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U.S. District Court
Southern District of Mississippi (Hattiesburg)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 2:11-cr-00008-KS -MTP-1


Case title: USA v. Howard Industries, Inc.

Date Filed: 02/24/2011
Date Terminated: 03/04/2011

Assigned to: District Judge Keith Starrett
Referred to: Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker

Defendant (1)
Howard Industries, Inc.
TERMINATED: 03/04/2011
represented byFrank W. Trapp
PHELPS DUNBAR, LLP - Jackson
P. O. Box 16114
Jackson, MS 39236-6114
601/352-2300
Fax: 601/360-9777
Email: trappf@phelps.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
CONSPIRACY TO ENCOURAGE/INDUCE ILLEGAL ALIENS TO RESIDE IN THE UNITED STATES AND BRINGING IN AND HARBORING ALIENS
(1)
1 year of probation, to be terminated upon payment of fine in full; $2,500,000 fine; $400 special assessment

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Interested Party
Probation Hattiesburg


Plaintiff
USA represented byDavid Michael Hurst , Jr.
U. S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE - Jackson
501 East Court Street
Suite 4.430
Jackson, MS 39201
601/973-2880
Fax: 601/965-4409
Email: mike.hurst@usdoj.gov
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Gaines H. Cleveland
U. S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE - Gulfport
1575 20th Avenue
Gulfport, MS 39501
228/563-1560
Fax: 228/563-1571
Email: gaines.cleveland@usdoj.gov
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
02/24/2011INFORMATION - FELONY as to Howard Industries, Inc. (1) count(s) 1. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet) (ALJ) (Entered: 02/24/2011)
02/24/2011  Minute Entry for proceedings held before District Judge Keith Starrett:Change of Plea Hearing as to Howard Industries, Inc. held on 2/24/2011. Richard Follis appeared on behalf of defendant as its authorized corporate representative, authorization by Howard Industries' Board of Directors having been submitted to the Court and made a part of the record. An executed Waiver of Indictment was submitted and approved by the Court. Formal reading of the Information was waived. An executed Plea Agreement was submitted, and sealing of same was waived by the parties. Plea entered by Howard Industries, Inc. (1) Guilty to the One-Count Information. The parties further waived presentence investigation. Sentencing will be held immediately. Appearances: Richard Follis, corporate representative; Jay T. Jorgensen, Frank W. Trapp for defendant; Gaines Cleveland, D. Michael Hurst, AUSA; Jason Alexis, USPO; Rhett Anthony, Stephen Newell, DUSM; Lamar Cranford, CSO (Court Reporter Teri Norton 228-563-1748) (scp) (Entered: 02/24/2011)
02/24/2011EXHIBIT G-1 by Howard Industries, Inc. to Change of Plea Hearing held 2/24/11 (scp) (Entered: 02/24/2011)
02/24/2011WAIVER OF INDICTMENT by Howard Industries, Inc. (scp) (Entered: 02/24/2011)
02/24/2011PLEA AGREEMENT as to Howard Industries, Inc. (scp) (Entered: 02/24/2011)
02/24/2011  Minute Entry for proceedings held before District Judge Keith Starrett:Sentencing held on 2/24/2011 for Howard Industries, Inc. (1), Count 1, 1 year of probation, to be terminated upon payment of fine in full; $2,500,000 fine; $400 special assessment. Appearances: Richard Follis, corporate representative; Jay T. Jorgensen, Frank W. Trapp for defendant; Gaines Cleveland, D. Michael Hurst, AUSA; Jason Alexis, USPO; Rhett Anthony, Stephen Newell, DUSM; Lamar Cranford, CSO (Court Reporter Teri Norton 228-563-1748) (scp) Modified on 2/24/2011 (scp). (Entered: 02/24/2011)
02/24/2011  Attorney update in case as to Howard Industries, Inc. Attorney Frank W. Trapp for Howard Industries, Inc. added. (scp) (Entered: 02/25/2011)
03/04/2011JUDGMENT as to Howard Industries, Inc. (1), Count(s) 1, 1 year of probation, to be terminated upon payment of fine in full; $2,500,000 fine; $400 special assessment. Signed by District Judge Keith Starrett on 3/4/2011 (ALJ) (Entered: 03/04/2011)