MASON

United States District Court
Northern District of Illinois - CM/ECF LIVE, Ver 5.1.1 (Chicago)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:96-cr-00520 All Defendants


Case title: USA v. Ajinomoto Co Inc, et al

Date Filed: 08/27/1996
Date Terminated: 06/19/2000

Assigned to: Honorable Ruben Castillo

Defendant (1)
Ajinomoto Company, Inc.
TERMINATED: 03/08/2000
represented byMichael R. Lazerwitz
Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton
1752 N Street, Northwest
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 728-2700
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

David Marx
McDermott, Will & Emery LLP
227 West Monroe Street
#4400
Chicago, IL 60606-5096
(312) 372-2000
Email: dmarx@mwe.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

John S. Magney
Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton
Rule de la Loi 23
1040 Brussels
Belgium

Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
15:1963.F VIOLATIONS AFFECTING INTERSTATE COMMERCE
(1)
The defendant is hereby placed on probation for a term of three (3) years. The defendant shall pay a fine in the total following amount of $10,000.00. Schedule of payments. Statement of reasons.

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None

Assigned to: Honorable Ruben Castillo

Defendant (2)
Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co. Ltd.
TERMINATED: 06/19/2000
represented byMark Crane
Foley & Lardner
321 North Clark
Suite 2800
Chicago, IL 60610-4714
(312)832-4500
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

A. Paul Victor
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
1301 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
(212) 259-8000
Email: pvictor@dl.com
PRO HAC VICE
Designation: Retained

Antony S Burt
Schiff Hardin LLP
233 South Wacker Drive
Suite 6600
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 258-5500
Email: aburt@schiffhardin.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Steven Alan Reiss
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
767 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10153
(212)310-8000
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
15:1963.F VIOLATIONS AFFECTING INTERSTATE COMMERCE
(1)
The defendant shall pay a fine in the total following amount of $10,000.00. Schedule of payments. Statement of reasons.

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None

Assigned to: Honorable Ruben Castillo

Defendant (3)
Sewon America, Inc.
TERMINATED: 06/19/2000
represented byRichard Pacella
Law Offices of Vito R. Vincenti, P.C.
Three New York Plaza
14th Floor
New York, NY 10004
(212) 509-4600
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Lawrence Kill
Anderson, Kill, Olick & Oshinsky, P.C.
1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
(212) 278-1000
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
15:1963.F VIOLATIONS AFFECTING INTERSTATE COMMERCE
(1)
The defendant shall pay a fine in the total following amount of $328,000.00. Schedule of payments. Statement of reasons.

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None

Assigned to: Honorable Ruben Castillo

Defendant (4)
Kanji Mimoto
TERMINATED: 06/19/2000
represented byGeorge L. Saunders , Jr.
Saunders & Monroe
33 North Dearborn
Suite 1302
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 739-1010
Designation: Retained

Gerald A Connell
Baker & Hostetler
1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202)861-1500
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Thomas Francis Bush , Jr.
One IBM Plaza, 19th Floor
330 North Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 832-4400
Email: tom.bush@lovells.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
15:1963.F VIOLATIONS AFFECTING INTERSTATE COMMERCE
(1)
Criminal monetary penalties in the amount of $75,000. Schedule of payments. Statement of reasons.

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None

Assigned to: Honorable Ruben Castillo

Defendant (5)
Masaru Yamamoto
TERMINATED: 06/19/2000
represented byJames P. Kennedy
Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease
52 East Gay Street
P.O. Box 1008
Columbus, OH 43216-1008
(614) 464-6400
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

David A. Vorys
Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease
52 East Gay Street
P.O. Box 1008
Columbus, OH 43216-1008
(614) 464-6400
Designation: Retained

David A Westrup
Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease
52 East Gay Street
P.O. Box 1008
Columbus, OH 43216-1008
(614) 464-6400

Pending Counts

Disposition
15:1963.F VIOLATIONS AFFECTING INTERSTATE COMMERCE
(1)
Criminal monetary penalties in the amount of $50,000. Schedule of payments. All remaining counts are dismissed on the motion of the United States. Statement of reasons.

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None

Assigned to: Honorable Ruben Castillo

Defendant (6)
Jhom Su Kim
TERMINATED: 06/19/2000
represented byRichard Pacella
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Lawrence Kill
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
15:1963.F VIOLATIONS AFFECTING INTERSTATE COMMERCE
(1)
Criminal monetary penalties in the amount of $75,000. Schedule of payments. All remaining counts are dismissed on the motion of the United States. Statement of reasons.

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
United States of America represented byAUSA
United States Attorney's Office (NDIL)
219 South Dearborn Street
Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60604
Email: USAILN.ECFAUSA@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Pretrial Services
.
435-5545
Email: ilnptdb_Court_Action_Notice@ilnpt.uscourts.gov
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Probation Department
.
408-5197
Email: Intake_Docket_ILNP@ilnp.uscourts.gov
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
08/27/1996INFORMATION Ajinomoto Co Inc (1) count(s) 1, Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co (2) count(s) 1, Sewon Amer Inc (3) count(s) 1, Kanji Mimoto (4) count(s) 1, Masaru Yamamoto (5) count(s) 1, Jhom Su Kim (6) count(s) 1 (cdh) (Entered: 08/28/1996)
08/27/1996DESIGNATION SHEET Felony Category IV (cdh) (Entered: 08/28/1996)
08/28/1996ARRAIGNMENT NOTICE: as to defendants: Arraignment and plea on 9/4/96 at 10:30 am in courtroom 2319 before Judge Castillo in courtroom 2319. Mailed notice (cdh) (Entered: 08/28/1996)
08/30/1996JOINT MOTION by USA to continue arraignment of individual of defendants Kanji Mimoto, Masaru Yamamoto, Jhom Su Kim (Attachments); Notice of motion ; Notice of filing. (cdh) (Entered: 09/04/1996)
08/30/1996JOINT MOTION by USA to continue arraignment of corporate defendants Ajinomoto Co Inc, Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co, Sewon Amer Inc ; Notice of filing; Notice of motion. (cdh) (Entered: 09/04/1996)
08/30/199610 APPEARANCE of Attorney for Ajinomoto Co Inc by Michael R. Lazerwitz, David Marx and John S. Magney with Rule 39 affidavits. (cdh) Modified on 09/06/1996 (Entered: 09/06/1996)
09/03/1996ORDER continuing arraignment of individual of defendants Kanji Mimoto, Masaru Yamamoto, Jhom Su Kim [4-1] (cdh) (Entered: 09/04/1996)
09/03/1996MINUTE ORDER of 9/3/96 by Hon. Ruben Castillo as to Kanji Mimoto, Masaru Yamamoto, Jhom Su Kim : Joint motion to continue arraignment of individual of defendants Kanji Mimoto, Masaru Yamamoto, Jhom Su Kim [4-1] is granted. Enter order continuing arraignment. Combined arraignment and sentencing hearing is set for 11/25/96 at 12:30 pm. From 8/27/96 until 11/25/96 is excluded pursuant to 18 USC 3161(h)(l)(I). Cause referred to the Probation Department for a Presentence Investigation. Mailed notice (cdh) (Entered: 09/04/1996)
09/03/1996ORDER continuing arraignment of corporate defendants Ajinomoto Co Inc, Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co, Sewon Amer Inc [7-1], motion to continue arraignment of of defendants Kanji Mimoto, Masaru Yamamoto, Jhom Su Kim [4-1] (cdh) (Entered: 09/04/1996)
09/03/1996MINUTE ORDER of 9/3/96 by Hon. Ruben Castillo as to Ajinomoto Co Inc, Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co, Sewon Amer Inc : Joint motion to continue arraignment of corporate defendants Ajinomoto Co Inc, Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co, Sewon Amer Inc [7-1] [4-1] is granted. Enter order continuing arraignment. Arraignment reset to 9/18/96 at 11:45 am. Mailed notice (cdh) (Entered: 09/04/1996)
09/06/199611 MINUTE ORDER of 9/6/96 by Hon. Ruben Castillo as to Ajinomoto Co Inc, Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co, Sewon Amer Inc : The Arraignment of the corporate defendants is hereby reset to 9/19/96 at 11:45 am. Counsel for the Government is directed to notify all other parties of the Court's Order. Mailed notice (cdh) (Entered: 09/09/1996)
09/12/199612 MINUTE ORDER of 9/12/96 by Hon. Ruben Castillo as to Ajinomoto Co Inc, Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co, Sewon Amer Inc : Parties' oral request to reset the arraignment and plea is granted. Arraignment and plea reset to 9/26/96 at 12:00 pm. Mailed notice (cdh) (Entered: 09/16/1996)
09/23/199613 APPEARANCE of Attorney for Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co by Mark Crane and Antony S Burt with Rule 39 affidavits; Notice of filing (dmk) (Entered: 09/24/1996)
09/23/199614 APPEARANCE of Attorney for Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co by Steven Alan Reiss with Rule 39 affidavit (dmk) (Entered: 09/24/1996)
09/23/1996  ORAL MOTION by Ajinomoto Co Inc, Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co and Sewon Amer Inc to re-set arraignment and plea (dmk) (Entered: 09/24/1996)
09/23/199615 MINUTE ORDER of 9/23/96 by Hon. Ruben Castillo as to Ajinomoto Co Inc, Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co and Sewon Amer Inc : Granting parties oral motion to re-set arraignment and plea [0-1] Arraignment and plea reset to 10/18/96 at 10:00 a.m. Mailed notice (dmk) (Entered: 09/24/1996)
09/30/199632 RULE 39 Affidavit of James P. Kennedy as to Masaru Yamamoto (Temporarily unavailbe for docketing) (cdh) (Entered: 10/23/1996)
09/30/199633 NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Masaru Yamamoto (cdh) (Entered: 10/28/1996)
10/15/199616 NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co (cdh) (Entered: 10/16/1996)
10/15/199617 APPEARANCE of Attorney for Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co by A. Paul Victor with rule 39 affidavit. (cdh) (Entered: 10/17/1996)
10/18/199618 MINUTE ORDER of 10/18/96 by Hon. Ruben Castillo as to Ajinomoto Co Inc : Arraignment and plea held. John S. Magney, Michael Lazerwitz, and David Marz, Jr. appeared on behalf of defendant Ajinomoto Co Inc. The parties plea agreement and defendant's nolo contendere plea are hereby rejected for the reasons stated in open court. Mailed notice (cdh) (Entered: 10/21/1996)
10/18/199619 MINUTE ORDER of 10/18/96 by Hon. Ruben Castillo as to Sewon Amer Inc, Jhom Su Kim : The Clerk is directed to accept for filing the attached Notice of Appearance of Richard Pacella, Law Offices of Vito Vincenti, 3 New York Plaza, New York, 10004 and Lawrence Kill, Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C., 1251 Avenue of the America, Inc. and Jhom Su Kim. Maile notice (cdh) (Entered: 10/22/1996)
10/18/199620 NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Sewon Amer Inc, Jhom Su Kim (cdh) (Entered: 10/22/1996)
10/18/199621 AFFIDAVIT evidence compliance with General Rule 39 of Richard Pacella as to Sewon Amer Inc, Jhom Su Kim (cdh) (Entered: 10/22/1996)
10/18/199622 AFFIDAVIT evidence compliance with General Rule 39 of Lawrence Kill as to Ajinomoto Co Inc, Sewon Amer Inc (cdh) (Entered: 10/22/1996)
10/18/199623 MINUTE ORDER of 10/18/96 by Hon. Ruben Castillo as to Masaru Yamamoto : The Clerk is directed to accept for filing the attached Notice of Appearance of James P. Kennedy and David a. Vorys, of Sater, Seymour and Pease, 52 East Gay Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215 as counsel for defendant Masaru Yamamoto. Mailed notice (cdh) (Entered: 10/22/1996)
10/18/199624 MINUTE ORDER of 10/18/96 by Hon. Ruben Castillo as to Sewon Amer Inc : Arraignment and plea held. Enter waiver of indictment. Lawrence Kill and Richard B. Pacella, counsel for defendant, appeared and entered a plea of guilty to the information. The court finds the plea is voluntary and there is a factual basis for the plea. Enter judgment of guilty. Enter plea agreement. Cause referred to the Probation Department for a presentence investigation. Sentencing deferred until after all related cases have been concluded. Mailed notice (cdh) (Entered: 10/22/1996)
10/18/199625 WAIVER of indictment by Sewon Amer Inc (cdh) (Entered: 10/22/1996)
10/18/199626 SECRETARY'S CERTIFICATE for Sewon Amer Inc by Thomas H. Chang on 10/14/96 (Attachments). (cdh) Modified on 10/22/1996 (Entered: 10/22/1996)
10/18/199627 PLEA Agreement as to Sewon Amer Inc (cdh) (Entered: 10/22/1996)
10/18/199628 MINUTE ORDER of 10/18/96 by Hon. Ruben Castillo as to Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co : Arraignment and plea held. Enter Waiver of Indictment. Steven Alan Reiss and A. Paul Victor, Counsel for defendant, appeared and entered a plea of guilty to the Information. The court finds the plea is voluntary and there is a factual basis for the plea. Enter judgment of guilty. Enter plea agreement. Cause referred to the Probation Department for a presentence investigation. Sentencing is deferred until after all related cases have been concluded. Mailed notice (cdh) (Entered: 10/22/1996)
10/18/199629 WAIVER of indictment by Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co (cdh) (Entered: 10/22/1996)
10/18/199630 MINUTES of the meeting of Board of Directors on 9/13/96 by Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co (cdh) (Entered: 10/22/1996)
10/18/199631 PLEA Agreement as to Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co (cdh) (Entered: 10/22/1996)
10/29/199634 MINUTE ORDER of 10/29/96 by Hon. Ruben Castillo as to Kanji Mimoto, Masaru Yamamoto and Jhom Su Kim : Arraignment and plea and sentencing hearing reset to 01/14/97 at 12:00 p.m. Mailed notice (pmp) (Entered: 10/30/1996)
10/30/199635 APPEARANCE of Attorney for Kanji Mimoto by Gerald A Connell, George L. Saunders Jr. and Thomas Francis Bush Jr. (pmp) (Entered: 10/31/1996)
10/30/199636 RULE 39 Affidavit of Gerald A Connell as to Kanji Mimoto (pmp) (Entered: 10/31/1996)
10/30/199637 RULE 39 Affidavit of Thomas Francis Bush Jr. as to Kanji Mimoto (pmp) (Entered: 10/31/1996)
10/30/199638 RULE 39 Affidavit of George L. Saunders Jr. as to Kanji Mimoto (pmp) (Entered: 10/31/1996)
11/14/199639 PLEA Agreement as to Ajinomoto Co Inc (dmk) (Entered: 11/18/1996)
11/14/199640 WAIVER of indictment by Ajinomoto Co Inc (dmk) (Entered: 11/18/1996)
11/14/199641 Declaration of Michael R. Lazerwitz in connection with the tender of Ajinomoto Co Inc's plea of guilty to the above-captioned criminal information. (dmk) (Entered: 11/18/1996)
11/14/199642 MINUTE ORDER of 11/14/96 by Hon. Ruben Castillo as to Ajinomoto Co Inc : Arraignment and plea held. Enter waiver of indictment. Michael R. Lazerwitz, counsel for defendant appeared and entered a plea of guilty to the information. The Court finds the plea is voluntary and there is a factual basis for the plea. Enter judgment of guilty. Enter plea agreement. Cause referred to the probation department for a presentence investigation. Sentencing is deferred until after all related cases have been concluded. Mailed notice (dmk) (Entered: 11/18/1996)
11/14/199643 GRANTING leave to appear pro hac vice to Gerald A. Connell for defendant Kanji Mimoto by Judge Castillo (kmt) (Entered: 11/19/1996)
12/04/199644 MOTION by USA for reassignment based on relatedness as to defendant Ajinomoto Co Inc, Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co, Sewon Amer Inc, Kanji Mimoto, Masaru Yamamoto, Jhom Su Kim (Attachments); Notice of motion (dmk) (Entered: 12/16/1996)
12/11/199645 MINUTE ORDER of 12/11/96 by Hon. Ruben Castillo as to Ajinomoto Co Inc, Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co, Sewon Amer Inc, Kanji Mimoto, Masaru Yamamoto, Jhom Su Kim : United States of America's motion for reassignment based on relatedness is taken under advisement. Court will enter an order on 12/16/96 [44-1]. No notice (dmk) (Entered: 12/16/1996)
12/13/199646 MINUTE ORDER of 12/13/96 by Hon. Ruben Castillo as to Ajinomoto Co Inc, Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co, Sewon Amer Inc, Kanji Mimoto, Masaru Yamamoto and Jhom Su Kim : Denying in its entirety, the United States' motion for reassignment based on relatedness as to defendant Ajinomoto Co Inc, Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co, Sewon Amer Inc, Kanji Mimoto, Masaru Yamamoto, Jhom Su Kim [44-1]. (See reverse of minute order.) Mailed notice (dmk) Modified on 12/16/1996 (Entered: 12/16/1996)
12/31/199653 MOTION by USA for downward departure pursuant to United States sentencing guidelines Section 5K1.1 as to defendant Kanji Mimoto with memorandum in support of motion (Attachment); Notice of motion. (fce) Modified on 01/15/1997 (Entered: 01/15/1997)
12/31/199653 MEMORANDUM by defendant Kanji Mimoto in support of government's motion for downward departure pursuant to United States sentencing guidelines Section 5K1.1 as to defendant Kanji Mimoto [53-1] with motion (Attachment); Notice of motion. (fce) Modified on 01/15/1997 (Entered: 01/15/1997)
12/31/199654 MOTION by USA for downward departure pursuant to United States sentencing guidelines Section 5K1.1 as to defendant Masaru Yamamoto with memorandum in support of motion (Attachment); Notice of motion. (fce) (Entered: 01/15/1997)
12/31/199654 MEMORANDUM by defendant Masaru Yamamoto in support of government's motion for downward departure pursuant to United States sentencing guidelines Section 5K1.1 as to defendant Masaru Yamamoto [54-1] with motion (Attachment); Notice of motion. (fce) (Entered: 01/15/1997)
12/31/199655 MOTION by USA for downward departure pursuant to United States sentencing guidelines Section 5K1.1 as to defendant Jhom Su Kim with memorandum in support of motion (Attachment); Notice of motion. (fce) (Entered: 01/15/1997)
12/31/199656 MEMORANDUM by defendant Jhom Su Kim in support of government's motion for downward departure pursuant to United States sentencing guidelines Section 5K1.1 as to defendant Jhom Su Kim [55-1] with motion (Attachment); Notice of motion. (fce) (Entered: 01/15/1997)
01/13/199762 APPLICATION by defendant Masaru Yamamoto for leave by attorney James P. Kennedy to appear pro hac vice (fce) (Entered: 01/15/1997)
01/13/199763 APPLICATION by defendant Masaru Yamamoto for leave by attorney David A. Westrup to appear pro hac vice (fce) (Entered: 01/15/1997)
01/14/199747 MINUTE ORDER of 1/14/97 by Hon. Ruben Castillo as to defendant Kanji Mimoto : Arraignment and plea held. Enter waiver of indictment. Defendant Kanji Mimoto appeared and entered guilty plea to count one of the information. The court finds the defendant is competent to plead, the plea is voluntary and there is a factual basis for the plea. Enter judgment of guilty as to count one. Enter plea agreement.1 Mailed notice (kmt) (Entered: 01/15/1997)
01/14/199748 WAIVER of indictment by defendant Kanji Mimoto (kmt) (Entered: 01/15/1997)
01/14/199749 PLEA Agreement as to Kanji Mimoto (kmt) (Entered: 01/15/1997)
01/14/199750 MINUTE ORDER of 1/14/97 by Hon. Ruben Castillo as to defendant Masaru Yamamoto : Arraignment and plea held. Enter waiver of indictment. Defendant Masaru Yamamoto appeared and entered a plea of guilty to count one of the information. The court finds the defendant is competent to plead, the plea is voluntary and there is a factual basis for the plea. Enter judgment of guilty as to count one. Enter plea agreement. Mailed notice (kmt) (Entered: 01/15/1997)
01/14/199751 WAIVER of indictment by defendant Masaru Yamamoto (kmt) (Entered: 01/15/1997)
01/14/199752 PLEA Agreement as to Masaru Yamamoto (kmt) (Entered: 01/15/1997)
01/14/199757 MINUTE ORDER of 1/14/97 by Hon. Ruben Castillo as to defendant Kanji Mimoto : Government's motion for downward departure pursuant to United States sentencing guidelines Section 5K1.1 as to defendant Kanji Mimoto with memorandum in support of motion [53-1] is granted. No notice (fce) (Entered: 01/15/1997)
01/14/199758 MINUTE ORDER of 1/14/97 by Hon. Ruben Castillo as to defendant Masaru Yamamoto : Government's motion for downward departure pursuant to United States sentencing guidelines Section 5K1.1 as to defendant Masaru Yamamoto with memorandum in support of motion [54-1] is granted. No notice (fce) (Entered: 01/15/1997)
01/14/199759 MINUTE ORDER of 1/14/97 by Hon. Ruben Castillo as to defendant Jhom Su Kim : Government's motion for downward departure pursuant to United States sentencing guidelines Section 5K1.1 as to defendant Jhom Su Kim with memorandum support of motion [55-1] is granted. No notice (fce) (Entered: 01/15/1997)
01/14/199760 MOTION by defendant Masaru Yamamoto for leave by attorneys James P. Kennedy and David A. to appear pro hac vice as counsel for defendant (fce) (Entered: 01/15/1997)
01/14/199761 MINUTE ORDER of 1/14/97 by Hon. Ruben Castillo as to defendant Masaru Yamamoto : Defendant's motion for leave by attorneys James P. Kennedy and David A. Westrup to appear pro hac vice as counsel for defendant [60-1] is granted. No notice (fce) (Entered: 01/15/1997)
01/14/199764 WAIVER of indictment by defendant Jhom Su Kim (fce) (Entered: 01/15/1997)
01/14/199765 PLEA Agreement as to Jhom Su Kim (fce) (Entered: 01/15/1997)
01/14/199766 MINUTE ORDER of 1/14/97 by Hon. Ruben Castillo as to defendant Jhom Su Kim : Arraignent and plea held. Enter waiver of indictment. Defendant appeared and entered a plea of guilty to Count One of the Information. The court finds the defendant is competent to plead, the plea is voluntary and there is a factual basis for the plea. Enter judgment of guilty as to Count One. Enter Plea Agreement. Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 01/15/1997)
01/14/199767 SENTENCING ORDER of 1/14/97 by Hon. Ruben Castillo : Sentencing Kanji Mimoto (4) count(s) 1. Criminal monetary penalties in the amount of $75,000. Schedule of payments. All counts remaining are dismissed on the motion of the United States. Statement of reasons. Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 01/23/1997)
01/14/199768 SENTENCING ORDER of 1/14/97 by Hon. Ruben Castillo : Sentencing Masaru Yamamoto (5) count(s) 1. Criminal monetary penalties in the amount of $50,000. Schedule of payments. All remaining counts are dismissed on the motion of the United States. Statement of reasons. Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 01/23/1997)
01/14/199769 SENTENCING ORDER of 1/14/97 by Hon. Ruben Castillo : Sentencing Jhom Su Kim (6) count(s) 1. Criminal monetary penalties in the amount of $75,000. Schedule of payments. All remaining counts are dismissed on the motion of the United States. Statement of reasons. Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 01/23/1997)
01/23/1997  JUDGMENT and Commitment issued to U.S. Marshal as to Kanji Mimoto. (fce) (Entered: 01/23/1997)
01/23/1997  JUDGMENT and Commitment issued to U.S. Marshal as to Masaru Yamamoto. (fce) (Entered: 01/23/1997)
01/23/1997  JUDGMENT and Commitment issued to U.S. Marshal as to Johm Su Kim. (fce) (Entered: 01/23/1997)
04/01/199770 TRANSCRIPT of proceeding as to Ajinomoto Co Inc held before Hon. Ruben Castillo on 10/18/97, 11/14/96, 12/11/96 (3 volumes Nos. 70-1 - 70-3) (dmk) (Entered: 04/07/1997)
04/01/199771 TRANSCRIPT of proceeding as to Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co held before Hon. Ruben Castillo on 10/18/96 (1 volume) (dmk) (Entered: 04/07/1997)
04/01/199772 TRANSCRIPT of proceeding as to Sewon Amer Inc held before Hon. Ruben Castillo on 10/18/96 (1 volume) (dmk) (Entered: 04/07/1997)
04/01/199773 TRANSCRIPT of proceeding as to Kanji Mimoto, Masaru Yamamoto and Jhom Su Kim held before Hon. Ruben Castillo on 01/14/97 (1 volume) (dmk) (Entered: 04/07/1997)
07/02/199774 SATISFACTION of judgment by USA in the amount of $50,000.00 (pmp) (Entered: 07/03/1997)
01/15/199875 SATISFACTION of judgments by Kanji Mimoto in the amount of $ 75,000.00 (dmk) (Entered: 01/15/1998)
07/14/199976 MINUTE ORDER of 7/14/99 by Hon. Ruben Castillo as to defendant Ajinomoto Co Inc : Cause referred to the probation department for a presentence investigation. Sentencing set for 10/20/99 at 1:00 p.m. Mailed notice (kmt) (Entered: 07/15/1999)
07/14/199977 MINUTE ORDER of 7/14/99 by Hon. Ruben Castillo as to defendant Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co : Cause referred to the probation department for a presentence investigation. Sentencing set for 10/20/99 at 1:00 p.m. Mailed notice (kmt) (Entered: 07/15/1999)
07/14/199978 MINUTE ORDER of 7/14/99 by Hon. Ruben Castillo as to defendant Sewon Amer Inc : cause referred to the probation department for a presentence investigation. Sentencing set for 10/20/99 at 1:00 p.m. Mailed notice (kmt) (Entered: 07/15/1999)
10/04/199980 JOINT MOTION by USA for a continuance of sentencing as to defendant Ajinomoto Co Inc ; Notice (kmt) (Entered: 10/06/1999)
10/05/199979 MINUTE ORDER of 10/5/99 by Hon. Ruben Castillo as to defendant Ajinomoto Co Inc : Joint motion for a continuance of sentencing is granted. Sentencing reset to 1/20/00 at 1:00 p.m. Mailed notice (kmt) (Entered: 10/06/1999)
10/07/199981 MOTION by USA for downward departure pursuan to United States sentencing guideline section 8C4.1 as to defendant Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co (kmt) (Entered: 10/07/1999)
10/07/199982 MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in support of its motion for downward departure pursuant to United States sentencing guideline section 8C4.1 as to defendant Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co [81-1] (Attachments); Notice (kmt) (Entered: 10/07/1999)
10/07/199983 MOTION by USA for downward departure pursuant to United States sentencing guideline section 8C4.1 as to Sewon Amer Inc (kmt) (Entered: 10/07/1999)
10/07/199984 MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in supportof its motion for downward departure pursuant to United States sentencing guideline section 8C4.1 as to Sewon Amer Inc [83-1] (Attachments); Notice (kmt) (Entered: 10/07/1999)
10/20/199985 SENTENCING ORDER of 10/20/99 by Hon. Ruben Castillo : Sentencing Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co (2) count(s) 1. The defendant shall pay a fine in the total following amount of $10,000.00. Schedule of payments. Statement of reasons. Mailed notice (kmt) (Entered: 10/20/1999)
10/20/199986 SENTENCING ORDER of 10/20/99 by Hon. Ruben Castillo : Sentencing Sewon Amer Inc (3) count(s) 1. The defendant shall pay a fine in the total following amount of $328,000.00. Schedule of payments. Statement of reasons. Mailed notice (kmt) (Entered: 10/20/1999)
10/20/1999  JUDGMENT and Commitment as to defendants Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co, Sewon America, Inc issued to U.S. Marshal (kmt) (Entered: 10/20/1999)
12/01/199987 RELEASE (SATISFACTION) of judgment as to Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co by USA in the amount of $10,000,000.00 (pmp) (Entered: 12/08/1999)
12/01/199988 RELEASE (SATISFACTION) of judgment as to Jhom Su Kim by USA in the amount of $75,000.00 (pmp) (Entered: 12/08/1999)
01/13/200089 MINUTE ORDER of 1/13/00 by Hon. Ruben Castillo as to defendant Ajinomoto Co Inc : Government's oral request to reset the sentencing date granted. Sentencing reset to 3/8/00 at 1:00 p.m. Mailed notice (kmt) (Entered: 01/14/2000)
03/01/200090 MOTION by USA for downward departure pursuant to United States sentencing guideline section 8C4.1 as to defendant Ajinomoto Co Inc ; Notice (kmt) (Entered: 03/02/2000)
03/08/200091 SENTENCING ORDER of 3/8/00 by Hon. Ruben Castillo : Sentencing Ajinomoto Co Inc (1) count(s) 1. The defendant is hereby placed on probation for a term of three (3) years. The defendant shall pay a fine in the total following amount of $10,000,000.00. Schedule of payments. Statement of reasons. Mailed notice (kmt) Modified on 04/12/2000 (Entered: 03/09/2000)
03/09/2000  JUDGMENT and Commitment as to defendant Ajinomoto Co., Inc. issued to U.S. Marshal (kmt) (Entered: 03/09/2000)
06/01/200092 RELEASE (SATISFACTION) of judgment as to Sewon Amer Inc by USA in the amount of $ 200.00 special assessment and $328,000.00 fine judgment having been satisfied (meg) (Entered: 06/02/2000)
09/19/200093 RELEASE (SATISFACTION) of judgment lien as to defendant Ajinomoto Co Inc by USA , document number 00557322, recorded 7/25/00 (kmt) (Entered: 09/20/2000)