CLOSED

U.S. District Court
Western District of Kentucky (Louisville)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 3:07-cr-00120-JGH All Defendants


Case title: USA v. Hedges Landscape Specialists et al

Date Filed: 10/01/2007
Date Terminated: 03/19/2008

Assigned to: Chief Judge John G. Heyburn, II

Defendant (1)
Hedges Landscape Specialists
TERMINATED: 03/19/2008
doing business as
Exterior Design, Inc.
TERMINATED: 03/19/2008
doing business as
Performance Irrigation, LLC
TERMINATED: 03/19/2008
represented byJohn L. Caudill
422 East Main Avenue, Suite E
Bowling Green, KY 42101
270-846-2000
Fax: 270-843-4461
Email: caudilllawfirm@gmail.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
8:1324(a)(3)(A) BRINGING IN AND HARBORING ALIENS
(1)
5 yrs probation; $400 spa, $48,000 fine
18:982(a)(6); 8:1324(b); and 28:2461: CRIMINAL FORFEITURE
(3)
Agreed to: See DN 11

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None

Assigned to: Chief Judge John G. Heyburn, II

Defendant (2)
Dean Hedges
TERMINATED: 02/25/2008
represented byJohn L. Caudill
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Kent Wicker
Reed Wicker PLLC
321 W. Main Street, Suite 2100
Louisville, KY 40202
502-572-2500
Fax: 502-572-2503
Email: kent@reedwicker.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Pending Counts

Disposition
8:1324 BRINGING IN AND HARBORING ALIENS
(2)
5 yrs probation; $10 spa, $24,000 fine
18:982(a)(6); 8:1324(b); and 28:2461: CRIMINAL FORFEITURE
(3)
Agreed to: see DN 11

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented byMadison T. Sewell
U.S. Department of Justice - Environmental Crimes Section
P. O. Box 23985
Washington, DC 20026
202-305-0366
Fax: 202-305-0396
Email: kywd_ecf_deadletter@kywd.uscourts.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Amy M. Sullivan
U.S. Attorney Office - Louisville
717 W. Broadway
10th Floor
Louisville, KY 40202
502-582-5449
Fax: 502-582-5067
Email: amy.sullivan@usdoj.gov
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
10/01/2007INFORMATION as to Hedges Landscape Specialists and Dean Hedges. (RLK) (Entered: 10/02/2007)
10/01/2007Case Assignment (Random Selection): Case Assigned to Chief Judge John G. Heyburn II. Magistrate designation: Magistrate Judge James D. Moyer. (RLK) (Entered: 10/02/2007)
10/01/2007NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE: John L. Caudill appearing for Hedges Landscape Specialists, and Dean Hedges. (RLK) (Entered: 10/02/2007)
10/01/2007  Proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin: Initial Appearance, Arraignment, and Change of Plea as to Hedges Landscape Specialists, and Dean Hedges held on 10/1/2007. (RLK) (Entered: 10/10/2007)
10/01/2007WAIVER OF INDICTMENT by Dean Hedges. (RLK) (Entered: 10/10/2007)
10/01/2007CONSENT to Rule 11 for Guilty Plea as to Dean Hedges. (RLK) (Entered: 10/10/2007)
10/01/2007PLEA AGREEMENT as to Dean Hedges. cc: USP (RLK) (Entered: 10/10/2007)
10/01/200710 PLEA AGREEMENT as to Hedges Landscape Specialists. cc: USP (RLK) (Entered: 10/10/2007)
10/01/200723 WAIVER OF INDICTMENT by Hedges Landscape Specialists. (Waiver of Indictment not completed at time of hearing for business entity. Received by Clerk's Office 3/18/2008.) (RLK) (Entered: 03/19/2008)
10/02/2007Proposed Agreed Order/Stipulation Agreed Money Judgment And Final Order of Forfeiture by USA as to Hedges Landscape Specialists, Dean Hedges. (Sewell, Madison) (Entered: 10/02/2007)
10/02/2007ORDER (EBOC) by Chief Judge John G. Heyburn II on 10/2/2007. Case referred to Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin for Initial Appearance, Arraignment, and Change of Plea set for 10/1/2007 at 02:00 PM. cc: Counsel, USP, USMJ Whalin (RLK) (Entered: 10/02/2007)
10/10/2007REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION CONCERNING PLEA OF GUILTY by Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin on 10/10/2007 as to Hedges Landscape Specialists, and Dean Hedges. Initial Appearance, Arraignment, and Plea proceedings were held on 10/1/2007 before Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin. Corporate Defendant entered a plea of guilty as to Count 1 of the Information. Defendant Dean Hedges entered a plea of guilty as to Count 2 of the Information. Both Defendants agreed to forfeiture under Count 3 of the Information. Magistrate Judge recommends that the pleas of guilty be accepted. Objections due by 10/24/2007. Sentencing set for 1/4/2008 at 10:00 AM before Chief Judge John G. Heyburn II. Defendants released. cc: Counsel, USM, USP (RLK) (Entered: 10/10/2007)
10/10/200711 AGREED MONEY JUDGMENT AND FINAL ORDER OF FORFEITURE by Chief Judge John G. Heyburn II on 10/4/2007 as to Hedges Landscape Specialists, and Dean Hedges. cc: Counsel, USA (cert) (RLK) (Entered: 10/10/2007)
10/10/2007  Case as to Hedges Landscape Specialists, Dean Hedges no longer referred to Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin. (AEP) (Entered: 02/29/2012)
10/26/200712 ACCEPTANCE OF PLEA OF GUILTY, ADJUDICATION OF GUILT, AND NOTICE OF SENTENCING by Chief Judge John G. Heyburn II on 10/25/2007; Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge is accepted and defendant is adjudged guilty of such offense; sentencing scheduled for 1/4/2008 at 10:00 AM before Chief Judge John G. Heyburn II. cc: Counsel, USM, USP. (TLB) (Entered: 10/26/2007)
10/26/200713 ORDER by Chief Judge John G. Heyburn II on 10/25/2007; in order to comply with Sentencing Reform Act, parties to comply as set forth in order. cc: Counsel, USM, USP. (TLB) (Entered: 10/26/2007)
11/09/200714 NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE Amy M. Sullivan appearing for USA. (Sullivan, Amy) (Entered: 11/09/2007)
11/09/200715 NOTICE of Filing by USA re 11 Order (Attachments: # 1 Receipt and Return) (Sullivan, Amy) (Entered: 11/09/2007)
12/19/200716 ORDER signed by Chief Judge John G. Heyburn, II on 12/18/2007 as to Hedges Landscape Specialists, and Dean Hedges. Upon oral motion, Sentencing is continued for 2/19/2008 at 01:30 PM before Chief Judge John G. Heyburn II. cc: Counsel, USM, USP (RLK) (Entered: 12/19/2007)
02/19/2008  Proceedings held before Chief Judge John G. Heyburn, II: Sentencing as to Dean Hedges was held on 2/19/2008. (Court Reporter Alan W. Wernecke.) (RLK) (Entered: 02/22/2008)
02/19/2008  Proceedings held before Chief Judge John G. Heyburn, II: Sentencing as to Hedges Landscape Specialist was held on 2/19/2008. (Court Reporter Alan W. Wernecke.) (RLK) Modified on 2/25/2008: correct date of hearing (RLK). (Entered: 02/22/2008)
02/22/200817 PRESENTENCE INVESTIGATION REPORT (Sealed) as to Dean Hedges returned to the U.S. Probation Office pursuant to General Order of the Court number 99-2. (RLK) (Entered: 02/22/2008)
02/22/200818 PRESENTENCE INVESTIGATION REPORT (Sealed) as to Hedges Landscape Specialist returned to the U.S. Probation Office pursuant to General Order of the Court number 99-2. (RLK) (Entered: 02/22/2008)
02/25/200819 JUDGMENT and COMMITMENT ORDER signed by Chief Judge John G. Heyburn, II on 2/22/2008 as to Dean Hedges. Sentenced to 5 yrs probation; $10 spa, and $24,000 fine. cc: Counsel, USM, USP, Finance Dept., USA Civil Forfeiture (RLK) (Entered: 02/25/2008)
02/25/200820 CONDITIONS OF PROBATION AND SUPERVISED RELEASE as to Dean Hedges. (RLK) (Entered: 02/26/2008)
03/10/200821  MOTION to Modify Conditions of Release to travel by Dean Hedges as to Hedges Landscape Specialists, Dean Hedges. Response due 3/24/2008. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Caudill, John) Modified on 3/11/2008: set response date (RLK). (Entered: 03/10/2008)
03/19/200824 JUDGMENT and COMMITMENT ORDER signed by Chief Judge John G. Heyburn, II on 2/22/2008, as to Hedges Landscape Specialists. cc: Counsel, USP, Finance Dept., USA Civil Forfeiture (RLK) (Entered: 03/19/2008)
03/25/200825 ORDER signed by Chief Judge John G. Heyburn, II on 3/25/2008, GRANTING 21 Motion to Modify Conditions of Release as to Dean Hedges. Dean Hedges is allowed to leave the Western District of Kentucky and travel to Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. cc: Counsel, USP, USM (RLK) (Entered: 03/25/2008)
02/28/201226 Unopposed MOTION for Early Termination of Probation for Dean Hedges (2) Count 2 by Dean Hedges. Responses due by 3/16/2012 (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Wicker, Kent) (Entered: 02/28/2012)
03/01/201227 ORDER by Judge John G. Heyburn, II on 2/29/2012 granting 26 Motion for Early Termination of Probation as to Dean Hedges as of 8/18/2012; this order does not affect the probation of Hedges Landscaping Specialists. cc:counsel, USp (TLB) (Entered: 03/01/2012)