CAT A, CLOSED

U.S. District Court
District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:07-cr-00055-RCL-1


Case title: USA v. CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Date Filed: 03/14/2007

Assigned to: Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth

Defendant (1)
CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC. represented byEric H. Holder
COVINGTON & BURLING, LLP
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-2494
(202) 662-5372
Fax: (202) 778-5372
Email: eholder@cov.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

James McMackin Garland
COVINGTON & BURLING
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-2401
(202) 662-5337
Fax: (202) 778-5337
Email: jgarland@cov.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
50:1705(b); Title 31, CFR 594.204; PENALTIES, VIOLATES ANY LICENSE OR ORDER; Engaging in Transactions with a Specially-Designated Global Terrorist.
(1)
Defendant sentenced to Five (5) years Probation, special assessment of $400.00 imposed. Fine in the amount of $25,000,000 imposed, $5,000,000 payable upon entry of judgment; $5,000,000 plus post-judgment interest computed pursuant to 18 USC 3612(f)(2) payable on the anniversary date of the entry of judgment.

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented byJonathan Martin Malis
U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
Judiciary Center Building
555 Fourth Street, NW
Room 5224
Washington, DC 20530
(202) 252-7806
Fax: (202) 307-6059
Email: jonathan.m.malis@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Stephen Ponticiello
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Tenth and Constitution Avenue, NW
Room 1527
Washington, DC 20530
(202) 353-8782
Email: stephen.ponticiello@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Denise Cheung
U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
555 Fourth Street, NW
Room 11-443
Washington, DC 20530
(202) 307-2845
Fax: (202) 307-6059
Email: denise.cheung@usdoj.gov
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
03/14/20071INFORMATION as to CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1) count(s) 1. (erd) (Entered: 03/14/2007)
03/14/20072NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE Jonathan Martin Malis appearing for USA. (Malis, Jonathan) (Entered: 03/14/2007)
03/14/2007  Set/Reset Hearings as to CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC.: Plea Hearing set for 3/19/2007 at 09:30 AM in Courtroom 5 before Judge Royce C. Lamberth. (rje) (Entered: 03/14/2007)
03/14/20073NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE: Eric H. Holder appearing for CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (Holder, Eric) (Entered: 03/14/2007)
03/14/20074NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE: James McMackin Garland appearing for CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (Garland, James) (Entered: 03/14/2007)
03/15/20075NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE Denise Cheung appearing for USA. (Cheung, Denise) (Entered: 03/15/2007)
03/15/20076NOTICE of Familiarity with Sentencing Guidelines by CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (Garland, James) (Entered: 03/15/2007)
03/15/20077NOTICE of Corporate Affiliates under LCrR 44.6 by CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (Garland, James) (Entered: 03/15/2007)
03/15/20078NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE Stephen Ponticiello appearing for USA. (mlp) (Entered: 03/19/2007)
03/19/2007  Attorney update in case as to CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC.. Attorney Stephen Ponticiello for USA added. (jeb, ) (Entered: 03/19/2007)
03/19/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Royce C. Lamberth: Arraignment as to CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1) Count 1 held on 3/19/2007. Plea guilty entered by CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1) on Count 1. Case referred to Probation for Report. Sentencing set for 6/1/2007 10:00 AM in Courtroom 5 before Judge Royce C. Lamberth. (Bond Status of Defendant: Defendant Continued on PR Bond) (Court Reporter: Theresa Sorensen) (Defense Attorney: Eric H. Holder and James M. Garland; US Attorney: Jonathan M Malis, Denise Cheung, and Stephen Ponticiello) (hsj, ) (Entered: 03/20/2007)
03/19/20079WAIVER of Right to Trial by Jury as to CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC. Approved by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on 3/19/07. (hsj, ) (Entered: 03/20/2007)
03/19/200710WAIVER OF INDICTMENT by CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC. Signed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on 3/19/07. (hsj, ) (Entered: 03/20/2007)
03/19/200711PLEA AGREEMENT as to CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC. "Let this be filed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth" (hsj, ) (Entered: 03/20/2007)
03/19/200712FACTUAL PROFFER by CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC. "Let this be filed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth" (hsj, ) (Entered: 03/20/2007)
03/21/2007131 Text of Proposed Order)(Garland, James) (Entered: 03/21/2007)
04/11/200714 ENTERED IN ERROR.....MOTION to Continue SENTENCING HEARING by USA as to CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC.. (Malis, Jonathan) Modified on 4/11/2007 (mlp) (Entered: 04/11/2007)
04/11/2007  NOTICE OF CORRECTED DOCKET ENTRY: as to CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC. re 14 MOTION to Continue SENTENCING HEARING was entered in error and counsel will refile the motion with a separate proposed order. (mlp) (Entered: 04/11/2007)
04/11/2007151)(Malis, Jonathan) (Entered: 04/11/2007)
05/30/20071615 Motion to Continue as to CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC.. See Order for details. Signed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on 07/30/07. (rje) (Entered: 05/31/2007)
05/31/2007  Terminate Sentencing Hearings dated 06/01/2007 at 10:00 A.M. as to CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (rje) (Entered: 05/31/2007)
05/31/2007  Set/Reset Hearings as to CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC.: Status Conference set for 6/8/2007 at 12:30 PM in Chambers before Judge Royce C. Lamberth. (rje) (Entered: 05/31/2007)
06/08/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Royce C. Lamberth in Chambers:Status Conference as to CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC. held on 6/8/2007. Status Conference set for 8/6/2007 at 09:30 AM in Courtroom 22A before Judge Royce C. Lamberth. (Court Reporter not present). (Defense Attorney: Eric H. Holder, James M. Garland US Attorney: Jonathan M. Malis, Denise Cheung, Stephen Ponticiello) (rje) (Entered: 06/08/2007)
08/02/2007  Set/Reset Hearings as to CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC.: Status Conference set for 8/6/2007 at 05:00 PM in Chambers before Judge Royce C. Lamberth. (rje) (Entered: 08/02/2007)
08/07/2007  MINUTE ORDER; as to CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC. Sentencing set for 9/17/2007 AT 10:00 AM in Courtroom 22A, by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on 8/6/07. (hs,) (Entered: 08/07/2007)
09/11/200717SENTENCING MEMORANDUM by USA as to CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (Cheung, Denise) (Entered: 09/11/2007)
09/14/20071817 Sentencing Memorandum (Holder, Eric) (Entered: 09/14/2007)
09/17/2007  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Royce C. Lamberth :Sentencing held on 9/17/2007 as to CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1), Count(s) 1. Defendant sentenced to Five (5) years Probation, special assessment of $400.00 imposed. Fine in the amount of $25,000,000 imposed, $5,000,000 payable upon entry of judgment; $5,000,000 plus post-judgment interest computed pursuant to 18 USC 3612(f)(2) payable on the anniversary date of the entry of judgment. Bond Status of Defendant: Defendant on Probation. Court Reporter: Theresa Sorensen Defense Attorney: Fuad Rana, Jenny Mosier, James Thompson; US Attorney: Jonathan Malis, Denise Cheung, Stephen Ponticiello; Prob Officer: Deborah Stevens-Panzer; (erd) (Entered: 09/26/2007)
09/24/200719JUDGMENT as to CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC.. Statement of Reasons Not Included; Signed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on 9/24/07. (erd) (Entered: 09/28/2007)
09/24/200720STATEMENT OF REASONS as to CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC.. re 19 Judgment Not for public disclosure per Judicial Conference Policy. Signed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on 9/24/07. (erd) (Entered: 09/28/2007)
09/21/2009  NOTICE that the Court is in receipt of a wire transfer on 9/17/09 in the amount of $5,000,000.00 to apply towards the fine obligation imposed by the Court as to CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC.; Receipt Number: 09461600142. (tnr, ) (Entered: 09/22/2009)
09/21/201021NOTICE that the Court is in receipt of a wire transfer in the amount of $5,000,000.00 to satisfy the fine obligation as to CHIQUITA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC.; Receipt No. CQ10461600132. (hsj, ) (Entered: 09/23/2010)