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U.S. District Court
Western District of Louisiana (Lake Charles)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 2:08-cr-00077-PM-KK All Defendants


Case title: USA v. Citgo Petroleum Corporation

Date Filed: 03/20/2008
Date Terminated: 09/17/2008

Assigned to: Judge Patricia Minaldi
Referred to: Magistrate Judge Kathleen Kay

Defendant (1)
Citgo Petroleum Corp
TERMINATED: 09/17/2008
represented byDick DeGuerin
DeGuerin & Dickson
1018 Preston 7th Fl
Houston, TX 77002
713-223-5959
Fax: 713-223-9231
Email: ddeguerin@aol.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Nathan P Eimer
Eimer Stahl et al
224 S Michigan Ave Ste 1100
Chicago, IL 60604
312-660-7600
Fax: 312-692-1718
LEAD ATTORNEY
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

William B Swift
Scofield Gerard et al
P O Drawer 3028
Lake Charles, LA 70602-3028
337-433-9436
Fax: 337-436-0306
Email: wswift@scofieldgerard.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Michael Kevin Powell
Barrosso Usdin et al (LC)
P O Box 1810
Lake Charles, LA 70602-1810
337-433-0707
Fax: 337-433-0828
Email: kpowell@barrassousdin.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
POLLUTANT DISCHARGES ILLEGAL - did negligently discharge a pollutant into waters of the United States from the company's refinery in Sulphur, Louisiana
(1)
Defendant ordered to pay a fine of $13,000,000; special assessment of $125; and unsupervised probation for one year

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Misdemeanor

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented byRocky Paggione
U S Dept of Justice Enviromental Crimes Section (D St)
601 D St N W
Washington, DC 20530
202-305-4682
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Stephanie A Finley
U S Attorneys Office (LAF)
800 Lafayette St Ste 2200
Lafayette, LA 70501
337-262-6618
Fax: 337-262-6682
Email: Stephanie.Finley@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
03/20/20081BILL OF INFORMATION as to Citgo Petroleum Corporation (1) count(s) 1. (crt,Meuleman, A) (Entered: 03/20/2008)
03/20/20082DEFENDANT INFORMATION SHEET filed under seal as to Citgo Petroleum Corporation (crt,Meuleman, A) (Entered: 03/20/2008)
05/02/20083 MOTION for Alternative Victim Notification Procedures by USA as to Citgo Petroleum Corp. (Attachments: # 1 Text of proposed order)(aty,Finley, Stephanie) (Entered: 05/02/2008)
05/12/20084ORDER granting 3 Motion For Alternative Victim Notification Procedures as to Citgo Petroleum Corp (1). Signed by Judge Patricia Minaldi on 5/7/08. (crt,Meuleman, A) (Entered: 05/12/2008)
07/31/2008MINUTE ENTRY as to Citgo Petroleum Corp, (Change of Plea Hearing set for 9/17/2008 10:00 AM in Lake Charles, Courtroom 4 before Judge Patricia Minaldi.) Signed by Judge Patricia Minaldi on 07/31/2008. (crt,Crick, Sherry) (Entered: 07/31/2008)
08/26/20086 MOTION for Nathan P. Eimer to Appear Pro Hac Vice. by Citgo Petroleum Corp. (Attachments: # 2 Text of proposed order)(aty,Powell, Michael) (Entered: 08/26/2008)
08/26/20087 MOTION for Dick DeGuerin to Appear Pro Hac Vice. by Citgo Petroleum Corp. (Attachments: # 2 Text of proposed order)(aty,Powell, Michael) (Entered: 08/26/2008)
08/26/2008  RECEIVED FUNDS: as to Citgo Petroleum Corp from Swift Law Firm, in the amount of $50.00, receipt number 24635001093, as payment for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attys Eimer and DeQuerin. (crt,Monceaux, P) (Entered: 08/26/2008)
09/05/20088ORDER granting 7 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for appearance of Dick DeGuerin for Citgo Petroleum Corp as to Citgo Petroleum Corp (1). Signed by Magistrate Judge Kathleen Kay on 9/5/08. (crt,Meuleman, A) (Entered: 09/05/2008)
09/05/20089ORDER granting 6 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for appearance of Nathan P Eimer for Citgo Petroleum Corp as to Citgo Petroleum Corp (1). Signed by Magistrate Judge Kathleen Kay on 9/5/08. (crt,Meuleman, A) (Entered: 09/05/2008)
09/17/200810WAIVER OF INDICTMENT by Citgo Petroleum Corp (crt,MonceauxSealed, P) (Entered: 09/17/2008)
09/17/200811MINUTES for proceedings held before Judge Patricia Minaldi: ARRAIGNMENT and SENTENCING as to Citgo Petroleum Corp (1) Count 1 held on 9/17/2008, Defendant ordered to pay a fine of $13,000,000; special assessment of $125; and unsupervised probation for one year. PLEA ENTERED by Citgo Petroleum Corp (1) Count 1: Guilty as to Count 1; Pre-sentence report waived. (Court Reporter: Martha Frye) (crt,MonceauxSealed, P) (Entered: 09/17/2008)
09/17/200812PLEA AGREEMENT Accepted as to Citgo Petroleum Corp (Attachments: # 5 Copy of Bill of Information)(crt,MonceauxSealed, P) (Entered: 09/17/2008)
09/17/200814 MINUTES for proceedings held before Judge Patricia Minaldi: INITIAL APPEARANCE as to Citgo Petroleum Corp held on 9/17/2008. See 11 Minutes. (crt,Meuleman, A) (Entered: 09/22/2008)
09/17/200815JUDGMENT as to Citgo Petroleum Corp (1), Count(s) 1, Defendant ordered to pay a fine of $13,000,000; special assessment of $125; and unsupervised probation for one year. Signed by Judge Patricia Minaldi on 9/17/08. (crt,Meuleman, A) (Entered: 09/22/2008)
09/22/200813TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings as to Citgo Petroleum Corp for Guilty Plea held on 9-17-08 before Judge Minaldi. Court Reporter/Transcriber Martha Frye, Telephone number 337-436-1150. Pages: 20. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Request due 10/14/2008. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 10/23/2008. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 12/22/2008. (crt,Frye, Martha) (Entered: 09/22/2008)
09/22/200816LETTER by Citgo Petroleum Corp to Clerk, U.S. District Court enclosing two checks; one for $13,000,000.00 and one for $125.00. (crt,Meuleman, A) (Entered: 09/30/2008)