CLOSED

U.S. District Court
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS (Houston)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 4:07-cr-00005-1


Case title: USA v. Aibel Group Limited

Date Filed: 01/05/2007
Date Terminated: 02/06/2007

Assigned to: Judge Lynn N. Hughes

Defendant (1)
Aibel Group Limited
TERMINATED: 02/06/2007
represented byJoseph P Armao
Linklaters LLP
1345 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10105
202-903-9000
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Lawrence Byrne
Linklaters LLP
1345 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10105
212-903-9000
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Martin S. Bloor
Linklaters LLP
1345 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10105
212-903-9000
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Raymond Banoun
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
1201 F Street N W
Ste 1100
Washington, DC 20004
202--862-2426
Fax: 202-862-2261
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Stephanie J Meltzer
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
1201 F Street NW
Ste1100
Washington, DC 20004
202-862-2426
Fax: 202-862-2261
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT
(1)
Dismissed on Government's Motion
CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD THE UNITED STATES
(1s)
Cts 1, 2: 2 years probation each count to run concurrent; $4,200,000 fine. $400 special assessment on each count for a total of $800.
FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT
(2s)
Cts 1, 2: 2 years probation each count to run concurrent; $4,200,000 fine. $400 special assessment on each count for a total of $800.

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented byJames R Buchanan
Office of U S Attorney
910 Travis
Ste 1500
Houston, TX 77002
713-567-9738
Fax: 713-718-3304
Email: jim.buchanan@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Financial 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
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

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

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

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

Date Filed #Docket Text
01/05/20071INFORMATION as to Aibel Group Limited (1) count(s) 1, filed. (sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/07/2007)
01/05/20072AO 257 Information Sheet as to Aibel Group Limited, filed.(sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/07/2007)
01/05/20073US Attys Criminal Docket Sheet as to Aibel Group Limited, filed.(sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/07/2007)
01/05/20074 MOTION to Seal by USA as to Aibel Group Limited, filed. (sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/07/2007)
01/08/20075ORDER granting 4 Motion to Seal as to Aibel Group Limited (1).(Signed by Judge Calvin Botley.) Parties notified.(sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/07/2007)
01/08/20076ORDER for Issuance of Summons as to Aibel Group Limited ( Signed by Judge Calvin Botley ). Parties notified. (sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/07/2007)
01/30/20077 MOTION for Raymond Banoun to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Aibel Group Limited, filed. (sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/07/2007)
01/30/20078 MOTION for Stephanie Meltzer to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Aibel Group Limited, filed. (sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/07/2007)
01/30/200710 MOTION to Seal Pro Hac Vice Motions and Orders by Aibel Group Limited, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/07/2007)
01/30/200711Joint Unopposed MOTION to Waive Presentence Investigation and Consolidate Sentencing and Related Proceeding by Aibel Group Limited, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/07/2007)
01/31/20079Summons Returned Executed on 1/22/2007 as to Aibel Group Limited, filed. (sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/07/2007)
02/06/200712 MOTION to Unseal by USA as to Aibel Group Limited, filed. (sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/07/2007)
02/06/200713ORDER granting 12 Motion to Unseal Case as to Aibel Group Limited (1).(Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes.) Parties notified.(sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/07/2007)
02/06/200714Deferred Prosecution Agreement by Aibel Group Limited, filed.(sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/07/2007)
02/06/2007  Minute Entry for INITIAL APPEARANCE/ARRAIGNMENT held before Judge Lynn N. Hughes on 2/6/2007 as to Aibel Group Limited: (Deft informed of rights); Aibel Group Limited (1): Not Guilty on Count 1. Deft waived Indictment. Appearances: Stacey Luck, Mark Mendelsohn f/ govt; Raymond Banoun, Stephanie J Meltzer, Bob Sussman f/ defts. (Court Reporter: K. Metzger) (dkelly, ) (Entered: 02/07/2007)
02/06/200715WAIVER OF INDICTMENT by Aibel Group Limited, filed.(dkelly, ) (Entered: 02/07/2007)
02/06/2007  Minute Entry for HEARING held before Judge Lynn N. Hughes on 2/6/2007 as to Aibel Group Limited: Hearing held on approval of the deferred prosecution agreement. Order to be entered. Appearances: Stacey Luck, Mark Mendelsohn f/ govt; Raymond Banoun, Stephanie J Meltzer, Bob Sussman f/ defts. (Court Reporter: K. Metzger), filed.(dkelly, ) (Entered: 02/07/2007)
02/06/200716ORDER: The deferred prosecution agreement is approved as to Aibel Group Limited. ( Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) Parties notified. (dkelly, ) (Entered: 02/07/2007)
11/12/200824SUPERSEDING INFORMATION as to Aibel Group Limited (1) count(s) 1s, 2s, filed. (bdaniel, ) (Entered: 11/14/2008)
11/12/200825US Attys Criminal Docket Sheet as to Aibel Group Limited, filed.(bdaniel, ) (Entered: 11/14/2008)
11/13/200817NOTICE OF SETTING as to Aibel Group Limited. Rearraignment and Sentencing set for 11/21/2008 at 02:00 PM in Courtroom 11C before Judge Lynn N. Hughes. (dkelly, ) (Entered: 11/13/2008)
11/14/200818 MOTION for Joseph P. Armao to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Aibel Group Limited, filed. (Androphy, Joel) (Entered: 11/14/2008)
11/14/200819 MOTION for Martin S. Bloor to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Aibel Group Limited, filed. (Androphy, Joel) (Entered: 11/14/2008)
11/14/200820 MOTION for Lawrence Byrne to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Aibel Group Limited, filed. (Androphy, Joel) (Entered: 11/14/2008)
11/14/2008  Attorney update in case as to Aibel Group Limited. Attorney Joseph P Armao for Aibel Group Limited added. (ypippin, ) (Entered: 11/14/2008)
11/14/200821ORDER granting 18 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice as to Aibel Group Limited (1).(Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes.) Parties notified.(ypippin, ) (Entered: 11/14/2008)
11/14/2008  Attorney update in case as to Aibel Group Limited. Attorney Martin S. Bloor for Aibel Group Limited added. (ypippin, ) (Entered: 11/14/2008)
11/14/200822ORDER granting 19 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice as to Aibel Group Limited (1).(Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes.) Parties notified.(ypippin, ) (Entered: 11/14/2008)
11/14/2008  Attorney update in case as to Aibel Group Limited. Attorney Lawrence Byrne for Aibel Group Limited added. (ypippin, ) (Entered: 11/14/2008)
11/14/200823ORDER granting 20 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice as to Aibel Group Limited (1).(Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes.) Parties notified.(ypippin, ) (Entered: 11/14/2008)
11/14/200826ORDER for Issuance of Notice of Superseding Information as to Aibel Group Limited.(Signed by Magistrate Judge Calvin Botley) Parties notified. (bdaniel, ) (Entered: 11/14/2008)
11/14/200827NOTICE OF SETTING as to Aibel Group Limited - regarding 24 Superseding Information - Felony. Arraignment set for 11/21/2008 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 702 before Magistrate Judge Stephen Smith, filed. (bdaniel, ) (Entered: 11/14/2008)
11/14/200828NOTICE OF APPEARANCE OF COUNSEL: Joseph P Armao, Martin S. Bloor, Lawrence Byrne appearing for Aibel Group Limited, filed.(lfilmore, ) (Entered: 11/17/2008)
11/17/2008  **Terminated Arraignment setting as to Aibel Group Limited. Case will be handled on 11/21/2008 at 2:00 p.m. before Judge Hughes. (dkelly, ) (Entered: 11/17/2008)
11/19/200829Joint MOTION for Waiver Presentence Investigation by USA as to Aibel Group Limited, filed. (Buchanan, James) (Entered: 11/19/2008)
11/19/200830 ORDER as to Aibel Group Limited, filed.(Buchanan, James) (Entered: 11/19/2008)
11/19/200831CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM: Conference held as to Aibel Group Limited Appearances: Steve Tyrrell, Martin S. Bloor, James R Buchanan, Lawrence Byrne. Plea agreement preliminarily approved. Rearraignment and sentencing set for 11/21/2008 at 02:00 PM in Courtroom 11C before Judge Lynn N. Hughes (Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes) Parties notified. (hcarr) (Entered: 11/20/2008)
11/21/200832Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Lynn N. Hughes: REARRAIGNMENT held on 11/21/2008. Aibel Group Limited (through Gary M. Wilson, CEO) pleads Guilty Counts 1s, 2s. Indictment waived. PSI waived granting 29 Joint MOTION for Waiver Presentence Investigation. Sentencing to immediately follow. Appearances: Joseph P Armao, Martin S. Bloor, James R Buchanan. (Court Reporter: K. Metzger) (dkelly, ) (Entered: 11/21/2008)
11/21/200833SENTENCE DATA SHEET by USA as to Aibel Group Limited, filed.(dkelly, ) (Entered: 11/21/2008)
11/21/200834PLEA AGREEMENT as to Aibel Group Limited, filed. (dkelly, ) (Entered: 11/21/2008)
11/21/200835WAIVER OF INDICTMENT by Aibel Group Limited, filed.(dkelly, ) (Entered: 11/21/2008)
11/21/200836Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Lynn N. Hughes: Sentencing held on 11/21/2008 for Aibel Group Limited (1), Count(s) 1s, 2s: 2 years probation each count to run concurrent; $4,200,000.00 fine; $400 special assessment on each count for a total of $800. The probation will be essentially without supervision; however, the company must submit to probation an annual and second annual report. Appearances: Joseph P Armao, Martin S. Bloor, James R Buchanan, G. Winkler, M. Lucas f/ US Probation - H.(Court Reporter: K. Metzger) (dkelly, ) (Entered: 11/21/2008)
11/21/200837NOTICE OF RIGHT TO APPEAL as to Aibel Group Limited. (Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes) Parties notified. (dkelly, ) (Entered: 11/21/2008)
11/21/200838ORDER OF DISMISSAL as to Aibel Group Limited re: 14 Deferred Prosecution Agreement. (Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes) Parties notified. (dkelly, ) (Entered: 11/21/2008)
11/24/2008  RECEIPT NO. 4-596863, 11/21/2008 $ 800.00 SPEC ASSM'T PAID (36) By the Aibel Group Limited:, filed. (ejones, ) (Entered: 11/24/2008)
11/24/2008  Receipt No. 4-596864, 11/21/2008, $4,200,000.00 Fine (36) paid by the Aibel Group Limited:, filed. (ejones, ) (Entered: 11/24/2008)
12/02/200839TRANSCRIPT as to Aibel Group Limited re: Rearraignment/Sentencing held on 11/21/08 before Judge Lynn N. Hughes. Court Reporter: K. Metzger. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 3/2/2009., filed. (kmetzger, ) (Entered: 12/02/2008)
12/03/200840Notice of Filing of Official Transcript as to 39 Transcript. Party notified, filed. (dclark, ) (Entered: 12/03/2008)
12/10/200841JUDGMENT as to Aibel Group Limited.(Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes) Parties notified. (sjones, ) (Entered: 12/11/2008)
12/10/200842Statement of Reasons (Sealed) as to Aibel Group Limited, filed. (Entered: 12/11/2008)
01/30/200943SATISFACTION OF JUDGMENT by USA as to Aibel Group Limited, filed.(aalonzo, ) (Entered: 01/30/2009)