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U.S. District Court
Middle District of Florida (Tampa)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 8:08-cr-00494-SDM-EAJ-1


Case title: USA v. Hiong Guan Navegacion Co., Ltd.

Date Filed: 11/07/2008
Date Terminated: 02/26/2009

Assigned to: Judge Steven D. Merryday
Referred to: Magistrate Judge Elizabeth A. Jenkins

Defendant (1)
Hiong Guan Navegacion Co., Ltd.
TERMINATED: 02/26/2009
represented byEric C. Thiel
Banker Lopez Gassler
Suite 1500
501 E Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33602
813/221-1500
Fax: 813/222-3066
Email: ethiel@bankerlopez.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

George Konstantinos Kontakis
Chalos, O'Connor & LLP
366 Main Street
Port Washington, NY 11050
Email: gkontakis@codus-law.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Michael G. Chalos
Chalos, O'Connor & Duffy, LLP
366 Main Street
Port Washington, NY 11050
516/767-3600
Fax: 516/767-3605
Email: mchalos@codus-law.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD THE UNITED STATES
(1)
PROBATION-- thirty-six (36) months; FINE-- $1,750,000.; SPECIAL ASSESSMENT-- $1,600.
ENFORCEMENT - CRIMINAL PENALTIES
(2)
PROBATION-- thirty-six (36) months; FINE-- $1,750,000.; SPECIAL ASSESSMENT-- $1,600.
STATEMENTS OR ENTRIES GENERALLY
(3)
PROBATION-- thirty-six (36) months; FINE-- $1,750,000.; SPECIAL ASSESSMENT-- $1,600.
ENFORCEMENT - CRIMINAL PENALTIES
(4)
PROBATION-- thirty-six (36) months; FINE-- $1,750,000.; SPECIAL ASSESSMENT-- $1,600.

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented byCherie L. Krigsman
U.S. Attorney's Office
400 N. Tampa St., Suite 3200
Tampa, FL 33602
813/274-6000
Fax: 813/274-6103
Email: cherie.krigsman@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Patricia A. Willing-FLU
US Attorney's Office - FLM
Suite 3200
400 N Tampa St
Tampa, FL 33602
813/274-6038
Fax: 813/274-6247
Email: FLUDocket.Mailbox@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
11/07/20081INFORMATION as to Hiong Guan Navegacion Co., Ltd. (1) count(s) 1, 2, 3, 4. (LYB) (Entered: 11/10/2008)
11/07/20082WAIVER OF INDICTMENT by Hiong Guan Navegacion Co., Ltd. (LYB) (Entered: 11/10/2008)
11/10/20083PLEA AGREEMENT re: count(s) One through Four of the Information as to Hiong Guan Navegacion Co., Ltd.. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment A)(Krigsman, Cherie) (Entered: 11/10/2008)
11/11/20084Unopposed MOTION for Michael G. Chalos and George K. Kontakis to appear pro hac vice by Hiong Guan Navegacion Co., Ltd.. (Attachments: # 3 Exhibit Special Admission Attorney Certifications)(Thiel, Eric) Motions referred to Magistrate Judge Elizabeth A. Jenkins. (Entered: 11/11/2008)
11/12/2008NOTICE OF HEARING as to Hiong Guan Navegacion Co., Ltd.. Initial Appearance and Change of Plea Hearing set for 11/20/2008 at 02:00 PM in Courtroom 11 A before Magistrate Judge Elizabeth A. Jenkins.(CDM) (Entered: 11/12/2008)
11/17/20086 ORDER granting 4 Motion to appear pro hac vice as to Hiong Guan Navegacion Co., Ltd. (1). Signed by Magistrate Judge Elizabeth A. Jenkins on 11/17/2008. (CDM) (Entered: 11/17/2008)
11/20/20087NOTICE of Filing by Hiong Guan Navegacion Co., Ltd. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Thiel, Eric) (Entered: 11/20/2008)
11/20/20088Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Elizabeth A. Jenkins: Initial Appearance and CHANGE of plea hearing as to Hiong Guan Navegacion Co., Ltd. held on 11/20/2008. Court Reporter: Janie Gibbs (digital) (CDM) (Entered: 11/21/2008)
11/20/20089ENDORSED ORDER accepting 2 Waiver of indictment filed by Hiong Guan Navegacion Co., Ltd. Signed by Magistrate Judge Elizabeth A. Jenkins on 11/20/2008. (CDM) (Entered: 11/21/2008)
11/20/200810CONSENT regarding entry of a plea of guilty as to Hiong Guan Navegacion Co., Ltd. (CDM) (Entered: 11/21/2008)
11/20/200811CONSENT to institute presentence investigation report as to Hiong Guan Navegacion Co., Ltd. (CDM) (Entered: 11/21/2008)
11/20/200812 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION concerning plea of guilty re: counts One, Two, Three and Four of the Information as to Hiong Guan Navegacion Co., Ltd. Signed by Magistrate Judge Elizabeth A. Jenkins on 11/20/2008. (CDM) (Entered: 11/21/2008)
12/18/200813ACCEPTANCE OF PLEA of guilty and adjudication of guilt re: counts one, two, three, and four of the indictment as to corporate defendant, Hiong Guan Navegacion Co., Ltd., signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday. Sentencing set for 2/2/2009 at 08:30 AM in Courtroom 15A before Judge Steven D. Merryday. (BK) (Entered: 12/18/2008)
01/15/200914Unopposed MOTION to continue Sentencing Hearing by Hiong Guan Navegacion Co., Ltd.. (Kontakis, George) (Entered: 01/15/2009)
01/16/200915ENDORSED ORDER granting 14 --motion to continue sentencing. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 1/16/2009. (BK) (Entered: 01/16/2009)
01/16/200916NOTICE OF HEARING as to Hiong Guan Navegacion Co., Ltd.. Sentencing re-scheduled for 2/24/2009 at 08:30 AM in Courtroom 15A before Judge Steven D. Merryday. (BK) (Entered: 01/16/2009)
02/18/200917SENTENCING MEMORANDUM by USA as to Hiong Guan Navegacion Co., Ltd. (Krigsman, Cherie) (Entered: 02/18/2009)
02/24/200918Copy of check payable to The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in the amount of $400,000.00 (AG) (Entered: 02/25/2009)
02/24/200919Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Steven D. Merryday: SENTENCING held on 2/24/2009 for Hiong Guan Navegacion Co., Ltd. (1), Counts 1, 2, 3, 4 PROBATION-- thirty-six (36) months; FINE-- $1,750,000.; SPECIAL ASSESSMENT-- $1,600. Court Reporter: Kerry Mercade (Interpreter/Language: Akiko Matsuo-Abley/Japanese) (TKD) (TKD). (Entered: 02/26/2009)
02/26/200920 JUDGMENT as to Hiong Guan Navegacion Co., Ltd. (1), Counts 1, 2, 3, 4, PROBATION-- thirty-six (36) months as to each count, the terms to run concurrently; FINE-- $1,750,000.; SPECIAL ASSESSMENT-- $1,600.; Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 2/26/2009. (TKD) (Entered: 02/26/2009)
03/13/200921 MOTION in Support of Statutory Moiety Payments to Witnesses by USA as to Hiong Guan Navegacion Co., Ltd. (Krigsman, Cherie) Modified on 3/17/2009 (AG). (Entered: 03/13/2009)
04/14/200922 ORDER granting 21 --motion by United States for payment of "whistleblower awards"; directing Clerk to issue payments. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 4/14/2009. (BK) (Entered: 04/14/2009)
08/27/200923NOTICE of attorney appearance Patricia A. Willing-FLU appearing for USA. (Willing-FLU, Patricia) (Entered: 08/27/2009)
09/18/200924SATISFACTION of JUDGMENT as to Hiong Guan Navegacion Co., Ltd.. (Willing-FLU, Patricia) (Entered: 09/18/2009)