CLOSED

U.S. District Court
Southern District of New York (Foley Square)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:00-cr-00595-JSR-2


Case title: USA v. Kanowitz, et al

Date Filed: 06/01/2000
Date Terminated: 10/17/2001

Assigned to: Judge Jed S. Rakoff

Defendant (2)
Kanowitz Fruit & Produce, Inc.
TERMINATED: 10/18/2001
represented byLawrence Stanley Feld
Law Office of Lawrence S. Feld
39 Broadway, Suite 1440
New York, NY 10006
212-742-1610
Fax: 212-742-1637
Email: L.Feld@verizon.net
TERMINATED: 10/18/2001
LEAD ATTORNEY
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
15:1.F ANTITRUST VIOLATIONS
(1)
Probation: 60 months. Restitution: $2,270,000.
26:7201.F ATTEMPT TO EVADE OR DEFEAT TAX.
(2)
Probation: 60 months. Restitution: $2,270,000.

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented byRalph T. Giordano
U.S. Dept of Justice
26 Federal Plaza
New York, NY 10278
(212) 264-0383
LEAD ATTORNEY

Date Filed #Docket Text
06/01/2000WAIVER OF INDICTMENT by Steven Kanowitz. (mb) Modified on 06/07/2000 (Entered: 06/05/2000)
06/01/2000INFORMATION - Felony as to Steven Kanowitz (1) count(s) 1, 2, Kanowitz Fruit & Produce Inc. (2) count(s) 1, 2. (mb) Modified on 06/07/2000 (Entered: 06/05/2000)
06/01/2000  First Appearance as to Steven Kanowitz, Kanowitz Fruit & Produce Inc. held. Arraignment set for 6/1/00 for Steven Kanowitz, for Kanowitz Fruit & Produce Inc. (mb) Modified on 06/07/2000 (Entered: 06/05/2000)
06/01/2000  Arraignment as to Steven Kanowitz, Kanowitz Fruit & Produce Inc. held: Steven Kanowitz (1) count(s) 1, 2, Kanowitz Fruit & Pro (2) count(s) 1, 2 before Magistrate Judge Kevin Nathaniel Fox. Dft. present with atty. Feld. AUSA Mikkel John present. Dft. pleads not guilty. Bail continued at $100,000, PRB, surrender travel documents. Travel within N.J., Florida, Conn., Mass., NY. & PA. Case assigned to Judge Baer for all purposes. (mb) Modified on 06/07/2000 (Entered: 06/05/2000)
06/01/2000  PLEA entered by Steven Kanowitz, Kanowitz Fruit & Produce Inc. Court accepts plea. Not Guilty: Steven Kanowitz (1) count(s) 1, 2, Kanowitz Fruit & Produce Inc. (2) count(s) 1, 2 (mb) Modified on 06/07/2000 (Entered: 06/05/2000)
06/01/2000Appearance BOND filed by Steven Kanowitz, Kanowitz Fruit & Produce Inc. in Amount $ 100.00 PRB. Surrender travel documents has no passport But if dft. obtains one surrender it). Report for fingerprinting and photgrpahing. Travel restricted to NY, FL., CT, NY, Penn. and MA. (mb) Modified on 06/07/2000 (Entered: 06/05/2000)
06/01/2000Order of advice of penalties and sanctions as to Steven Kanowitz, Kanowitz Fruit & Produce Inc. ( signed by Judge Harold Baer Jr. ) (mb) Modified on 06/07/2000 (Entered: 06/05/2000)
06/01/2000NOTICE of Appearance for Steven Kanowitz (1), Kanowitz Fruit & Produce Inc. (2) by Attorney Lawrence S. Feld. (bw) Modified on 06/07/2000 (Entered: 06/07/2000)
06/01/2000WAIVER OF INDICTMENT by Kanowitz Fruit & Produce Inc. (bw) Modified on 06/07/2000 (Entered: 06/07/2000)
06/05/2000  Change of Plea Hearing as to Steven Kanowitz, Kanowitz Fruit & Produce Inc. held. Defendant present with attorney Lawrence Feld. AUSA Rebecca Meihlejohn and Elizabeth Hewitt present. Court Reporter Sam Mauro present. Defendant Steven Kanowitz withdraws his plea of not guilty and enters plea of guilty as charged for both himself and Kanowitz Fruit and Produce Inc. Plea agreement marked Court Exhibit 1, Court accepts pleas, PSI ordered, sentence set for 10/5/00 at 9:30 a.m. Bail continued as set. ( Held before Judge Baer ) (bw) Modified on 06/08/2000 (Entered: 06/07/2000)
06/05/2000  Change of Not Guilty Plea to Guilty Plea by Steven Kanowitz, Kanowitz Fruit & Produce Inc.: Steven Kanowitz (1) count(s) 1, 2, Kanowitz Fruit & Produce Inc. (2) count(s) 1, 2. (bw) (Entered: 06/07/2000)
06/05/2000  PLEA entered by Steven Kanowitz, Kanowitz Fruit & Produce Inc. Court accepts plea. Guilty: Steven Kanowitz (1) count(s) 1, 2; Kanowitz Fruit & Produce Inc. (2) count(s) 1, 2. (bw) (Entered: 06/07/2000)
06/05/2000  Court Orders pre-sentence investigation as to Steven Kanowitz, Kanowitz Fruit & Produce Inc. (bw) (Entered: 06/07/2000)
06/05/2000  Sentencing set for 9:30 a.m. 10/5/00 for Steven Kanowitz, for Kanowitz Fruit & Produce Inc.: Steven Kanowitz (1) count(s) 1, 2, Kanowitz Fruit & Produce Inc. (2) count(s) 1, 2. (bw) (Entered: 06/08/2000)
12/07/2000  Pre-Trial Conference as to Steven Kanowitz, Kanowitz Fruit & Pro held before Judge Baer. Deft present with atty Feld AUSA Robert Mechjohn and Elizabeth Prewett present. Ct Rpt Steve Greenblum present. Sentence adjourned to 6/7/01 at 10:00 AM. Bail continued as set. (sl) (Entered: 12/07/2000)
04/23/2001  CASE Reassigned to Judge Jed S. Rakoff (db) (Entered: 04/24/2001)
09/07/2001SENTENCING MEMORANDUM by USA as to Steven Kanowitz, Kanowitz Fruit & Produce Co., Inc. The United States of America respectfully submits this memorandum in connection with the sentencing of defendants Steven Kanowitz ("Kanowitz") and Kanowitz Fruit & Produce Co., Inc. ("KFP")... The United States respectfully recommends that the Court impose sentences that recognize defendant Kanowitz's cooperation, the magnitude and scope of Kanowitz's and KFP's crimes, and the need for general deterrence. (ja) Modified on 09/19/2001 (Entered: 09/19/2001)
10/17/2001  Sentencing held Kanowitz Fruit & Pro (2) count(s) 1, 2 (ph) (Entered: 10/24/2001)
10/18/2001FILED JUDGMENT in a criminal case. (For offenses committed on or before November 1, 1987). The defendant Kanowitz Fruit & Pro (2) pleaded guilty to count(s) 1, 2. Special Assessment: $400, due immediately. Probation: 60 months. Restitution: $2,270,000. The defendant shall not possess a firearm. The defendant, through its representative is to report to the nearest probation department within 72 hours of imposition of sentence. All of the company's assets up to $2,270,000. are to be put towards payment of restitution, jointly and severally with co defendant Stephen Kanowitz, in the next six months. If at the end of six months the company has not dissolved and/or the status of payment remains uncertain, the parties are to call Chambers to set a conference to alter restitution payments as needed. Judgment and Commitment issued to U.S. Marshal ( Signed by Judge Jed S. Rakoff ). Docketed as a Judgment, #01,1908, on 10/25/01. (ph) Modified on 10/25/2001 (Entered: 10/24/2001)
12/04/200112 TRANSCRIPT of record of proceedings as to Steven Kanowitz, Kanowitz Fruit & Pro for dates of 10/17/01, before Judge Jed S. Rakoff . (moc) (Entered: 12/04/2001)
04/10/2002  Telephone Conference as to Kanowitz Fruit & Pro held (jb) (Entered: 04/11/2002)
05/05/2003  Payment of Fine by Kanowitz Fruit & Pro in the amount of $1,300.00 restitution: Date Received: 5/5/03. (mn) (Entered: 05/05/2003)