FRC,TERMINATED

U.S. District Court
District of Oregon (Portland (3))
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 3:00-cr-00187-BR-1


Case title: USA v. Best Tree Service

Date Filed: 04/10/2000
Date Terminated: 08/14/2000

Assigned to: Judge Anna J. Brown

Defendant (1)
Best Tree Service
TERMINATED: 08/14/2000
represented byJohn W. Stephens
Esler Stephens & Buckley
700 Pioneer Tower
888 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204-2021
(503) 223-1510
Fax: (503) 294-3995
Email: stephens@eslerstephens.com
TERMINATED: 08/14/2000
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Michael J. Esler
Esler Stephens & Buckley
700 Pioneer Tower
888 SW Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 223-1510
Fax: (503) 294-3995
Email: esler@eslerstephens.com
TERMINATED: 08/14/2000
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

D Roger Reed
Reed & Giesa PS
222 North Wall
Suite 410
Spokane, WA 99201
(509)838-8341
Fax: 838-6341
TERMINATED: 08/14/2000

Pending Counts

Disposition
18:371 CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD THE UNITED STATES
(1)
SENTENCING DATE: 8/7/00; PROBATION: 5 years; FINE: $100,000; RESTITUTION: $200,000 to Bonneville Power Administration; SPECIAL ASSESSMENT: $400

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented byKristine Olson
US Attorneys Office
1000 SW Third Ave
Suite 600
Portland, OR 97204-2902
(503) 727-1000
Email: kris.olson@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Richard B Cohen
US Dept of Justice
Antitrust Division
450 Golden Gate Ave
Box 36046, Room 10-0101
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-436-6660
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Robert B. Ross
United States Attorney's Office
1000 S.W. Third Avenue
Suite 600
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 727-1023
Fax: (503) 727-1117
Email: bob.ross@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
04/10/2000INFORMATION by AUSA Kristine Olson. Best Tree Service (1) count(s) 1 Conspiracy to Defraud the United States (schman) (Entered: 04/11/2000)
04/10/2000  PURSUANT to this courts Case Assignment Plan, this case to be assigned to JUDGE ANNA J. BROWN for all further proceedings. (schman) (Entered: 04/11/2000)
04/14/2000MINUTES OF ORDER by Honorable Anna J. Brown regarding Defendant Best Tree Service - arraignment set 9:15am on 5/4/00; change of plea set for 9:15am on 5/4/00 before Honorable Anna J. Brown (cc: Counsel notified) (ljl) (Entered: 04/14/2000)
04/25/2000MAIL RETURNED [minutes order [2-2] ] addressed to Richard B Cohen for Plaintiff USA (ljl) (Entered: 04/25/2000)
04/25/2000  REMARK as to USA--mail returned and addressed corrected and remailed to Richard Cohen (ljl) (Entered: 04/25/2000)
05/02/2000APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL ADMISSION PRO HAC VICE by attorney D. Roger Reed; Local Counsel: Michael J. Esler representing Defendant Best Tree Service ; Fee paid, receipt # 429730; Approved 5/2/00 by Honorable Anna J. Brown (counsel notified) (ljl) (Entered: 05/03/2000)
05/04/2000PETITION TO PLEAD GUILTY filed by Defendant Best Tree Service (ljl) (Entered: 05/08/2000)
05/04/2000PLEA Agreement as to Best Tree Service (ljl) (Entered: 05/08/2000)
05/04/2000MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS before Honorable Anna J. Brown regarding Defendant Best Tree Service - first appearance /arraignment/entry of plea of Best Tree Service - Attorneys D Roger Reed and John Stephens present; Defendant arraigned; defendant enters GUILTY plea to Count 1 of Information; sentencing set 2:00 8/7/00 before Honorable Anna J. Brown ; ORDER defendant shall remain on release pending sentencing (cc: Counsel notified) Court Rptr Amanda Essner (rr) (Entered: 08/16/2000)
08/07/2000MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS before Honorable Anna J. Brown regarding Defendant Best Tree Service - sentencing hearing held - defendant placed on 5 year's probation with conditions set forth in the parties' plea agreeement; Government to prepare Fact Finding Order and Judgment (cc: Counsel notified) Court Rptr Amanda LeGore (rr) (Entered: 08/16/2000)
08/14/2000JUDGMENT AND COMMITMENT issued to U.S. Marshal as to defendant Best Tree Service (1) count(s) 1. SENTENCING DATE: 8/7/00; PROBATION: 5 years; FINE: $100,000; RESTITUTION: $200,000 to Bonneville Power Administration; SPECIAL ASSESSMENT: $400 s/ 8/14/00 by Honorable Anna J. Brown (rr) (Entered: 08/16/2000)