CLOSED

U.S. District Court
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS (Houston)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 4:01-cr-00390-1


Case title: USA v. Aqua Alliance, Inc

Date Filed: 05/30/2001
Date Terminated: 12/14/2001

Assigned to: Judge Melinda Harmon

Defendant (1)
Aqua Alliance, Inc
TERMINATED: 12/14/2001
also known as
Air & Water Technologies, Inc.
represented byBeth A Wilkinson
Latham & Watkins
55 Eleventh St NW
Ste 1000
Washington, DC 20004
202-637-2298
TERMINATED: 12/14/2001
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Thomas Anthony Hagemann
Gardere Wynne et al
1000 Louisiana
33rd Fl
Houston, TX 77002-5007
713-276-5064
Fax: 713-276-6064
Email: thagemann@gardere.com
TERMINATED: 12/14/2001
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
18:666C.F Bribery MAX PENALTY: $500,000 or the greater of twice the gross pecuniary gain, or twice the gross pecuniary loss from the offenses charged
(1)
The defendant corporation is placed on Probation for a term of 5 years. Fine $3,000,000.00, $400.00 Special Assessment

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented byJames W Cooper
U S Dept of Justice
Crim Div
P O Box 27518
Washington, DC 20038
202-514-1412
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Peter Joseph Ainsworth
US Dept of Justice
Criminal Division
1400 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-353-1828
Email: peter.ainsworth@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

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
05/30/20011INFORMATION as to Aqua Alliance, Inc (1) count(s) 1 , filed. (pgalvan) (Entered: 05/31/2001)
05/30/2001AO 257 Information Sheet as to Aqua Alliance, Inc , filed. (pgalvan) (Entered: 05/31/2001)
05/30/20013ORDER for Issuance of Summons as to Aqua Alliance, Inc ( Signed by Magistrate Judge Calvin Botley ), entered. (pgalvan) (Entered: 05/31/2001)
05/30/2001  SUMMONS issued for Aqua Alliance, Inc First Appearance set for 10:00 6/11/01 before Magistrate Judge Frances H. Stacy (pgalvan) (Entered: 05/31/2001)
06/06/20014NOTICE of Setting : set Rearraignment for 10:00 6/22/01 for Aqua Alliance, Inc before Judge Melinda Harmon , filed. Parties ntfd. (fmremp) (Entered: 06/06/2001)
06/18/2001SUMMONS issued 5/30/01 Returned Executed as to Aqua Alliance, Inc on 6/12/01 filed. (ckrus) (Entered: 06/18/2001)
06/21/200111 First Appearance as to Aqua Alliance, Inc held before Magistrate Judge Mary Milloy Ct Reporter: ERO filed. J Cooper f/Govt; Tom Hagemann f/deft. (pgalvan) (Entered: 06/25/2001)
06/21/200112 Arraignment held before Magistrate Judge Mary Milloy Ct Reporter: ERO , filed., Plea of Not Guilty: Aqua Alliance, Inc (1) count(s) 1 J Cooper f/Govt; T Hagemann f/deft. Scheduling Order not issued. (pgalvan) (Entered: 06/25/2001)
06/21/200113 WAIVER OF INDICTMENT by Aqua Alliance, Inc , filed. ,entered. (pgalvan) (Entered: 06/25/2001)
06/21/200114 Resolution approving selection of Wilfrid D. Nelson as corporate representative by Aqua Alliance, Inc , filed. (pgalvan) (Entered: 06/25/2001)
06/22/20016MOTION AND ORDER PURSUANT TO LOCAL RULE 1 as to Aqua Alliance, Inc ( signed by Judge Melinda Harmon ) Added Attorney Beth A. Wilkinson, entered. Parties ntfd. (ckrus) (Entered: 06/25/2001)
06/22/2001Re-Arraignment held before Judge Melinda Harmon Ct Reporter: Traylor App: Cooper f/govt; Wilkonson and Hagemar f/defts (Defendant informed of rights.) , filed., Plea of Guilty: Aqua Alliance, Inc (1) count 1 Sentencing 9/14/01 10:00. Deft's exhibits admitted. Govt reminds the court that the Court has a related case US v Hill. (ckrus) (Entered: 06/25/2001)
06/22/2001Exhibit list by Aqua Alliance, Inc , filed. (ckrus) (Entered: 06/25/2001)
06/22/20019Plea Agreement as to Aqua Alliance, Inc , filed. (ckrus) (Entered: 06/25/2001)
06/22/200110ORDER for Disclosure of PSI , PSI completion by 8/3/01 for Aqua Alliance, Inc , Objection to PSI due 8/17/01 , Final PSI due 8/31/01 Sentencing set for 10:00 9/14/01 before Judge Melinda Harmon (Signed by Judge Melinda Harmon), entered. Parties ntfd. (ckrus) (Entered: 06/25/2001)
06/29/200115 SUMMONS issued 5/30/01 Returned Executed as to Aqua Alliance, Inc on 6/12/01 filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 06/29/2001)
08/17/200116 UNOPPOSED MOTION by Aqua Alliance, Inc to change sentencing date , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 08/21/2001)
08/23/200117ORDER granting [16-1] motion to change sentencing date reset Sentencing for 10:00 10/26/01 for Aqua Alliance, Inc before Judge Melinda Harmon ( Signed by Judge Melinda Harmon ), entered. Parties ntfd. (fmremp) (Entered: 08/24/2001)
10/03/200118 OBJECTION by USA to Presentence Investigation Report as to Aqua Alliance, Inc , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/03/2001)
10/05/200119 NOTICE of Setting : reset Sentencing for 10:00 11/16/01 for Aqua Alliance, Inc before Judge Melinda Harmon , filed. Parties ntfd. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/05/2001)
10/19/200120 REVISED FINAL PRESENTENCE INVESTIGATION REPORT & ADDENDUM (Sealed) as to Aqua Alliance, Inc , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/19/2001)
10/19/200121 SEALED Confidential Sentencing Recommendation regarding Aqua Alliance, Inc to the Court, filed and placed in vault. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/19/2001)
10/25/200122 UNOPPOSED MOTION by Aqua Alliance, Inc to change sentencing date , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/26/2001)
10/30/200123ORDER granting [22-1] motion to change sentencing date reset Sentencing for 10:00 12/14/01 for Aqua Alliance, Inc before Judge Melinda Harmon ( Signed by Judge Melinda Harmon ), entered. Parties ntfd. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/31/2001)
12/14/200125 Sentencing held before Judge Melinda Harmon App: Peter Ainsworth and James Cooper f/govt, Beth Wilkinson and Tom Hagemann f/deft. Aqua Alliance, Inc (1) count(s) 1. The defendant corporation is placed on Probation for a term of 5 years. Fine $3,000,000.00, $400.00 Special Assessment , filed. US Probation Officer: Lisa Reed (khightower) (Entered: 12/18/2001)
12/20/200126JUDGMENT as to Aqua Alliance, Inc (1) count(s) 1 ( Signed by Judge Melinda Harmon ), 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 appropriate defense counsel, the AUSA, and the US Marshal. (pgalvan) (Entered: 12/21/2001)
07/12/200427 Satisfaction of Judgment by USA as to Aqua Alliance, Inc , filed. (ctaylor) (Entered: 07/14/2004)