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U.S. District Court
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS (Corpus Christi)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 2:06-cr-00563 All Defendants


Case title: USA v. CITGO Petroleum Corporation et al

Date Filed: 08/09/2006

Assigned to: Judge John D. Rainey

Defendant (1)
CITGO Petroleum Corporation represented byDick DeGuerin
DeGuerin and Dickson
1018 Preston Ave
7th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
713-223-5959
Fax: 713-223-9231
Email: ddeguerin@aol.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Catherine Louise Baen
Attorney at Law
1018 Preston
7th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
713-223-5959
Fax: 713-223-9231 fax
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Chad J Doellinger
Elmer Stahl Klevorn & Solberg LLP
224 South Michigan Avenue
Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60604
312-660-7600
Fax: 312-692-1718
Email: cdoellinger@eimerstahl.com
TERMINATED: 02/14/2012
Designation: Retained

Daniel D. Birk
Eimer Stahl LLP
224 South Michigan Avenue
Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60604
312-660-7600
Email: dbirk@eimerstahl.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

James B Blackburn , Jr
Blackburn Carter PC
4709 Austin Street
Houston, TX 77004
713-524-1012
Fax: 713-524-5165
Email: jbblaw@blackburncarter.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Matt Hennessy
1001 Fannin Street
Suite 1950
Houston, TX 77002
713-223-1950
Fax: 713-223-1952
Email: matt@hennessyfirm.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Nathan P Eimer
Eimer Stahl et al
224 S Michigan Avenue
Ste 1100
Chicago, IL 60604
312-660-7601
Fax: 312-692-1718
Email: neimer@eimerstahl.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Ralph F Meyer
Royston Rayzor et al
802 N. Carancahua
Suite 1300
Corpus Christi, TX 78401-0021
361-884-8808
Fax: 361-884-7261
Email: ralph.meyer@roystonlaw.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Robert Brager
Beveridge and Diamond PC
201 N Charles St
Ste 2210
Baltimore, MD 21201-4150
410-230-1310
Fax: 410-230-1389
Email: rbrager@bdlaw.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
FEDERAL ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES, PENALTY: Did knowingly operate an oil water separator without required emission control equipment.
(4s-5s)

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
Did knowingly operate a refinery with more than 6 megagrams of benzene in uncontrolled waste streams.
(1-2)
Dismissed on Govt's Oral Motion
FEDERAL ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES, PENALTY: Did knowingly operate a refinery with more than 6 megagrams of benzene in uncontrolled waste streams.
(1s-2s)
Not Guilty
Did knowingly fail to report all benzene waste streams.
(3)
Dismissed on Govt's Oral Motion
FALSE OR FRAUDULENT CLAIMS: Did knowingly make a false statement in a required report.
(3s)
Dismissed by Order of the Court on 12/21/07
Did knowingly operate an oil water separator without required emission control equipment.
(4-5)
Dismissed on Govt's Oral Motion

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
Felony

Complaints

Disposition
None

Assigned to: Judge John D. Rainey

Defendant (2)
CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. represented byDick DeGuerin
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Catherine Louise Baen
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Chad J Doellinger
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 02/14/2012
Designation: Retained

Daniel D. Birk
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

James B Blackburn , Jr
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Matt Hennessy
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Nathan P Eimer
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Pending Counts

Disposition
FEDERAL ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES, PENALTY: Did knowingly operate an oil water separator without required emission control equipment.
(4s-5s)
TAKING, KILLING, OR POSSESSING MIGRATORY BIRDS: Did unlawfully take and aid and abet the taking of migratory birds without permit.
(8s-10s)

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
Did knowingly operate a refinery with more than 6 megagrams of benzene in uncontrolled waste streams.
(1-2)
Dismissed on Govt's Oral Motion
FEDERAL ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES, PENALTY: Did knowingly operate a refinery with more than 6 megagrams of benzene in uncontrolled waste streams.
(1s-2s)
Not Guilty
Did knowingly fail to report all benzene waste streams.
(3)
Dismissed on Govt's Oral Motion
FALSE OR FRAUDULENT CLAIMS: Did knowingly make a false statement in a required report.
(3s)
Dismissed by Order of the Court on 12/21/07.
Did knowingly operate an oil water separator without required emission control equipment.
(4-5)
Dismissed on Govt's Oral Motion
Did unlawfully take migratory birds without a permit.
(6-10)
Dismissed on Govt's Oral Motion
TAKING, KILLING, OR POSSESSING MIGRATORY BIRDS: Did unlawfully take and aid and abet the taking of migratory birds without permit.
(6s-7s)
Acquitted

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
Felony

Complaints

Disposition
None

Assigned to: Judge John D. Rainey

Defendant (3)
Philip D. Vrazel
$20,000 Unsecured Appearance Bond
represented byJames B Parks
Attorney at Law
214 Dwyer
Ste 210
San Antonio, TX 78204
210-229-1322
Email: jbparks@aol.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Edward Camara
Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 6130
San Antonio, TX 78209
210-223-5893
Email: whodat1@rocketmail.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Pending Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
None

Terminated Counts

Disposition
Did knowingly fail to report all benzene waste streams.
(3)
Dismissed on Govt's Oral Motion
FALSE OR FRAUDULENT CLAIMS: Did knowingly make a false statement in a required report.
(3s)
Dismissed by Order of the Court on 12/21/07
Did unlawfully take migratory birds without a permit.
(6-10)
Dismissed on Govt's Oral Motion
TAKING, KILLING, OR POSSESSING MIGRATORY BIRDS: Did unlawfully take and aid and abet the taking of migratory birds without permit.
(6s-7s)
Acquitted
TAKING, KILLING, OR POSSESSING MIGRATORY BIRDS: Did unlawfully take and aid and abet the taking of migratory birds without permit.
(8s-10s)
Not Guilty

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
Felony

Complaints

Disposition
None


Movant
Dana Burch represented byDavid Gerger
Gerger Clarke
1001 Fannin
Ste 1950
Houston, TX 77002
713-224-4400
Fax: 713-224-5153
Email: david@gergerclarke.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained


Movant
Susan Harris represented byMichael O'Neal Connelly
Connelly Baker et al
600 Travis
Suite 700
Houston, TX 77002
713-980-1711
Fax: 713-980-1702
Email: mconnelly@connellybaker.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED


Movant
Mary Risner represented byDemetri Anastasiadis
Office of Texas Attorney General
P O Box 12548
Austin, TX 78711-2548
512-463-2080
Fax: 512-495-9139
Email: demetri.anastasiadis@texasattorneygeneral.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained


Movant
Suzie Canales represented byEnrique Porrata Valdivia
Attorney at Law
1111 N Main St
San Antonio, TX 78212
210-212-3700
Fax: 210-212-3772
Email: evaldivia@trla.org
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained


Movant
Community Members represented byPaul G Cassell , Esq.
Attorney at Law
332 S 1400 E
Room 101
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
801-201-8271
Email: cassellp@law.utah.edu
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Paula Pierce
Texas Legal Services Center
815 Brazos
Suite 1100
Austin, TX 78701
512-637-5414
Email: ppierce@tlsc.org
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED


Plaintiff
USA represented byHoward P Stewart
United States Department of Justice
Environmental Crimes Section
601 D Street, N.W.
Suite 2014
Washington, DC 20004
202-305-0334
Fax: 202-305-0396 fax
Email: howard.stewart@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

James L Turner
US Attorneys Office
1000 Louisiana
Ste 2300
Houston, TX 77002
713-567-9361
Fax: 713-718-3302
Email: jim.turner@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 - CC
1133 North Shoreline, Room 109
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
361-888-3154
Fax: 361-888-3174
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

US Pretrial Svcs-CC
1133 N Shoreline Blvd
Rm 114
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
361-888-3411
Fax: 361-888-3419 fax
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

US Probation - CC
1133 North Shoreline Blvd, Room 124
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
361-888-3518 fax
Fax: 361-888-3518 fax
Email: TXSPdb_CorDuty@txsp.uscourts.gov
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

James B. Nelson
Environmental Crimes Section
United States Department of Justice
601 D Street Northwest
Suite 2140
Washington, DC 20004
202-305-0423
Email: james.nelson@usdoj.gov
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Kenneth A Cusick
Office of U S Attorney
800 N Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
361-903-7921
Fax: 361-888-3200
Email: kenneth.cusick@usdoj.gov
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Lary Cook Larson
US Department of Justice
601 D St NW
Washington, DC 20011
202-305-0294
Fax: 202-305-0397
Email: lary.larson@usdoj.gov
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

William Robert Miller
288 Lake Forest Drive
Jasper, GA 30143
281-639-4891
Email: millerwr@aol.com
TERMINATED: 02/10/2012
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Date Filed #Docket Text
08/09/2006INDICTMENT (The original indictment with the signature of the grand jury foreperson is on file under seal with the clerk) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1) count(s) 1-2, 3, 4-5, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2) count(s) 1-2, 3, 4-5, 6-10, Philip D. Vrazel (3) count(s) 3, 6-10, filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 08/10/2006)
08/09/2006US Attys Criminal Docket Sheet as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 08/10/2006)
08/09/2006Government's MOTION for Issuance of a Criminal Summons and Setting Bond Amount by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 08/10/2006)
08/09/2006Government's MOTION for Issuance of a Criminal Summons and Setting Amount of Bail by USA as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 08/10/2006)
08/09/2006Government's MOTION for Issuance of Arrest Warrant by USA as to Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 08/10/2006)
08/09/2006ORDER granting 3 Motion for Issuance of SUMMONS as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1).(Signed by Judge B. Janice Ellington.) Parties notified.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 08/10/2006)
08/09/2006ORDER granting 4 Motion for Issuance of SUMMONS as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2).(Signed by Judge B. Janice Ellington.) Parties notified.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 08/10/2006)
08/09/2006ORDER granting 5 Motion for Issuance of Warrant as to Philip D. Vrazel (3).(Signed by Judge B. Janice Ellington.) Parties notified.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 08/10/2006)
08/10/2006  Arrest of Philip D. Vrazel. (Defendant voluntarily surrendered)., filed. (lhardwick, ) (Entered: 08/11/2006)
08/10/2006  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge B. Janice Ellington: INITIAL APPEARANCE as to Philip D. Vrazel,(Deft informed of rights) held on 8/10/2006. Defendant stated he will retain counsel. ARRAIGNMENT as to Philip D. Vrazel (3) Count 3,6-10 held on 8/10/2006. Defendant plead Not Guilty to Counts 3, 6-10. DETENTION HEARING as to Philip D. Vrazel. The government did not move to detain the defendant. The Court set bond at $20,000.00 (unsecured) and bond conditions as recommended by Pretrial Services, with the following modification: The defendant will be released today, but has to remove all firearms from his residence within 72 hours. Hearing Concluded. Appearances: Howard P Stewart, Jimmy Parks, US Marshal - CC, US Pretrial Svcs-CC.(Digital # 2:00:41-2:22:19)(ERO:Lisa Hardwick) Deft remanded to custody, pending release on bond. , filed.(lhardwick, ) (Entered: 08/11/2006)
08/10/2006  Attorney update in case as to Philip D. Vrazel. Attorney Jimmy Parks for Philip D. Vrazel added. (lhardwick, ) (Entered: 08/11/2006)
08/10/2006SCHEDULING ORDER as to Philip D. Vrazel. Dispositive Motion Filing due by 8/30/2006 Responses due by 9/8/2006 Pretrial Conference set for 9/25/2006 at 08:30 AM before Judge John D. Rainey Proposed Voir Dire due by 9/18/2006 Jury Selection set for 10/3/2006 at 08:30AM before Judge John D. Rainey Jury Trial set for 10/3/2006 at 08:30 AM before Judge John D. Rainey Non-Dispositive Motion Filing due by 8/30/2006( Signed by Judge B. Janice Ellington ). Parties notified. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 08/11/2006)
08/11/200610 Appearance Bond Entered as to Philip D. Vrazel in amount of $ 20,000 Unsecured , filed. (srussell, ) (Entered: 08/14/2006)
08/14/200612 AMENDED US Attys Criminal Docket Sheet as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 08/15/2006)
08/15/200611 NOTICE OF SETTING as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. Arraignment set for 8/17/2006 at 10:00 AM before Magistrate Judge B. Janice Ellington, filed. (lhardwick, ) (Entered: 08/15/2006)
08/16/200613 Summons Returned Executed on 8/11/06 as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, filed. (amireles, ) (Entered: 08/17/2006)
08/17/2006  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge B. Janice Ellington :INITIAL APPEARANCE as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P.,held on 8/17/2006. ARRAIGNMENT as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1) Counts 1-2,3,4-5 and CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2) Counts 1-2,3,4-5,6-10 held on 8/17/2006. Dick DeGuerin filed an appearance on behalf of CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., and appeared with the company's representative, Mr. Robert Kostelnik. Counsel stated he does not represent CITGO Petroleum and that separate counsel will file notices of appearance for that organization. However, Mr. DeGuuerin stated that for the purposes of the initial appearance and arraignment, he will represent CITGO Petroleum and waive service of the summons. Mr. DeGuerin entered a Not Guilty plea on behalf CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1) Counts 1-2,3,4-5, and Mr. Kostelnik entered a Not Guilty plea on behalf of CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2) Counts 1-2,3,4-5,6-10. Appearances:Julie Hampton, Dick DeGuerin, Jim Blackburn, and Robert Kostelnik. US Marshal - CC.(Digital # 9:57:41-10:09:10)(ERO:Lisa Hardwick) , filed.(lhardwick, ) (Entered: 08/17/2006)
08/17/2006  Attorney update in case as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P.. Attorney Dick DeGuerin for CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Edward Matt Hennessy for CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Catherine Louise Baen for CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., James B Blackburn, Jr for CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. added. (lhardwick, ) (Entered: 08/17/2006)
08/17/200615 NOTICE OF ENTRY AND DESIGNATION AS LEAD COUNSEL AND NOTICE OF CO-COUNSEL : Catherine Louise Baen, James B Blackburn, Jr, Dick DeGuerin, Edward Matt Hennessy appearing for CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. , filed.(amireles, ) (Entered: 08/18/2006)
08/17/200616 SCHEDULING ORDER as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation. Dispositive Motion Filing due by 9/8/2006 Responses due by 9/18/2006 Pretrial Conference set for 9/25/2006 at 08:30 AM before Judge John D. Rainey Proposed Voir Dire due by 9/18/2006 Jury Trial set for 10/3/2006 at 08:30 AM before Judge John D. Rainey Non-Dispositive Motion Filing due by 9/8/2006( Signed by Judge B. Janice Ellington ). Parties notified. (amireles, ) (Entered: 08/18/2006)
08/17/200617 SCHEDULING ORDER as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P.. Dispositive Motion Filing due by 9/8/2006 Responses due by 9/18/2006 Pretrial Conference set for 9/25/2006 at 08:30 AM before Judge John D. Rainey Proposed Voir Dire due by 9/18/2006 Jury Trial set for 10/3/2006 at 08:30 AM before Judge John D. Rainey Non-Dispositive Motion Filing due by 9/8/2006( Signed by Judge B. Janice Ellington ). Parties notified. (amireles, ) (Entered: 08/18/2006)
08/25/200618 Agreed MOTION to Certify Case as Complex by CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 08/25/2006)
08/29/200619 NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE: Edward Matt Hennessy appearing for CITGO Petroleum Corporation Notice Dick DeGuerin as lead counsel, Matt Hennessy, Catherine Baen and Jim Blackburn as co-counsel, and Nathan P. Eimer as of-counsel, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 08/29/2006)
08/29/2006  Attorney update in case as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation. Attorney Dick DeGuerin for CITGO Petroleum Corporation, Edward Matt Hennessy for CITGO Petroleum Corporation, Catherine Louise Baen for CITGO Petroleum Corporation, James B Blackburn, Jr for CITGO Petroleum Corporation, Nathan P Eimer for CITGO Petroleum Corporation added. (amireles, ) (Entered: 09/15/2006)
08/30/200620 NOTICE Conference Call between Judge Rainey, Government Prosecutors and Counsel for Defendants of Conference Call by CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 08/30/2006)
08/30/200621  MOTION for Extension of Time to File Pre-Trial Motions by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(amireles, ) (Entered: 08/30/2006)
08/31/200622 NOTICE Call between Judge Rainey, Attorneys for Government, Attorneys for Defendants of Conference Call by CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 08/31/2006)
08/31/200623 NOTICE call in number of conference call correction by CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 08/31/2006)
08/31/200624 PROPOSED ORDER as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 08/31/2006)
08/31/200625 ORDER FOLLOWING CONFERENCE as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel. Agreed Motion to Certify Case as Complete is granted. A separate order will be entered setting forth findings and a new scheduling order. Appearances: Jeff Bettner, Mary Carter, Catherine Louise Baen, James B Blackburn, Jr, Dick DeGuerin, William Robert Miller, Jimmy Parks, Jr, Howard P Stewart. (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey). Parties notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 09/06/2006)
09/12/200626 ORDER granting 18 Motion to Certify as Complex Case as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1), CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2), Philip D. Vrazel (3).(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified.(yhausmann, ) (Entered: 09/12/2006)
09/12/200627 SCHEDULING ORDER as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel. Defendants' Motions filed by 11/9/2006. Government Responses filed by 12/11/2006. Pretrial Conference set for 3/7/2007 at 09:00 AM at USDC Corpus Christi before Judge John D. Rainey. Jury Selection and Trial set for 5/8/2007 at 09:00AM at USDC Corpus Christi before Judge John D. Rainey.(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey). Parties notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 09/12/2006)
11/02/200628 Agreed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Pretrial Motions and Responses by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 11/02/2006)
11/09/200629 ORDER granting 28 Agreed Motion to Extend the Deadline for Filing Pretrial Motions and Responses as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1), CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2), Philip D. Vrazel (3).(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified.(yhausmann, ) (Entered: 11/09/2006)
11/22/200630  MOTION to Dismiss Count(s) One and Two by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200631  MOTION to Compel Bill of Particulars Concerning Counts One and Two by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200632  MOTION to Dismiss Count(s) Three for Unconstitutional Delegation of Legislative Authority and Exceeding Delegated Authority by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200633  MOTION to Dismiss Count Three for Exceeding Statute of Limitations by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200634  MOTION to Compel A Bill of Particulars Concerning Count Three by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200635  MOTION to Strike Surplusage From Counts One, Four and Five by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200636  MOTION to Dismiss Count(s) Four and Five for Insufficient Notice of the Alleged Criminal Conduct by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200637  MOTION to Dismiss Count(s) Four and Five Based on Indisputable Facts and Because 40 C.r.R. Subpart QQQ is Vague as Applied in This Case by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200638  MOTION Motion to Sever Counts Six Through Ten by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200639  MOTION for Jencks Act Material by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200640  MOTION for Pretrial Notice of 404(b) Evidence by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200641  MOTION to Adopt Motions of Other Defendants by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200642  MOTION File Additional Motions by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200643  MOTION for Discovery and Inspection by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200644  MOTION for Brady Materials by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200645  MOTION for Discovery of Expert Witness Information by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200646  MOTION for Exculpatory Evidence Favorable to the Defendant and Brief in Support Thereof by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200647 Proposed Voir Dire by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200648  MOTION for Discovery For specific compliance with rule 16 by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200649  MOTION for Disclosure Motion for Notice of Govt Intent to use evidence subject to Rule 12 by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200650  MOTION to Dismiss Indictment Count Three by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A & B)(Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200651  MOTION for Relief of From Misjoinder of Counts by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200652  MOTION to Sever Defendant Philip D. Vrazel by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200653 DISCOVERY NOTICE by Philip D. Vrazel and Inspection, filed. (Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200654  MOTION for Discovery Notice of intent to present evidence of other crimes, wrongs or acts by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200655  MOTION to Adopt Motions of Other Defendants by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200656  MOTION for Discovery Giglio/Henthorn Request by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200657  MOTION for Leave to File Additonal Motions Motions by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200658 DISCOVERY NOTICE by Philip D. Vrazel Production of Witnesses' Statements, filed. (Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200659  MOTION for Relief of Pre-trial hearing to determine admissibility of statements by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200660  MOTION for Disclosure of Benefits given or offered to Government Witnesses by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200661  MOTION to Strike Surplusage from Counts one and Three by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200662 BILL OF PARTICULARS by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200663  MOTION to Dismiss Count(s) Three for Outrageous Government Conduct by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200664  MOTION to Dismiss Count Three for Unconstitutional Delegation by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/22/200665  MOTION to Strike Surplusage from Counts Four and Five by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/29/200666 NOTICE of Adoption of Co-Defendant's Motions by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 11/29/2006)
12/12/200667 Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 42 MOTION File Additional Motions, 34 MOTION to Compel A Bill of Particulars Concerning Count Three, 39 MOTION for Jencks Act Material, 31 MOTION to Compel Bill of Particulars Concerning Counts One and Two, 45 MOTION for Discovery of Expert Witness Information, 30 MOTION to Dismiss Count(s) One and Two, 44 MOTION for Brady Materials, 35 MOTION to Strike, 41 MOTION to Adopt Motions of Other Defendants, 38 MOTION Motion to Sever Counts Six Through Ten, 32 MOTION to Dismiss Count(s) Three for Unconstitutional Delegation of Legislative Authority and Exceeding Delegated Authority, 64 MOTION to Dismiss Count Three for Unconstitutional Delegation, 50 MOTION to Dismiss Indictment Count Three, 40 MOTION for Pretrial Notice of 404(b) Evidence, 46 MOTION for Exculpatory Evidence Favorable to the Defendant and Brief in Support Thereof, 59 MOTION for Relief of Pre-trial hearing to determine admissibility of statements, 56 MOTION for Discovery Giglio/Henthorn Request, 33 MOTION to Dismiss Count Three for Exceeding Statute of Limitations, 58 Discovery Notice, 55 MOTION to Adopt Motions of Other Defendants, 53 Discovery Notice, 63 MOTION to Dismiss Count(s) Three for Outrageous Government Conduct, 61 MOTION to Strike Surplusage from Counts one and Three, 43 MOTION for Discovery, 52 MOTION to Sever Defendant Philip D. Vrazel, 36 MOTION to Dismiss Count(s), 37 MOTION to Dismiss Count(s) Four and Five Based on Indisputable Facts and Because 40 C.r.R. Subpart QQQ is Vague as Applied in This Case, 60 MOTION for Disclosure of Benefits given or offered to Government Witnesses, 62 Bill of Particulars, 57 MOTION for Leave to File Additonal Motions Motions, 51 MOTION for Relief of From Misjoinder of Counts, 66 Notice (Other), 54 MOTION for Discovery Notice of intent to present evidence of other crimes, wrongs or acts, 49 MOTION for Disclosure Motion for Notice of Govt Intent to use evidence subject to Rule 12, 48 MOTION for Discovery For specific compliance with rule 16, 47 Proposed Voir Dire, 65 MOTION to Strike Surplusage from Counts Four and Five by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 12/12/2006)
12/18/200668  MOTION to Correct 63 MOTION to Dismiss Count(s) Three for Outrageous Government Conduct filed by Philip D. Vrazel, Page 11 was missing from scanned document by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 12/18/2006)
01/05/200769  RESPONSE in Opposition by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 35 MOTION to Strike Surplusage From Counts One, Four and Five, 65 MOTION to Strike Surplusage from Counts Four and Five, 61 MOTION to Strike Surplusage from Counts one and Three, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/05/2007)
01/05/200770  RESPONSE in Opposition by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 34 MOTION to Compel A Bill of Particulars Concerning Count Three, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/05/2007)
01/05/200771  RESPONSE in Opposition by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 44 MOTION for Brady Materials, 46 MOTION for Exculpatory Evidence Favorable to the Defendant and Brief in Support Thereof, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/05/2007)
01/05/200772  RESPONSE in Opposition by USA as to Philip D. Vrazel re 60 MOTION for Disclosure of Benefits given or offered to Government Witnesses, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/05/2007)
01/06/200773  RESPONSE by USA as to Philip D. Vrazel re 58 Discovery Notice for Production of Witnesses' Statements and as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation and CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 39 Motion for Jencks Act Material, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/06/2007)
01/06/200774  RESPONSE in Opposition by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 39 MOTION for Jencks Act Material and as to Philip D. Vrazel re 58 DISCOVERY NOTICE for Production of Witnesses' Statements (Same as 73 ), filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/06/2007)
01/06/200775  RESPONSE by USA as to Philip D. Vrazel re 62 Bill of Particulars in opposition to his motion, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/06/2007)
01/11/200776  RESPONSE by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 40 MOTION for Pretrial Notice of 404(b) Evidence, 54 MOTION for Discovery Notice of intent to present evidence of other crimes, wrongs or acts, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/11/2007)
01/11/200777  RESPONSE in Opposition by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 43 MOTION for Discovery, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/11/2007)
01/11/200778  RESPONSE in Opposition by USA as to Philip D. Vrazel re 51 MOTION for Relief of From Misjoinder of Counts, 52 MOTION to Sever Defendant Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/11/2007)
01/11/200779  RESPONSE in Opposition by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 38 MOTION, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/11/2007)
01/11/200780  RESPONSE in Opposition by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 30 MOTION to Dismiss Count(s) One and Two, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/11/2007)
01/11/200781  RESPONSE in Opposition by USA as to Philip D. Vrazel re 59 MOTION for Relief of Pre-trial hearing to determine admissibility of statements, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/11/2007)
01/11/200782 Unopposed MOTION for Discovery Pursuant to Rule 16(b) and Notice Pursuant to Rules 12.3 and 12.4 by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/11/2007)
01/11/200783 Opposed MOTION for Disclosure and Production of Statements Pursuant to Rule 26.2 by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/11/2007)
01/11/200784 Unopposed MOTION For Designation of Custodian of Records by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/11/2007)
01/11/200785  RESPONSE in Opposition by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 37 MOTION to Dismiss Count(s) MOTION to Dismiss Count(s), 36 MOTION to Dismiss Count(s) Four and Five, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit C# 4 Exhibit D# 5 Exhibit E# 6 Exhibit F)(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/11/2007)
01/11/200786  RESPONSE in Opposition by USA as to Philip D. Vrazel re 45 MOTION for Discovery of Expert Witness Information, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B)(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/11/2007)
01/11/200787  RESPONSE by USA as to Philip D. Vrazel re 47 Proposed Voir Dire Individualized by Counsel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/11/2007)
01/11/200788  RESPONSE by USA as to Philip D. Vrazel re 48 MOTION for Discovery For specific compliance with rule 16, 49 MOTION for Disclosure Motion for Notice of Govt Intent to use evidence subject to Rule 12, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/11/2007)
01/11/200789  RESPONSE in Opposition by USA as to Philip D. Vrazel re 50 MOTION to Dismiss Indictment Count Three, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit C)(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/11/2007)
01/11/200790  RESPONSE by USA as to Philip D. Vrazel re 53 Discovery Notice And Inspection, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/11/2007)
01/11/200791  RESPONSE by USA as to Philip D. Vrazel re 56 MOTION for Discovery Giglio/Henthorn Request, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/11/2007)
01/12/200792 Opposed MOTION in Limine To Exclude York Memo by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/12/2007)
01/12/200793 Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Additional Motions by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/12/2007)
01/12/200794  RESPONSE by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 41 MOTION to Adopt Motions of Other Defendants, 55 MOTION to Adopt Motions of Other Defendants, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/12/2007)
01/12/200795  RESPONSE in Opposition by USA as to Philip D. Vrazel re 63 MOTION to Dismiss Count(s) Three for Outrageous Government Conduct, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit C)(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/12/2007)
01/12/200796  RESPONSE in Opposition by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 31 MOTION to Compel Bill of Particulars Concerning Counts One and Two, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B)(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/12/2007)
01/12/200797  RESPONSE in Opposition by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 33 MOTION to Dismiss Count Three for Exceeding Statute of Limitations, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit C# 4 Exhibit D)(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/12/2007)
01/12/2007  US ATTORNEY'S NOTICE OF APPEARANCE. Kenneth A Cusick appearing for USA, filed.(Cusick, Kenneth) (Entered: 01/12/2007)
01/12/200798 SEALED DOCUMENT, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A) (Miller, William) (Entered: 01/12/2007)
01/12/200799  RESPONSE in Opposition by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 32 MOTION to Dismiss Count(s) Three for Unconstitutional Delegation of Legislative Authority and Exceeding Delegated Authority MOTION to Dismiss Count(s) Three for Unconstitutional Delegation of Legislative Authority and Exceeding Delegated Authority, 64 MOTION to Dismiss Count Three for Unconstitutional Delegation, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit C# 3 Exhibit D# 4 Exhibit E# 5 Exhibit F# 6 Exhibit B part 1# 7 Exhibit B Part 2)(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/12/2007)
01/12/2007100 SEALED MOTION, filed. (Attachments: # 1 # 2 # 3) (Cusick, Kenneth) Modified on 1/17/2007:... ELECTRONIC FILING ERROR. DISREGARD THIS DOCKET ENTRY. ATTORNEY FILER HAS BEEN CONTACTED FOR CORRECTION...MOTION TERMINATED... (jrichards, ). (Entered: 01/12/2007)
01/17/2007101 Case Manager's Memo to Counsel, filed. (jrichards, ) (Entered: 01/17/2007)
01/17/2007102 SEALED MOTION, filed. (Attachments: # 1 # 2 # 3) (Cusick, Kenneth) (Entered: 01/17/2007)
01/23/2007103  REPLY TO RESPONSE to Motion by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 33 MOTION to Dismiss Count Three for Exceeding Statute of Limitations, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 01/23/2007)
01/25/2007104  REPLY TO RESPONSE to Motion by Philip D. Vrazel re 67 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply Reply of Philip Vrazel to Government's Consolidated Response to Vrazel's Motion to Strike Surplusage from counts one, three, four and five, filed.(Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 01/25/2007)
01/25/2007105  REPLY TO RESPONSE to Motion by Philip D. Vrazel re 67 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply Philip Vrazel's Reply to Government's Response to Philip Vrazel's Motion for Bill of Particulars, filed.(Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 01/25/2007)
01/31/2007106  REPLY TO RESPONSE to Motion by Philip D. Vrazel re 54 MOTION for Discovery Notice of intent to present evidence of other crimes, wrongs or acts, filed.(Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 01/31/2007)
01/31/2007107  REPLY TO RESPONSE to Motion by Philip D. Vrazel re 45 MOTION for Discovery of Expert Witness Information, filed.(Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 01/31/2007)
01/31/2007108  RESPONSE to Motion by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 82 Unopposed MOTION for Discovery Pursuant to Rule 16(b) and Notice Pursuant to Rules 12.3 and 12.4Unopposed MOTION for Discovery Pursuant to Rule 16(b) and Notice Pursuant to Rules 12.3 and 12.4, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 01/31/2007)
01/31/2007109  RESPONSE to Motion by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 83 Opposed MOTION for Disclosure and Production of Statements Pursuant to Rule 26.2, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 01/31/2007)
01/31/2007110  REPLY TO RESPONSE to Motion by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 30 MOTION to Dismiss Count(s), filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 01/31/2007)
01/31/2007111  REPLY TO RESPONSE to Motion by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 31 MOTION to Compel Bill of Particulars Concerning Counts One and Two, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 01/31/2007)
02/01/2007112  RESPONSE by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 92 Opposed MOTION in Limine To Exclude York Memo, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 02/01/2007)
02/01/2007113  RESPONSE by Philip D. Vrazel re 92 MOTION in Limine to exclude memorandum of Jonathan York, filed.(Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 02/01/2007)
02/01/2007114  RESPONSE by Philip D. Vrazel re 83 MOTION for Disclosure, filed.(Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 02/01/2007)
02/01/2007115  REPLY TO RESPONSE to Motion by Philip D. Vrazel re 50 MOTION to Dismiss Indictment Count Three, filed.(Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 02/01/2007)
02/05/2007116  REPLY TO RESPONSE to Motion by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 37 MOTION to Dismiss Count(s) Four and Five Based on Indisputable Facts and Because 40 C.r.R. Subpart QQQ is Vague as Applied in This Case MOTION to Dismiss Count(s) Four and Five Based on Indisputable Facts and Because 40 C.r.R. Subpart QQQ is Vague as Applied in This Case, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 02/05/2007)
02/06/2007117  REPLY TO RESPONSE to Motion by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 32 MOTION to Dismiss Count(s) Three for Unconstitutional Delegation of Legislative Authority and Exceeding Delegated Authority MOTION to Dismiss Count(s) Three for Unconstitutional Delegation of Legislative Authority and Exceeding Delegated Authority, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 02/06/2007)
02/08/2007118 NOTICE of Appearance of Local Counsel by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 02/08/2007)
02/08/2007119  RESPONSE by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 40 MOTION for Pretrial Notice of 404(b) Evidence, 76 Response, 54 MOTION for Discovery Notice of intent to present evidence of other crimes, wrongs or acts Supplemental Notice of 404(b) evidence, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 02/08/2007)
02/09/2007120  MOTION in Limine to use attorney client information and documents disclosed by CITGO during Grand Jury investigation by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit C# 4 Exhibit D# 5 Exhibit E# 6 Exhibit F)(Miller, William) (Entered: 02/09/2007)
02/12/2007121  REPLY TO RESPONSE to Motion by Philip D. Vrazel re 51 MOTION for Relief of From Misjoinder of Counts, filed.(Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 02/12/2007)
02/12/2007122  REPLY TO RESPONSE to Motion by Philip D. Vrazel re 55 MOTION to Adopt Motions of Other Defendants VRAZEL'S REPLY TO GOVERNMENT'S RESPONSE TO VRAZEL'S MOTION INDIVIDUALIZED VOIR DIRE BY COUNSEL, filed.(Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 02/12/2007)
02/22/2007123  REPLY TO RESPONSE to Motion by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 36 MOTION to Dismiss Count(s) Four and Five for Insufficient Notice of the Alleged Criminal Conduct, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 02/22/2007)
02/22/2007124  MOTION for Leave to File Sur-Reply to CITGO's Reply to the Government's Response to CITGO's Motion to Dismiss Counts One and Two by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 02/22/2007)
02/23/2007125  RESPONSE by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 110 Reply to Response to CITGO's Motion to dismiss counts one and two, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 02/23/2007)
02/26/2007  Attorney update in case as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation. Attorney Ralph F Meyer for CITGO Petroleum Corporation added. (per DE #118) (lcayce, ) (Entered: 02/26/2007)
02/26/2007127 CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel. Pretrial Conference is set for 9:30am on March 7, 2007. The Court will hear oral arguments on various motions. (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey). Parties notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 02/27/2007)
02/27/2007126 SEALED MOTION, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1# 2 Proposed Order) (Gerger, David) (Entered: 02/27/2007)
02/28/2007128  MOTION Service of Sealed Documents by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 02/28/2007)
02/28/2007129  MOTION for Disclosure of "Taint Team" Procedures by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 02/28/2007)
02/28/2007130 SEALED ORDER. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 03/01/2007)
02/28/2007131 ORDER granting 124 United States' Motion for Leave to File Sur-Reply to CITGO's Reply to the Government's Response to CITGO's Motion to Dismiss Counts One and Two. (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified.(yhausmann, ) (Entered: 03/01/2007)
02/28/2007132 ORDER granting 41 CITGO's Motion for Leave to Adopt Co-Defendant's Motions; granting 93 CITGO's Notice of Adoption of Co-Defendant's Motions; and granting 55 Philip Vrazel's Motion for Leave to Adopt Co-Defendants' Motions.(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified.(yhausmann, ) (Entered: 03/01/2007)
02/28/2007133 ORDER granting 82 United States' Motion for Discovery as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1), CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2), Philip D. Vrazel (3).(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified.(yhausmann, ) (Entered: 03/01/2007)
02/28/2007134 ORDER granting 84 Government's Motion Designate a Custodian of Records as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1), CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2).(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified.(yhausmann, ) (Entered: 03/01/2007)
02/28/2007135 ORDER granting 67 United States' Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply to Pre-Trial Motions as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1), CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2), Philip D. Vrazel (3).(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified.(yhausmann, ) (Entered: 03/01/2007)
03/01/2007136 SEALED MOTION, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit) (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 03/01/2007)
03/01/2007137 SEALED MOTION, filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 03/01/2007)
03/01/2007138 SEALED RESPONSE, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit) (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 03/01/2007)
03/01/2007139  MOTION to Seal Document 136, 137 and 138 by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 03/01/2007)
03/01/2007140  MOTION to Quash Subpoena by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(dterrell, ) (Entered: 03/02/2007)
03/02/2007141 NOTICE of Service of Documents 136, 137 and 138 on the Government by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 03/02/2007)
03/02/2007142 ORDER granting 42 CITGO's Motion to File Additional Motions; granting 57 Philip Vrazel's Motion for Leave to File Additional Motions; and granting 93 United States' Motion to File Additional Motions.(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified.(yhausmann, ) (Entered: 03/02/2007)
03/05/2007143  MOTION to Correct 50 MOTION to Dismiss Indictment Count Three filed by Philip D. Vrazel Exhibits that were believed to have been attached at the time of filing were not present in PACER by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit C# 4 Exhibit D)(Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 03/05/2007)
03/05/2007144 SEALED RESPONSE, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit C) (Miller, William) (Entered: 03/05/2007)
03/05/2007145 NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE: Dick DeGuerin appearing for CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. Notice of Appearance of additional attorneys, filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 03/05/2007)
03/05/2007146  Disclosure Statement as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 03/05/2007)
03/05/2007147 EXHIBIT LIST by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 03/05/2007)
03/06/2007150 ORDER denying 35 Motion to Strike Surplusage from Counts 1, 4 and 5 as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1), CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2); denying 61 Motion to Strike Surplusage from Counts 1 and 3 as to Philip D. Vrazel (3); denying 65 Motion to Strike Surplusage from Counts 4 and 5 as to Philip D. Vrazel (3).(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified.(ltesch, ) (Entered: 03/06/2007)
03/06/2007151 AMENDED SEALED RESPONSE, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit C) (Miller, William) Modified on 3/7/2007 (kwallace, ). (Amending Sealed Repsonse (dkt 144)) (Entered: 03/06/2007)
03/06/2007152 SEALED RESPONSE, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 03/06/2007)
03/06/2007153 AMENDED EXHIBIT LIST by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) Modified on 3/7/2007 (kwallace, ). (Amending Exhibit List (dkt 147)) (Entered: 03/06/2007)
03/06/2007154  MOTION for Robert Brager to Appear Pro Hac Vice by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, filed. (sbyrum, ) (Entered: 03/07/2007)
03/06/2007  DE # 149 Duplicate Entry per W. Miller's office as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (amireles, ) (Entered: 03/07/2007)
03/06/2007155 ORDER granting 139 Motion to File Documents 136, 137 and 138 Under Seal as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1), CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2).(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified.(yhausmann, ) (Entered: 03/09/2007)
03/07/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey: PRETRIAL CONFERENCE as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel began on 3/7/2007. Pending motions to Quash argued. Counsel given 5 days to respond to motion. Pending motins regarding dismissal of counts argued. Govt witnesses called: Kevin Kenall and Kent Hudspeth. Witnesses dismissed. Court adjourns for day - to resume tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. Appearances: Howard P. Stewart; Larry Cook Larson; William R. Miller; Robert Potts; Peggy Ament; Dick DeGuerin; Catherine Louise Baen; Ryan Hedges; Nate Eimer; Rob Brager; Jim Blackburn; Ralph Meyes; (Edward) Matt Hennessey; Laura McAfee; Jimmy Parks, Jr.; Ed Camara; Mike McConnely; David Gerger; David Issac; Tonya Webber. (Court Reporter: R. Payton) (Time: 9:31-10:48; 11:10-12:32; 2:02-3:46; 4:11-5:34; 5:56-6:31), filed.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 03/08/2007)
03/08/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey: 2nd Day of PRETRIAL CONFERENCE as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel held on 3/8/2007. Court denies motions to dismiss counts 1 and 2; takes motions 4 and 5 under advisement; and grants motion to dismiss count 3. Arguments heard re: motions to sever (dkt 38). Court rules that motion to sever counts 6-10 is granted and would be tried by bench trial. Court rules that Vrazels motion to sever is moot. Vrazels motion to dismiss count three for outrageous conduct is moot. Court hears arguments regarding motion in limine to exclude York memo (dkt 92). Court takes motion under advisement. Citgo shall have access to sealed motion (dkt 102) and attachments and have 10 days to respond. Clerk ordered to provide copy of motion and exhbits to Mr.DeGuerin. Court discusses Govts sealed document (dkt 98). Govt ordered to disclose two points in document and Court will reserve ruling on if two remaining points should be disclosed to the jury. Witness lists to be filed 30 days before trial. Govt to file exhibit list 30 days before trial; Defense has until 04/17/07 to file exhibit list. Both sides have 7 days from filing of Defense exhibit list to file objections. Suggested jury instructions deadline 04/27/07. Counsel to work together for jury questionnaire - Citgo counsel will draft by 03/29/07 and Govt to review and make recommendations. Court will decide if the questionnaire will go out to the potential jurors. Appearances: Ryan Hedges; Catherine Baen; Jimmy Parks, Jr.; Edward Camara; Ralph Meyers; Dick DeGuerin; Adam Cortez; Matt Hennessey; Jim Blackburn; Larry Cook Larson; William R. Miller; Howard P. Stewart.(Court Reporter: R. Payton)(Time: 9:02-9:52; 10:20-10:54), filed.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 03/08/2007)
03/13/2007156 NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE: Jimmy Parks, Jr appearing for Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 03/13/2007)
03/13/2007157 SEALED DOCUMENT, filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 03/13/2007)
03/13/2007158 SEALED RESPONSE, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit C# 4 Exhibit D# 5 Exhibit E# 6 Exhibit F# 7 Exhibit G) (Miller, William) (Entered: 03/13/2007)
03/14/2007159 SEALED DOCUMENT, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit Exhibit 2) (Gerger, David) (Entered: 03/14/2007)
03/14/2007160 SEALED DOCUMENT, filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 03/14/2007)
03/14/2007161  Post-Submission Argument Regarding Counts Four and Five as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 03/14/2007)
03/14/2007162  RESPONSE to Motion by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 129 MOTION for Disclosure of "Taint Team" Procedures, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 03/14/2007)
03/14/2007163 SEALED MOTION, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 03/14/2007)
03/14/2007164 SEALED RESPONSE, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A) (Miller, William) (Entered: 03/14/2007)
03/15/2007165  Response to Post-Submission Argument Regarding Counts Four and Five as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 03/15/2007)
03/16/2007166  RESPONSE by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. to Government's Reply to Post-Submission Argument, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 03/16/2007)
03/18/2007167  Government's Response to CITGO's Second Post-Submission Argument Regarding Counts Four and Five as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 03/18/2007)
03/20/2007168  MOTION for Discovery Production and Rule 702 Hearing by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 03/20/2007)
03/20/2007169  MOTION for Preservation of Evidence and Production of Evidence by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Page 1 - 11)(Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 03/20/2007)
03/20/2007170  MOTION for More Specific Rule 404b Notice by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 03/20/2007)
03/20/2007171 SEALED RESPONSE, filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 03/20/2007)
03/20/2007172  MOTION to Quash Counts six, seven, eight, nine and ten by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 03/20/2007)
03/20/2007173  MOTION to Dismiss Counts six and seven by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 03/20/2007)
03/20/2007174  MOTION to Suppress Illegally obtained evidence by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 03/20/2007)
03/20/2007175  MOTION to Dismiss Counts six, seven, eight, none and ten by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 03/20/2007)
03/20/2007176 SEALED RESPONSE, filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 03/20/2007)
03/20/2007177 NOTICE of Public Authority Defense by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 03/20/2007)
03/20/2007178  RESPONSE by Susan Harris as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 140 MOTION to Quash Reply in Support of Motion to Quash Subpoena to Susan Harris, filed.(Connelly, Michael) (Entered: 03/20/2007)
03/21/2007179 NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE: Edward Camara appearing for Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Camara, Edward) (Entered: 03/21/2007)
03/21/2007180 SEALED DOCUMENT, filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 03/21/2007)
03/21/2007181 SEALED MOTION, filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 03/21/2007)
03/22/2007182 SEALED DOCUMENT, filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 03/22/2007)
03/26/2007183 TRANSCRIPT as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re: Pre-Trial Conference held on March 7, 2007 before Judge John D. Rainey. Court Reporter: R. Payton. Transcript is available for viewing in the office of the clerk, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Pages 41-80# 2 Pages 81-120# 3 Pages 121-160# 4 Page 161-200# 5 Pages 201-220# 6 Pages 221-259 (End)) (kwallace, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
03/26/2007184 TRANSCRIPT as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re: Pre-Trial Conference held on March 8, 2007 before Judge John D. Rainey. Court Reporter: R. Payton. Transcript is available for viewing in the office of the clerk, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Continuation - End) (kwallace, ) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
03/26/2007185 SEALED RESPONSE, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit C# 4 Exhibit D# 5 Exhibit E# 6 Exhibit F) (Miller, William) (Entered: 03/26/2007)
03/28/2007186 SEALED RESPONSE, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 03/28/2007)
03/29/2007187  RESPONSE to Motion by USA as to Philip D. Vrazel re 174 MOTION to Suppress Illegally obtained evidence, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Special Agent Tom Mason)(Miller, William) (Entered: 03/29/2007)
03/29/2007188  RESPONSE to Motion by USA as to Philip D. Vrazel re 168 MOTION for Discovery Production and Rule 702 Hearing, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 03/29/2007)
03/29/2007189  RESPONSE to Motion by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 170 MOTION for more specific 404(b) notice, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 03/29/2007)
03/30/2007190 SEALED DOCUMENT, filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 03/30/2007)
04/02/2007191 SEALED MOTION, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Miller, William) (Entered: 04/02/2007)
04/02/2007192  RESPONSE by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 173 MOTION to Dismiss Counts six and seven, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 04/02/2007)
04/02/2007193  RESPONSE to Motion by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 175 MOTION to Dismiss Counts six, seven, eight, none and ten, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 04/02/2007)
04/02/2007194  RESPONSE to Motion by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 172 MOTION to Quash Counts six, seven, eight, nine and ten, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 04/02/2007)
04/02/2007195 SEALED RESPONSE, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A) (Miller, William) (Entered: 04/02/2007)
04/03/2007196 SEALED MOTION, filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 04/03/2007)
04/03/2007197 SEALED RESPONSE, filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 04/03/2007)
04/03/2007198  MOTION to Continue Trial by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 04/03/2007)
04/03/2007204 ORDER granting 180 Motion for Leave to File as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey) Parties notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 04/04/2007)
04/03/2007205 ORDER granting 191 Government's Motion for Leave to File a Sur-Reply as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1), CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2).(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified.(yhausmann, ) (Entered: 04/04/2007)
04/04/2007199  RESPONSE in Opposition by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 198 MOTION to Continue, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 04/04/2007)
04/04/2007200 NOTICE of Intent to Offer Testimony at Pre-Trial Hearing by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 181 SEALED MOTION, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 04/04/2007)
04/04/2007201  RESPONSE to Motion by USA as to Philip D. Vrazel re 169 MOTION for Preservation of Evidence and Production of Evidence, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 04/04/2007)
04/04/2007202 ORDER granting 196 CITGO's Motion for Leave to File a Response (1),(2).(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified.(yhausmann, ) (Entered: 04/04/2007)
04/04/2007203 ORDER granting 163 Government's Motion for Leave to File Sur-Reply as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1), CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2).(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified.(yhausmann, ) (Entered: 04/04/2007)
04/04/2007206 ORDER granting 154 Motion of Robert Brager to Appear Pro Hac Vice as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1), CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2), Philip D. Vrazel (3).(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified.(yhausmann, ) (Entered: 04/04/2007)
04/04/2007207 ORDER granting 102 Government's Motion for Review and Disclosure as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1), CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2), Philip D. Vrazel (3).(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified.(yhausmann, ) (Entered: 04/05/2007)
04/06/2007208  REPLY TO RESPONSE to Motion by Philip D. Vrazel re 172 MOTION to Quash Counts six, seven, eight, nine and ten, filed.(Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 04/06/2007)
04/09/2007209  Letter to Judge Rainey as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 04/09/2007)
04/10/2007210  MOTION To Strike Questions From Proposed Jury Questionnaire by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit C)(Miller, William) (Entered: 04/10/2007)
04/10/2007212 EXHIBIT LIST by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit List)(Miller, William) (Entered: 04/10/2007)
04/11/2007213 NOTICE OF SETTING as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel....... A Telephone Conference (to discuss case status and final pretrial/ logistical issues) is scheduled for 5/1/2007 at 03:00 PM before Judge John D. Rainey. AUSA will arrange the conference call and should contact the Court's Case Manager for further instructions. (jrichards, ) (Entered: 04/11/2007)
04/11/2007214  REPLY TO RESPONSE to Motion by Philip D. Vrazel re 173 MOTION to Dismiss Counts six and seven, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Defendant's Exhibit A)(Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 04/11/2007)
04/11/2007215  REPLY TO RESPONSE to Motion by Philip D. Vrazel re 175 MOTION to Dismiss Counts six, seven, eight, none and ten, filed.(Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 04/11/2007)
04/13/2007   Minute Entry for proceedings held on 4/13/07 before Judge John D. Rainey... TELEPHONE CONFERENCE as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel...Counsel will e-file today, a revised form of Juror Questionnaire to include a proposed Cover Sheet or Transmittal Letter...A telephone conference is tentatively scheduled for 4/16/07 at 5:30 p.m...Case Manager will contact attorneys on 4/16 with further instructions regarding the phone conference... Appearances: Catherine Louise Baen, James B Blackburn, Jr, Dick DeGuerin, Nathan P Eimer, Edward Matt Hennessy, William Robert Miller, Jimmy Parks, Jr, Howard P Stewart.(Set for 2:00 (2:00 - 2:35) (jrichards, ) (Entered: 04/13/2007)
04/13/2007216  Letter to Judge Rainey as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 04/13/2007)
04/13/2007217  Proposed Jury Questionnaire as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 04/13/2007)
04/15/2007218  Letter to Judge Rainey re Continuance as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 04/15/2007)
04/16/2007219 REMOVED by Order of the Court, docket 221 . Modified on 4/16/2007 (yhausmann, ). (Entered: 04/16/2007)
04/16/2007220  Letter to Judge Rainey regarding witness list as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 04/16/2007)
04/16/2007221 ORDER granting 220 Joint Request by CITGO and United States to remove Docket Entry #219. (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey) Parties notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 04/16/2007)
04/16/2007222  Jury Questionnaire and Cover Page as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 04/16/2007)
04/16/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held on 4/16/07 before Judge John D. Rainey : TELEPHONE CONFERENCE as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel... Appearances: Catherine Louise Baen, James B Blackburn, Jr, Dick DeGuerin, Nathan P Eimer, David Gerger, D. Isaak, Edward Matt Hennessy, Eileen Kisluk, William Robert Miller, Howard P Stewart.(Set for 5:30 (5:40 - 6:05) (jrichards, ) (Entered: 04/16/2007)
04/16/2007223 ORDER GRANTING IN PART 120 Motion in Limine as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1), CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2), Philip D. Vrazel (3); and DENYING 136 Sealed Motion as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1), CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2).(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified.(jrichards, ) (Entered: 04/16/2007)
04/17/2007225 Cover Sheet for EXHIBIT LIST by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (DeGuerin, Dick)Modified on 4/23/2007: Exhibit List e-filed as Document 226 (jrichards, ). (Entered: 04/17/2007)
04/17/2007227 EXHIBIT LIST by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, filed. (DeGuerin, Dick)... Modified on 4/23/2007:***DISREGARD THIS ENTRY...THE CLERK NOTES THAT THIS IS A DUPLICATE OF DOCUMENT 226 ... (jrichards, ). (Entered: 04/17/2007)
04/18/2007228 NOTICE James B. Blackburn, Jr.'s Letter of Vacation by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. as to Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Blackburn, James) (Entered: 04/18/2007)
04/19/2007229  MOTION to Adopt Motions of Other Defendants by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 04/19/2007)
04/24/2007230  MOTION for Relief by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 04/24/2007)
04/25/2007231  MOTION for Leave to File Motion by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 04/25/2007)
04/25/2007232  MOTION to Exclude CITGO's Public Authority Defense by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 04/25/2007)
04/26/2007233  MOTION to Exclude Exhibits Offered By Defendants by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit C# 4 Exhibit D# 5 Exhibit E# 6 Exhibit F# 7 Exhibit G# 8 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 04/26/2007)
04/26/2007234  MOTION in Limine to Prohibit CITGO from Asserting an Advice of Counsel Defense by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 04/26/2007)
04/27/2007235  MOTION in Limine to Exclude Reference at Trial to Other Alleged Noncompliance by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 04/27/2007)
04/27/2007236  MOTION for Leave to File Motion to Dismiss Counts One and Two of the Indictment by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 04/27/2007)
04/27/2007237  MOTION in Limine to Exclude Reference at Trial to Breathing Apparatus Worn by CITGO Employees by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 04/27/2007)
04/27/2007238  MOTION in Limine to Exclude Reference at Trial to Any Alleged Emissions of Benzene or Other Chemicals by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 04/27/2007)
04/27/2007239  MOTION in Limine to Bar Government from Arguing or Implying that a Tank Containing Slop Oil is an "Oil-Water Separator" by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 04/27/2007)
04/27/2007240  MOTION in Limine to Exclude Reference at Trial to Birds Purportedly Killed by CITGO by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 04/27/2007)
04/27/2007241  MOTION in Limine to Exclude Speed Limit Analogy by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 04/27/2007)
04/27/2007242  MOTION in Limine to Exclude Reference at Trial to the Dismissed Count Three by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 04/27/2007)
04/27/2007243  MOTION in Limine to Exclude Reference at Trial to CITGO's Corporate Relationship with Petroleos de Venezuela Sociedad Anonima, the Bolivian Republic of Venezuela and/or Any Venezuelan Officials by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 04/27/2007)
04/27/2007244  MOTION in Limine to Exclude Reference at Trial to Adverse Health Effects in the Community Allegedly Caused by CITGO by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 04/27/2007)
04/27/2007245  MOTION in Limine to Exclude Reference at Trial to Any Odors or Odor Complaints by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 04/27/2007)
04/27/2007246  MOTION in Limine to Exclude at Trial Government Exhibits 16, 20, 21, 23, 33, 43, 49, 56, 64, 70 and All Other References to FF Complicance at CITGO's Lake Charles Refinery by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 04/27/2007)
04/27/2007247  MOTION in Limine to Exclude Reference at Trial to Citgo Pollution by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 04/27/2007)
04/27/2007248  MOTION in Limine to Exclude Reference at Trial to Equalization Tanks at Other Refineries by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 04/27/2007)
04/27/2007249  MOTION in Limine and for a Hearing by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 04/27/2007)
04/27/2007250 Proposed Jury Instructions by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 04/27/2007)
04/27/2007251  MOTION to Dismiss Count(s) One and Two of the Indictment by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 04/27/2007)
04/27/2007252  MOTION in Limine to Exclude Reference at Trial to Any Remediation by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 04/27/2007)
04/27/2007253  MOTION in Limine to Exclude the Opinions and Testimony of the Government's Expert Witnesses Pursuant to Fed.R.Evid. 702 and Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharm., Inc. by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 04/27/2007)
04/29/2007254  MOTION to Compel Disclosure and Production of Witness Statements in Accordance with Rule 26.2 by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 04/29/2007)
04/30/2007255  MOTION in Limine to Exclude Testimony of Expert Witnesses, Compel Reciprocal Discovery, and for a Continuance by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Miller, William) (Entered: 04/30/2007)
05/01/2007256 NOTICE of Withdrawal of Its Urgent Motion to Compel Return of Improperly Obtained Privileged Document, for Discovery, and for Other Necessary Relief, and Related Documents by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 190 Sealed Document, 197 Sealed Response, 181 SEALED MOTION, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 05/01/2007)
05/01/2007257  RESPONSE by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 239 MOTION in Limine to Bar Government from Arguing or Implying that a Tank Containing Slop Oil is an Oil-Water Separator, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 05/01/2007)
05/01/2007258  RESPONSE by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 237 MOTION in Limine to Exclude Reference to Breathing Apparatus Worn by CITGO Employees, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 05/01/2007)
05/01/2007259  RESPONSE by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 252 MOTION in Limine to Exclude Reference at Trial to Any Remediation, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 05/01/2007)
05/01/2007260  RESPONSE by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 243 MOTION in Limine to Exclude Reference at Trial to CITGO's Corporate Relationship with Petroleos de Venezuela Sociedad Anonima, the Bolivian Republic of Venezuela and/or Any Venezuelan Officials, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Miller, William) (Entered: 05/01/2007)
05/01/2007261  MOTION for Leave to Respond Orally to Certain Motions in Limine by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 05/01/2007)
05/01/2007262 Proposed Jury Instructions by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 05/01/2007)
05/01/2007263 ORDER granting in part 232 Motion to Exclude as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1), CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2), Philip D. Vrazel (3).(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified.(yhausmann, ) (Entered: 05/01/2007)
05/01/2007264 ORDER granting 229 Motion to Adopt Motion of Other Defendants as to Philip D. Vrazel (3).(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified.(yhausmann, ) (Entered: 05/01/2007)
05/01/2007265 ORDER granting 231 Motion for Leave to File as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1), CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2), Philip D. Vrazel (3).(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified.(yhausmann, ) (Entered: 05/01/2007)
05/01/2007266  Defendants' Objections to Government's Trial Exhibits as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 05/01/2007)
05/01/2007269 ORDER denying 170 Motion for More Specific Rule 404(b) Notice as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1), CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2).(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified.(yhausmann, ) (Entered: 05/02/2007)
05/01/2007  STATUS CONFERENCE held as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel. Motion hearing is scheduled for May 3, 2007 at 10:00am. Appearances: Ryan Hedges, Chad Doellinger, Mary Carter, Catherine Louise Baen, Edward Camara, Dick DeGuerin, Edward Matt Hennessy, Lary Cook Larson, Ralph F Meyer, William Robert Miller, Jimmy Parks, Jr, Howard P Stewart. (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey) Parties notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 05/03/2007)
05/02/2007267  MOTION in Limine to Exclude Reference at Trial to Any Out-of-Court Testimonial Statements by Witnesses Not Present at Trial by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 05/02/2007)
05/02/2007268  NOTICE of Outstanding Issues as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B)(Miller, William) (Entered: 05/02/2007)
05/02/2007270  RESPONSE by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. to Government's Objection to CITGO's Notice of Experts and CITGO's Supplemental Notice, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 05/02/2007)
05/02/2007271  RESPONSE by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 247 MOTION in Limine to Exclude Reference to CITGO Pollution, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 05/02/2007)
05/02/2007272  RESPONSE by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 245 MOTION in Limine, 244 MOTION in Limine to Exclude Reference to Adverse Health Effects in the Community Allegedly Caused by CITGO, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 05/02/2007)
05/02/2007273  RESPONSE by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 251 MOTION to Dismiss Count(s) One and Two, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 05/02/2007)
05/02/2007274  RESPONSE by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 267 MOTION in Limine to Exclude Reference at Trial to Any Out-of-Court Testimonial Statements by Witnesses Not Present at Trial, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 05/02/2007)
05/03/2007275  Correspondence to Judge Rainey requesting that oral argument regarding Susan Harris' Motion to Quash the Subpoena be held a time when her counsel has concluded his current Federal Court trial as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Connelly, Michael) (Entered: 05/03/2007)
05/03/2007276 ORDER granting 83 Motion for Disclosure as to Philip D. Vrazel (3). The defendants are ORDERED to produce the statement of a witness under Fed. R. Crim. P. 26.2 at least 48 hours before the witness is scheduled to testify.(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 05/04/2007)
05/03/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey: HEARING as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 5/3/2007. Oral arguments heard. Rulings made on the record. Appearances: Terence Lynam, Robert Broger, Howard Stewart, Lary Larson, William Miller, Dick DeGuerin, Catherine Baen, Nate Eimer, Ryan Hedges.(Court Reporter: Regina Payton)(Set: 10:00 (Time: 10:07-10:59; 11:23-12:01; 1:12-2:21; 2:56-4:06; 4:25-4:57)), filed.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 05/04/2007)
05/04/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey: EVIDENTIARY HEARING as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 5/4/2007. Court continues Jury Selection / Trial until Tuesday, May 15, 2007. Govt witness: Jose A. Montoya, Jr. Govt's Exhibit admited. Deft's Exhibit admited. Appearances:Ryan Hedes, Ralph Meyers, Dick DeGuerin, Jimmy Parks, Ed Camera, Howard Stewart, Lary Larson, William Miller, Roger Potts.(Court Reporter: R. Payton)(Set 10:00 (Time: 10:05-11:58)), filed.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 05/04/2007)
05/04/2007277 EXHIBIT LIST by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 05/04/2007)
05/04/2007278 EXHIBIT LIST by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 05/04/2007)
05/04/2007279 ORDER granting CITGO'S 236 Motion for Leave to File Motion to Dismiss Counts One and Two of the Indictment as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2).(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 05/04/2007)
05/06/2007280  MOTION for Leave to File Motion Under Seal by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 05/06/2007)
05/06/2007281 SEALED MOTION, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit C) (Miller, William) (Entered: 05/06/2007)
05/08/2007282 TRANSCRIPT (60 pages) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re: Excerpt, Testimony of Jose Montoya, Jr., Pre-Trial Hearing held on May 4, 2007 before Judge John D. Rainey. Court Reporter: Regina Payton. Transcript is available for viewing in the office of the clerk. (Attachments: # 1 con't, pgs 41-60) (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 05/08/2007)
05/08/2007283  MOTION Service of Ex Parte Motion re 281 SEALED MOTION by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 05/08/2007)
05/08/2007284  MOTION in Limine to Exclude Expert Opinions of Ford and Adams by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 05/08/2007)
05/09/2007285  REPLY TO RESPONSE to Motion by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 251 MOTION to Dismiss Count(s) One and Two of the Indictment, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 05/09/2007)
05/09/2007286  MOTION in Limine to Exclude Reference at Trial to the Purported 200 Gallon Per Day Limit, Including Government Exhibits 10, 11, 12, 14, 18, 31, 37, 38 and 40 and All Similar or Related Evidence by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 05/09/2007)
05/09/2007287 SUPERSEDING INDICTMENT (The original indictment with the signature of the grand jury foreperson is on file under seal with the clerk) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1) count(s) 1s-2s, 3s, 4s-5s, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2) count(s) 1s-2s, 3s, 4s-5s, 6s-10s, Philip D. Vrazel (3) count(s) 3s, 6s-10s, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Unredacted Indictment) (kwallace, ) (Entered: 05/10/2007)
05/09/2007290 ORDER granting 280 Motion for Leave to File Motion Under Seal as to Philip D. Vrazel (3).(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified.(jrichards, ) (Entered: 05/10/2007)
05/09/2007294 US Attys Criminal Docket Sheet as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 05/10/2007)
05/10/2007288 NOTICE OF SETTING as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel - regarding 287 Superseding Indictment, Arraignment set for 5/11/2007 at 08:30 AM before Magistrate Judge B. Janice Ellington, filed. (lhardwick, ) (Entered: 05/10/2007)
05/10/2007289  MOTION to Sever Defendant CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel from Count 3 of Superceding Indictment, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 05/10/2007)
05/10/2007291  MOTION Sever Count Three of Superseding Indictment by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 05/10/2007)
05/10/2007292  MOTION to Dismiss Count(s) Three of the Superseding Indictment by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 05/10/2007)
05/10/2007293  RESPONSE in Opposition by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 284 MOTION in Limine to Exclude Expert Opinions of Ford and Adams, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 05/10/2007)
05/10/2007295  Amended Objections to Government's Trial Exhibits as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 05/10/2007)
05/10/2007296  Letter re: Issues to Be Resolved as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 05/10/2007)
05/10/2007297  Memo of Law of the United States in Aid of Resolving Challenges to Government Exhibits as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 05/10/2007)
05/10/2007298  MOTION in Limine to Exclude Opinions of CITGO's Experts Related to Health Risks by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 05/10/2007)
05/10/2007299  RESPONSE by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 292 MOTION to Dismiss Count(s) Three of the Superceding Indictment, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 05/10/2007)
05/10/2007300  RESPONSE by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 291 MOTION to Sever Count Three of Superceding Indictment, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Miller, William) (Entered: 05/10/2007)
05/10/2007301  MOTION in Limine To Exclude Expert Opinions Related to Subparts FF and QQQ by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 05/10/2007)
05/10/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey : SCHEDULING CONFERENCE (by telephone) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel held on 5/10/2007 Motion Hearing set for 5/11/2007 at 09:00 AM before Judge John D. Rainey (jrichards, ) (Entered: 05/14/2007)
05/11/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge B. Janice Ellington : ARRAIGNMENT as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1) Count 1-2,1s-2s,3,3s,4-5,4s-5s held on 5/11/2007. The defendant, through counsel, plead Not Guilty on Counts 1-2,1s-2s,3,3s,4-5,4s-5s. Appearances:Howard Stewart, Dick DeGuerin, US Marshal - CC.(Digital # 8:31:43-8:41:24)(ERO:Lisa Hardwick), filed.(lhardwick, ) (Entered: 05/11/2007)
05/11/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge B. Janice Ellington : ARRAIGNMENT as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2) Count 1-2,1s-2s,3,3s,4-5,4s-5s,6-10,6s-10s held on 5/11/2007. The defendant, through counsel, plead Not Guilty to Counts 1-2,1s-2s,3,3s,4-5,4s-5s,6-10,6s-10s. Appearances:Howard Stewart, Dick DeGuerin, US Marshal - CC.(Digital # 8:31:43-8:41:24)(ERO:Lisa Hardwick), filed.(lhardwick, ) (Entered: 05/11/2007)
05/11/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge B. Janice Ellington : ARRAIGNMENT as to Philip D. Vrazel (3) Count 3,3s,6-10,6s-10s held on 5/11/2007. The defendant plead Not Guilty to Counts 3,3s,6-10,6s-10s. Other Matters. Attorney Parks made an oral motion to amend bond conditions to allow defendant to possess hunting rifles. The Court advised Mr. Parks to raise the issue with Judge Rainey, but will hear argument if motion referred. Appearances:Howard Stewart, Jimmy Parks, Jr, US Marshal - CC.(Digital # 8:31:43-8:41:24)(ERO:Lisa Hardwick) Deft continued on bond, filed.(lhardwick, ) (Entered: 05/11/2007)
05/11/2007302  MOTION to Quash Subpoenas by Mary Risner as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit 2# 3 Proposed Order Order)(Anastasiadis, Demetri) (Entered: 05/11/2007)
05/11/2007303 Amended MOTION to Quash Subpoenas by Mary Risner as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit 2# 3 Proposed Order Order)(Anastasiadis, Demetri) (Entered: 05/11/2007)
05/11/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey : FINAL PRETRIAL HEARING as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel held on 5/11/2007...Evidence presented re: expert witness. Oral argument presented on various motions and other pretrial matters of which rulings were made on the record. Objections to exhibits and jury pool challenges addressed. Deadline for filing voir dire questions 5/14/07. Revised exhibit list or objections to exhibits due 5/14/07. Jury Selection will begin on 5/15/07 at 9:00 a.m...Witness:James Timothy Doty... Appearances: Catherine Louise Baen, James B Blackburn, Jr, Edward Camara, Dick DeGuerin, Edward Matt Hennessy, Lary Cook Larson, Ralph F Meyer, William Robert Miller, Jimmy Parks, Jr, Howard P Stewart.(Court Reporter: V. Villarreal)(Set for 9:00 (9:00 - 1:00; 2:00 - 6:30) (jrichards, ) (Entered: 05/14/2007)
05/12/2007304 EXHIBIT LIST by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Amended Exhibit List)(Miller, William) (Entered: 05/12/2007)
05/13/2007305 Proposed Voir Dire by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 05/13/2007)
05/13/2007306 TRIAL BRIEF by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 05/13/2007)
05/13/2007307  RESPONSE by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 286 MOTION in Limine to Exclude Reference to Purported 200 Gallon Per Day Limit, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 05/13/2007)
05/14/2007308  MEMORANDUM by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. in Support of Rule 801 abd 901 Objections to Admission of Certain Government Trial Exhibits, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 05/14/2007)
05/14/2007309  Letter to Case Manager as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 05/14/2007)
05/14/2007310 Proposed Voir Dire by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 05/14/2007)
05/14/2007311 Proposed Voir Dire by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 05/14/2007)
05/15/2007312 Citgo's Supplement to Questions to be Asked by Counsel for Citgo by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(srussell, ) (Entered: 05/15/2007)
05/15/2007313  RESPONSE in Opposition by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 301 MOTION in Limine of the United States to Exclude Citgo's Expert Opinions Related to Subpart QQQ, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 05/15/2007)
05/15/2007314  RESPONSE in Opposition by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 301 MOTION in Limine of the United States to Exclude Citgo's Expert Opinions Releated to Subpart FF, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 05/15/2007)
05/15/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey : JURY SELECTION (1st Day) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P held on 5/15/2007... Preliminary individual voir dire and jury challenges based on special juror questionnaires addressed. Jury selected and instructed to return on 5/17/07 at 9:00 a.m...A hearing to address the remaining pretrial issues will be held on 5/16/07 at 9:00 a.m...Appearances:Howard Stewart, William Miller, Lary Larson, Dick Deguerin, Catherine Baen, Ralph Myer...Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr...(Set for 9:00 (9:00 - 12:30; 1:30 - 6:00)... (jrichards, ) (Entered: 05/15/2007)
05/15/2007320 Jury List as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (mserpa, ) (Entered: 05/18/2007)
05/16/2007315 SEALED ORDER, filed. (mserpa, ) (Entered: 05/16/2007)
05/16/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey : HEARING (2nd Day Trial)as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 5/16/2007...Objections to trial exhibits addressed...Testimony presented re: custodian of records...Witness: Emma Jo Otwell...Appearances: Howard Stewart, William Miller, Lary Larson, Dick Deguerin, Catherine Baen, Ralph Myer, Nathan Eimer, David Gerger, Michael Connelly...Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr...(Set for 9:00 (9:20 - 12:45; 1:45 - 6:30) Appearances: (jrichards, ) (Entered: 05/17/2007)
05/17/2007316  MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answers to Government's Questions by Dana Burch as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, filed. (Gerger, David) (Entered: 05/17/2007)
05/17/2007317 First MOTION for Protective Order of Susan Harris by Susan Harris as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A (05-16-07 Order)# 2 Proposed Order)(Connelly, Michael) (Entered: 05/17/2007)
05/17/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey : 3rd DAY OF JURY TRIAL as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 5/17/2007...Jury sworn and preliminary instructions were given...Opening statements presented...Govts evidence begins...Adjourned until 5/18/07 at 9:00 a.m...Witnesses: Dorothy Gonzalez Daywood, Guadalupe (Sonny) Lopez, Jean Salone, Rod Rothlisberger, Joe Montoya...Appearances:Howard Stewart, William Miller, Lary Larson, Dick Deguerin, Catherine Baen, Ralph Myer, Nathan Eimer, David Gerger, Michael Connelly...Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr...(Set for 9:00 (9:00 - 12:00; 1:00 - 5:30) (jrichards, ) (Entered: 05/17/2007)
05/18/2007318 ORDER granting 317 Motion for Protective Order. Susan Harris shall file responses to the USA's written questions permitted by the Court, for an in-camera review, on Monday, 5/21/07, on the same date that the documents were ordered to be produced for in-camera review.(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified.(mserpa, ) (Entered: 05/18/2007)
05/18/2007319 ORDER granting 316 Motion for Extension of Time to File as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1).(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified.(mserpa, ) (Entered: 05/18/2007)
05/18/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey : 4th DAY OF JURY TRIAL as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 5/18/2007...Govts evidence continues...Adjourned until 5/21/07, at 9:00 a.m...Witnesses: Joe Montoya (continued), Tim DotyAppearances:Howard Stewart, William Miller, Lary Larson, Dick Deguerin, Catherine Baen, Jim Blackburn...Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr...(Set for 9:00 - 12:00; 1:00 - 5:30)... (jrichards, ) (Entered: 05/18/2007)
05/20/2007321  Memorandum of Law to Admit Out-of-Court Statements of Employees and Agents Pursuant to Rule 801 (d) (2) (A) and (D) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 05/21/2007)
05/21/2007322 Second MOTION for Protective Order by Susan Harris as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Connelly, Michael) (Entered: 05/21/2007)
05/21/2007323 SEALED RESPONSE, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B) (Connelly, Michael) (Entered: 05/21/2007)
05/21/2007324 SEALED RESPONSE, filed. (Connelly, Michael) (Entered: 05/21/2007)
05/21/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey: 5th DAY OF JURY TRIAL as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 5/21/2007...Govt evidence continues...Adjourned until 05/22/07, at 9:00 a.m. Witnesses: Tim Doty (continued), Evette Alvarado. Apperances:Howard Stewart, William Miller, Lary Larson, Dick Deguerin, Catherine Baen, Ralph Myer, Nathan Eimer, David Gerger, Michael Connelly.(Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr)(Set for 9:00 (8:45-12:00; 1:00-4:45)), filed.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 05/21/2007)
05/21/2007325 SEALED MOTION, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Proposed Order) (Miller, William) (Entered: 05/21/2007)
05/21/2007326  MOTION to Show Cause by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit C# 4 Exhibit D# 5 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 05/21/2007)
05/21/2007327 Statement by Philip D. Vrazel to adopt motions previously filed, filed.(Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 05/21/2007)
05/21/2007328  MOTION to Dismiss Count(s) Three of the Superseding Indictment by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Camara, Edward) (Entered: 05/21/2007)
05/22/2007329 SEALED ORDER, filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 05/22/2007)
05/22/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey: 6th DAY OF JURY TRIAL as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 5/22/2007. Govt evidence continues. Adjourned until 05/23/07 at 9:00 a.m. Witness: Rudolfo Salazar. Appearances: Howard Stewart, William Miller, Lary Larson, Dick Deguerin, Catherine Baen, Ralph Myer, Nathan Eimer, David Gerger, Michael Connelly.(Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr)(Time: 9:00-11:50; 1:00-5:50), filed.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 05/22/2007)
05/22/2007330  MOTION to Amend 328 MOTION to Dismiss Count(s) Three of the Superseding Indictment filed by Philip D. Vrazel by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 05/22/2007)
05/23/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey: 7th DAY OF JURY TRIAL as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 5/23/2007. Govt evidence continued...Adjourned until 05/24/07 at 9:00 a.m. Witnesses: Shea Cockrell; Eric Bigelow; David Isaac. Appearances: Howard Stewart, William Miller, Lary Larson, Dick Deguerin, Catherine Baen, Ralph Myer, Nathan Eimer, David Gerger, Michael Connelly, David Isaac (represented Witness Eric Bigelow).(Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr)(Time 9:00-12:10; 1:10-5:30), filed.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 05/23/2007)
05/24/2007331  MOTION to Dismiss Vrazel's Opposition to the dismissal of the original indictment and motion for dismissal of the superseding indictment by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Declaration of Charlotte Vrazel)(Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 05/24/2007)
05/24/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey : 8th DAY OF JURY TRIAL as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 5/24/2007...Govt's evidence continues...Adjourned until 5/29/07 at 9:00 a.m...Witnesses:Eric Bigelow (continues); Onofre Garza; David Dear Appearances:Howard Stewart, William Miller, Lary Larson, Dick Deguerin, Catherine Baen, Jim Blackburn, Nathan Eimer, Ralph Meyer, David Isaac, Matt Hennessey, Ryan Hedges;...Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr...(Set for 9:00) (9:00 - 12:00; 1:00 - 4:15)... (jrichards, ) (Entered: 05/24/2007)
05/24/2007332 Proposed Limiting Instruction Regarding a Corporation Paying Attorneys' Fees for an Employee by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (mserpa, ) (Entered: 05/25/2007)
05/29/2007333 EXHIBIT LIST by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 05/29/2007)
05/29/2007334  Memorandum in Support of Admission of Relevant Portions of Exhibit One as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 05/29/2007)
05/29/2007335  Memorandum in Support of Admission of Relevant Portions of Exhibit Two as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 05/29/2007)
05/29/2007336  Memorandum in Support of Admission of EPA Background Documents on Subpart QQQ as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 05/29/2007)
05/29/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey : 9th DAY OF JURY TRIAL as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 5/29/2007...Govt's evidence continues...Adjourned until 5/30/07 at 9:00 a.m...Witnesses: David Dear (continued); Kevin Kenall... Appearances: Catherine Louise Baen, Dick DeGuerin, Jim Blackburn, Nathan P Eimer, Matt Hennessey, Ryan Hedges; Lary Cook Larson, Ralph F Meyer, William Robert Miller, Howard P Stewart.(Court Reporter: S. Kerr)...(Time set: 9:00 (9:00 - 12:00; 1:00 - 5:00) (jrichards, ) (Entered: 05/29/2007)
05/30/2007337  Memorandum in Support of Admission of EPA's Clarifying Report on Subpart FF as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 05/30/2007)
05/30/2007338  Memorandum in Support of Admission of 40 CFR 61.355(C) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 05/30/2007)
05/30/2007339 MAIL RETURNED UNDELIVERABLE re: 290 sent to Robert Brager as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (pcrawford, ) (Entered: 05/30/2007)
05/30/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey : 10th DAY OF JURY TRIAL as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 5/30/2007...Govt's evidence continued...Adjourned until 5/31/07 at 9:00 a.m...Witness: Kevin Kenall (continued)... Appearances: Catherine Louise Baen, Dick DeGuerin, Jim Blackburn, Matt Hennessey, Ryan Hedges; Lary Cook Larson, Ralph F Meyer, William Robert Miller, Jimmy Parks, Jr, Howard P Stewart.(Court Reporter: S. Kerr)...(Set for 9:00 (9:00 - 12:00; 1:00 - 5:00)... (jrichards, ) (Entered: 05/30/2007)
05/31/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey : 11th DAY OF JURY TRIAL as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 5/31/2007...Govts evidence continued. Adjourned until 6/1/07 at 9:00 a.m...Witnesses:Kevin Kenall; Corbin Smith...Appearances: Dick Deguerin, Catherine Baen, Ryan Hedges,Jim Blackburn; Howard Stewart, Lary Larson, William Miller...Court Reporter: S. Kerr (Set for 9:00 (9:00 - 12:00; 1:00 - 5:00)Telephone Conference held...(5:20 - 5:50)...Appearances: David Gerger, Michael Connelly and attorneys listed above. (jrichards, ) (Entered: 06/01/2007)
06/01/2007340 SEALED DOCUMENT, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 06/01/2007)
06/01/2007341 SEALED DOCUMENT, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 06/01/2007)
06/01/2007342  MOTION to Dismiss Count(s) Three of the Indictment Because of Possible Grand Jury Impropriety by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 06/01/2007)
06/01/2007343  MOTION to Quash Counts 6 through 10 of the Superseding Indictment by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 06/01/2007)
06/01/2007344 NOTICE of Philip Vrazel's Intent to Preserve and not waive his Attorney-Client Privelege and Confidences by Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 06/01/2007)
06/01/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey : 12th DAY OF JURY TRIAL as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 6/1/2007... Govts evidence continued... Adjourned until 6/5/07 at 9:00 a.m...Witnesses: Rosendo Rodriguez, Bill Campbell...Appearances: Dick Deguerin, Catherine Baen, Ryan Hedges, Jim Blackburn; Howard Stewart, Lary Larson, Bill Miller...(Set for 9:00 (9:00 - 12:00; 1:00 - 5:00)...Telephone conference held (5:25 - 7:00)...Objections due by 8:30 a.m. on 6/4/07...Depositions are scheduled for 6/4/07 at 2:30 p.m. in Corpus Christi, Texas...Deft, CITGO's Motion for Mistrial will be carried with the case...The transcript of a portion of the telephone conference is sealed. Witness: Daniel K. Smith; William R. Miller... Appearances: David Gerger, Michael Connelly and all attorneys listed above... Court Reporter: S. Kerr...(jrichards, ) (Entered: 06/04/2007)
06/03/2007345 EMERGENCY MOTION (SEALED), filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Proposed Order) (Miller, William) (Entered: 06/03/2007)
06/03/2007346 EMERGENCY MOTION (SEALED), filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Proposed Order) (Miller, William) (Entered: 06/03/2007)
06/03/2007347  Memorandum of the US to Admit Evidence CITGO Covered Equilization Tanks at Lake Charles Refinery as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 06/03/2007)
06/03/2007348  Memorandum of US to Admit as Evidence Lake Charles TAB Reports as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 06/03/2007)
06/03/2007349 SEALED RESPONSE, filed. (Connelly, Michael) (Entered: 06/03/2007)
06/03/2007350 Third MOTION for Protective Order by Susan Harris as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit C# 4 Proposed Order)(Connelly, Michael) (Entered: 06/03/2007)
06/04/2007351 SEALED DOCUMENT, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 06/04/2007)
06/04/2007352 OBJECTION by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. to Requests of the United Sates for More Specific Responses and Proposed Follow-Up Questions Submitted to Susan Harris and Dana Burch, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 06/04/2007)
06/04/2007353  Letter to Judge Rainey as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 06/04/2007)
06/04/2007354 SEALED DOCUMENT, filed. (Gerger, David) (Entered: 06/04/2007)
06/04/2007355  Letter to the Court re: Depositions of Dana Burch and Susan Harris on June 4, 2007 as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 06/04/2007)
06/04/2007356 SEALED ORDER, filed. (ltesch, ) (Entered: 06/04/2007)
06/04/2007357 SEALED ORDER, filed. (ltesch, ) (Entered: 06/04/2007)
06/05/2007358  MEMORANDUM by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. in Support of Proposed Limiting Instruction Regarding a Corporaiton Paying Attorneys' Fees for Its Employees, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 06/05/2007)
06/05/2007359  RESPONSE by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. to Memorandum of the United States to Admit In Evidence The Fact That CITGO Covered Its Equalization Tanks at Its Lake Charles Refinery, filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 06/05/2007)
06/05/2007360  RESPONSE by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. to Memorandum of the United States in Support of Admitting In Evidence Testimony and Exhibits Related to CITGO's Compliance With the Subpart FF Requirement at the Lake Charles Facility to Establish Corporate Knowledge, filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 06/05/2007)
06/05/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey : 13th DAY OF JURY TRIAL as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 6/5/2007...Govts evidence continued. Adjourned until 6/6/07 at 9:00 a.m....Witnesses: Richard Cummins, Sylvia Villarreal, Randall Flowers, Burton Cooper, Demontray L. Rainey,...Appearances: Howard Stewart, Lary Larson, Bill Miller; Dick Deguerin, Catherine Baen, Ryan Hedges, Nathan Eimer, Jim Blackburn...(Set for 9:00 (9:15 - 12:30; 1:30 - 6:00)...In-camera hearing held...(Transcript sealed)...(6:15 - 6:35)...Court Reporter: S. Kerr... (jrichards, ) (Entered: 06/06/2007)
06/06/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey : 14th DAY OF JURY TRIAL as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 6/6/2007...Govt's evidence continued...Witnesses: Burton Cooper (continued); Jesse Trevino...Appearances: Howard Stewart, William Miller, Lary Larson; Dick Deguerin, Catherine Baen, Ryan Hedges, Natham Eimer, Jim Blackburn...Court Reporter: S. Kerr...(Set for 9:00 (9:00 - 12:00; 1:00 - 5:15)... (jrichards, ) (Entered: 06/06/2007)
06/07/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey: 15th DAY OF JURY TRIAL as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 6/7/2007. Govt evidence continues. Witnesses: Thomas J. Mason, John Perabo. Adjourned until 8:15 a.m. on Friday, June 8, 2007. Appearances: Howard Stewart, William Miller, Lary Larson, Dick Deguerin, Catherine Baen, Ryan Hedges, Nathan Eimer, Jim Blackburn.(Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr)(Set for 9:00 (Time: 9:00-12:15; 1:30-5:10)), filed.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/07/2007)
06/08/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey: 16th DAY OF JURY TRIAL as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 6/8/2007. Govt evidence continues. Adjourned until 8:30 a.m. on Monday, June 11, 2007. Witnesses: Raymund Ybarra, Thomas J. Mason (continued), David Keith Monfore Appearances: Howard Stewart, William Miller, Lary Larson, Dick Deguerin, Catherine Baen, Ryan Hedges, Nathan Eimer, Jim Blackburn.(Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr)(Digital # Set 8:15 (Time 8:15-12:00; 1:20-5:10), filed.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/08/2007)
06/09/2007361  Memorandum in Support of Requiring Testimony of Attorneys Dana Burch and Susan Harris be Taken in Open Court as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 06/10/2007)
06/10/2007362  RESPONSE by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. to Memorandum of the United States in Support of Requiring the Trial Testimony of Attorneys Dana Burch and Susan Harris Be Taken in Open Court and In Accordance with the Law, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 06/10/2007)
06/10/2007363 SEALED DOCUMENT, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit C) (Miller, William) (Entered: 06/10/2007)
06/10/2007364  Reply of United States to CITGO Response to Memorandum in Support of Requiring Trial Testimony of Attorneys Be Taken in Open Court as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 06/10/2007)
06/11/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey : 17th DAY OF JURY TRIAL as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 6/11/2007... Hearing re: testimony of atty witnesses...ruling was made on the record...Govts evidence continued...Witnesses: David Monfore, Mark Chessman,...Adjourned until 6/12/07 at 9:00 a.m...Appearances: Dick Deguerin, Catherine Baen, Ryan Hedges, Nathan Eimer, Jim Blackburn, Howard Stewart, Lary Larson, Bill Miller....Court Reporter: S. Kerr (Set for 8:30 (8:45 - 12:00; 1:00 - 5:15) (jrichards,) (Entered: 06/11/2007)
06/12/2007365 WITNESS LIST by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 06/12/2007)
06/12/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey : 18th DAY OF JURY TRIAL as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 6/13/2007... Govts evidence continued...Witness: Mark Chessman (continued)......Adjourned until 6/13/07 at 9:00 a.m.....Appearances: Dick Deguerin, Catherine Baen, Ryan Hedges, Nathan Eimer, Jim Blackburn, Howard Stewart, Lary Laron, Bill Miller....Court Reporter: S. Kerr... (Set for 9:00 (9:00 - 12:00; 1:00 - 5:00)... (jrichards, ) (Entered: 06/13/2007)
06/13/2007366 EXHIBIT LIST by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 06/13/2007)
06/13/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey : 19th DAY OF JURY TRIAL as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 6/13/2007...Govts evidence continued....Witness: Janice DeVelasco....Adjourned until 6/14/07 at 9:00 a.m...Appearances: Dick Deguerin, Cahterine Baen, Ryan Hedges, Nathan Eiemer, Jim Blackburn; Howard Stewart, Lary Larson, Bill Miller...Court Reporter: S. Kerr....(Set for 9:00 (9:00 - 12:00; 1:00 - 5:45) (jrichards, ) (Entered: 06/13/2007)
06/14/2007367  MOTION for Judgment of Acquittal on Count One-Lack of Knowledge by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 06/14/2007)
06/14/2007368  MOTION for Judgment of Acquittal on Count One-Limitations by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 06/14/2007)
06/14/2007369  MOTION for Judgment of Acquittal on Count Two-Lack of Knowledge by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 06/14/2007)
06/14/2007370  MOTION for Judgment of Acquittal on Count Four by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 06/14/2007)
06/14/2007371  MOTION for Judgment of Acquittal on Counts Four and Five-Insufficient Evidence by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 06/14/2007)
06/14/2007372  MOTION for Judgment of Acquittal on Counts Four and Five-Aggregate Facility by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 06/14/2007)
06/14/2007373 Amended MOTION for Judgment of Acquittal on Count One-Lack of Knowledge by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 06/14/2007)
06/14/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey: 20TH DAY OF JURY TRIAL as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 6/14/2007. Govt evidence continues. Govt rests. Oral arguments presented on Defts Motion for Judgment of Acquittal. Motion taken under advisement. Adjourned until 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2007. Witnesses: Thomas J. Mason (Recalled). Appearances: Howard Stewart, William Miller, Lary Larson, Dick Deguerin, Catherine Baen, Ryan Hedges, Nathan Eimer, Jim Blackburn.(Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr)(Set 9:00 (Time: 9:00-10:00; 1:30-3:30)), filed.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/14/2007)
06/16/2007374  MOTION for Disclosure of Fees, Expenses and Other Benefits or Things of Value Paid or Given to Expert Witnesses by CITGO by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 06/16/2007)
06/17/2007375  Request for Ruling On Motion In Limine to Exclude Testimony of Davis Ford as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 06/17/2007)
06/18/2007376 FILED IN ERROR - ATTACHMENT INCOMPLETE - TO BE REFILED RESPONSE by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 372 MOTION for Judgment of Acquittal on Counts Four and Five-Aggregate Facility, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Miller, William) Modified on 6/18/2007 (ncavazos, ). (Entered: 06/18/2007)
06/18/2007377  RESPONSE by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 372 MOTION for Judgment of Acquittal on Counts Four and Five-Aggregate Facility, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Miller, William) (Entered: 06/18/2007)
06/18/2007378  RESPONSE by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 371 MOTION for Judgment of Acquittal on Counts Four and Five-Insufficient Evidence, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 06/18/2007)
06/18/2007379  RESPONSE by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 369 MOTION for Judgment of Acquittal on Count Two-Lack of Knowledge, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 06/18/2007)
06/18/2007380  MOTION in Limine to Exclude Testimony of Attorney John Turney and for Discoverey and Court Review of Redacted Documents by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 06/18/2007)
06/18/2007381  REPLY TO RESPONSE to Motion by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 372 MOTION for Judgment of Acquittal on Counts Four and Five-Aggregate Facility, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 06/18/2007)
06/18/2007382  MOTION to Produce Offer of Proof Pursuant to Fed. R. Evid. 103(c) by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 06/18/2007)
06/18/2007383  MOTION for Discovery of Fees, Expenses, and Other Benefits Given to Witnesses by CITGO by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 06/18/2007)
06/18/2007384  REPLY TO RESPONSE to Motion by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 371 MOTION for Judgment of Acquittal on Counts Four and Five-Insufficient Evidence, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 06/18/2007)
06/18/2007385  REPLY TO RESPONSE to Motion by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 369 MOTION for Judgment of Acquittal on Count Two-Lack of Knowledge, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 06/18/2007)
06/19/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey: 21st DAY OF JURY TRIAL as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 6/19/2007. Defense evidence begins. Adjourned until 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2007. Court rules that Defts motions for acquittal are denied. Govts Motion for Discovery (#374) is Granted. Witnesses: Jerry Thompson, August Eulinger, Rick Baugher, John Turney, Davis Ford. Appearances: Howard Stewart, William Miller, Lary Larson, Dick Deguerin, Catherine Baen, Ryan Hedges, Nathan Eimer, Jim Blackburn..(Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr)(Set 8:30 (Time 8:50-12:00; 1:00-6:00)), filed.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/19/2007)
06/19/2007386 ORDER granting USA's 374 Motion for Disclosure as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2).(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/19/2007)
06/19/2007395 SEALED DOCUMENT, filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/21/2007)
06/20/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey: 22nd DAY OF JURY TRIAL as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 6/20/2007. Defense evidence continues. Defts Motion for Mistrial - DENIED. Defense rests. Adjourned until 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2007 for Charge Conference. Jury instructed to return on June 22, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. Hearing held (4:50-5:45). Transcripts SEALED. Witnesses: Davis Ford (continued), Eric Groten. Appearances:Howard Stewart, William Miller, Lary Larson, Dick Deguerin, Catherine Baen, Ryan Hedges, Nathan Eimer, Jim Blackburn..(Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr)(Set 9:00 (Time: 9:00-12:00; 1:00-4:50) Hrg 4:50-5:45)), filed.(kwallace, ) Modified on 6/21/2007 (kwallace, ) to correct time for Jury to return on 06/22/07 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (Entered: 06/20/2007)
06/20/2007387  First Amended Jury Instructions as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 06/20/2007)
06/20/2007396 CITGO's Renewed MOTION for Judgment of Acquittal on Count One - Limitations by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/21/2007)
06/20/2007397 CITGO's Renewed MOTION for Judgment of Acquittal on Count One - Lack of Knowledge by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/21/2007)
06/20/2007398 CITGO's Renewed MOTION for Judgment of Acquittal on Count Two - Lack of Knowledge by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/21/2007)
06/20/2007399 CITGO's Renewed MOTION for Judgment of Acquittal on Count Four - by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/21/2007)
06/20/2007400 CITGO'S Renewed MOTION for Judgment of Acquittal on Counts Four and Five - Aggregate Facility by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/21/2007)
06/20/2007401 CITGO'S Renewed MOTION for Judgment of Acquittal on Counts Four and Five - Insufficient Evidence by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/21/2007)
06/21/2007388 Proposed Jury Instructions by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 06/21/2007)
06/21/2007389 Renewed MOTION for Judgment of Acquittal on Count One-Lack of Knowledge by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 06/21/2007)
06/21/2007390 Renewed MOTION for Judgment of Acquittal on Count One-Limitations by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 06/21/2007)
06/21/2007391 Renewed MOTION for Judgment of Acquittal on Count Two-Lack of Knowledge by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 06/21/2007)
06/21/2007392 Renewed MOTION for Judgment of Acquittal on Count Four by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 06/21/2007)
06/21/2007393 Renewed MOTION for Judgment of Acquittal on Counts Four and Five-Insufficient Evidence by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 06/21/2007)
06/21/2007394 Renewed MOTION for Judgment of Acquittal on Counts Four and Five-Aggregate Facility by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 06/21/2007)
06/21/2007402  CITGO's Requested Special Issue on Limitations as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 06/21/2007)
06/21/2007403 Supplemental MOTION to Produce Evidence by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Camara, Edward) (Entered: 06/21/2007)
06/21/2007404  CITGO's Requested Instruction Regarding Philip Vrazel as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 06/21/2007)
06/21/2007405 Proposed Jury Instructions by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 06/21/2007)
06/21/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey: 23rd DAY OF JURY TRIAL as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 6/21/2007. Charge conference held off the record. Adjourned until 8:30 a.m. on Friday, June 22, 2007. Appearances: Howard Stewart, William Miller, Lary Larson, Dick Deguerin, Catherine Baen, Ryan Hedges, Nathan Eimer, Jim Blackburn. (Time 10:00-1:00; 5:20-6:40)(kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/22/2007)
06/21/2007  ***Set Hearings as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel: Bench Trial set for 7/9/2007 at 09:30 AM before Judge John D. Rainey. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/22/2007)
06/22/2007406  MOTION to Continue Trial of Counts 6 Through 10 by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Motion for Production)(Camara, Edward) (Entered: 06/22/2007)
06/22/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey: 24th DAY OF JURY TRIAL as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 6/22/2007. Objections to the jury charge addressed. Defendants Motions for Dismissal and Renewed Motions for Acquittal are DENIED. Judge instructs Jury on the law. Final arguments presented. Deliberations begin at 4:03 p.m. Adjourned until 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 25, 2007. Appearances: Howard Stewart, William Miller, Lary Larson, Dick Deguerin, Catherine Baen, Ryan Hedges, Nathan Eimer, Jim Blackburn.(Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr)((Set 8:30 )Time 8:50-12:30; 1:30-4:03)), filed.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/25/2007)
06/22/2007412 United States' AMENDED EXHIBIT LIST as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/27/2007)
06/22/2007413 Second AMENDED EXHIBIT LIST of Defendants CITGO Petroleum Corporation and CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/27/2007)
06/22/2007414 EXHIBIT LIST supporting Motion for Mistrial by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/27/2007)
06/22/2007415 United States' Trial WITNESS LIST as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/27/2007)
06/22/2007416 Amended WITNESS LIST of Defendants CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/27/2007)
06/22/2007417 Certificate of Exhibits to the Jury as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/27/2007)
06/22/2007418 Court's Instructions to the Jury as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/27/2007)
06/22/2007419 Jury Note #1 as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/27/2007)
06/25/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey: 25th DAY OF JURY TRIAL as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 6/25/2007. Jury deliberations only. Jury deliberations resumed at 9:00 a.m. Recessed at 5:00 p.m. Deliberations will continue at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2007. Appearances: Howard Stewart, William Miller, Lary Larson, Dick Deguerin, Catherine Baen, Ryan Hedges, Nathan Eimer, Jim Blackburn. (Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr), filed.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/25/2007)
06/25/2007407  RESPONSE by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 406 MOTION to Continue Trial of Counts 6 Through 10, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 06/25/2007)
06/25/2007420 Jury Note #2 as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/27/2007)
06/25/2007421 Jury Note #3 as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/27/2007)
06/25/2007422 Jury Note #4 as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/27/2007)
06/25/2007423 Jury Note #4 as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (kwallace, ) *** DISREGARD - DUPLICATE OF ENTRY 422 *** (Entered: 06/27/2007)
06/25/2007424 Jury Note #5 as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/27/2007)
06/25/2007425 Jury Note #6 as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/27/2007)
06/25/2007426 Jury Note #7 as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/27/2007)
06/25/2007427 Jury Note #8 as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/27/2007)
06/26/2007408 TRIAL BRIEF by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 06/26/2007)
06/26/2007409 WITNESS LIST by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 06/26/2007)
06/26/2007410 EXHIBIT LIST by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 06/26/2007)
06/26/2007411  Notice of the United States as to Discovery Related to Migratory Bird Treaty Act Counts as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 06/26/2007)
06/26/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey: 26th DAY OF JURY TRIAL as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 6/26/2007. Jury deliberations resumed at 9:00 a.m. and ended at 4:30. Jury will return on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. Hearing held (11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m.) Defts renewed Motion for Acquittal - DENIED. Deft Vrazels Motion for Continuance - DENIED. Suppression Hearing set for Thursday, June 28, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. Bench trial set for Monday, July 9, 2007. Appearances:Howard Stewart, William Miller, Lary Larson, Dick Deguerin, Catherine Baen, Ryan Hedges, Nathan Eimer, Jim Blackburn.(Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr), filed.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/26/2007)
06/26/2007428 Jury Note #9 as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/27/2007)
06/26/2007429 Jury Note #10 as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/27/2007)
06/26/2007430 Jury Note #11 as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/27/2007)
06/26/2007431 Jury Note #12 as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/27/2007)
06/26/2007432 Jury Note #13 as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/27/2007)
06/27/2007433 Jury Note #14 as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/27/2007)
06/27/2007434 Jury Note #15 as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/27/2007)
06/27/2007435 JURY VERDICT as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1) Guilty on Count 4s-5s and CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2) Guilty on Count 4s-5s CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1) Not Guilty on Count 1s-2s and CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2) Not Guilty on Count 1s-2s, filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/27/2007)
06/27/2007436 ORDER for Presentence Investigation and Disclosure & Sentencing Dates as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation. PSI Completion due by 9/13/2007 Objection to PSI due by 9/27/2007 Final PSI due by 10/11/2007 Sentencing set for 10/18/2007 at 10:00 AM before Judge John D. Rainey( Signed by Judge John D. Rainey ) Parties notified. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/27/2007)
06/27/2007437 ORDER for Presentence Investigation and Disclosure & Sentencing Dates as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P.. PSI Completion due by 9/13/2007 Objection to PSI due by 9/27/2007 Final PSI due by 10/11/2007 Sentencing set for 10/18/2007 at 10:00 AM before Judge John D. Rainey( Signed by Judge John D. Rainey ) Parties notified. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/27/2007)
06/27/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey: 27th DAY OF JURY TRIAL as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 6/27/2007. Jury deliberations resumed at 9:00 a.m. Verdict returned at 12:05 p.m. CITGO Petroleum Corporation found NOT GUILTY as to Counts 1 and 2; CITGO Petroleum Corporation found GUILTY as to Counts 4 and 5; CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. found NOT GUILTY as to Counts 1 and 2; CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. found GUILTY as to Counts 4 and 5. Post trial motions due within 30 days. Sentencing set for October 18, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. Trial ends. Appearances:Howard Stewart, William Miller, Lary Larson, Dick Deguerin, Catherine Baen, Ryan Hedges, Nathan Eimer, Jim Blackburn..(Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr), filed.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/27/2007)
06/27/2007438  MOTION for Judicial Notice by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Miller, William) (Entered: 06/27/2007)
06/28/2007439  Notice of the United States Identifying Ducks the Subject of Count Seven as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 06/28/2007)
06/28/2007440 SEALED MOTION, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 06/28/2007)
06/28/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey: Motion hearing held on 6/28/07. Deft, Vrazel's Motion to Suppress (#174), Motion to Quash (#172) and Motion to Dismiss (#175) are WITHDRAWN. Govt's oral Motion to Dismiss Original Indictment is GRANTED. Proposed order will be submitted. Deft, Vrazel's Motion(s) for Dismissal (#331), (#173) are DENIED. Govt will advise deft Vrazel as to specific species of ducks taken under Migratory Act. Evidence presented. Witnesses: Special Agent Thomas J. Mason. Appearances: Howard Stewart, William R, Miller, Lary Larson, Jimmy Parks, Jr., Ed Carmara, Matt Hennessy.(Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr)(Set 9:00 (Time 9:00-10:15; 11:15-11:30)), filed.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/28/2007)
06/28/2007441 ORDER to dismiss the original indictment as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel by United States of America. (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey) Parties notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 06/29/2007)
06/28/2007  DISMISSAL OF COUNTS on Government's Oral Motion as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel. CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1) Count 1-2,3,4-5 and CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2) Count 1-2,3,4-5,6-10 and Philip D. Vrazel (3) Count 3,6-10 (ltesch, ) (Entered: 07/05/2007)
07/03/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey : Telephone Conference as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel held on 7/3/2007...Bench trial remains scheduled for 7/9/07 at 9:00 a.m... Appearances: James B Blackburn, Jr, Edward Camara, Dick DeGuerin, Edward Matt Hennessy, Jimmy Parks, Jr, Howard P Stewart... (jrichards, ) (Entered: 07/03/2007)
07/06/2007442  RESPONSE by Philip D. Vrazel to the Trial Memorandum, filed.(Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 07/06/2007)
07/06/2007443  RESPONSE by Philip D. Vrazel regarding the owner/operator issue, filed.(Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 07/06/2007)
07/06/2007444 NOTICE of Defendant's Witness list by Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Camara, Edward) (Entered: 07/06/2007)
07/06/2007445 NOTICE of Defendant's Exhibit List by Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Camara, Edward) (Entered: 07/06/2007)
07/06/2007446 NOTICE of Defendant's Notice of Expert by Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Camara, Edward) (Entered: 07/06/2007)
07/07/2007447  Letter to the Court by the United States as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Miller, William) (Entered: 07/07/2007)
07/08/2007448  MOTION To Exclude Non-relevant Documents Identified in Defendant Vrazel's Exhibit List re 445 Notice (Other) by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 07/08/2007)
07/08/2007449 Second MOTION To Order Designation of Records Custodian and Sanctions re 326 MOTION to Show Cause by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 07/08/2007)
07/08/2007450  MOTION To Proceed Without Bringing to Court the Dead Bird Carcasses by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 07/08/2007)
07/08/2007451 EXHIBIT LIST by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 07/08/2007)
07/08/2007452  MOTION To Make Opening Statement by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 07/08/2007)
07/08/2007453 NOTICE of VRAZEL'S TRIAL OBJECTION PAPER AND REQUEST FOR LIMINE by Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Parks, Jimmy) (Entered: 07/08/2007)
07/09/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey: BENCH TRIAL begun on 7/9/2007 as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2), Philip D. Vrazel (3) Count 6s-10s. Opening statements by Govt and Deft Vrazel. Govt evidence begins. Adjourned until 07/10/07 at 9:00 a.m. Deft Vrazel continued on bond. Witnesses: Rosendo F. Rodriguez, Michael Cuellar, Augustine Garza, Reymundo Ibarra, Felipe Gomez, Mustafa Odeh, Phyllis Loeffler. Appearances: Howard Stewart, William Miller, Dick Deguerin, Catherine Baen, Jim Blackburn, Jimmy Parks, Jr., Edward Camara.(Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr)(Set: 9:00 (9:00-12:00; 1:00-4:45)) (kwallace, ) (Entered: 07/09/2007)
07/10/2007454 SEALED MOTION, filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 07/10/2007)
07/10/2007455 SEALED ORDER, filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 07/10/2007)
07/10/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey: BENCH TRIAL CONTINUES - Day 2 as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel held on 7/10/2007. Govt evidence continues. Adjourned until 07/11/07 at 9:00 a.m. Deft Vrazel continued on bond. Witnesses: Eric Bigelow, Onofre Garza, Kevin Kenall, Corbin D. Smith, Thomas J. Mason, Juan Flores. Appearances:Howard Stewart, William Miller, Dick Deguerin, Catherine Baen, Jim Blackburn, Jimmy Parks, Jr., Edward Camara, David Isaacs.(Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr)(Set: 9:00 (Time: 9:00-12:00; 1:15-6:20)), filed.(kwallace, ). (Entered: 07/10/2007)
07/11/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey: BENCH TRIAL CONTINUES - Day 3as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel held on 7/11/2007. Govt evidence continues. Govt rests. Adjourned until 07/12/07 at 9:00 a.m. Deft Vrazel continued on bond. Witnesses: Juan Flores (continued), Dr. Richard K. Stroud, Dr. Pepper W. Trail. Appearances: Howard Stewart, William Miller, Dick Deguerin, Catherine Baen, Jim Blackburn, Jimmy Parks, Jr., Edward Camara. (Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr) (Set: 9:00 (Time: 9:00-12:00; 1:00-5:00)), filed.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 07/11/2007)
07/12/2007456 TRIAL MEMORANDUM of Phil Vrazel Regarding Scienter Requirements in Counts Six Through Ten by Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 07/12/2007)
07/12/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey: BENCH TRIAL CONTINUES - Day 4 as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel held on 7/12/2007. Govt re-opens testimony. Govt rests. Defense evidence begins. Adjourned until 07/17/07 at 9:00 a.m. Deft Vrazel continued on bond. Defts move for acquittal. Court GRANTS Defendants CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. and Philip D. Vrazels Motion for Acquittal as to Counts 6 and 7; Court DENIES Defendants CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. and Philip D. Vrazels Motion for Acquittal as to Counts 8-10. Witnesses: Dr. Pepper W. Trail (recalled), Melvin Adolph Letchenberger, Robert Eugene Schmidt, Kurtis Cantwell. Appearances: Howard Stewart, William Miller, Dick DeGuerin, Catherine Baen, Jim Blackburn, Jimmy Parks, Jr.(Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr)(Set: 9:00 (Time: 9:10-12:00; 1:00-3:30)), filed.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 07/12/2007)
07/15/2007457 NOTICE of Intent to Offer Witness Immunity by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 07/15/2007)
07/17/2007458 TRANSCRIPT as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re: Excerpt Testimony held on June 28, 2007 before Judge John D. Rainey. Court Reporter: S. Kerr. Transcript is available for viewing in the office of the clerk. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 07/17/2007)
07/17/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey: BENCH TRIAL as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel held on 7/17/2007. Defense evidence continues. Defendants rest. Govt recalls Agent Mason. Final arguments presented. Court finds Deft CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. GUILTY as to Counts 8-10; Court finds Deft Phillip D. Vrazle NOT GUILT as to Counts 8-10. Sentencing set for 10/18/07 at 10:00 a.m.. Bench trial concluded. Deft Vrazel continued on bond. Witnesses: David Dear, Thomas J. Mason. Appearances: Howard Stewart, William Miller, Dick DeGuerin, Jim Blackburn, Jimmy Parks, Jr., Edward Camara.(Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr)(Set: 9:00 (Time: 9:00-12:20; 1:20-4:20; 5:45-5:50)), filed.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 07/17/2007)
07/17/2007459 AMENDED TRIAL EXHIBIT LIST by USA (for Bench Trial started on 07/09/07) as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (kwallace, ) Modified on 6/19/2012: THIS DOCUMENT IS A DUPLICATE OF DOCUMENT 451 ... (jrichards, ). (Entered: 07/18/2007)
07/17/2007460 Defendant Vrazel's EXHIBIT LIST (for Bench Trial started 07/09/07) by Philip D. Vrazel as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 07/18/2007)
07/17/2007461 United States' WITNESS LIST (for Bench Trial started 07/09/07) as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 07/18/2007)
07/17/2007462 Defendant Vrazel's WITNESS LIST (for Bench Trial started 07/09/07) as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 07/18/2007)
07/17/2007463  ORDER for Presentence Investigation and Disclosure & Sentencing Dates as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P.. PSI Completion due by 9/13/2007 Objection to PSI due by 9/27/2007 Final PSI due by 10/11/2007 Sentencing set for 10/18/2007 at 10:00 AM before Judge John D. Rainey( Signed by Judge John D. Rainey ) Parties notified. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 07/18/2007)
07/22/2007464 SEALED DOCUMENT, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 07/22/2007)
07/22/2007465  MOTION to Unseal Document 464 Sealed Document by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 07/22/2007)
07/22/2007466  MOTION To Hold Hearing on Date For Trial of Count Three by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 07/22/2007)
07/23/2007467  MOTION to Unseal Document 464 Sealed Document by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 07/23/2007)
07/23/2007468  Letter to Judge Rainey as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 07/23/2007)
07/24/2007469  Response to Letter to Judge Rainey as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 07/24/2007)
07/25/2007470  RESPONSE in Opposition by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 466 MOTION by the Government Requesting the Setting of a Trial Date and Renewal of CITGO's Motion to Dismiss Count Three of the Superseding Indictment, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 07/25/2007)
07/27/2007471 SEALED RESPONSE, filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 07/27/2007)
07/27/2007472  MOTION to Set Aside Verdict For a New Trial and For Entry of a Judgment of Acquittal on Counts Four and Five by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 07/27/2007)
08/02/2007473 SEALED RESPONSE, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B) (Miller, William) (Entered: 08/02/2007)
08/02/2007474  MOTION to Make Copies of Exhibits Admitted at Trial Available to the Public by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 08/02/2007)
08/03/2007475  RESPONSE by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. to Government's Motion to Disclose to the Public Copies of Exhibits Admitted at Trial, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 08/03/2007)
08/03/2007476 Supplement by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 474 MOTION to Make Copies of Exhibits Admitted at Trial Available to the Public Exhibit A--Letter from Citizens for Environmental Justice, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 08/03/2007)
08/05/2007477  REPLY TO RESPONSE to Motion by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 474 MOTION to Make Copies of Exhibits Admitted at Trial Available to the Public, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 08/05/2007)
08/07/2007478  MOTION for Leave to File a Sur-reply Regarding the Motion of the United States to Unseal the Government's Submission to the United States Probation Office in Aid of Sentencing to file Sur-reply by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 08/07/2007)
08/07/2007479 SEALED DOCUMENT, filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 08/07/2007)
08/07/2007480  MOTION to Seal Document by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 08/07/2007)
08/07/2007481 TRANSCRIPT (39 pages) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re: Jury Deliberation Proceedings held on June 26, 2007 before Judge John D. Rainey. Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr. Transcript is available for viewing in the office of the clerk. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 08/07/2007)
08/07/2007482 TRANSCRIPT (18 pages) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re: Jury Deliberation Proceedings held on June 27, 2007 before Judge John D. Rainey. Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr. Transcript is available for viewing in the office of the clerk. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 08/07/2007)
08/07/2007483 TRANSCRIPT (70 pages) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re: Testimony of Mustafa Odeh and Phyllis Loeffler held on July 9, 2007 before Judge John D. Rainey. Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr. Transcript is available for viewing in the office of the clerk. (Attachments: # 1 Continuation pages 41-70) (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 08/07/2007)
08/07/2007484 TRANSCRIPT (69 pages) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re: Testimony of Thomas Mason held on July 10, 2007 before Judge John D. Rainey. Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr. Transcript is available for viewing in the office of the clerk. (Attachments: # 1 Continuation pages 41-68# 2 Continuation page 69) (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 08/07/2007)
08/07/2007485 TRANSCRIPT (12 pages) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re: Testimony of Juan Flores held on July 10, 2007 before Judge John D. Rainey. Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr. Transcript is available for viewing in the office of the clerk. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 08/07/2007)
08/07/2007486 TRANSCRIPT (58 pages) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re: Testimony of Juan Flores held on July 11, 2007 before Judge John D. Rainey. Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr. Transcript is available for viewing in the office of the clerk. (Attachments: # 1 Continuation pages 41-58) (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 08/07/2007)
08/07/2007487 TRANSCRIPT (73 pages) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re: Testimony of Pepper W. Trail, Ph.D. held on July 11, 2007 before Judge John D. Rainey. Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr. Transcript is available for viewing in the office of the clerk. (Attachments: # 1 Continuation pages 41-73) (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 08/07/2007)
08/07/2007488 TRANSCRIPT (16 pages) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re: Jury Deliberations held on 6/25/07 before Judge John D. Rainey. Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr. Transcript is available for viewing in the office of the clerk. (jrichards, ) (Entered: 08/07/2007)
08/07/2007489 ORDER granting 480 Motion to Seal Document as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1) and CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P...(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified...(jrichards, ) (Entered: 08/08/2007)
08/08/2007490 ORDER denying 478 Motion for Leave to File Sur-reply as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1), CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2). (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 08/08/2007)
08/08/2007491 ORDER denying 467 Motion to Unseal Document as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1), CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2), Philip D. Vrazel (3). (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 08/08/2007)
08/14/2007492  MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 472 MOTION to Set Aside Verdict For a New Trial and For Entry of a Judgment of Acquittal on Counts Four and Five by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 08/14/2007)
08/15/2007493 ORDER granting 492 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1), CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2), Philip D. Vrazel (3). (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 08/15/2007)
08/15/2007  Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Government's Deadline for filing a Response to CITGO's Motion to Set Aside Verdict, for a New Trial and for Entry of a Judgment of Acquittal on Counts Four and Five due by 9/14/2007. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 08/15/2007)
08/20/2007494 SEALED DOCUMENT, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 08/20/2007)
08/23/2007495  MOTION for Production of Corporate Financial Records by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 08/23/2007)
08/28/2007496  MOTION to Take Deposition of Suzie Canales by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 08/28/2007)
09/05/2007497  RESPONSE to Motion by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 496 MOTION to Take Deposition of Suzie Canales, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 09/05/2007)
09/06/2007498 SEALED RESPONSE, filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 09/06/2007)
09/07/2007499  REPLY TO RESPONSE to Motion by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 496 MOTION to Take Deposition, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 09/07/2007)
09/13/2007500 Supplement by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 499 Reply to Response, 496 MOTION to Take Deposition of Suzie Canales, 497 Response to Motion, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement to the Record)(Miller, William) (Entered: 09/13/2007)
09/14/2007501  RESPONSE to Motion by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 472 MOTION to Set Aside Verdict For a New Trial and For Entry of a Judgment of Acquittal on Counts Four and Five, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 09/14/2007)
09/19/2007502  RESPONSE by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. to the Motion of the United States to Supplement the Record in Opposition to CITGO's Motion for Leave to Depose Suzie Canales, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 09/19/2007)
09/20/2007503  Letter to Judge Rainey as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 09/20/2007)
09/24/2007504 Unopposed MOTION to Continue Extend the Deadline to File Objections to PSR and to Continue Sentencing by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 09/24/2007)
09/25/2007505 ORDER granting 504 Unopposed Motion to Extend the Deadline to File Objections to the PSR and to Continue Sentencing as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1), CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2). (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 09/25/2007)
09/27/2007506 SEALED MOTION, filed. (Attachments) (kwallace, ) (Entered: 09/27/2007)
10/01/2007507 TRANSCRIPT (78 pages) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re: Testimony of Kevin Kenall held on May 29, 2007 before Judge John D. Rainey. Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr. Transcript is available for viewing in the office of the clerk. (Attachments: # 1 Continued pages 40-78) (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 10/01/2007)
10/01/2007508 TRANSCRIPT (116 pages) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re: Testimony of Kevin Kenall held on May 31, 2007 before Judge John D. Rainey. Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr. Transcript is available for viewing in the office of the clerk. (Attachments: # 1 Transcript continued, pages 41-80# 2 Transcript continued, pages 81-116) (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 10/01/2007)
10/01/2007509 TRANSCRIPT (274 pages) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re: Bench Trial on the Merits held on July 9, 2007 before Judge John D. Rainey. Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr. Transcript is available for viewing in the office of the clerk. (Attachments: # 1 Continuation pages 41-80# 2 Continuation pages 81-120# 3 Continuation pages 121-160# 4 Continuation pages 161-200# 5 Continuation pages 201-240# 6 Continuation pages 241-274) (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 10/02/2007)
10/01/2007510 TRANSCRIPT (289 pages) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re: Bench Trial held on July 10, 2007 before Judge John D. Rainey. Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr. Transcript is available for viewing in the office of the clerk. (Attachments: # 1 Continuation pages 41-80# 2 Continuation pages 81-120# 3 Continuation pages 121-160# 4 Continuation pages 161-200# 5 Continuation pages 201-240# 6 Continuation pages 241-280# 7 Continuation pages 281-289) (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 10/02/2007)
10/01/2007511 TRANSCRIPT (233 pages) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re: Bench Trial held on July 11, 2007 before Judge John D. Rainey. Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr. Transcript is available for viewing in the office of the clerk. (Attachments: # 1 Continuation pages 41-80# 2 Continuation pages 81-120# 3 Continuation pages 121-160# 4 Continuation pages 161-200# 5 Continuation pages 201-233) (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 10/02/2007)
10/01/2007512 TRANSCRIPT (186 pages) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re: Bench Trial on the Merits held on July 12, 2007 before Judge John D. Rainey. Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr. Transcript is available for viewing in the office of the clerk. (Attachments: # 1 Continuation pages 41-80# 2 Continuation pages 81-120# 3 Continuation pages 121-160# 4 Continuation pages 161-186) (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 10/02/2007)
10/01/2007513 TRANSCRIPT (190 pages) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re: Bench Trial on the Merits held on July 17, 2007 before Judge John D. Rainey. Court Reporter: Sylvia Kerr. Transcript is available for viewing in the office of the clerk. (Attachments: # 1 Continuation pages 41-80# 2 Continuation pages 81-120# 3 Continuation pages 121-160# 4 Continuation pages 161-190) (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 10/02/2007)
10/09/2007514  CITGO's Reply in Support of Its Motion to Set Aside Verdict, for a New Trial and for Entry of a Judgment of Acquittal on Counts Four and Five as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 10/09/2007)
10/11/2007515 OBJECTION TO PRESENTENCE INVESTIGATION REPORT (SEALED) by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit C# 4 Exhibit D# 5 Exhibit E# 6 Exhibit F) (Miller, William) (Entered: 10/11/2007)
10/12/2007516 OBJECTION TO PRESENTENCE INVESTIGATION REPORT (SEALED) by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit # 2 Exhibit # 3 Exhibit # 4 Exhibit) (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 10/12/2007)
10/18/2007517 SEALED DOCUMENT, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A) (Miller, William) (Entered: 10/18/2007)
10/31/2007518  Request for Status Conference as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 10/31/2007)
11/09/2007519 Sealed Event, filed. (With attachments) (Entered: 11/09/2007)
11/19/2007520 ORDER granting 496 Motion to Take Deposition of Suzie Canales as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1), CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2). (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified.(yhausmann, ) (Entered: 11/19/2007)
11/20/2007521  MOTION To Limit Scope of Deposition of Suzie Canales re 520 Order on Motion to Take Deposition, 497 Response to Motion, 499 Reply to Response, 496 MOTION to Take Deposition of Suzie Canales by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 11/20/2007)
11/27/2007522 AFFIDAVIT by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel 521 MOTION filed by USA, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 11/27/2007)
11/29/2007523  RESPONSE to Motion by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 521 MOTION of the United States to Limit the Scope of the Deposition of Susie Canales, filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 11/29/2007)
12/07/2007524 DEPOSITION as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. Notice of Taking Deposition of Suzie Canales and Production of Documents Pursuant to Rule 15(a)(1), filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 12/07/2007)
12/11/2007525 DEPOSITION as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. Amended Notice of Taking Deposition of Susie Canales and Production of Documents Pursuant to Rule 15(a)(1), filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 12/11/2007)
12/21/2007526 ORDER granting 292 CITGO's Motion to Dismiss Count 3 of the Superseding Indictment; granting 328 Philip D. Vrazel's Motion to Dismiss Count 3 of the Superseding Indictment.(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified.(ltesch, ) (Entered: 12/21/2007)
12/26/2007527 Per Court Order 536 dated January 11, 2008, this document is unsealed: CITGO's Request for the Court to Poll the Jury by Questionnaire with Request for Leave to File Under Seal. Modified on 1/11/2008 (yhausmann, ). (Entered: 12/26/2007)
12/26/2007528 Sealed Event, filed. (Entered: 12/26/2007)
01/03/2008529 Opposed MOTION for Protective Order Pursuant to Rule 16(d)(1) by Suzie Canales as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Valdivia, Enrique) (Entered: 01/03/2008)
01/03/2008530  MOTION for Enrique Valdivia to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Suzie Canales as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Valdivia, Enrique) (Entered: 01/03/2008)
01/03/2008531 Sealed Event, filed. (Entered: 01/03/2008)
01/04/2008532 ORDER granting 530 Motion of Enrique P Valdivia to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Movant Suzie Canales. (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 01/04/2008)
01/04/2008533 Sealed Event, filed. (Entered: 01/04/2008)
01/08/2008534 Opposed MOTION to Compel Service of Suzie Canales' Ex arte Affidavit by CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 01/08/2008)
01/08/2008535 First RESPONSE to Motion by CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 529 MOTION for Protective Order Pursuant to Rule 16(d)(1), filed.(Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 01/08/2008)
01/11/2008536 ORDER granting in part and denying in part 521 Motion of the United States to Limit the Scope of the Deposition of Suzie Canales; granting in part and denying in part 529 Motion of Suzie Canales for Protective Order as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1), CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2), Philip D. Vrazel (3). CITGO's 527 Request for the Court to Poll the Jury by Questionnaire With Request for Leave to File Under Seal should be denied. Docket entry 527 is unsealed. The deposition of Suzie Canales will be held at the Federal Courthouse in Corpus Christi, Texas on January 16, 2008 at 9:00am. (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 01/11/2008)
01/11/2008537 ORDER granting in part 495 Motion for Production of CITGO's Corporate Financial Record of Earnings and Assets...(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey)... Parties notified...(jrichards, ) (Entered: 01/11/2008)
01/16/2008  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey : DEPOSITION of Suzie Canales held on 1/16/2008... Appearances: Catherine Louise Baen, Dick DeGuerin, Lary Cook Larson, William Robert Miller, Howard P Stewart, Enrique Porreta Valdivia...(ERO: Linda Rivera, CSR: Marcy Wells)...(Digital: 9:15 - 9:30; CSR: 9:50 - 10:40) (jrichards, ) (Entered: 01/17/2008)
01/16/2008540 DEPOSITION EXHIBIT LIST by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 01/22/2008)
01/16/2008541 ORDER granting 474 Motion of the United States to Disclose to the Public Copies of Exhibits Admitted at Trial as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1), CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2), Philip D. Vrazel (3). (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 01/22/2008)
01/16/2008554 DEPOSITION EXHIBIT LIST by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 01/30/2008)
01/18/2008538 NOTICE OF APPEAL to US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 526 Order on Motion to Dismiss Counts,,filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/18/2008)
01/22/2008  Attorney update in case as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel. Attorney James L Turner for USA added. (lcayce, ) (Entered: 01/22/2008)
01/22/2008539 Notice of the Filing of an Appeal as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel. DKT13 transcript order form was mailed to appellant 3 copies. Fee status: not paid. The following Notice of Appeal and related motions are pending in the District Court: 538 Notice of Appeal - Judgment and Sentence,filed.(lcayce, ) (Entered: 01/22/2008)
01/22/2008542 Response to Objections to PSR (Sealed) by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Entered: 01/22/2008)
01/24/2008543  MOTION For a Court Ruling on CITGO's Allegations of Jury Tampering re 496 MOTION to Take Deposition of Suzie Canales by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/24/2008)
01/24/2008544 Sealed Event, filed. (Entered: 01/24/2008)
01/25/2008545 Final Presentence Investigation Report (Sealed) as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (dnuncio, ) (Entered: 01/25/2008)
01/25/2008546 Confidential Sentencing Recommendation(Sealed) regarding CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (dnuncio, ) (Entered: 01/25/2008)
01/25/2008547 Sealed Addendum to 545 Final Presentence Investigation Report (Sealed) as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (dnuncio, ) (Entered: 01/25/2008)
01/28/2008548 Final Presentence Investigation Report (Sealed) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, filed. (mmunoz, ) (Entered: 01/28/2008)
01/28/2008549 Confidential Sentencing Recommendation(Sealed) regarding CITGO Petroleum Corporation, filed. (mmunoz, ) (Entered: 01/28/2008)
01/28/2008550 Sealed Addendum to 548 Final Presentence Investigation Report (Sealed) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, filed. (mmunoz, ) (Entered: 01/28/2008)
01/29/2008551 Receipt of documents ordered produced "in camera" pursuant to Dkt #537 as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, et al... Forwarded to chambers. (ltesch, ) (Entered: 01/29/2008)
01/29/2008552 Opposed MOTION ruling finding no jury tampering by Suzie Canales as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Valdivia, Enrique) (Entered: 01/29/2008)
01/29/2008553 Sealed Event, filed. (Entered: 01/29/2008)
01/31/2008555 Sealed Event, filed. (With attachments) (Entered: 01/31/2008)
01/31/2008556 Notice of Assignment of USCA No. 08-40063 as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation re: 538 Notice of Appeal - Judgment and Sentence,filed.(amireles, ) (Entered: 02/01/2008)
02/13/2008557  RESPONSE to Motion by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 543 MOTION, 552 MOTION by the Government and Susie Canales for a Court Ruling on Issue of Jury Tampering, filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 02/13/2008)
02/13/2008558 Notice of Non-Compliance as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel. DKT13 needed. Party ntfd,filed. (lcayce, ) (Entered: 02/13/2008)
02/22/2008559  REPLY TO RESPONSE to Motion by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 543 MOTION For a Court Ruling on CITGO's Allegations of Jury Tampering re 496 MOTION to Take Deposition of Suzie Canales MOTION For a Court Ruling on CITGO's Allegations of Jury Tampering re 496 MOTION to Take Deposition of Suzie Canales, 552 Opposed MOTION ruling finding no jury tampering, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 02/22/2008)
02/25/2008560 NOTICE OF SETTING as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P...... Telephone Conference is scheduled for 2/27/2008 at 10:00 AM before Judge John D. Rainey...AUSA arrange telephone call to the Court's chambers... (jrichards, ) (Entered: 02/25/2008)
02/26/2008  At the request of counsel, the telephone conference scheduled for 2/27/08 will be held at 2:00 p.m... (jrichards, ) (Entered: 02/26/2008)
02/26/2008561  Sealed Event, filed. (Entered: 02/26/2008)
02/27/2008562 Sealed Event, filed. (Entered: 02/27/2008)
02/27/2008563  MOTION for Hearing in Advance of Sentencing by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Hennessy, Edward) (Entered: 02/27/2008)
02/27/2008564 Sealed Event, filed. (With attachments) (Entered: 02/27/2008)
02/27/2008565 Sealed Event, filed. (Entered: 02/27/2008)
02/27/2008  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey : Telephone Conference as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 2/27/2008... (jrichards, ) (Entered: 03/03/2008)
02/28/2008566 Sealed Event, filed. (Entered: 02/28/2008)
02/29/2008567 SCHEDULING ORDER as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel. (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey) Parties notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 02/29/2008)
03/05/2008  Electronic record on appeal certified to Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation re: 538 Notice of Appeal - Order on Motion to Dismiss Count 3. USCA No. 08-40063,filed.(lcayce, ) (Entered: 03/05/2008)
03/06/2008568 TRANSCRIPT as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation re: Hearing held on 1/16/08 before Judge John D. Rainey. Court Reporter: ERO. Transcript is available for viewing in the office of the clerk (pages 1-14), filed. (lrivera, ) (Entered: 03/06/2008)
03/07/2008569  MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney and Proposed Order by Enrique Porreta Valdivia by on behalf of Suzie Canales as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Valdivia, Enrique) (Entered: 03/07/2008)
03/09/2008570 Sealed Event, filed. (With attachments) (Entered: 03/09/2008)
03/09/2008571 Sealed Event, filed. (Entered: 03/09/2008)
03/13/2008572 Sealed Event, filed. (Entered: 03/13/2008)
03/13/2008573 Sealed Event, filed. (Entered: 03/13/2008)
03/14/2008574 Sealed Event, filed. (With attachments) (Entered: 03/14/2008)
03/20/2008575 Sealed Event, filed. (Entered: 03/20/2008)
03/25/2008576 Sealed Event, filed. (Entered: 03/25/2008)
03/25/2008577 Sealed Event, filed. (Entered: 03/25/2008)
03/25/2008  A Telephone Conference is scheduled for 3/28/2008 at 10:00 AM before Judge John D. Rainey... (jrichards, ) (Entered: 03/25/2008)
03/25/2008578 Sealed Order, filed. (jrichards, ). (Entered: 03/26/2008)
03/26/2008579 Sealed Event, filed. (Entered: 03/26/2008)
03/27/2008580  Letter as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 03/27/2008)
03/27/2008581 Sealed Event, filed. (Entered: 03/27/2008)
03/28/2008582 Sealed Event, filed. (Entered: 03/28/2008)
03/28/2008583 ORDER. The sole purpose of the scheduled 4/28/08 hearing is to hear evidence showing whether or not individuals identified by the Govt as alleged victims qualify as "crime victims" under the Crime Victims' Rights Act. ( Signed by Judge John D. Rainey ) Parties notified. (ltesch, ) (Entered: 03/28/2008)
03/28/2008  Telephone Conference held as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 3/28/2008 before Judge John D. Rainey... Appearances: Catherine Louise Baen, Dick DeGuerin, Nathan P Eimer, William Robert Miller, Howard P Stewart... (jrichards, ) (Entered: 04/01/2008)
04/01/2008584  Scheduling of Depositions in Federal Courthouse as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 04/01/2008)
04/03/2008585 Sealed Event, filed. (With attachments) (Entered: 04/03/2008)
04/04/2008586 Sealed Order. (Entered: 04/04/2008)
04/07/2008587 Sealed Event, filed. (With attachments) (Entered: 04/07/2008)
04/07/2008588 Sealed Event, filed. (Entered: 04/07/2008)
04/07/2008589 Sealed Event, filed. (With attachments) (Entered: 04/07/2008)
04/08/2008590  RESPONSE to Motion by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 587 Sealed Event To Approve Letter to Victims, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 04/08/2008)
04/08/2008591  MOTION to Unseal Document 587 Sealed Event To Accept Victim Letter by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 04/08/2008)
04/10/2008592 Sealed Event, filed. (Entered: 04/10/2008)
04/10/2008  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey: Telephone conference held on 4/10/08 as to as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 04/14/2008)
04/11/2008593 ORDER as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel. (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 04/11/2008)
04/11/2008  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey: Telephone conference held on 4/11/08 as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 04/14/2008)
04/17/2008594  MOTION for the immediate disclosure of transcribed interviews of victim witnesses by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 04/17/2008)
04/18/2008595 Sealed Event, filed. (Entered: 04/18/2008)
04/19/2008596  Emergency Request for Status Conference as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 04/19/2008)
04/19/2008597  Response to document #595 as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 04/19/2008)
04/19/2008598 Sealed Event, filed. (Entered: 04/19/2008)
04/21/2008599 ORDER granting 594 Government's Emergency Motion for the Immediate Disclosure of Transcribed Verbatim Interviews and Any Other Statements of Victim/Witnesses as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1), CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2). (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 04/21/2008)
04/21/2008600 Sealed Event, filed. (Entered: 04/21/2008)
04/22/2008601  MOTION to Obtain a Court Order for Medical Records Production by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 04/22/2008)
04/23/2008602  Exhibit A to Motion To Obtain Court Order for Medical Records Production (Docket # 601) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 04/23/2008)
04/23/2008603 ORDER as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. 602 Document. (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) (Attachments: # 1 HIPPA form) Parties notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 04/23/2008)
04/25/2008604 WITNESS LIST by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 04/25/2008)
04/25/2008605  Memorandum In Aid of Sentencing as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 04/25/2008)
04/25/2008606 Sealed Event, filed. (Entered: 04/25/2008)
04/25/2008607 Sealed Event, filed. (Entered: 04/25/2008)
04/25/2008608  RESPONSE by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. To CITGO's Motion to Exclude Testimony of Montoya, Bridges and Till, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 04/25/2008)
04/28/2008609  Consolidated Reply to Responses to Memoranda of the United States 517 , 565 , 581 , and 582 as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D)(Miller, William) (Entered: 04/28/2008)
04/28/2008610  Response of the United States to CITGO's Motion to Limit Victim Testimony as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 04/28/2008)
04/28/2008611 EXHIBIT LIST by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 04/28/2008)
04/28/2008  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey on 04/28/08: PRE-SENTENCING HEARING Day 1 as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P....The rule was invoked...Opening statements made by counsel...Testimony and evidence presented...Witnesses: Joseph Montoya, Karen Bridges, Tim Doty, John Risher, Rebecca Zamora, Thelma Morgan....Adjourned until 4/29/08 at 9:00 a.m...(9:15 - 12:05; 1:20 - 5:20)... Appearances: Catherine Louise Baen, Dick DeGuerin, Nathan P Eimer, William Robert Miller, Howard P Stewart...(Court Reporter: M. Wells)......(jrichards, ) (Entered: 04/28/2008)
04/29/2008  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey on 4/29/08...PRE-SENTENCING HEARING - Day 2 - as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P...Tesitmony and evidence continued...Witnesses: Patricia Gomez (continued), Rosalinda Armadillo, Tammy Castillo, Betty Whiteside, Rosie Porter, Curtis Till, Diana Linan, Maureen Brooks, Joel Mumphord...Adjourned until 5/1/08 at 9:00 a.m...(9:15 - 11:45; 1:00 - 5:00)... Appearances: Catherine Louise Baen, Dick DeGuerin, Nathan P Eimer, William Robert Miller, Howard P Stewart...(Court Reporter: M. Wells)... (jrichards, ) (Entered: 04/30/2008)
04/29/2008635 Written Response to Request for Interview by Dorothy Gonzales Daywood and Joel Mumphord, filed....(jrichards, ) Modified on 6/2/2008: To correct the filing date... (jrichards, ). (Entered: 06/02/2008)
04/29/2008636 EXHIBIT LIST by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P....(Exhibits admitted on 4/28/08 and 4/29/08)..., filed. (jrichards, ) (Entered: 06/02/2008)
04/30/2008612 Sealed Event, filed. (Entered: 04/30/2008)
04/30/2008613 Sealed Event, filed. (Entered: 04/30/2008)
04/30/2008614 Sealed Event, filed. (Entered: 04/30/2008)
05/01/2008  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey: Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey on 5/1/08: PRE-SENTENCING HEARING Day 3 as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. Testimony and evidence continued- Government Witnesses: Dorothy Daywood, Kathleen Fleming, Guadalupe Lopez, Diane Cantu, Jean Salone. Defendant Witness: Vincent Leopold. Appearances: Catherine Louise Baen, Dick DeGuerin, Nathan P Eimer, William Robert Miller, Howard P Stewart.(Court Reporter: M. Wells)(Time 9:00-11:47; 1:00-5:06), filed.(lrivera, ) (Entered: 05/05/2008)
05/02/2008  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey on 5/2/08: PRE-SENTENCING HEARING Day 4 as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. Testimony and evidence continued- Government Witnesses: David Turner and Chris Weis. Defendant Witness, Attorney Ralph Meyer, gives testimony on civil matters against CITGO. Court will continue on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. to hear from Defendant Witness Les Montgomery. Appearances: Catherine Louise Baen, Dick DeGuerin, Nathan P Eimer, William Robert Miller, Howard P Stewart(Court Reporter: M. Wells).(Time 9:12 am: -11:55 am; 1:15 pm - 4:20 pm) Hearing set for 5/12/2008 at 09:00 AM before Judge John D. Rainey, filed.(lrivera, ) (Entered: 05/05/2008)
05/02/2008637 WITNESS LIST (INITIAL SENTENCING HEARING) by USA, filed...(Testimony presented on 4/28, 4/29, 05/01 and 05/02/08)... (jrichards, ) (Entered: 06/02/2008)
05/05/2008615  MOTION For Reconsideration of Court's Decision to Exclude Victim/Witnesses After They Have Testified by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 05/05/2008)
05/07/2008616  MOTION For Discovery of Underlying Facts and Data Which Defendant Claims Supports Defendants' Exhibits SH-14 through SH-21 by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 05/07/2008)
05/09/2008617 Sealed Event, filed. (Entered: 05/09/2008)
05/09/2008618  MOTION to Modify /Objections to Subpoena Duces Tecum by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 1 of 4, # 5 Exhibit 2 of 4, # 6 Exhibit 3 of 4, # 7 Exhibit 4 of 4, # 8 Proposed Order)(Anastasiadis, Demetri) (Entered: 05/09/2008)
05/11/2008619  Notice of the United States of Data and Information Reviewed by Christopher P. Weis as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Miller, William) (Entered: 05/11/2008)
05/12/2008620 Entry of Dismissal of USCA for the Fifth Circuit (certified copy) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel dated 05/02/08 re: 538 Notice of Appeal - Judgment and Sentence ; USCA No. 08-40063. Pursuant to Appellant's motion, this appeal is DISMISSED,filed.(kwallace, ) (Entered: 05/12/2008)
05/12/2008621 TRANSCRIPT (257 pages) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re: Pre-Sentencing Hearing held on May 1, 2008 before Judge John D. Rainey. Court Reporter: Marcy Wells. Transcript is available for viewing in the office of the clerk. (Attachments: # 1 pages 41-80, # 2 pages 81-120, # 3 pages 121-160, # 4 pages 161-200, # 5 pages 201-240, # 6 pages 241-257) (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 05/12/2008)
05/12/2008622 TRANSCRIPT (172 pages) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re: Pre-Sentencing Hearing held on May 2, 2008 before Judge John D. Rainey. Court Reporter: Marcy Wells. Transcript is available for viewing in the office of the clerk. (Attachments: # 1 pages 41-80, # 2 pages 81-120, # 3 pages 121-160, # 4 pages 161-172) (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 05/12/2008)
05/12/2008623 ORDER granting 616 Government's Emergency Motion for Disclosure of the Underlying Facts and Data Which the Defendant Claims Support Defendants' Exhibits SH-14 Through and Including SH-21 as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1), CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2). (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 05/13/2008)
05/12/2008624 ORDER granting 615 Government's Emergency Motion for Reconsideration of the Court's Decision to Exclude the Victim/Witnesses from the Initial Phase of the Sentencing Hearing after the Victim/Witnesses Have Testified as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1), CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2). (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 05/13/2008)
05/12/2008  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey: PRE-SENTENCING HEARING DAY 5 as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 5/12/2008. Testimony and evidence continued, Defense Witness Les Montgomery. Court will continue pre-sentencing hearing on June 17, 2008 and June 18, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. Appearances: Catherine Louise Baen, Dick DeGuerin, Nathan P Eimer, William Robert Miller, Howard P Stewart.(Court Reporter: M Wells) (Time set 9:00; 9:04 am -12:03; 1:35 - 3:45 p.m.), filed.(lrivera, ) (Entered: 05/13/2008)
05/12/2008638 WITNESS LIST (PRE-SENTENCING HEARING) by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed...(Testimony presented on 05/01, 05/02 and 05/12/08)... (jrichards, ) (Entered: 06/02/2008)
05/12/2008639 EXHIBIT LIST (PRE-SENTENCING HEARING) by USA, filed...(Exhibits admitted on 4/28, 4/29, 5/1, 5/2 and 5/12/08... (jrichards, ) (Entered: 06/02/2008)
05/12/2008640 EXHIBIT LIST (PRE-SENTENCING HEARING) by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed...(Exhibits admitted on 5/12/08)...(jrichards, ) (Entered: 06/02/2008)
05/13/2008625 TRANSCRIPT (240 pages) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re: Pre-Sentencing Hearing held on April 28, 2008 before Judge John D. Rainey. Court Reporter: Marcy Wells. Transcript is available for viewing in the office of the clerk. (Attachments: # 1 pages 41-80, # 2 pages 81-120, # 3 pages 121-160, # 4 pages 161-200, # 5 pages 201-240) (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 05/13/2008)
05/15/2008626 TRANSCRIPT as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re: Pre-Sentencing Hearing held on April 29, 2008 before Judge John D. Rainey. Court Reporter/Transcriber Marcy Wells. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 8/13/2008. (Attachments: # 1 pages 41-80, # 2 pages 81-120, # 3 pages 121-160, # 4 pages 161-200, # 5 pages 201-240, # 6 pages 241-242) (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 05/16/2008)
05/19/2008627 Notice of Filing of Official Transcript. Party notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 05/19/2008)
05/19/2008628  Demand for Disclosure of Underlying Facts and Data Which CITGO Claims Supports Testimony of Les Montgomery as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Miller, William) (Entered: 05/19/2008)
05/19/2008629  Letter Response to Request for Clarification of List of Documents Reviewed by Dr. Weis as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 05/19/2008)
05/21/2008630  Defendants CITGO's Reponse to Howard Stewart Letter dated May 19, 2008 as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 05/21/2008)
05/23/2008631 TRANSCRIPT as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re: Pre-Sentencing Hearing held on May 12, 2008 before Judge John D. Rainey. Court Reporter/Transcriber Marcy Wells. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 8/21/2008. (Attachments: # 1 pages 41-80, # 2 pages 81-120, # 3 pages 121-160, # 4 pages 161-169) (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 05/23/2008)
05/23/2008632 Notice of Filing of Official Transcript as to 631 Transcript. Party notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 05/23/2008)
06/02/2008633  Emergency Motion for the Immediate Disclosure of the Facts and Data Relied Upon by Dr. Weis as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 06/02/2008)
06/02/2008634  Letter Reply to CITGO's Letter Regarding Dr. Weis Documents and Data (Document # 630) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 06/02/2008)
06/02/2008641 INDEX of Documents Filed - PRE-SENTENCING HEARING held on 4/28, 4/29, 5/1, 5/2 and 5/12/08: 635 04/29/08 - Written Response to Request for Interview... 636 4/29/08 - Defts' Exhibit List (Exhibits admitted on 4/28 and 4/29/08)... 637 5/2/08 - Govt's Initial Sentencing Hearing Witness List (Testimony presented on 4/28, 4/29, and 5/01/08)... 638 5/12/08 - Defts' Pre-Sentencing Hearing Witness List (Testimony presented on 5/1, 5/2 and 5/12/08)... 639 5/12/08 - Govt's Pre-Sentencing Hearing Exhibit List (Exhibits admitted on 4/28, 4/29, 5/1, 5/2 and 5/12/08)... 640 5/12/08 - Defts' Pre-Sentencing Hearing Exhibit List (Exhibits admitted on 5/12/08)...(jrichards, ) (Entered: 06/02/2008)
06/05/2008642  RESPONSE by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 633 Document, CITGO's Emergency Motion for Immediate Disclosure of Fact and Data Relied Upon by Dr. Weis, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Miller, William) (Entered: 06/05/2008)
06/07/2008643  MOTION To Strike The Testimony of James L. Montgomery by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 06/07/2008)
06/11/2008644  CITGO's Reply in Support of Their Emergency Motion for the Immediate Disclosure of The Facts and Data Reviewed and Relied Upon by Dr. Weis as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 06/11/2008)
06/11/2008645 ORDER as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel granting in part and denying in part 633 Emergency Motion for the Immediate Disclosure of the Facts and Data Relied Upon by Dr. Weis. (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey) Parties notified. (mserpa, ) (Entered: 06/11/2008)
06/12/2008646  MOTION to Exclude the Testimony of Un-Named Medical Doctor and Janet E. Kester from Pre-Sentencing Hearing by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 06/12/2008)
06/12/2008647  RESPONSE to Motion by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 646 MOTION to Exclude the Testimony of Un-Named Medical Doctor and Janet E. Kester from Pre-Sentencing Hearing, filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 06/12/2008)
06/12/2008648  Amended Pre-Sentencing Hearing Exhibit List of Defendants CITGO Petroleum Corporation and CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 06/12/2008)
06/14/2008649  Notice of the United States of the Non-Production of Exhibits as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 06/14/2008)
06/14/2008650  Notice of Filing and Compliance with Court's Order of June 11, 2008 Regarding Data and Information Reviewed by Dr. Weis as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B-1, # 3 Exhibit B-2, # 4 Exhibit B-3, # 5 Exhibit B-4, # 6 Exhibit B-5, # 7 Exhibit B-6, # 8 Exhibit B-7, # 9 Exhibit B-8)(Miller, William) (Entered: 06/14/2008)
06/15/2008651 NOTICE of New Controlling Supreme Court Authority in Support of Its Motion to Set Aside Verdict, For a New Trial, and For Entry of A Judgment of Acquittal on Counts Four and Five by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 472 MOTION to Set Aside Verdict For a New Trial and For Entry of a Judgment of Acquittal on Counts Four and Five, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 06/15/2008)
06/15/2008652  Notice of the Non-Production of Required Discovery Information Related to Janet Kester as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 06/15/2008)
06/15/2008653  Notice of Non-Production of Required Discovery Information Related to "Dr. Krost" as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 06/15/2008)
06/15/2008654  Notice of Intention to Use a Conversion Formula as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 06/15/2008)
06/16/2008655  MOTION to Exclude Testimony of Dr. Glen Kost from the Initial Phase of the Sentencing Hearing by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 06/16/2008)
06/16/2008656 EXHIBIT LIST by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 06/16/2008)
06/17/2008  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey on 6 /17/08: PRE-SENTENCING HEARING Day 6 as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. Testimony and evidence continued- Defense Witnesses: Janet Kester. Court will continue pre-sentencing hearing on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. Appearances: Catherine Louise Baen, Dick DeGuerin, Nathan P Eimer, William Robert Miller, Howard P Stewart.(Court Reporter: M. Wells).(Time set 9:00) 9:00- 12:15; 1:30 - 5:05) for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey:, filed.(lrivera, ) (Entered: 06/18/2008)
06/18/2008657  Letter Request for Details of Billing Related to Testimony of Janet Kester as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 06/18/2008)
06/18/2008  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey on 6/17/08: Pre-Sentencing Hearing - Day 7 - as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. evidence continued-Defense Witnesses: Dr Glen Kost. Government calls Witness J.C. Hustdete. Court will continue pre-sentencing hearing on June 30, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. Appearances: Catherine Louise Baen, Dick DeGuerin, Nathan P Eimer, William Robert Miller, Howard P Stewart.(Court Reporter: M. Wells)Time set 9:00 a.m. (9:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.)(Digital # 9:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.), filed.(lrivera, ) (Entered: 06/19/2008)
06/22/2008658  MOTION for Disclosure of Supporting Documents Related to HON and MACT Reports (leak detection) by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 06/22/2008)
06/23/2008659  MOTION for Chad J. Doellinger to Appear Pro Hac Vice by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (kwallace, ) (Entered: 06/23/2008)
06/24/2008660  RESPONSE by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 658 MOTION for Disclosure of Supporting Documents Related to HON and MACT Reports (leak detection), filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 06/24/2008)
06/25/2008661 ORDER granting 659 Motion of to Appear Pro Hac Vice as to Citgo Petroleum Corporation and CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. Chad J Doellinger is admitted pro hac vice for CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified. (ltesch, ) (Entered: 06/25/2008)
06/26/2008662  RESPONSE to Motion by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 643 MOTION To Strike The Testimony of James L. Montgomery from the Sentencing Hearing, filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 06/26/2008)
06/26/2008663 ORDER granting 658 Motion for Disclosure as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation and CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P...(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.)... Parties notified...(jrichards, ) (Entered: 06/26/2008)
06/27/2008672 TRANSCRIPT (226 pages) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re: Pre-Sentencing Hearing held on June 17, 2008 before Judge John D. Rainey. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Marcy Wells. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 9/25/2008. (Attachments: # 1 pages 41-80, # 2 pages 81-120, # 3 pages 121-160, # 4 pages 161-200, # 5 pages 201-226) (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 07/01/2008)
06/27/2008673 Notice of Filing of Official Transcript as to 672 Transcript. Party notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 07/01/2008)
06/29/2008664  Amended Pre-Sentencing Exhibit List of Defendants as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 06/29/2008)
06/29/2008665  MOTION to Exclude Testimony of Mark Cheesman from Pre-Sentencing Hearing by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 06/29/2008)
06/29/2008666  MOTION for Discovery of Presentations and Papers of Dr. Jeffrey D. Britton or in the Alternative for the Exclusion of the Testimony of Dr. Britton by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 06/29/2008)
06/29/2008667  RESPONSE to Motion by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 666 MOTION for Discovery, 665 MOTION to Exclude CITGO Witnesses, filed.(Doellinger, Chad) (Entered: 06/29/2008)
06/29/2008668 WITNESS LIST by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 06/29/2008)
06/29/2008669 EXHIBIT LIST by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 06/29/2008)
06/30/2008  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey on 6/30/08... Pre-Sentencing Hearing - Day 8 - as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation and CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P...Defts evidence continued...Defense Witness: Dr. Jeffrey Britton... Adjourned until July 1, 2008 at 9:00 a.m....Appearances: Catherine Louise Baen, Dick DeGuerin, Nathan P Eimer, William Robert Miller, Howard P Stewart.(Court Reporter: M. Wells)... (Set for 9:00 (9:00 - 12:00; 1:30 - 5:00)... (jrichards, ) (Entered: 06/30/2008)
06/30/2008674 TRANSCRIPT (83 pages) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re: Pre-Sentencing Hearing held on June 18, 2008 before Judge John D. Rainey. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Marcy Wells. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 9/29/2008. (Attachments: # 1 pages 41-80, # 2 pages 81-83) (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 07/01/2008)
06/30/2008675 Notice of Filing of Official Transcript as to 674 Transcript. Party notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 07/01/2008)
07/01/2008670  NOTICE of Legal Standard for Establishing that Criminal Acts of Defendants are Direct and Proximate Cause of the Harm Suffered by Victim/ Witnesses as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 07/01/2008)
07/01/2008671  MOTION to Strike The Specific Causation Testimony of Dr. Weis by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 07/01/2008)
07/01/2008  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey on 07/01/08: PRE-SENTENCING HEARING - Day 9 - as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation and CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P...Defts evidence continued and concluded...Govts rebuttal evidence presented....Testimony concluded...Govts post hearing brief addressing Santos issues is due on 7/23/08...Govts reply brief is due on 8/8/08...Defts post hearing brief addressing all pending matters is due on 7/23/08...Govts reply brief is due on 8/8/08...Defts final responsive brief is due on 8/15/08...Sentencing hearing date will be advised later...Witnesses: Mark Cheesman; Scott Poole; Erik Snyder; Dr. Christopher Weis; Katy OConnell...Appearances: Catherine Louise Baen, Dick DeGuerin, Nathan P Eimer, William Robert Miller, Howard P Stewart.(Court Reporter: M. Wells) (Set for 9:00 (9:00 - 12:00: 2:00 - 4:00)...(jrichards, ) (Entered: 07/02/2008)
07/01/2008676 AMENDED WITNESS LIST of the USA for Presentencing Hearing June 30-July 1 as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 07/02/2008)
07/01/2008677 FINAL AMENDED EXHIBIT LIST of the USA for June 30-July 1, 2008 Presentencing Hearing as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 07/02/2008)
07/01/2008678 FINAL AMENDED PRESENTENCING HEARING EXHIBIT LIST of Defendants CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 07/02/2008)
07/13/2008679  Letter Regarding CITGO's Failure to Disclose Janet Kester Documents as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit DeGuerin's letter of 7/07/08)(Miller, William) (Entered: 07/13/2008)
07/15/2008680  MOTION for Disclosure of Information Relating to the Expert Opinion of Janet Kester by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 07/15/2008)
07/15/2008681 TRANSCRIPT (212 pages) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re: Pre-Sentencing Hearing held on June 30, 2008 before Judge John D. Rainey. Court Reporter/Transcriber: M. Wells. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 10/14/2008. (Attachments: # 1 pages 41-80, # 2 pages 81-120, # 3 pages 121-160, # 4 pages 161-200, # 5 pages 201-212) (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 07/16/2008)
07/15/2008682 TRANSCRIPT (188 pages) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re: Pre-Sentencing Hearing held on July 1, 2008 before Judge John D. Rainey. Court Reporter/Transcriber: M. Wells. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 10/14/2008. (Attachments: # 1 pages 41-80, # 2 pages 81-120, # 3 pages 121-160, # 4 pages 161-188) (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 07/16/2008)
07/15/2008683 Notice of Filing of Official Transcript as to 681 Transcript, 682 Transcript. Party notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 07/16/2008)
07/16/2008684  RESPONSE to Motion by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 680 MOTION for Disclosure of Information Relating to the Expert Opinion of Janet Kester, filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 07/16/2008)
07/21/2008685 Supplement by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 671 MOTION to Strike The Specific Causation Testimony of Dr. Weis, filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 07/21/2008)
07/22/2008686  RESPONSE by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. re 472 MOTION to Set Aside Verdict For a New Trial and For Entry of a Judgment of Acquittal on Counts Four and Five and 651 Notice of New Authority in Support of its Motion, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 07/22/2008)
07/22/2008687 ORDER denying as moot 680 Government's Motion for Disclosure of Information Relating to the Expert Opinion of Janet Kester as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1), CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2). (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 07/23/2008)
07/23/2008688  MOTION to Exclude Testimony of the Alleged Victims by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Doellinger, Chad) (Entered: 07/23/2008)
07/24/2008689 NOTICE of Corrected Filing by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 688 MOTION to Exclude, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Corrected Memorandum re Motion to Exclude Testimony)(Doellinger, Chad) (Entered: 07/24/2008)
07/25/2008690  Memorandum in Support of a Finding That Representative Victim/Witnesses are Crime Victims Pursuant to Crime Victim's Rights Act as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Miller, William) (Entered: 07/25/2008)
08/08/2008691  RESPONSE by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 472 MOTION to Set Aside Verdict For a New Trial and For Entry of a Judgment of Acquittal on Counts Four and Five, filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 08/08/2008)
08/08/2008692  Response of United States to CITGO Memorandum on Motion to Exclude Victim Testimony as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Miller, William) (Entered: 08/08/2008)
08/15/2008693  REPLY TO RESPONSE to Motion by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 688 MOTION to Exclude Testimony of the Alleged Victims, filed.(Doellinger, Chad) (Entered: 08/15/2008)
08/21/2008694  Notice of CITGO's Failure to Comply, Affirming Opposition to CITGO Motion and of Government Right to File Pleadings on Behalf of Victims as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 08/21/2008)
08/22/2008695  RESPONSE by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel CITGO's Response to Government's Notice (Dkt. 694), filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 08/22/2008)
08/27/2008696  Notice of CITGO's Failure to Report Emissions Event as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 08/27/2008)
08/27/2008697  Statement of the Government's Argument on Causation in its Simplest Terms as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 08/27/2008)
09/02/2008698  REPLY to CITGO's Response to Notice Affirming Opposition to CITGO's Motion to Strike Testimony of Dr. Weis as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 09/02/2008)
09/04/2008699  RESPONSE by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel to the Government's Latest Attempt to Establish Causation, filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 09/04/2008)
09/04/2008700  RESPONSE by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel to the Government's Notice (Dkt. 696), filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 09/04/2008)
09/05/2008701  Reply to CITGO's Response to Government's Notice of CITGO's Failure to Report Emissions Event as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Miller, William) (Entered: 09/05/2008)
09/08/2008702 NOTICE of the Government's Erroneous Characterization of Regulatory Standards by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 09/08/2008)
09/12/2008703  Response to CITGO's Notice of Government's Alleged Erroneous Characterization of Regulatory Standards as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Miller, William) (Entered: 09/12/2008)
09/18/2008704  MOTION for New Trial for Oral Argument on its Motion for a New Trial (Dkts. 472, 651) by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 09/18/2008)
09/19/2008705  RESPONSE to CITGO's Request for Oral Argument [DKT #704] on its Motion for a New Trial [Dkt # 472 and #651] as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 09/19/2008)
09/19/2008706  NOTICE of CITGO's Criminal Conviction for Violating the Federal Clean Water Act as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 09/19/2008)
09/22/2008707  RESPONSE by CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. Response to Government's Response, filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 09/22/2008)
09/24/2008708  MOTION for Leave to File Sur-Reply by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 09/24/2008)
09/24/2008709  SUR-REPLY of the United States to CITGO's Reply to the Government's Response to CITGO's Notice of Government's "Alleged" Mis-Characterization of Regulatory Standards as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 09/24/2008)
09/26/2008710  RESPONSE to Motion by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 708 MOTION for Leave to File Sur-Reply to CITGO's Reply to the Government's Response to CITGO's Notice of Government's "Alleged" Mis-Characterization of Regulatory Standards, filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 09/26/2008)
09/29/2008711  REPLY of the United States to CITGO's Response to the Government's Motion for Leave to File a Sur-Reply as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 09/29/2008)
09/30/2008712  CITGO's Sur-Reply to "Reply of the United States to CITGO's Response to the Government's Motion For Leave to File a Sur-Reply" as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 09/30/2008)
01/26/2009713  Notice of Affidavit of Dr. Honeycutt in Support of the Connection Between the Emissions From Tanks 116 and 117 and Adverse Health Effects Suffered by Residents of Hillcrest and Oak Park as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit)(Miller, William) (Entered: 01/26/2009)
01/30/2009714  MOTION to Strike the Affidavit of Michael Honeycutt or, In the Alternative, Motion for Leave to Cross-Examine Dr. Honeycutt by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 01/30/2009)
02/02/2009715  RESPONSE by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 714 MOTION to Strike the Affidavit of Dr. Michael Honeycutt or in the Alternative for Leave to Cross-Examine Dr. Honeycutt, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 02/02/2009)
02/03/2009716  RESPONSE in Support by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 714 MOTION to Strike the Affidavit of Michael Honeycutt or, In the Alternative, Motion for Leave to Cross-Examine Dr. Honeycutt, filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 02/03/2009)
07/22/2009717 Opposed MOTION for Status Conference by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 07/22/2009)
07/23/2009718  CITGO's Request to Correct Certificate of Conference of Government's Motion for Status Conference as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 07/23/2009)
12/11/2009719  Notice of Preliminary Findings of the United States Chemical Safety Board in Connection with the Explosion at CITGO Corpus Christi East Plant Refinery as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Miller, William) (Entered: 12/11/2009)
06/17/2010720  MOTION for a Ruling on the Status of the Victims and for a Date Certain for Sentencing by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Miller, William) (Entered: 06/17/2010)
06/24/2010721 **DISREGARD THIS ENTRY ... ELECTRONIC FILING ERROR NOTED PURSUANT TO NOTIFICATION BY E-FILER** RESPONSE to Motion by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 720 MOTION for a Ruling on the Status of the Victims and for a Date Certain for Sentencing, filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) Modified on 6/24/2010: Atty refiled as Dkt Entry 722 (ltesch, ). (Entered: 06/24/2010)
06/24/2010722  RESPONSE to Motion by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 720 MOTION for a Ruling on the Status of the Victims and for a Date Certain for Sentencing, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 06/24/2010)
07/16/2010723 NOTICE of Second New Supreme Court Authority in Support of Its Motion to Set Aside Verdict, For a New Trial and For Entry of Judgment of Acquittal on Counts Four and Five by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 472 MOTION to Set Aside Verdict For a New Trial and For Entry of a Judgment of Acquittal on Counts Four and Five, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 07/16/2010)
07/25/2010724  Response of the United States to CITGO's Notice of Second New Supreme Court Authority in Support of Its Motion for New Trial as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Miller, William) (Entered: 07/25/2010)
08/02/2010725  REPLY TO RESPONSE to Motion by CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 472 MOTION to Set Aside Verdict For a New Trial and For Entry of a Judgment of Acquittal on Counts Four and Five, filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 08/02/2010)
03/28/2011726 ORDER denying 472 Motion to Set Aside Verdict, For a New Trial and for Entry of a Judgment of Acquittal on Counts Four and Five; and denying 704 CITGO's Request for Oral Argument on Its Motion for New Trial....(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified.(jrichards, ) (Entered: 03/28/2011)
03/30/2011727 MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER denying 643 United States' Motion To Strike The Testimony of James L. Montgomery from the Sentencing Hearing as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel. (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 03/31/2011)
03/31/2011728 MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER... granting 671 MOTION to Strike The Specific Causation Testimony of Dr. Weis... as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P.(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey) Parties notified. (ltesch, ) (Entered: 04/01/2011)
04/05/2011729 MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER. CITGO's 575 Motion to Exclude the Government's Purported "Victim" Witnesses is Granted. (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 04/06/2011)
04/06/2011730  MOTION for Reconsideration re 728 Memorandum and Order, 729 Memorandum and Order by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 04/06/2011)
04/14/2011731 MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER. CITGO's 714 Motion to Strike Affidavit of Michael Honeycutt is Granted. (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 04/15/2011)
04/19/2011732  MOTION for Reconsideration re 727 Memorandum and Order, Allowing the Testimony of James Montgomery by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 04/19/2011)
04/19/2011733  MOTION for Reconsideration re 729 Memorandum and Order Granting CITGO's Motion to Exclude the Government's Purported "Victim" Witnesses by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 04/19/2011)
04/27/2011734  RESPONSE in Opposition by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 730 MOTION for Reconsideration re 728 Memorandum and Order, 729 Memorandum and Order MOTION for Reconsideration re 728 Memorandum and Order, 729 Memorandum and Order, filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 04/27/2011)
05/10/2011735  RESPONSE in Opposition by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 732 MOTION for Reconsideration re 727 Memorandum and Order, Allowing the Testimony of James Montgomery MOTION for Reconsideration re 727 Memorandum and Order, Allowing the Testimony of James Montgomery, filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 05/10/2011)
05/10/2011736  RESPONSE in Opposition by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 733 MOTION for Reconsideration re 729 Memorandum and Order Granting CITGO's Motion to Exclude the Government's Purported "Victim" Witnesses MOTION for Reconsideration re 729 Memorandum and Order Granting CITGO's Motion to Exclude the Government's Purported "Victim" Witnesses, filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 05/10/2011)
07/27/2011737 ORDER granting 730 Govt's Motion for Reconsideration of the Court's Order Striking the Testimony of Dr. Weis;...denying 671 CITGO's Motion to Strike the Specific Causation Testimony of Dr. Weis;.... denying 732 Govt's Motion for Reconsideration of the Court's Order Allowing the Testimony of James Montgomery;... and denying 733 Govt's Motion for Reconsideration of the Court's Order Granting CITGO's Motion to Exclude the Governnment's Purported "Victim" Witnesses...(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified.(jrichards, ) (Entered: 07/28/2011)
08/11/2011738 ORDER. Government's 720 Motion for a Ruling on the Status of the Victims and for a Date Certain for Sentencing as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1), CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2) is Granted. All remaining, pending motions are DENIED...Sentencing hearing is scheduled for 9/27/11 at 9:30 a.m... (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 08/12/2011)
08/11/2011  ***Set/Reset Hearings as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, LP: Sentencing set for 9/27/2011 at 09:30 AM before Judge John D. Rainey. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 08/12/2011)
08/22/2011739 NOTICE OF SETTING as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation and CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P... Telephone Conference set for 8/23/2011 at 02:00 PM before Judge John D. Rainey... (jrichards, ) (Entered: 08/22/2011)
08/23/2011  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John D. Rainey: Telephone Conference as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel held on 8/23/2011. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 09/13/2011)
08/24/2011740  Revised Scheduling Order for Sentencing as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 08/24/2011)
09/20/2011741  CITGO's Motion to Preclude Sentencing Under 18 U.S.C. 3571(d) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(DeGuerin, Dick) Modified on 10/11/2011 (jrichards, ). (Entered: 09/20/2011)
09/21/2011742 NOTICE of Non-Substantive Errors in Dkt. No. 741 by CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 741 Document, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 09/21/2011)
09/22/2011743 Emergency Ex Parte Motion of the United States for Issuance of Subpoenas Duces Tecum (With attachments) Modified on 10/7/2011: Unsealed per 752 Court Order. (yhausmann, ). (Entered: 09/22/2011)
09/27/2011744  Sentencing Hearing Witness List of Defendants as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 09/27/2011)
09/27/2011745 WITNESS LIST by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 09/27/2011)
09/30/2011746  RESPONSE by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel MOTION to Preclude Sentencing Under 18 U.S.C. 3571(d), filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 09/30/2011)
10/04/2011747 EXHIBIT LIST by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 10/04/2011)
10/04/2011748 EXHIBIT LIST by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Miller, William) (Entered: 10/04/2011)
10/04/2011749  NOTICE of the United States of Retention of a Forensic Financial Analyst and MOTION for Disclosure of Financial Records as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 10/04/2011)
10/04/2011750 Unopposed MOTION to Continue Sentencing Hearing by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Miller, William) (Entered: 10/04/2011)
10/06/2011751 ORDER granting 750 Unopposed Motion for Continuance as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1), CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2). The Court will contact the parties for the purposes of scheduling a Status Conference. (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 10/07/2011)
10/06/2011752 ORDER. The Clerk is hereby directed to Unseal 743 ; the Clerk is further directed to send a copy of 743 to counsel for Defendant. (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 10/07/2011)
10/07/2011  Copy of 743 as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. mailed to counsel for Defendant. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 10/07/2011)
10/07/2011753 NOTICE OF SETTING as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation and CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P... Telephone Conference is scheduled for 10/12/2011 at 05:30 PM before Judge John D. Rainey...Counsel shall arrange a conference call to the Court's chambers... (jrichards, ) (Entered: 10/07/2011)
10/11/2011754  REPLY TO RESPONSE to Motion by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 741 MOTION to Preclude Sentencing Under 18 U.S.C. 3571(d), filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 10/11/2011)
10/12/2011  CLERKS NOTICE TO COUNSEL...The telephone conference scheduled for today is CANCELLED. Counsel will be advised when a new date has been determined...(jrichards, ) (Entered: 10/12/2011)
10/20/2011755  MOTION for Leave to File Sur-Reply as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Sur-Reply)(Miller, William) (Entered: 10/20/2011)
11/14/2011756 ORDER. Government's 755 Motion for Leave to file Sur-Reply to CITGO's Motion to Preclude Sentencing is Granted. (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 11/15/2011)
11/14/2011757 Sur Reply of the United States to Citgo's 741 Motion to Preclude Sentencing under 18 USC 3571(d). (Deemed filed 11/14/2011 per 756 Court Order.) (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 11/15/2011)
01/09/2012758 Supplement by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 741 MOTION to Preclude Sentencing Under 18 U.S.C. 3571(d), filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 01/09/2012)
02/08/2012759 NOTICE of Firm Name Change by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Eimer, Nathan) (Entered: 02/08/2012)
02/08/2012760  MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney Chad J. Doellinger by Nathan P Eimer by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Eimer, Nathan) (Entered: 02/08/2012)
02/08/2012761  MOTION for Daniel D. Birk to Appear Pro Hac Vice by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Eimer, Nathan) (Entered: 02/08/2012)
02/10/2012762 Notice of Substitution by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel. Attorney William Robert Miller terminated, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Stewart, Howard) (Entered: 02/10/2012)
02/14/2012763 ORDER granting 760 Motion to Withdraw as Counsel. Chad J Doellinger withdrawn from case as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1), CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2). (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 02/14/2012)
02/14/2012764 ORDER granting 761 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1), CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (2). Attorney Daniel D. Birk is admitted for CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 02/14/2012)
02/14/2012  Attorney update in case as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. Attorney Daniel D. Birk for CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. added. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 02/14/2012)
02/14/2012765 ORDER as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel granting 762 Notice of Substitution for USA. (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 02/14/2012)
02/14/2012  Attorney update in case as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel. Attorney James B. Nelson for USA added. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 02/14/2012)
02/23/2012766  MOTION to Vacate CITGO'S Conviction for Violations of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 02/23/2012)
02/28/2012767  Reply Of The United States As To Citgo's Supplemental Filing Regarding It's Motion To Preclude Sentencing Under 18 USC ยง3571(d) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment A, # 2 Attachment B)(Stewart, Howard) (Entered: 02/28/2012)
04/09/2012768 NOTICE OF SETTING as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation and CITGO Refining Chemicals Company, L.P.... Telephone Conference is scheduled for 4/10/2012 at 03:30 PM before Judge John D. Rainey... (jrichards, ) (Entered: 04/09/2012)
04/10/2012769 ORDER FOLLOWING CONFERENCE as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. The sentencing hearing is set for 9:30am on September 10, 2012. Appearances: Howard P Stewart, Dick DeGuerin, Catherine Louise Baen, Nathan P Eimer. (Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 04/12/2012)
04/10/2012  ***Set/Reset Hearings as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P.: Sentencing set for 9/10/2012 at 09:30 AM before Judge John D. Rainey. (yhausmann, ) (Entered: 04/12/2012)
04/18/2012770  RESPONSE by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed.(Stewart, Howard) (Entered: 04/18/2012)
04/25/2012771  RESPONSE in Support by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 766 MOTION to Vacate CITGO'S Conviction for Violations of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 04/25/2012)
05/02/2012  Telephone Conference held before Judge John D. Rainey... (jrichards, ) (Entered: 05/03/2012)
06/21/2012772 NOTICE OF SETTING Settlement Conference set for 7/6/2012 at 10:00 AM at Courtroom 700 before Magistrate Judge Nancy K. Johnson, filed.(sbutler, ) (Entered: 06/21/2012)
06/25/2012773 NOTICE of Supplementary Authority in Support of Its Motion to Preclude Sentencing Under 18 U.S.C. Sec 3571(d) by CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 741 MOTION, filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 06/25/2012)
06/27/2012  **Terminate Deadlines and Hearings as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel: (sbutler, ) (Entered: 06/27/2012)
06/27/2012  **Terminate Deadlines and Hearings as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation: (sbutler, ) (Entered: 06/27/2012)
06/27/2012  **Terminate Deadlines and Hearings as to CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P.: (sbutler, ) (Entered: 06/27/2012)
06/27/2012774 ORDER FOLLOWING CONFERENCE as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P...Mediation is cancelled. A status conference will be held in approx. 30 days to discuss sentencing schedule... Appearances: Howard P Stewart, Dick DeGuerin. ( Signed by Judge John D. Rainey) Parties notified. (jmauer, ) Modified on 7/3/2012 (ltesch, ). (Entered: 06/28/2012)
07/06/2012775  MOTION for Paul G. Cassell to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Community Members James Galloway et al, filed. (dterrell, ) (Entered: 07/06/2012)
07/06/2012776  MOTION to be Declared Victims Under the Crime Victim Rights Act by Community Members as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Cover Letter, # 3 Envelope)(lsmith, ) (Entered: 07/06/2012)
07/06/2012777  MOTION to Expedite Ruling of [DE #776] by Community Members as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (lsmith, ) (Entered: 07/06/2012)
08/06/2012  Attorney update in case as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel... Attorney Paul G Cassell, Esq for Community Members added. (ltesch, ) (Entered: 08/07/2012)
08/06/2012778 ORDER granting 775 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice... Paul G. Cassell appearing for Community Members James Galloway, et al...(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified.(ltesch, ) (Entered: 08/07/2012)
08/07/2012779  RESPONSE in Opposition by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 776 MOTION to be Declared Victims Under the Crime Victim Rights Act, filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 08/07/2012)
08/07/2012780 Corrected RESPONSE in Opposition by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 776 MOTION to be Declared Victims Under the Crime Victim Rights Act, filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 08/07/2012)
08/13/2012  Telephone Conference held on 8/13/2012 before Judge John D. Rainey as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. (ltesch, ) (Entered: 09/05/2012)
08/17/2012781 NOTICE of United States of the Filing of the Sentencing Hearing Witness and Exhibit Lists by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Sentencing Hearing Witness List, # 2 Sentencing Hearing Exhibit List)(Stewart, Howard) (Entered: 08/17/2012)
08/17/2012782  MEMORANDUM by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel Memorandum of Law Regarding the Court's Sentencing Powers, filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 08/17/2012)
08/17/2012783  Exhibits as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel Attachment for Document 782, filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 08/17/2012)
08/17/2012784  Exhibits as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel Attachment for Document 782, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 08/17/2012)
08/17/2012785  Exhibits as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel Attachment to Document 782, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 08/17/2012)
08/17/2012786  Exhibits as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel Attachment to Document 782, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 08/17/2012)
08/17/2012787  Exhibits as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel Attachment to Document 782, filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 08/17/2012)
08/17/2012788  Exhibits as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel Attachment to Document 782, filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 08/17/2012)
08/17/2012789  Exhibits as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel Attachment to Document 782, filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 08/17/2012)
08/17/2012790  Exhibits as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel Attachment to Document 782, filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 08/17/2012)
08/17/2012791  Exhibits as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel Attachment to Document 782, filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 08/17/2012)
08/17/2012792  Exhibits as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel Attachment to Document 782, filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 08/17/2012)
08/17/2012793  Exhibits as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel Attachment to Document 782, filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 08/17/2012)
08/17/2012794  Exhibits as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel Attachment to Document 782, filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 08/17/2012)
08/20/2012795  Exhibits as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel Attachment to Document 782, filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 08/20/2012)
08/20/2012796  Exhibits as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel Attachment to Document 782, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 08/20/2012)
08/21/2012797 Unopposed MOTION to Withdraw Document Exhibits Filed as Exhibit A to CITGO'S Memorandum of Law Regarding the Court's Sentencing Powers by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Proposed Order)(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 08/21/2012)
08/22/2012799 ORDER denying 776 Motion to be Declared Victims Under the CVRA and denying 777 Motion for an Expedited Ruling...(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.)... Parties notified.(jrichards, ) Modified on 8/23/2012: to correct the "Date Filed" ... (jrichards, ) (Entered: 08/23/2012)
08/23/2012798 Opposed REPLY TO RESPONSE to Motion by Community Members as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 776 MOTION to be Declared Victims Under the Crime Victim Rights Act, filed.(Pierce, Paula) (Entered: 08/23/2012)
08/24/2012800  RESPONSE by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Stewart, Howard) (Entered: 08/24/2012)
08/29/2012801 NOTICE of Explosion At Venezuelan Oil Refinery As Example Of Risks And Dangers At Refineries With Questionable Maintenance And Operational Controls by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Stewart, Howard) (Entered: 08/29/2012)
08/29/2012  Telephone Conference as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation and CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. was held on 8/29/2012... Appearances: James B. Nelson, Howard P Stewart, Dick DeGuerin, Nathan P Eimer, Catherine Louise Baen, Daniel D. Birk. (Entered: 08/29/2012)
08/31/2012802 EXHIBIT LIST by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Stewart, Howard) (Entered: 08/31/2012)
08/31/2012803 WITNESS LIST by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed. (Stewart, Howard) (Entered: 08/31/2012)
09/04/2012804 NOTICE of Sentencing Recommendation of the United States and Proposed Factual Stipulations Regarding Material Events For Sentencing by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., filed.(Stewart, Howard) (Entered: 09/04/2012)
09/05/2012805 MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. denying 766 MOTION to Vacate CITGO'S Conviction for Violations of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act... ( Signed by Judge John D. Rainey) Parties notified. (jrichards, ) (Entered: 09/05/2012)
09/05/2012  Telephone Conference as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 9/5/2012 before Judge John D. Rainey...(jrichards, ) (Entered: 09/05/2012)
09/06/2012806 Order of USCA (copy) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel ; USCA No. 12-40954. PER CURIAM,filed. (Attachments: # 1 cover letter)(lrivera, ) (Entered: 09/06/2012)
09/07/2012807  MOTION for Hearing on Motion to be Declared Crime Victims by Community Members as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Pierce, Paula) (Entered: 09/07/2012)
09/07/2012808  MEMORANDUM by CITGO Petroleum Corporation as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel Memorandum of Law in Response to Government's Sentencing Recommendation, filed.(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 09/07/2012)
09/09/2012809 EXHIBIT LIST by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 09/09/2012)
09/09/2012810 WITNESS LIST by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 09/09/2012)
09/09/2012811  MEMORANDUM by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel Surreply to Community Members' Motion to be Declared Victims, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 09/09/2012)
09/10/2012812 Opposed MOTION Declare Additional Community Member to be Victim re 776 MOTION to be Declared Victims Under the Crime Victim Rights Act by Community Members as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Pierce, Paula) (Entered: 09/10/2012)
09/10/2012813 Opposed MOTION to Strike 811 Memorandum, by Community Members as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Pierce, Paula) (Entered: 09/10/2012)
09/10/2012814 Certificate of Service by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 811 Memorandum,, filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 09/10/2012)
09/10/2012  PRE-SENTENCING HEARING as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation and CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. held on 9/10/2012 before Judge John D. Rainey...Govt's request for cell phone access throughout the duration of these proceedings was GRANTED...Exhibits offered by each party were admitted into evidence... Opening statements were presented...Community Members' Motion to Strike Improper Surreply 813 was TAKEN UNDER ADVISEMENT...Community Members Motion for Hearing 807 was GRANTED...Oral argument was presented...Community Members' Motions To Be Declared Victims 776 and 812 were TAKEN UNDER ADVISEMENT...A written order will be entered...Sentencing proceedings are continued, pending Court ruling... Appearances:Howard P Stewart, James B. Nelson, Dick DeGuerin, Catherine Louise Baen, Daniel D. Birk, Paul G Cassell, Paula Pierce, C. Ward...(Court Reporter: M Malone)(10:00 - 12:10)(jrichards, ) (Entered: 09/11/2012)
09/10/2012815 AMENDED SENTENCING HEARING EXHIBIT LIST by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P...(EXHIBITS ADMITTED INTO EVIDENCE ON 9/10/12), filed. (jrichards, ) (Entered: 09/11/2012)
09/10/2012816 SENTENCING HEARING EXHIBIT LIST by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P...(EXHIBITS ADMITTED INTO EVIDENCE ON 9/10/12), filed. (jrichards, ) (Entered: 09/11/2012)
09/12/2012817 Order / Per Curiam of USCA (copy) as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel issued as mandate 09/06/12; re: 538 Notice of Appeal - Judgment and Sentence ; USCA No. 12-40954. It is ORDERED that the petition for writ of mandamus pursuant to the Crime Victims' Act is GRANTED to the extent that the district court must hear all new victim status arguments being submitted pre-sentencing by pro bono counsel. It is further ORDERED that Petitioners' motion to waive their right to a decision in this matter within 72 hours is DENIED as MOOT.,filed.(lcayce, ) (Entered: 09/12/2012)
09/12/2012818  REPLY TO RESPONSE to Motion by Community Members as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 776 MOTION to be Declared Victims Under the Crime Victim Rights Act Final Reply of Community Members to CITGO's Surreply, filed.(Pierce, Paula) (Entered: 09/12/2012)
09/14/2012819 ORDER granting 776 MOTION to be Declared Victims Under the Crime Victim Rights Act; granting 812 Motion to Declare Additional Community Member to be Victim; and denying 813 Opposed MOTION to Strike 811 Memorandum...as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation and CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P...(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.)... Parties notified.(jrichards, ) (Entered: 09/14/2012)
09/17/2012820  MOTION Bar Government from Seeking Monetary Penalty in Excess of Statutory Minimum by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 09/17/2012)
09/17/2012821  MEMORANDUM by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel Regarding the Court's Statutory Authority to Impose Conditions of Probation That Require Expenditures of Money That Exceed the Statutory Maximum Fine, filed.(Nelson, James) (Entered: 09/17/2012)
09/17/2012822  MOTION to Empanel a Sentencing Jury Pursuant to Fed. R. Crim. P. 23 and 18 U.S.C. 3571(d) by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Nelson, James) (Entered: 09/17/2012)
09/18/2012823 ORDER granting 820 Motion to Bar the Government from Seeking a Monetary Penalty in Excess of the Statutory Maximum as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation (1), and (2) CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P...(Signed by Judge John D. Rainey.) Parties notified.(jrichards, ) (Entered: 09/18/2012)
09/20/2012824  MOTION to Establish a Time Limit for Victims of CITGO's Criminal Conduct to Self-Identify by USA as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Nelson, James) (Entered: 09/20/2012)
09/21/2012825 MEMORANDUM in Support by Community Members as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 822 MOTION to Empanel a Sentencing Jury Pursuant to Fed. R. Crim. P. 23 and 18 U.S.C. 3571(d), filed.(Pierce, Paula) (Entered: 09/21/2012)
09/21/2012826  RESPONSE to Motion by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. as to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P., Philip D. Vrazel re 824 MOTION to Establish a Time Limit for Victims of CITGO's Criminal Conduct to Self-Identify, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(DeGuerin, Dick) (Entered: 09/21/2012)