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U.S. District Court
Western District of Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 2:11-cr-00285-MRH All Defendants


Case title: USA v. FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC.

Date Filed: 11/29/2011
Date Terminated: 09/19/2012

Assigned to: Judge Mark R. Hornak

Defendant (1)
FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC.
TERMINATED: 09/19/2012
represented byJ. Alan Johnson
Johnson & Eddy
707 Grant Street
1720 Gulf Tower
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 338-4790
Fax: 412-227-3851
Email: jjohnson@jbtattorneys.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Meagan F. Temple
Johnson, Bruzzese and Temple
1720 Gulf Tower
707 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 338-4790
Fax: (412) 227-3851
Email: temple@pittsburghdefenselawfirm.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
49:46312 (a)(1) UNLAWFUL TRANSPORATION OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS IN AIR COMMERCE
(1)
A mandatory $400.00 special assessment is imposed. Defendant is hereby sentenced to pay a fine of $96,000.00.

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented byNelson P. Cohen
United States Attorney's Office
700 Grant Street
Suite 4000
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 894 7336
Email: nelson.cohen@usdoj.gov
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
11/29/2011INDICTMENT as to FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. (1) count(s) 1. (Attachments: # 1 Certification and Notice for Filing Pretrial Motions, # 2 Arraignment Plea, # 3 Criminal Case Info Sheet) (plh) (Entered: 11/30/2011)
11/29/2011INDICTMENT Memorandum as to FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. (plh) (Entered: 11/30/2011)
11/29/2011REQUEST FOR SUMMONS as to FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. to appear for arraignment. Defendant to Post Own Recognizance bond in the amount of $n/a. Arraignment set for 12/20/2011 09:30 AM in Courtroom 9C before Magistrate Judge Maureen P. Kelly (plh) (Entered: 11/30/2011)
12/14/2011Summons Returned Executed on 12/5/2011 as to FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. (plh) (Entered: 12/14/2011)
12/19/2011NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE: Meagan F. Temple appearing for FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. (Temple, Meagan) (Entered: 12/19/2011)
12/19/2011NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE: J. Alan Johnson appearing for FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. (Johnson, J.) (Entered: 12/19/2011)
12/20/2011Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Maureen P. Kelly: Arraignment as to FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. (1) Count(s) 1 held on 12/20/2011. Defendant pleads Not Guilty. (Tape #: 10:47-10:51) (lck, ) (Entered: 12/20/2011)
12/20/2011MAGISTRATE JUDGE'S REPORT ON ARRAIGNMENT as to FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC., CERTIFICATION AND NOTICE FOR FILING PRETRIAL MOTIONS. All pretrial motions to be filed within 14 days of arraignment. Signed by counsel for FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC., Receipt for Local Rule 16.1 Material as to FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. (lck, ) (Entered: 12/20/2011)
12/20/201110 Own Recognizance after Indictment Bond Entered as to FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. (lck, ) (Entered: 12/20/2011)
12/29/201111  MOTION for Extension of Time to File Pretrial Motions by FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Temple, Meagan) (Entered: 12/29/2011)
12/29/201112 Brief in Support by FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. re 11 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Pretrial Motions (Temple, Meagan) (Entered: 12/29/2011)
12/30/201113 Supplement filed by FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. to 11 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Pretrial Motions , 12 Brief in Support Supplemental Brief In Support of Extension of Time to File Pretrial Motions (Temple, Meagan) (Entered: 12/30/2011)
01/05/201214 ORDER GRANTING 11 Motion for Extension of Time to File Pretrial Motions as to FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. Pretrial Motions due by 3/30/12. Signed by Judge Mark R. Hornak on 1/4/12. (bdb) (Entered: 01/05/2012)
03/22/201215 Second MOTION for Extension of Time to File Pretrial Motions by FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Temple, Meagan) (Entered: 03/22/2012)
03/22/201216 Brief in Support by FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. re 15 Second MOTION for Extension of Time to File Pretrial Motions (Temple, Meagan) (Entered: 03/22/2012)
03/26/201217 ORDER GRANTING 15 Second Motion for Extension of Time to File Pretrial Motions filed by FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. Pretrial motions referred to in Local Criminal Rule 12.1 are due by 4/30/12. Signed by Judge Mark R. Hornak on 3/26/12. (bdb) (Entered: 03/26/2012)
04/23/201218 Third MOTION for Extension of Time to File Pretrial Motions by FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Temple, Meagan) (Entered: 04/23/2012)
04/23/201219 Brief in Support by FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. re 18 Third MOTION for Extension of Time to File Pretrial Motions (Temple, Meagan) (Entered: 04/23/2012)
04/24/201220 ORDER GRANTING 18 Motion for Extension of Time to File Pretrial Motions as to FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. Pretrial Motions are due by 5/31/12. Signed by Judge Mark R. Hornak on 4/24/12. (bdb) (Entered: 04/24/2012)
05/30/201221 Fourth MOTION for Extension of Time to File Pretrial Motions by FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Temple, Meagan) (Entered: 05/30/2012)
05/30/201222 Brief in Support by FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. re 21 Fourth MOTION for Extension of Time to File Pretrial Motions (Temple, Meagan) (Entered: 05/30/2012)
05/30/201223 ORDER GRANTING 21 Fourth Motion for Extension of Time to File Pretrial Motions as to FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. Pretrial Motions shall by due on or before 6/29/12. Signed by Judge Mark R. Hornak on 5/30/12. (bdb) (Entered: 05/30/2012)
07/02/201224 Fifth MOTION for Extension of Time to File Pretrial Motions by FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Temple, Meagan) (Entered: 07/02/2012)
07/02/201225 Brief in Support by FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. re 24 Fifth MOTION for Extension of Time to File Pretrial Motions (Temple, Meagan) (Entered: 07/02/2012)
07/02/201226 ORDER GRANTING 24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Pretrial Motions as to FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. Pretrial Motions due by 8/1/12. Signed by Judge Mark R. Hornak on 7/2/12. (bdb) (Entered: 07/02/2012)
08/14/201227 ORDER SCHEDULING CHANGE OF PLEA AND SENTENCING as to FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. A Change of Plea Hearing is hereby SCHEDULED for 9/14/12 at 1:00 PM before Judge Mark R. Hornak. The parties shall provide the Court with the Plea Agreement by 9/4/12. Signed by Judge Mark R. Hornak on 8/14/12. (bdb) (Entered: 08/14/2012)
08/22/2012  ORDER REGARDING CHANGE OF PLEA HEARING as to FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. The Court hereby gives notice that it will defer a determination as to whether sentencing will occur in conjunction with and immediately upon the conclusion of the plea hearing, and whether it will require or waive a Presentence Investigation Report in accordance with Fed. R. Crim. P. 32 (c)(1)(A)(ii), until the change of plea hearing scheduled in this matter for September 14, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Counsel shall be prepared at that hearing to make a full and complete record of the factual and legal basis for the Court's consideration of any plea agreement proffered under Fed. R. Crim. P. 11(c)(1)(C), including but not limited to any agreement contained therein that any sentence or sentencing range (including but not limited to the imposition of any term of probation or of a fine) is the appropriate disposition of the case. Counsel shall also be prepared to make a complete record in support of the factual basis of the Defendant's plea. Should counsel believe that the process in this matter would be materially aided by a pre-hearing status conference of counsel with the Court, Fed. R. Crim. P. 43(b)(1), (3), they should so advise Chambers immediately. Signed by Judge Mark R. Hornak on 08/22/2012. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (Hornak, Mark) (Entered: 08/22/2012)
08/23/2012  SCHEDULING ORDER as to FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. A Pre-Hearing Status Conference is hereby SCHEDULED for 8/27/12 at 1:30 PM before Judge Mark R. Hornak. Signed by Judge Mark R. Hornak on 8/23/12. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (bdb) (Entered: 08/23/2012)
08/27/201228 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Mark R. Hornak: Pre-Hearing Status Conference as to FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. held on 8/27/2012 (Court Reporter: Julie Kienzle) (bdb) (Entered: 08/27/2012)
08/29/201229 ORDER as to FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. To the extent the parties will apprise the Court of the written plea agreement in conjunction with the change of plea hearing set for September 14, 2012, they shall provide the Court with a copy of such written plea agreement on or before September 10, 2012. Based on the representations of counsel at the status conference held August 27, 2012, to the extent any such plea agreement contemplates a sentencing recommendation, or an agreed upon sentence pursuant to Fed. R. Crim. P. 11(c)(1)(C), which includes the payment of a fine, counsel shall be prepared to advise the Court at the time of sentencing of the anticipated method of compliance with the provisions of 18 U.S.C. 3611. Signed by Judge Mark R. Hornak on 08/29/2012. (Hornak, Mark) (Entered: 08/29/2012)
09/10/201230 POSITION WITH RESPECT TO SENTENCING FACTORS The Need for General Deterrence by FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC.. (Temple, Meagan) (Entered: 09/10/2012)
09/12/2012  ORDER RESCHEDULING CHANGE OF PLEA AND SENTENCING as to FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. The Change of Plea and Sentencing Hearing originally set for 9/14/12 at 1:00 PM is hereby RESCHEDULED for 9/14/12 at 1:30 PM before Judge Mark R. Hornak. Signed by Judge Mark R. Hornak on 9/12/12. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (bdb) (Entered: 09/12/2012)
09/14/201231 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Mark R. Hornak: Change of Plea and Sentencing Hearing as to FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. held on 9/14/12. Pursuant to Criminal Rule 17.1, a Pre-Hearing Conference, with counsel from both sides present, was held in Judge Hornaks Chambers. No agreement was made. (Court Reporter: Deborah Rowe) (bdb) (Entered: 09/14/2012)
09/17/201232 Special Assessment Paid by FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. $400.00, receipt number 24668017700. (plh) (Entered: 09/17/2012)
09/19/201233 JUDGMENT as to FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. A mandatory $400.00 special assessment is imposed. Defendant is hereby sentenced to pay a fine of $96,000.00. Signed by Judge Mark R. Hornak on 9/19/12. (bdb) (Entered: 09/19/2012)
09/19/2012  ***Terminated Case (tt) (Entered: 09/26/2012)
09/27/201234 GUILTY PLEA ENTERED on Count 1 as to FIELD ENVIRONMENTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. (bdb) (Entered: 09/27/2012)