CLOSED,A/R

United States District Court
Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Allentown)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 5:12-cr-00098-TJR All Defendants


Case title: USA v. LEBANON CHEESE COMPANY, INC. et al
Other court case number: 12-49 related to

Date Filed: 03/12/2012
Date Terminated: 08/07/2012

Assigned to: MAGISTRATE JUDGE THOMAS J. RUETER

Defendant (1)
LEBANON CHEESE COMPANY, INC.
TERMINATED: 08/07/2012
represented byWILLIAM A. DESTEFANO
STEVENS & LEE
1818 MARKET ST 29TH FL
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103
215-751-1941
Email: wad@stevenslee.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
21:331(a), 342(a)(3), 333(a)(1) - INTRODUCING ADULTERATED FOOD INTO INTERSTATE COMMERCE
(1)
PROBATION: 4 YEARS; SPECIAL ASSESSMENT: $125.00; FINE: $200,000.00

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Misdemeanor

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None

Assigned to: MAGISTRATE JUDGE THOMAS J. RUETER

Defendant (2)
JOSEPH G. LOTITO
TERMINATED: 08/07/2012
represented byWILLIAM A. DESTEFANO
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
21:331(a), 342(a)(3), 333(a)(1) - INTRODUCING ADULTERATION OR MISBRANDING OF ANY FOOD, DRUG
(1)
PROBATION: 4 YEARS; SPECIAL ASSESSMENT: $25.00; FINE: $10,000.00

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Misdemeanor

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented byJOHN J. PEASE
U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
615 CHESTNUT ST
SUITE 1250
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19106
215-861-8340
Fax: 215-861-8233
Email: john.pease@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
03/12/2012INFORMATION as to LEBANON CHEESE COMPANY, INC. (1) count(s) 1, JOSEPH G. LOTITO (2) count(s) 1. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet) (jwl, ) (Entered: 03/12/2012)
03/30/2012INITIAL APPEARANCE, ARRAIGNMENT & GUILTY PLEA HEARING NOTICE: as to LEBANON CHEESE COMPANY, INC., JOSEPH G. LOTITO: that a HEARING in the above case has been setfor WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. before the HonorableJames Knoll Gardner in the United States District Court, EdwardN. Cahn United States Courthouse, 504 West Hamilton Street,Courtroom B, Allentown, Pennsylvania, etc. (er, ) (Entered: 03/30/2012)
04/27/2012NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE WILLIAM A. DESTEFANO appearing for LEBANON CHEESE COMPANY, INC., JOSEPH G. LOTITO (DESTEFANO, WILLIAM) (Entered: 04/27/2012)
05/01/2012 MOTION to Transfer to U.S. Magistrate Judge by LEBANON CHEESE COMPANY, INC., JOSEPH G. LOTITO. (DESTEFANO, WILLIAM) **ATTY FILED USING WRONG EVENT** Modified on 5/2/2012 (cmc, ). (Entered: 05/01/2012)
05/02/2012ORDER AS TO LEBANON CHEESE COMPANY, INC., JOSEPH G. LOTITO THAT THE ABOVE-CAPTIONED MATTER SHALL PROCEED BEFORE A UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE PURSUANT TO RULE 50.2 ยง 3(B) OF THE LOCAL RULES OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE OF THEUNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA.IT IS ORDERED THAT THE INITIAL APPEARANCE, ARRAIGNMENT AND GUILTY PLEA HEARING IS STRICKEN FROM THE MAY 2, 2012 HEARING LIST. Signed by HONORABLE JAMES KNOLL GARDNER on 5/1/12. 5/2/12 Entered and Copies E-Mailed. (mas, ) (Entered: 05/02/2012)
05/02/2012CONSENT TO TRIAL BEFORE US MAGISTRATE JUDGE by LEBANON CHEESE COMPANY, INC., JOSEPH G. LOTITO (cmc) (Entered: 05/02/2012)
05/08/2012ORDER AS TO LEBANON CHEESE COMPANY, INC., JOSEPH G. LOTITO THAT A GUILTY PLEA HEARING IN THE ABOVE CASE WILL BE HELD ON 5/31/2012 AT 02:30 PM IN COURTROOM 3-C BEFORE MAGISTRATE JUDGE THOMAS J. RUETER. Signed by MAGISTRATE JUDGE THOMAS J. RUETER on 5/8/12.5/8/12 Entered and Copies E-Mailed. (ke) (Entered: 05/08/2012)
05/23/2012Plea Memorandum by USA as to LEBANON CHEESE COMPANY, INC., JOSEPH G. LOTITO (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Lebanon Cheese Co. Plea Agreement, # 2 Exhibit Joseph Lotito Plea Agreement)(PEASE, JOHN) (Entered: 05/23/2012)
05/31/2012Minute Entry for proceedings held before MAGISTRATE JUDGE THOMAS J. RUETER:Guilty Plea as to LEBANON CHEESE COMPANY, INC. (1) Count 1 held on 5/31/12. Plea entered as to LEBANON CHEESE COMPANY, INC. (1): Guilty on Count 1. PSR waived. Defendant is ordered to pay a special assessment in the amount of $125.00 by July 31, 2012. Sentencing will be held on July 31, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. before the undersigned.Court Reporter ESR.(mac, ) (Entered: 05/31/2012)
05/31/201210 CONSENT TO TRIAL BEFORE US MAGISTRATE JUDGE by LEBANON CHEESE COMPANY, INC. (mac, ) (Entered: 06/01/2012)
05/31/201211 Plea Document as to LEBANON CHEESE COMPANY, INC. (mac, ) (Entered: 06/01/2012)
05/31/201212 CONSENT TO TRIAL BEFORE US MAGISTRATE JUDGE by JOSEPH G. LOTITO (mac, ) (Entered: 06/01/2012)
05/31/201213 Minute Entry for proceedings held before MAGISTRATE JUDGE THOMAS J. RUETER: Guilty Plea as to JOSEPH G. LOTITO (2) Count 1 held on 5/31/12. The defendant wiaved his right to a pre-sentencereport. Plea entered as to JOSEPH G. LOTITO (2): Guilty on Count 1. Defendant is ordered to pay a special assessment in the amount of $25.00 by 7/31/12. Defendant is released on bond in the amount of $50,000 O/R with the following conditions as outlined herein. Sentencing will be held on July 31, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. before the undersigned. Signed by Judge Thomas J. Rueter.Court Reporter ESR.(mac, ) (Entered: 06/01/2012)
05/31/201214 Plea Document as to JOSEPH G. LOTITO (mac, ) (Entered: 06/01/2012)
05/31/2012  O/R Bond Entered as to JOSEPH G. LOTITO in amount of $ 50,000, (mac, ) (Entered: 06/01/2012)
05/31/201215 ORDER AS TO LEBANON CHEESE COMPANY, INC., JOSEPH G. LOTITO THAT THIS MATTER HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR SENTENCING ON JULY 31, 2012 AT 2:30 P.M. BEFORE THE UNDERSIGNED IN COURTROOM 3C. Signed by MAGISTRATE JUDGE THOMAS J. RUETER on 5/31/12.6/1/12 Entered and Copies E-Mailed. (mac, ) (Entered: 06/01/2012)
06/01/2012  ***Terminate Deadlines and Hearings as to LEBANON CHEESE COMPANY, INC., JOSEPH G. LOTITO: (ke) (Entered: 06/01/2012)
07/25/201216  SENTENCING MEMORANDUM and Certificate of Service by USA as to LEBANON CHEESE COMPANY, INC., JOSEPH G. LOTITO (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Compliance Program for Milk Testing)(PEASE, JOHN) (Entered: 07/25/2012)
07/31/201217 Minute Entry for proceedings held before MAGISTRATE JUDGE THOMAS J. RUETER: Sentencing held on 7/31/12 for LEBANON CHEESE COMPANY, INC., JOSEPH G. LOTITO.Court Reporter ESR.(mac, ) . (Entered: 08/01/2012)
08/07/201218 JUDGMENT AS TO LEBANON CHEESE COMPANY, INC. (1), Count 1, PROBATION: 4 YEARS; SPECIAL ASSESSMENT: $125.00; FINE: $200,000.00. Signed by MAGISTRATE JUDGE THOMAS J. RUETER on 8/1/12.8/7/12 Entered. (mac, ) (Entered: 08/07/2012)
08/07/201219 JUDGMENT AS TO JOSEPH G. LOTITO (2), Count 1, PROBATION: 4 YEARS; SPECIAL ASSESSMENT: $25.00; FINE: $10,000.00. Signed by MAGISTRATE JUDGE THOMAS J. RUETER on 8/1/12.8/7/12 Entered. (mac, ) (Entered: 08/07/2012)