U.S. District Court
CENTRAL DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS (Springfield)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 3:11-cr-30036-RM-BGC-1


Case title: USA v. Fallin' Skies Strait Meat Duck Club LLC

Date Filed: 06/23/2011
Date Terminated: 12/21/2011

Assigned to: Judge Richard Mills
Referred to: Magistrate Judge Byron G. Cudmore

Defendant (1)
Fallin' Skies Strait Meat Duck Club LLC
TERMINATED: 12/21/2011
represented byJ Steven Beckett
BECKETT & WEBBER PC
508 S Broadway
PO Box 17160
Urbana, IL 61803-7160
217-328-0263
Fax: 217-328-0290
Email: steve@beckettwebber.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
16:3372.F - PROHIBITED ACTS, OTHER THAN MARKING OFFENSE - During November and December 2007, defendant did knowingly engage in unlawful sale of wildlife with a market value in excess of $350, namely ducks and geese, all in violation of the Lacey Act, 16:3372(a)(1), 3372(c)(1), and 3373(d)(1)(B), and 18:2
(1)
Defendant sentenced to a 24 month term of probation on Counts 1 and 2 to run concurrently and a mandatory $800.00 special assessment.
18:1001.F - STATEMENTS OR ENTRIES GENERALLY - During November and December 2007, defendant did knowingly and wilfully make and use false writings and documents all in violation of 18:1001(a)(3) and 2.
(2)
Defendant sentenced to a 24 month term of probation on Counts 1 and 2 to run concurrently and a mandatory $800.00 special assessment.

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented byColin Landwehr Black
US DEPT OF JUSTICE - Environmental Crimes Section
Suite 2300
601 D Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
202-305-2729
Fax: 202-305-0397
Email: Colin.Black@usdoj.gov
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Gregory M Gilmore
US ATTY
318 S Sixth
Springfield, IL 62701-1806
217-492-4450
Fax: 217-492-4512
Email: greg.gilmore@usdoj.gov
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
06/23/2011INFORMATION as to Fallin' Skies Strait Meat Duck Club LLC (1) count(s) 1, 2. (ME, ilcd) (Entered: 06/27/2011)
06/23/2011+++ SEALED DOCUMENT - ORIGINAL DOCUMENT - INFORMATION - UNREDACTED (ME, ilcd) (Entered: 06/27/2011)
06/23/2011+++ SEALED DOCUMENT - DEFENDANT INFORMATION SHEET. (ME, ilcd) (Entered: 06/27/2011)
06/23/2011NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE: J Steven Beckett appearing for Fallin' Skies Strait Meat Duck Club LLC (ME, ilcd) (Entered: 06/27/2011)
06/23/2011Notice Regarding Entry of Plea and Signed Consent as to Fallin' Skies Strait Meat Duck Club LLC (ME, ilcd) (Entered: 06/27/2011)
06/23/2011+++ SEALED DOCUMENT - ORIGINAL DOCUMENT - Notice Regarding Entry of Plea and Signed Consent - UNREDACTED (ME, ilcd) (Entered: 06/27/2011)
06/23/2011PLEA AGREEMENT as to Fallin' Skies Strait Meat Duck Club LLC (ME, ilcd) (Entered: 06/27/2011)
06/23/2011+++ SEALED DOCUMENT - ORIGINAL DOCUMENT - PLEA AGREEMENT - UNREDACTED (ME, ilcd) (Entered: 06/27/2011)
06/23/2011  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Byron G. Cudmore: Initial Appearance & Felony Plea Hearing as to Fallin' Skies Strait Meat Duck Club LLC held on 6/23/2011. AUSA Gregory Gilmore and USDOJ Trial Attorney Colin Black present on behalf of the Govt. Organizational dft present with retained counsel J Steven Beckett and Edward Fanning. Parties acknowledge filing of written consent to proceed with plea before a US Magistrate Judge. Dft waives the filing of an Indictment and agrees to the filing of an Information. Waiver of Indictment filed of record. Attorney J. Steven Beckett sworn as corporate spokesperson and questioned. The Court finds the corporate spokesperson competent. Attorney as representative of LLC advised of rights, and acknowledges receipt of the Felony Information. The Govt states the charges and penalties. Plea Agreement reviewed and ordered filed of record. Dft Fallin' Skies Strait Meat Duck Club LLC enters pleas of guilty to Count 1,2 of the Felony Information. The Court finds a factual basis for each plea of guilty. Report and Recommendation to be entered recommending that the District Judge enter judgment on each plea of guilty. Order of Implementation of Sentencing Guidelines to be entered. Presentence investigation and report ordered. Sentencing set for 10/27/2011 at 2:00 PM in Courtroom 2 in Springfield before Judge Richard Mills. (Tape #SP-C 3:34 PM.) (ME, ilcd) (Entered: 06/27/2011)
06/23/2011WAIVER OF INDICTMENT by Fallin' Skies Strait Meat Duck Club LLC (ME, ilcd) (Entered: 06/27/2011)
06/23/201110 +++ SEALED DOCUMENT - ORIGINAL DOCUMENT - WAIVER OF INDICTMENT - UNREDACTED (ME, ilcd) (Entered: 06/27/2011)
06/23/201111 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS on Pleas of Guilty as to Fallin' Skies Strait Meat Duck Club LLC. Objections to R&R due by 7/11/2011. Entered by Magistrate Judge Byron G. Cudmore on 6/23/11. (ME, ilcd) (Entered: 06/27/2011)
06/23/201112 ORDER on Implementation of Sentencing Guidelines as to Fallin' Skies Strait Meat Duck Club LLC. Entered by Magistrate Judge Byron G. Cudmore on 6/23/11. (ME, ilcd) (Entered: 06/27/2011)
07/13/2011  TEXT ORDER: This matter is before the Court on the Report and Recommendation Concerning Plea of Guilty 11 relating to Defendant Fallin' Skies Strait Meat Duck Club, LLC, which was entered on June 27, 2011. Neither party has filed any objections to Judge Cudmore's Report and Recommendation. The Court adopts the Report and Recommendation and accepts the organizational Defendant's pleas of guilty to Counts 1 and 2 of the Information. The organizational Defendant is adjudged guilty of these offenses. Entered by Judge Richard Mills on 7/13/11. (ME, ilcd) (Entered: 07/13/2011)
09/13/201113  MOTION to Continue Sentencing Hearing by Fallin' Skies Strait Meat Duck Club LLC. (Beckett, J) (Entered: 09/13/2011)
09/14/2011  TEXT ORDER: This matter is before the Court on the Defendant's motion to continue the sentencing hearing. For good cause shown, the motion to continue [d/e 13] is GRANTED. The sentencing hearing is hereby continued from October 27, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. to December 20, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. Entered by Judge Richard Mills on 09/13/2011. (DM, ilcd) (Entered: 09/14/2011)
12/20/2011  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Richard Mills: SENTENCING HEARING held as to Defendant Fallin' Skies Strait Meat Duck Club, LLC. AUSA Gregory Gilmore present for Government. Attorney J. Steven Beckett present as Representative and Counsel for Defendant. Court acknowledged receipt and review of PSR. With no objections, the Court adopted the factual findings of the PSR as its own. Arguments of counsel heard. Counsel made joint recommendation. Court accepted same as outlined in the plea agreement. Court noted that the Guidelines were advisory. Defendant sentenced to a 24 month term of probation on Counts 1 and 2 to run concurrently and a mandatory $800.00 special assessment. Rights of appeal waived. (Court Reporter KS.) (DM, ilcd) (Entered: 12/21/2011)
12/21/201114 +++ PRESENTENCE INVESTIGATION REPORT as to Fallin' Skies Strait Meat Duck Club LLC. (DM, ilcd) (Entered: 12/21/2011)
12/21/201115 +++ SENTENCING RECOMMENDATION as to Fallin' Skies Strait Meat Duck Club LLC. (DM, ilcd) (Entered: 12/21/2011)
12/21/201116 JUDGMENT as to Fallin' Skies Strait Meat Duck Club LLC (1), Count(s) 1, 2, Defendant sentenced to a 24 month term of probation on Counts 1 and 2 to run concurrently and a mandatory $800.00 special assessment. Entered by Judge Richard Mills on 12/21/2011. (DM, ilcd) (Entered: 12/21/2011)
12/21/201117 +++ SEALED DOCUMENT - ORIGINAL DOCUMENT--JUDGMENT-- UNREDACTED (DM, ilcd) (Entered: 12/21/2011)
12/21/201118 +++ STATEMENT OF REASONS FOR IMPOSING SENTENCE as to Fallin' Skies Strait Meat Duck Club LLC. (DM, ilcd) (Entered: 12/22/2011)