearing set for Wednesday, 2/4/2009 at 3:30 PM in Sioux Falls Courtroom 1 - Room 203A before U. S. District Judge Lawrence L. Piersol.. Signed by U. S. District Judge Lawrence L. Piersol on 1/14/09. (LMZ) (Entered: 01/14/2009)
02/06/2009105Minute Entry for proceedings held before U. S. District Judge Lawrence L. Piersol: Final Probation Revocation Hearing as to Action Carrier, Incorporated, Michael L. Walsh; Probation is continued for both Defendants, with an additional condition of home confinement for six months for Defendant Michael Walsh (Court Reporter Jerry May/FTR #1.) (DJP) (Entered: 02/06/2009)
02/12/2009106ORDER as to Action Carrier, Incorporated, Michael L. Walsh denying 94 PETITION to Revoke Probation (Defendant Action Carrier, Incorporated shall remain on probation under the conditions imposed in the Judgment, Doc. 78; denying 95 PETITION to Revoke Probation (Defendant Michael L. Walsh shall remain on probation under the conditions imposed in the Amended Judgment, Doc. 85, with an additional special condition regarding home confinement (see Order for details). Signed by U. S. District Judge Lawrence L. Piersol on 2/11/09. (DJP) (Entered: 02/12/2009)
09/24/2010107Application for Writ of Continuing Garnishment as to Action Carrier, Incorporated, Michael L. Walsh, (MWT) Modified on 9/24/2010 (MWT). (Entered: 09/24/2010)
03/21/2011124OBJECTION by USA as to Action Carrier, Incorporated, Michael L. Walsh, Susan D. Hill re answer to garnishment writ (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit ex. 1 - certified mail receipt)(Holmgren, Jan) (Entered: 03/21/2011)
04/12/2011126PROPOSED ORDER by USA as to Action Carrier, Incorporated, Michael L. Walsh as to 125 Order (Holmgren, Jan) (Entered: 04/12/2011)