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U.S. District Court
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS (Galveston)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 3:06-cr-00015-1


Case title: USA v. Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co. et al

Date Filed: 10/11/2006
Date Terminated: 02/05/2008

Assigned to: Judge Vanessa D Gilmore

Defendant (1)
Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co.
TERMINATED: 02/05/2008
represented byThomas M Henderson
Attorney at Law
4615 Southwest Freeway
Suite 600
Houston, TX 77027
713-552-1940
Fax: 713-626-0182
Email: thend1283@aol.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD THE UNITED STATES. MAX PENALTY: Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co - $500,000 fine, $400 special assessment; Gonzalez - 5 years and/or $250,000 fine, 3 years SRT, $100 special assessment
(1)
1 year probation; $60,000 fine; $400 Special Assessment

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented byJay Hileman
Office of the US Attorney
PO Box 61129
Houston, TX 77208
713-567-9391
Fax: 713-718-3301
Email: jay.hileman@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Financial Litigation
U S Attorney's Office
Southern District of Texas
P O Box 61129
Houston, TX 77208
713-567-9000
Fax: 713-718-3391 fax
Email: flu.usatxs-@usdoj.gov
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

US Marshal - H
515 Rusk
10th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
713-718-4800
Fax: 713-718-4848
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

US Pretrial Svcs - H
515 Rusk
6th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
713-250-5218
Fax: 713-250-5666
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

US Probation - H
515 Rusk
2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77002
713-250-5266
Fax: INS_prob1
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Douglas Davis
Office of U S Attorney
P O Box 61129
Houston, TX 77208-1129
713-567-9379
Fax: 713-718-3300
Email: Doug.Davis@usdoj.gov
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
10/11/20061INDICTMENT (The original indictment with the signature of the grand jury foreperson is on file under seal with the clerk) as to Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co. (1) count(s) 1, Antonio Ramos Gonzalez (2) count(s) 1, 2-4, Clifford Hillman (3) count(s) 5, Steve Taylor (4) count(s) 5, Wendy Taylor (5) count(s) 5, Derenda Campbell (6) count(s) 5, filed. (mgore, ) (Entered: 10/16/2006)
10/11/2006  **Added Financial Litigation (mgore, ) (Entered: 10/16/2006)
10/17/20063Summons Returned Executed on 10/16/06 as to Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co., filed. (mgore, ) (Entered: 10/17/2006)
10/23/20068Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John R Froeschner :INITIAL APPEARANCE as to Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co.,(Deft informed of rights) held on 10/23/2006 Appearances:Tom Henderson. Richard Harris f/Jay Hileman.(Court Reporter: J. Byers). Garcia Hrg held re: Attys conflict of interest in representing multiple dfts. Arraignment set: 11/2/06 @ 11:00. Counsel Determination Hrg set: 11/2/06 @ 11:00 if Dft does not hire counsel. Docket Control Order issued Deft continued on Bond, filed.(sanderson, ) Modified on 10/23/2006 (sanderson, ). (Entered: 10/23/2006)
10/23/2006  Attorney update in case as to Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co., Clifford Hillman. Attorney Thomas M Henderson for Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co. and Clifford Hillman added. (sanderson, ) (Entered: 10/23/2006)
10/23/200623SCHEDULING ORDER as to Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co., Clifford Hillman, Steve Taylor, Wendy Taylor, Derenda Campbell..... Discovery Motion Filing due by 11/10/2006.... Discovery Hearing set for 11/17/2006 at 10:00 AM before Magistrate Judge John R Froeschner.... Pretrial Motion Filing due by 12/1/2006, Responses due by 12/8/2006.... Pretrial Motion Hearing set for 12/15/2006 at 10:00 AM before Magistrate Judge John R Froeschner.... Pretrial Conference set for 12/15/2006 at 10:00 AM before Magistrate Judge John R Froeschner.... Jury Trial set for 12/18/2006 at 08:30 AM before Judge Samuel B Kent ( Signed by Judge John R Froeschner ). Parties notified. (sanderson, ) (Entered: 11/02/2006)
10/26/200622ORDER OF DESIGNATION as to Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co., Antonio Ramos Gonzalez, Clifford Hillman, Steve Taylor, Wendy Taylor, Derenda Campbell ( Signed by Judge Samuel B Kent ). Parties notified. (mgore, ) (Entered: 10/27/2006)
11/02/200624Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John R Froeschner :ARRAIGNMENT as to Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co. (1) Count 1 held on 11/2/2006. Not Guilty on 1. Appearances:Gregg Costa f/Jay Hileman. Thomas M Henderson.(ERO:Pat Williams) Deft continued on bond, filed.(sanderson, ) (Entered: 11/02/2006)
12/15/200629ORDER VACATING 23 Scheduling Order and Trial date of 12/18/06 is VACATED as to Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co., Clifford Hillman, Steve Taylor, Wendy Taylor, Derenda Campbell ... Re-Arraignment for Dfts Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co., Clifford Hillman, Steve Taylor, Wendy Taylor SET for 1/16/2007 at 10:00 AM before Magistrate Judge John R Froeschner..... Scheduling Conference for Dft Derenda Campbell SET for 1/16/2007 at 10:00 AM before Magistrate Judge John R Froeschner.( Signed by Judge John R Froeschner ). Parties notified. (sanderson, ) (Entered: 12/15/2006)
12/15/200630Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John R Froeschner :PRETRIAL CONFERENCE as to Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co., Clifford Hillman, Steve Taylor, Wendy Taylor, Derenda Campbell held on 12/15/2006 Appearances: Thomas M Henderson, Jay Hileman, Wayne Trenchard Hill, Garland Ray Sandhop, Jr.(ERO:y). Dfts Oral M/Cont GRANTED & Trial date of 12/18/06 VACATED. Re-arr for all Dfts except Campbell set 1/16/07 @ 10:00. Sked Conf f/Dft Campbell set 1/16/07 @ 10:00. Order to follow. Defts continued on bond, filed.(sanderson, ) (Entered: 12/15/2006)
01/16/200731Consent to Administration of Guilty Plea and Fed.R.Crim.P. 11 Allocution by United States Magistrate Judge, filed.(mgore, ) (Entered: 01/17/2007)
01/16/200732Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge John R Froeschner :RE-ARRAIGNMENT held on 1/16/2007. Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co. (1) Guilty Count 1. Appearances: Thomas M Henderson, Jay Hileman.(Court Reporter: J. Byers) Deft continued on bond, filed.(mgore, ) (Entered: 01/17/2007)
01/16/200733PLEA AGREEMENT as to Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co., filed. (mgore, ) (Entered: 01/17/2007)
01/16/200734 ORDER for Presentence Investigation and Disclosure & Sentencing Dates as to Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co. PSI Completion due by 3/2/2007. Objection to PSI due by 3/16/2007 Final PSI due by 3/30/2007 Sentencing set for 4/13/2007 at 10:00 AM before Judge Samuel B Kent.( Signed by Judge John R Froeschner ). Parties notified. (mgore, ) (Entered: 01/17/2007)
01/18/200754REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS re: acceptance of guilty plea as to Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co.; Objections to R&R due by 2/7/2007( Signed by Judge John R Froeschner ). Parties notified. (sanderson, ) (Entered: 01/18/2007)
01/18/2007  P/Court's Instruction as to Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co.: Copy of Report & Recommendation 54 mailed via regular mail to Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co. c/o Clifford Hillman, filed. (sanderson, ) (Entered: 01/18/2007)
02/14/200755ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS as to Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co. for 54 Report and Recommendations ( Signed by Judge Samuel B Kent ). Parties notified. (mgore, ) (Entered: 02/15/2007)
03/05/200769Resetting ORDER for Presentence Investigation and Disclosure & Sentencing Dates as to Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co.. PSI Completion due by 6/1/2007. Sentencing set for 7/20/2007 at 10:00 AM before Judge Samuel B Kent.( Signed by Judge Samuel B Kent ). Parties notified. (mgore, ) (Entered: 03/06/2007)
03/22/200771Resetting ORDER for Presentence Investigation and Disclosure & Sentencing Dates as to Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co. PSI Completion due by 6/22/2007. Sentencing set for 8/10/2007 at 10:30 AM before Judge Samuel B Kent.( Signed by Judge Samuel B Kent ). Parties notified. (mgore, ) (Entered: 03/22/2007)
07/10/2007110Resetting ORDER for Presentence Investigation and Disclosure & Sentencing Dates as to Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co.. PSI Completion due by 8/1/2007 Sentencing reset for 10/12/2007 at 10:00 AM before Judge Samuel B Kent( Signed by Judge Samuel B Kent ) Parties notified. (mgore, ) (Entered: 07/10/2007)
08/22/2007111NOTICE OF SETTING as to Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co. Sentencing reset for 1/25/2008 at 11:00 AM before Judge Samuel B Kent, filed.(mgore, ) (Entered: 08/22/2007)
10/25/2007118NOTICE of Reassignment. Pursuant to General Order No. 2007-10, this case is reassigned to the docket of United States District Judge Vanessa D Gilmore. Deadlines in scheduling orders remain in effect. All court settings are vacated. Judge Samuel B Kent no longer assigned to the case. Parties notified, filed. (mstill, ) (Entered: 10/26/2007)
10/25/2007  **Terminate Hearings as to Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co., Antonio Ramos Gonzalez, Clifford Hillman, Steve Taylor, Wendy Taylor, Derenda Campbell (mstill, ) (Entered: 10/26/2007)
10/30/2007  **Added Pretrial Services and Probation (mstill, ) (Entered: 10/30/2007)
10/30/2007  **Added US Marshal (mstill, ) (Entered: 10/30/2007)
11/06/2007119NOTICE OF SETTING as to Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co....... Sentencing set for 1/17/2008 at 10:00 AM in Sixth Floor Courtroom before Judge Vanessa D Gilmore, filed.(emares, ) (Entered: 11/06/2007)
11/17/2007120Agreed MOTION to Continue Sentencing Date by Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co., filed. (Attachments: # 1 Continuation)(Henderson, Thomas) (Entered: 11/17/2007)
11/27/2007121ORDER granting 120 Motion to Continue Sentencing as to Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co. (1) Sentencing reset to 1/25/08 at 10:00 in Galveston.(Signed by Judge Vanessa D Gilmore.) Parties notified.(emares, ) (Entered: 11/28/2007)
11/27/2007  ***Set/Reset Hearings as to Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co.:.... Sentencing set for 1/25/2008 at 10:00 AM in Sixth Floor Courtroom before Judge Vanessa D Gilmore (emares, ) (Entered: 11/28/2007)
12/13/2007123NOTICE of No Objections to PSR by USA as to Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co., filed.(Hileman, Jay) (Entered: 12/13/2007)
01/18/2008125Final Presentence Investigation Report (Sealed) as to Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co., filed. (echavez, ) (Entered: 01/18/2008)
01/18/2008126Confidential Sentencing Recommendation(Sealed) regarding Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co., filed. (echavez, ) (Entered: 01/18/2008)
01/18/2008127Sealed Addendum to 125 Final Presentence Investigation Report (Sealed) as to Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co., filed. (echavez, ) (Entered: 01/18/2008)
01/23/2008128 MEMORANDUM by Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co. Defendant's Sentencing Memorandum, filed.(Henderson, Thomas) (Entered: 01/23/2008)
01/25/2008  Sentencing Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Vanessa D Gilmore : held on 1/25/2008 for Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co. (1), Count(s) 1, 1 year probation; $60,000 fine; $400 Special Assessment. Appearances:Peter Williamson; Ryan McConner AUSA; Mitch Ott US Probation. Thomas M Henderson, Garland Ray Sandhop, Jr.(Court Reporter: Jeannet Byers) Deft continued on bond, filed.(emares, ) (Entered: 02/05/2008)
02/05/2008129JUDGMENT as to Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co. ( Signed by Judge Vanessa D Gilmore ) Parties notified. (sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/06/2008)
02/05/2008130Statement of Reasons (Sealed) as to Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co., filed. (Entered: 02/06/2008)
05/20/2009131LETTER as to Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co. re: Bill for $1.22 from DOJ, filed. (ltrevino, ) (Entered: 05/21/2009)
06/02/2009132SATISFACTION OF JUDGMENT by USA as to Hillman Shrimp & Oyster Co., filed.(Karpati, Elizabeth) (Entered: 06/02/2009)