CLOSED

U.S. District Court
District of South Dakota (Northern Division)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:01-cr-10001-CBK-1


Case title: USA v. Heartland Grain, et al

Date Filed: 01/10/2001
Date Terminated: 04/01/2002

Assigned to: Charles B. Kornmann

Defendant (1)
Heartland Grain Fuels
a Limited Partnership
TERMINATED: 04/05/2002
represented byCarlyle E. Richards
Richards & Oliver
PO Box 114
Aberdeen, SD 57402-0114
225-1200
Fax: 229-7530
TERMINATED: 04/05/2002
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Lonald L. Gellhaus
Gellhaus & Gellhaus
PO Box 73
Aberdeen, SD 57402-0073
225-6522
Fax: 225-6895
Email: lon@gellhauslaw.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Mark A. Thornhill
Spencer, Fane, Britt & Browne
1000 Walnut St.
Suite 1400
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 474-8100
Fax: 474-3216
TERMINATED: 04/05/2002
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
33:1319(c)(2)(A) and 18:2 ; VIOLATING A REQUIREMENT OF PRETREATMENT PROGRAM APPROVED UNDER 33 U.S.C. 1342(b)(8); AIDING AND ABETTING
(2)
1 year probation; $400.00 special assessment; $40,000.00 fine

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
33:1319(c)(2)(A) and 18:2 ; VIOLATING A REQUIREMENT OF PRETREATMENT PROGRAM APPROVED UNDER 33 U.S.C. 1342(b)(8); AIDING AND ABETTING
(1)
Dismissed
33:1319(c)(2)(B) AND 18:2 ; CAUSING THE PUBLICLY OWNED TREATMENT WORKS TO VIOLATE ITS PERMIT; AIDING AND ABETTING
(3)
Dismissed
18:1001(a)(3) and 18:2 ; FALSE WRITING OR DOCUMENT; AIDING AND ABETTING
(4)
Dismissed

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
Felony

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
United States of America represented byRobert A. Mandel
U.S. Attorney's Office (Rapid City, SD)
Rapid City Office
515 Ninth St.
Room 201
Rapid City, SD 57701
342-7822
Email: robert.mandel@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
01/10/20011INDICTMENT by USA ; Counts filed against Heartland Grain Fuels (1) count(s) 1-2, 3, 4, Roger Dykema (2) count(s) 1-2, 3, 4 (copy: USPO,USM,USA,FBI,US Mag, Chambers) (DLC) (Entered: 01/11/2001)
01/24/2001  SUMMONS issued as to Heartland Grain, Roger Dykema initial appearance set for 2:00 pm on 2/13/01 for Heartland Grain, for Roger Dykema (copies del USM,USPO,FBI) (JAB) (Entered: 01/24/2001)
02/05/2001MOTION for attorney Mark A. Thornhill to appear pro hac vice by Heartland Grain (DLC) (Entered: 02/05/2001)
02/05/20014ORDER by Charles B. Kornmann granting motion for attorney Mark A. Thornhill to appear pro hac vice [4-1] (cc: all counsel) (DLC) (Entered: 02/05/2001)
02/06/20015SUMMONS executed on 1/29/01 as to Heartland Grain, Roger Dykema (SRN) (Entered: 02/16/2001)
02/09/20016NOTICE OF APPEARANCE for defendant Heartland Grain by Attorney Carlyle E. Richards (DLC) (Entered: 02/09/2001)
02/13/20017MINUTES RE: before Mag Judge Myles Devine initial appearance on indictment of Heartland Grain, Roger Dykema Attorneys Carlyle E. Richards, Mark A. Thornhill, and Gregg Magera for Reed A. Rasmussen present; , dft Heartland Grain, Roger Dykema arraigned; not guilty pleas entered; Total in court time: 25 minutes (SRN) Modified on 02/14/2001 (Entered: 02/14/2001)
02/14/20018ORDER setting conditions of release for Heartland Grain by Mag Judge Myles Devine (cc: all counsel,USM,USPO,FBI) (SRN) (Entered: 02/14/2001)
02/14/200110ORDER FIXING DATES by Charles B. Kornmann ; motion filing deadline set for 3/6/01 for Heartland Grain, for Roger Dykema; proposed plea agreement deadline set for 3/30/01 for Heartland Grain, for Roger Dykema; jury trial set for 10:30 am on 4/17/01 for Heartland Grain, for Roger Dykema (cc: all counsel, USM, USPO, FBI and Mag Devine) (SRN) (Entered: 02/14/2001)
02/14/200111REQUEST for Disclosure by plaintiff USA (SRN) (Entered: 02/14/2001)
02/14/200112ENTRY OF APPEARANCE for defendant Heartland Grain by Attorney Mark A. Thornhill (SRN) (Entered: 02/14/2001)
02/16/200113MEMORANDUM LETTER by Charles B. Kornmann re: stipulation as to discovery (DLC) (Entered: 02/16/2001)
02/21/200114STIPULATION AND ORDER re handling and disposition of discovery materials as to Heartland Grain by Charles B. Kornmann (cc: all counsel) (JAB) Modified on 03/07/2001 (Entered: 02/21/2001)
02/28/200115STIPULATION AND ORDER re handling and disposition of discovery materials as to Roger Dykema by Charles B. Kornmann (cc: all counsel) (JAB) Modified on 03/07/2001 (Entered: 02/28/2001)
03/01/200116REQUEST by defendant Heartland Grain for Discovery (SRN) (Entered: 03/01/2001)
03/19/200117MOTION for Continuance of Jury Trial by Heartland Grain (SRN) Modified on 03/21/2001 (Entered: 03/19/2001)
03/21/200118CONSENT To Continuance of Jury Trial by Heartland Grain, Roger Dykema (SRN) (Entered: 03/21/2001)
03/21/200120RESPONSE by plaintiff USA re: motion for Continuance of Jury Trial by Heartland Grain [17-1] (SRN) (Entered: 03/21/2001)
03/26/200121ORDER GRANTING CONTINUANCE per 18:3161 by Charles B. Kornmann granting motion for Continuance of Jury Trial [17-1] ; motion filing deadline set for 6/12/01 for Heartland Grain, for Roger Dykema ; proposed plea agreement deadline set for 7/6/01 for Heartland Grain, for Roger Dykema; jury trial set for 10:30 am on 7/24/01 for Heartland Grain, for Roger Dykema (cc: all counsel, US Marshal, US Probation, FBI & Magistrate Devine) (JAB) Modified on 04/18/2001 (Entered: 03/26/2001)
04/01/200157EXHIBIT list by defendant Heartland Grain (SRN) (Entered: 04/02/2002)
05/10/200124ORDER FIXING TIME FOR PLEA by Charles B. Kornmann jury trial cancelled ; change of plea hearing set for 1:30 pm on 5/21/01 for Roger Dykema (cc: all counsel, US Marshal, US Probation & FBI) (DLC) (Entered: 05/10/2001)
05/22/200126ORDER Setting Sentencing Date by Charles B. Kornmann ; sentencing hearing set for 11:30 am on 7/18/01 for Roger Dykema (cc: all counsel, US Marshal, US Probation & FBI) (JAB) (Entered: 05/23/2001)
05/25/200127AMENDED ORDER SETTING SENTENCING DATE by Charles B. Kornmann ; sentencing hearing set for 10:30 am on 9/10/01 for Roger Dykema (cc: all counsel, USM, USPO, FBI) (SRN) (Entered: 05/25/2001)
06/01/200128SECOND AMENDED ORDER SETTING SENTENCING DATE by Charles B. Kornmann ; sentencing hearing set for 10:30 am on 9/10/01 for Roger Dykema (cc: all counsel, US Marshal, US Probation & FBI) (DLC) (Entered: 06/01/2001)
06/12/200129MOTION to continue jury trial by Heartland Grain (JAB) (Entered: 06/12/2001)
06/18/200130RESPONSE by plaintiff USA to motion to continue jury trial by Heartland Grain [29-1] (DLC) (Entered: 06/18/2001)
06/20/200131ORDER GRANTING CONTINUANCE per 18:3161 by Charles B. Kornmann granting motion to continue jury trial [29-1] Stopping Previous XT Excludable , ; motion filing deadline set for 9/11/01 for Heartland Grain ; proposed plea agreement deadline set for 10/5/01 for Heartland Grain; jury trial set for 9:00 am on 10/23/01 for Heartland Grain (cc: all counsel, U.S. Marshal, U.S. Probation, FBI & Magistrate Devine) (KMH) (Entered: 06/20/2001)
07/30/200132MEMORANDUM LETTER by Judge Charles B. Kornmann re: notice of possible departure (DLC) (Entered: 07/30/2001)
08/02/200133RESPONSE by Jennifer Snow to Judge Charles B. Kornmann re: Memo dated 7/27/01 (SRN) (Entered: 08/02/2001)
09/07/200134NOTICE of Motion for Downward Departure by plaintiff USA (SRN) (Entered: 09/07/2001)
10/04/200137PLEA Agreement as to Heartland Grain (DLC) (Entered: 10/04/2001)
10/04/200138STATEMENT Of Factual Basis as to Heartland Grain (DLC) (Entered: 10/04/2001)
10/05/200139ORDER by Judge Charles B. Kornmann rejecting plea agreement (cc: all counsel, US Marshal, US Probation & FBI) (JAB) (Entered: 10/05/2001)
10/05/200140MEMORANDUM LETTER by Judge Charles B. Kornmann re: plea agreement (JAB) (Entered: 10/05/2001)
10/09/200141MOTION for continuance of jury trial by USA as to Heartland Grain (JAB) (Entered: 10/09/2001)
10/11/200142ORDER GRANTING CONTINUANCE per 18:3161 by Judge Charles B. Kornmann granting motion for continuance of jury trial [41-1] ; motion filing deadline set for 10/31/01 for Heartland Grain; proposed plea agreement deadline set for 11/23/01 for Heartland Grain; jury trial set for 1:00 pm on 12/12/01 for Heartland Grain (cc: all counsel; FBI, USM, USPO, Mag Devine) (SRN) (Entered: 10/11/2001)
11/21/200143PLEA AGREEMENT as to Heartland Grain (SRN) (Entered: 11/21/2001)
11/21/200144FACTUAL BASIS STATEMENT as to Heartland Grain (SRN) (Entered: 11/21/2001)
11/28/200145ORDER FIXING TIME FOR PLEA by Judge Charles B. Kornmann ; change of plea hearing set for 1:00 pm on 12/12/01 for Heartland Grain (cc: all counsel, US Marshal, US Probation & FBI) (JAB) (Entered: 11/28/2001)
11/28/200146MEMORANDUM LETTER by Judge Charles B. Kornmann re: plea agreement (JAB) (Entered: 11/28/2001)
12/10/200147AMENDED ORDER by Judge Charles B. Kornmann jury trial cancelled ; change of plea hearing set for 11:00 am on 12/21/01 for Heartland Grain (cc: all counsel, US Marshal, US Probation & FBI) (JAB) (Entered: 12/10/2001)
12/21/200148MINUTES RE: before Judge Charles B. Kornmann change of plea hearing held on 12/21/01 , guilty plea entered by Heartland Grain (1) count(s) 2 Total in court time: 45 minutes (JAB) (Entered: 12/21/2001)
12/21/200149LETTER to Court by City of Aberdeen re: plea agreement (JAB) (Entered: 12/21/2001)
12/26/200150ORDER SETTING SENTENCING DATE by Judge Charles B. Kornmann ; sentencing hearing set for 1:45 pm on 4/1/02 for Heartland Grain (cc: all counsel, US Marshal, US Probation & FBI) (DLC) (Entered: 12/26/2001)
03/04/200251NOTICE of Estimated Time for Sentencing Hearing by plaintiff USA (SRN) (Entered: 03/04/2002)
03/05/200252 TRANSCRIPT of Plea Hearing (in expando) (SRN) (Entered: 03/05/2002)
03/22/200254ORDER Modifying Probation by Judge Charles B. Kornmann (cc: all counsel, USPO) (DLC) (Entered: 03/25/2002)
03/28/200255NOTICE Regarding Witnesses at Sentencing Hearing by defendant Heartland Grain (SRN) (Entered: 03/28/2002)
03/29/200256MEMORANDUM LETTER by Judge Charles B. Kornmann re: sentencing issues as to Heartland Grain Fuels (DLC) (Entered: 03/29/2002)
04/01/200257EXHIBIT list by defendant Heartland Grain (SRN) (Entered: 04/09/2002)
04/01/200258MINUTES RE: before Judge Charles B. Kornmann sentencing Heartland Grain (1) count(s) 2. 1 year probation; $400.00 special assessment; $40,000.00 fine Presentence Report del. US Probation , sentencing hearing held on 4/1/02 Total in court time: 2 hours 55 minutes (SRN) (Entered: 04/09/2002)
04/05/200259JUDGMENT and Commitment as to Heartland Grain case terminated by Judge Charles B. Kornmann (cc: all counsel,USM,USPO,FBI,BOP); (SRN) (Entered: 04/05/2002)
04/05/200260MOTION to dismiss count(s) as to Heartland Grain (1) count(s) 4, 3, 1 by USA as to Heartland Grain (DLC) (Entered: 04/05/2002)
04/09/200261 TRANSCRIPT of Sentence Hearing (in expando) (DLC) (Entered: 04/09/2002)
04/16/200262ORDER by Judge Charles B. Kornmann granting motion to dismiss count(s) as to Heartland Grain (1) count(s) 4, 3, 1 [60-1] counts dismissed as to Heartland Grain (1) count(s) 1, 3 , 4 . (cc: all counsel, U.S. Marshal, U.S. Probation & FBI) (KMH) (Entered: 04/16/2002)
08/05/200263PETITION to revoke Probation as to Heartland Grain and ORDER by Judge Charles B. Kornmann directing Clerk to issue summons (JAB) (Entered: 08/05/2002)
08/05/2002  SUMMONS issued as to Heartland Grain revocation hearing set for 5:15 pm on 8/19/02 for Heartland Grain (copies del USM,USPO,FBI) (JAB) (Entered: 08/05/2002)
08/05/200264MEMORANDUM LETTER by Judge Charles B. Kornmann re: scheduling (JAB) (Entered: 08/05/2002)
08/05/200265ORDER by Judge Charles B. Kornmann ; probation revocation hearing set for 5:15 pm on 8/19/02 for Heartland Grain (cc: all counsel, USMS, USPO & FBI) (JAB) (Entered: 08/05/2002)
08/09/200266NOTICE OF APPEARANCE for defendant Heartland Grain by Attorney Lonald L. Gellhaus (JAB) (Entered: 08/12/2002)
08/12/200267MEMORANDUM LETTER by Judge Charles B. Kornmann re: scheduling (JAB) (Entered: 08/13/2002)
08/12/200268 RESPONSE by defendant Heartland Grain to Order of August 5, 2002 [65-1], [65-2] (JAB) (Entered: 08/13/2002)
08/12/200268MOTION to continue hearing by Heartland Grain (JAB) (Entered: 08/13/2002)
08/12/200269RESPONSE by defendant Heartland Grain to Court's Order of August 5 [65-1], [65-2] (JAB) (Entered: 08/13/2002)
08/13/200270SUMMONS executed on 8/6/02 as to Heartland Grain (JAB) Modified on 08/14/2002 (Entered: 08/14/2002)
08/14/200271RESPONSE by defendant Heartland Grain to Court's Memo (JAB) (Entered: 08/15/2002)
08/14/200272MEMORANDUM LETTER by Judge Charles B. Kornmann re: scheduling (JAB) (Entered: 08/15/2002)
08/20/200273REQUEST for Discovery by defendant Heartland Grain (DLC) (Entered: 08/20/2002)
08/20/200274MOTION for discovery by Heartland Grain (DLC) (Entered: 08/20/2002)
08/21/200275ORDER by Judge Charles B. Kornmann granting motion to continue hearing [68-1] (cc: all counsel) (DLC) (Entered: 08/21/2002)
08/21/200276ORDER FIXING INITIAL APPEARANCE AND PRELIMINARY HEARING ON PETITION TO REVOKE PROBATION; initial appearance and preliminary hearing set for 9/18/02 at 1:00 pm by Magistrate Judge Myles Devine (cc: all counsel, US Marshal, US Probation & FBI) (DLC) (Entered: 08/21/2002)
09/11/200277ORDER by Judge Charles B. Kornmann denying motion for discovery [74-1] (cc: all counsel) (JAB) (Entered: 09/11/2002)
09/18/200278EXHIBIT/WITNESS list by defendant Heartland Grain, plaintiff USA (JAB) (Entered: 09/19/2002)
09/18/200279MINUTES on Revocation of Probation as to Heartland Grain before Magistrate Judge Myles Devine initial appearance on revocation of Heartland Grain ; defendant denies allegations in petition; Attorneys Lonald L. Gellhause and Mark A. Thornhill present; Total in court time: 2 hours 10 minutes (JAB) (Entered: 09/19/2002)
09/19/200280ORDER setting conditions of release for Heartland Grain by Magistrate Judge Myles Devine (cc: all counsel,USM,USPO,FBI) (JAB) (Entered: 09/19/2002)
09/19/200281ORDER Holding Defendant To Answer Probation Revocation Petition by Magistrate Judge Myles Devine (cc: all counsel, USMS, USPO, FBI) (JAB) (Entered: 09/19/2002)
09/19/200282ORDER by Magistrate Judge Myles Devine For Return of Defendant's Exhibit B as to Heartland Grain (cc: all counsel) (JAB) (Entered: 09/19/2002)
09/23/200283ORDER by Judge Charles B. Kornmann ; revocation hearing set for 2:00 pm on 11/25/02 for Heartland Grain (cc: all counsel, USMS, USPO & FBI) (JAB) Modified on 10/07/2002 (Entered: 09/23/2002)
10/09/200284 TRANSCRIPT of Preliminary Hearing held on Septeber 18, 2002 (in expando) (SRN) (Entered: 10/09/2002)
10/25/200285MOTION for pre-trial subpoena with supporting suggestions by Heartland Grain (JAB) (Entered: 10/25/2002)
10/25/200286RESPONSE to Court Order of September 23 by defendant Heartland Grain (JAB) (Entered: 10/25/2002)
11/04/200287MEMORANDUM LETTER by Judge Charles B. Kornmann re: discovery (JAB) (Entered: 11/04/2002)
11/04/200288United States' Estimate of Time for Hearing by plaintiff USA (JAB) (Entered: 11/06/2002)
11/05/200289LETTER to Judge Charles B. Kornmann from Mark A. Anderson re: motion (SRN) Modified on 11/06/2002 (Entered: 11/05/2002)
11/05/200290ORDER by Judge Charles B. Kornmann denying as moot the motion for pre-trial subpoena with supporting suggestions [85-1] (cc: all counsel) (SRN) Modified on 11/06/2002 (Entered: 11/05/2002)
11/05/200291AMENDED ORDER by Judge Charles B. Kornmann ; probation revocation hearing set for 1:00 pm on 11/25/02 for Heartland Grain (cc: all counsel, USM, USPO, FBI) (SRN) Modified on 11/06/2002 (Entered: 11/05/2002)
11/07/200292RESPONSE by defendant Heartland Grain to Court's Amended Order 91 (JAB) (Entered: 11/07/2002)
11/18/200293MEMORANDUM LETTER by Judge Charles B. Kornmann re: scheduling (DLC) (Entered: 11/18/2002)
11/19/200294SECOND AMENDED ORDER by Judge Charles B. Kornmann ; probation revocation hearing set for 10:00 am on 11/25/02 for Heartland Grain (cc: all counsel, US Marshal, US Probation & FBI) (DLC) (Entered: 11/19/2002)
11/25/200295EXHIBIT list by plaintiff USA (DLC) (Entered: 11/26/2002)
11/25/200296EXHIBIT list by defendant Heartland Grain (DLC) (Entered: 11/26/2002)
11/25/200297MINUTES on Revocation of Probation as to Heartland Grain before Judge Charles B. Kornmann Total in court time: 6 hours, 20 minutes (DLC) (Entered: 11/26/2002)
12/16/200298POST HEARING BRIEF by defendant Heartland Grain (DLC) (Entered: 12/16/2002)
12/19/200299ORDER by Judge Charles B. Kornmann denying motion to revoke Probation [63-1] (cc: all counsel, USPO) (JAB) (Entered: 12/19/2002)
05/21/2003100RECEIPT of Defense Revocation Hearing Exhibits A-W (SRN) (Entered: 05/21/2003)
06/20/2003101RECEIPT for Government's Revocation Hearing Exhibits 1 - 6 (DLC) (Entered: 06/20/2003)