CLOSED, SL DOC

U.S. District Court
Middle District of Florida (Tampa)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 8:05-cr-00496-SDM-MSS All Defendants


Case title: USA v. Velasco et al

Date Filed: 11/16/2005
Date Terminated: 08/08/2007

Assigned to: Judge Steven D. Merryday
Referred to: Magistrate Judge Mary S. Scriven

Defendant (1)
Joel R. Velasco
TERMINATED: 08/08/2007
represented byGeorge Melville Johnson
Melville Johnson, PC
Suite 222
44 Broad St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
404/524-9111
Fax: 404/524-6611
Email: gjohnson@melvillejohnson.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Norman Salvatore Cannella , Sr.
Rywant, Alvarez, Jones, Russo & Guyton, PA
109 N Brush St - Ste 500
PO Box 3283
Tampa, FL 33609
813/229-7007
Fax: 813/223-6544
Email: ncannella@rywantalvarez.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD THE UNITED STATES
(1)
IMPRISONMENT: EIGHTEEN (18) MONTHS --concurrent with Counts 3 and 4; SUPERVISED RELEASE: THIRTY-SIX (36) MONTHS-- concurrent with Counts 3 and 4; FINE: $4,000; SPECIAL ASSESSMENT: $100
PROVIDE,OFFER,SOLICIT,ACCEPT ANY KICKBACK
(3)
IMPRISONMENT: EIGHTEEN (18) MONTHS --concurrent with Counts 1 and 4; SUPERVISED RELEASE: THIRTY-SIX (36) MONTHS-- concurrent with Counts 1 and 4; FINE: $4,000; SPECIAL ASSESSMENT: $100
DESTRUCT.ALTER OR FALSIFY RECS IN FED INVESTIGATION
(4)
IMPRISONMENT: EIGHTEEN (18) MONTHS --concurrent with Counts 1 and 3; SUPERVISED RELEASE: THIRTY-SIX (36) MONTHS-- concurrent with Counts 1 and 3; FINE: $4,000; SPECIAL ASSESSMENT: $100

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None

Assigned to: Judge Steven D. Merryday
Referred to: Magistrate Judge Mary S. Scriven

Defendant (2)
Hans Sigvardsson
TERMINATED: 08/08/2007
represented byBen T. Clements
Clements & Clements, LLP
50 Federal St. Fifth Floor
Boston, MA 02110
617/451-1803
Fax: 617/451-6060
Email: bclements@clementsllp.com
TERMINATED: 01/12/2007
LEAD ATTORNEY
Designation: Retained

Latour Rey Lafferty
Fowler White Boggs
501 E Kennedy Blvd - Ste 1700 (33602)
PO Box 1438
Tampa, FL 33601-1438
813/222-1106
Fax: 813/229-8313
Email: ltlafferty@fowlerwhite.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Peter E. Ball
Sally & Fitch LLP
One Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108-3107
617-542-5542
Fax: 617-542-1542
Email: peb@sally-fitch.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Robert L. Ullmann
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
World Trade Center West
155 Seaport Blvd.
Boston, MA 02110-2604
617/439-2262
Fax: 617-310-9262
Email: rullmann@nutter.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Seth L. Rodner
Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp.
7720 N Dobson Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
480-291-5655
Fax: 480-291-8655
Email: srodner@medicis.com
TERMINATED: 11/02/2006
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD THE UNITED STATES
(1)
IMPRISONMENT: NINE (9) MONTHS--concurrent with Count 2; SUPERVISED RELEASE: THIRTY-SIX (36) MONTHS -- concurrent with Count 2; FINE: $10,000; SPECIAL ASSESSMENT: $100
PROVIDE,OFFER,SOLICIT,ACCEPT ANY KICKBACK
(2)
IMPRISONMENT: NINE (9) MONTHS--concurrent with Count 1; SUPERVISED RELEASE: THIRTY-SIX (36) MONTHS -- concurrent with Count 1; FINE: $10,000; SPECIAL ASSESSMENT: $100

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None

Assigned to: Judge Steven D. Merryday
Referred to: Magistrate Judge Mary S. Scriven

Defendant (3)
Liko, Inc.
TERMINATED: 08/08/2007
represented byKarena L. Nashbar
Karena Nashbar
4938 W. Bay Way Drive
Tampa, FL 33629
813/784-8127
Email: karenanashbar@yahoo.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Peter E. Ball
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Robert L. Ullmann
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

John F. Lauro
Lauro Law Firm
Suite 3100
101 E Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33602
813/222-8990
Fax: 813/222-8991
Email: jlauro@laurolawfirm.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Latour Rey Lafferty
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD THE UNITED STATES
(1)
$63,000. Fine offset amount - $3,333.33, (Mr. Hans Sigvardsson ordered to pay $10,000, as an individual) thereby reducing the fine to $59,666.67 - - due immediately
PROVIDE,OFFER,SOLICIT,ACCEPT ANY KICKBACK
(2)
$63,000. Fine offset amount - $3,333.33, (Mr. Hans Sigvardsson ordered to pay $10,000, as an individual) thereby reducing the fine to $59,666.67 - - due immediately

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented byPatricia 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

Robert A. Mosakowski
U.S. Attorney's Office
Middle District of Florida
400 N. Tampa St., Suite 3200
Tampa, FL 33602
813/274-6000
Fax: 813/274-6178
Email: robert.mosakowski@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
11/16/2005INDICTMENT returned in open Court as to Joel R. Velasco (1) count(s) 1, 3, 4, Hans Sigvardsson (2) count(s) 1, 2, Liko, Inc. (3) count(s) 1, 2. (CH) (Entered: 11/17/2005)
11/17/2005NOTICE OF HEARING as to Joel R. Velasco, Hans Sigvardsson, and Liko, Inc. INITIAL APPEARANCE / ARRAIGNMENT / BOND HEARING set for 11/30/2005 02:00 PM in Courtroom 10 A before Magistrate Judge Mary S. Scriven. (mss) (Entered: 11/17/2005)
11/23/2005NOTICE of attorney appearance: Seth L. Rodner appearing for Hans Sigvardsson (Rodner, Seth) (Entered: 11/23/2005)
11/23/2005NOTICE of attorney appearance: John F. Lauro appearing for Liko, Inc. (Lauro, John) Modified on 11/25/2005 (CH). NOTE: DOCUMENT UNSIGNED, AMENDED BY DKT #9 (Entered: 11/23/2005)
11/23/2005 MOTION for leave to appear pro hac vice Attorney: Peter E. Ball by Liko, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Lauro, John) (Entered: 11/23/2005)
11/23/2005 MOTION for leave to appear pro hac vice and Consent to Act as Local Counsel Attorney: Ben T. Clements by Hans Sigvardsson. (Rodner, Seth) (Entered: 11/23/2005)
11/23/2005Unopposed MOTION to continue Initial Appearance, Arraignment, and Bond Hearing, and Incorporated Memorandum of Law by Hans Sigvardsson. (Rodner, Seth) (Entered: 11/23/2005)
11/23/2005AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING as to Joel R. Velasco, Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc. Initial Appearance/Bond/Arraignment is reset for 12/5/2005 02:00 PM in Courtroom 10 A before Magistrate Judge Mary S. Scriven. (mss) (Entered: 11/23/2005)
11/23/2005NOTICE of attorney appearance: John F. Lauro appearing for Liko, Inc. (Lauro, John) Modified on 11/25/2005 (CH). NOTE: DOCUMENT NOT SIGNED, ATTORNEY CALLED TO REFILE (Entered: 11/23/2005)
11/28/200510 NOTICE of attorney appearance: John F. Lauro appearing for Liko, Inc. Lauro Law Firm (Lauro, John) (Entered: 11/28/2005)
12/05/200511 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Mary S. Scriven :ARRAIGNMENT as to Joel R. Velasco (1) Count 1,3,4 and Hans Sigvardsson (2) Count 1,2 and Liko, Inc. (3) Count 1,2 held on 12/5/2005. Defendant(s) pled not guilty., BOND Hearing as to Joel R. Velasco and Hans Sigvardsson held on 12/5/2005, INITIAL appearance as to Joel R. Velasco, Hans Sigvardsson and Liko, Inc. held on 12/5/2005 (DIGITAL recorded) (mss, ) (Entered: 12/07/2005)
12/05/200512 ORAL MOTION to continue trial and waiver of speedy trial through December, 2006 by Joel R. Velasco, Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc.. (mss) (Entered: 12/07/2005)
12/05/200513 ORAL ORDER granting 12 Motion to continue trial and waiver of speedy trial through December, 2006 as to Joel R. Velasco (1), Hans Sigvardsson (2) and Liko, Inc. (3), the court finds that the ends of justice served by such continuance outweigh the best interest of the public and the defendant's in a speedy trial, and the time is therefore deemed excludable. Signed by Judge Mary S. Scriven on 12/5/2005. (mss) (Entered: 12/07/2005)
12/05/200514 ROR BOND entered as to Joel R. Velasco Signed by Judge Mary S. Scriven (mss) (Entered: 12/07/2005)
12/05/200515 Signature BOND entered as to Hans Sigvardsson in amount of $250,000.00. Signed by Judge Mary S. Scriven (mss) (Entered: 12/07/2005)
12/05/200516 ORDER Setting Conditions of Release as to Hans Sigvardsson (2) $250,000.00 SignatureSigned by Judge Mary S. Scriven on 12/5/2005. (mss) (Entered: 12/07/2005)
12/05/200517 PRETRIAL discovery order and notice as to Joel R. Velasco, Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc. Status Report due by 1/15/2006 and on or before the fifteenth of each month. Status Conference set for 4/3/2006 08:30 AM in Courtroom 15 A before Judge Steven D. Merryday.Signed by Judge Mary S. Scriven on 12/5/2005. (mss) (Entered: 12/07/2005)
12/08/200518  ORDER granting 6 Motion to appear pro hac vice as to Hans Sigvardsson (2); granting 5 Motion to appear pro hac vice as to Liko, Inc.(3). Signed by Judge Mary S. Scriven on 12/8/2005.(ACD) (Entered: 12/08/2005)
01/24/200619  MOTION to dismiss Indictment by Joel R. Velasco. (Cannella, Norman) (Entered: 01/24/2006)
02/09/200620 Unopposed MOTION to travel extend limits of travel by Joel R. Velasco. (Cannella, Norman) (Entered: 02/09/2006)
02/17/200621  ORDER granting 20 Motion to Travel as to Joel R. Velasco(1). See Order for specific instructions. Signed by Judge Mary S. Scriven on 2/17/2006.(ACD) (Entered: 02/17/2006)
02/27/200622 RESPONSE to motion by USA as to Joel R. Velasco, Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc. re 19 MOTION to dismiss Indictment (Mosakowski, Robert) (Entered: 02/27/2006)
02/28/200623 ORDER referring motion to Magistrate Judge Scriven for report and recommendation: 19 --Joel R. Velasco's motion to dismiss indictment. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 2/28/2006. (BK) (Entered: 02/28/2006)
03/27/200624  MOTION to dismiss Indictment as to Them and Accompanying Memorandum of Law by Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc.. (Ball, Peter) (Entered: 03/27/2006)
03/28/200625 ORDER referring motion to Magistrate Judge Scriven for a report and recommendation: 24 --Hans Sigvardsson and Liko, Inc.'s motion to dismiss. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 3/28/2006. (BK) (Entered: 03/28/2006)
04/03/200626 NOTICE OF HEARING on motion in case as to Joel R. Velasco, Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc. 19 MOTION to dismiss Indictment, 24 MOTION to dismiss: Motion Hearing set for 4/13/2006 at 9:30 AM in Courtroom 10 A before Magistrate Judge Mary S. Scriven. (mss) (Entered: 04/03/2006)
04/03/200627 AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING on motion in case as to Joel R. Velasco, Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc. 19 MOTION to dismiss Indictment, 24 MOTION to dismiss: Motion Hearing reset for 4/17/2006 at 9:30 AM in Courtroom 10 A before Magistrate Judge Mary S. Scriven. (mss) (Entered: 04/03/2006)
04/03/200628 MINUTES: 4/3/2006 status conference as to all defendants before Judge Steven D. Merryday. Court Reporter: Kerry Brennan (BK) (Entered: 04/03/2006)
04/17/200629 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Mary S. Scriven :MOTION hearing as to Joel R. Velasco, Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc. held on 4/17/2006 re 19 MOTION to dismiss Indictment filed by Joel R. Velasco,, 24 MOTION to dismiss filed by Hans Sigvardsson, Court Reporter: Penny Appleton w/Berryhill & Associates. (mss) (Entered: 04/17/2006)
04/27/200630  MOTION to travel Motion for Unrestricted Travel to Puerto Rico for the Purpose of Employment by Joel R. Velasco. (Cannella, Norman) (Entered: 04/27/2006)
05/01/200631  ORDER denying 30 Motion to Travel as to Joel R. Velasco (1). Defendant already has permission to travel outside the United States to Puerto Rico subject to the limited obligation that he furnish Pretrial Services with a copy of his itinerary and contact information prior to each trip. Signed by Judge Mary S. Scriven on 5/1/2006.(ACD) (Entered: 05/01/2006)
05/03/200632 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION as to Joel R. Velasco, Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc. re 19 MOTION to dismiss the Indictment and 24 MOTION to dismiss. Upon review of the parties' filed material and presentations made during the April 17, 2006, hearing, the Court Reports and Recommends that Defendants' Motion to Dismiss (Dkt. 19) be DENIED and that the indictment proceed as alleged. Signed by Judge Mary S. Scriven on 5/3/2006.(ACD) (Entered: 05/03/2006)
05/09/200633 OBJECTION to report and recommendations 32 by Joel R. Velasco Defendant Velasco's Objection to the Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation (Cannella, Norman) (Entered: 05/09/2006)
05/16/200634 STATUS REPORT by USA as to Joel R. Velasco, Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc. (Mosakowski, Robert) (Entered: 05/16/2006)
06/14/200635 ORDER ADOPTING 32 --report and recommendation; overruling 33 --objections to report and recommendation; denying 19 and 24 --motions to dismiss. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 6/14/2006. (BK) (Entered: 06/14/2006)
06/28/200636 NOTICE Change of Address by Liko, Inc. (Ball, Peter) (Entered: 06/28/2006)
09/26/200637  MOTION to compel The Government to Produce Forthwith Certain Exculpatory Material and Information Concerning The Government's Key Witness (and Supporting Memorandum) by Hans Sigvardsson as to Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit 2# 3 Exhibit 3# 4 Exhibit 4# 5 Exhibit 5# 6 Exhibit 6# 7 Exhibit 7# 8 Exhibit 8# 9 Exhibit 9# 10 Exhibit 10)(Clements, Ben) (Entered: 09/26/2006)
10/12/200638 RESPONSE in opposition by USA as to Joel R. Velasco, Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc. re 37 Motion to compel, (Mosakowski, Robert) (Entered: 10/12/2006)
10/18/200639  MOTION for leave to file a Reply Memorandum in Support of Defendants Hans Sigvardsson and Liko, Inc.'s Motion to Compel the Government to Produce Forthwith Certain Exculpatory Material and Information Concerning the Government's Key Witness. (Attachments: # 1)(Lauro, John) (Entered: 10/18/2006)
10/26/2006  Sealed document, S-1 (CH) (Entered: 10/26/2006)
10/26/2006  Sealed document, S-2 (CH) (Entered: 10/26/2006)
10/26/2006  Sealed document, S-3 (CH) (Entered: 10/26/2006)
10/26/2006  Sealed document, S-4 (CH) (Entered: 10/27/2006)
10/27/2006  Sealed document, S-5 (CH) (Entered: 10/27/2006)
10/31/200640  MOTION for Seth L. Rodner to withdraw as attorney And Substitution Of Local Counsel by Hans Sigvardsson. (Lafferty, Latour) (Entered: 10/31/2006)
11/02/200641 ENDORSED ORDER granting 40 --motion by Hans Sigvardsson(2) to replace Seth L. Rodner with Latour Lafferty as local counsel. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 11/2/2006. (BK) (Entered: 11/02/2006)
11/08/200642 ORDER granting in part and denying in part 37 Motion to compel as to Hans Sigvardsson (2) and Liko, Inc. (3); granting 39 Motion for Leave to File a Reply. The Court directs the Clerk to file Defendants' Proposed Reply Memorandum as Defendants' Reply Memorandum to the Government's Response. Signed by Judge Mary S. Scriven on 11/8/2006. (MEH) (Entered: 11/08/2006)
11/08/200643 REPLY to response to motion by Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc. re 37 MOTION to compel The Government to Produce Forthwith Certain Exculpatory Material and Information Concerning The Government's Key Witness (and Supporting Memorandum) (CH) (Entered: 11/09/2006)
11/20/200644 Unopposed MOTION to continue Trial Or, In The Alternative, For A Status Conference by Hans Sigvardsson. (Lafferty, Latour) (Entered: 11/20/2006)
11/21/200645 ORDER as to Joel R. Velasco, Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc. re 42 Order on motion to compel. In accordance with this Order, the Court has conducted an in camera, ex parte review of Mr. Peter Castelli's Pre-Sentence Report. The Court finds that nothing contained in the PSR is subject to disclosure under Jencks, Brady, or Giglio, either as direct exculpatory evidence or indirect, impeachment evidence. Signed by Judge Mary S. Scriven on 11/21/2006. (MEH) (Entered: 11/21/2006)
11/22/200646 ORDER granting 44 --motion by defendants to continue trial. Trial shall commence on 3/5/2007 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 15A. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 11/22/2006. (BK) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
01/10/200747  MOTION for Ben T. Clements to withdraw as attorney And Substitute Counsel Of Record And To Appear Pro Hac Vice by Hans Sigvardsson. (Lafferty, Latour) (Entered: 01/10/2007)
01/11/200748 ORDER referring motion to Magistrate Judge Scriven for disposition 47 --motion by Hans Sigvardsson for Robert L. Ullmann to appear pro hac vice and to appear in place of Ben T. Clements as defense counsel. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 1/11/2007. (BK) (Entered: 01/11/2007)
01/12/200749  ORDER granting 47 Motion to withdraw and Motion for substitute counsel to appear pro hac vice as to Hans Sigvardsson (2). Signed by Judge Mary S. Scriven on 1/12/2007. (MEH) (Entered: 01/12/2007)
01/17/200750 NOTICE of Correction by Hans Sigvardsson re 47 MOTION for Ben T. Clements to withdraw as attorney And Substitute Counsel Of Record And To Appear Pro Hac Vice (Lafferty, Latour) (Entered: 01/17/2007)
01/31/2007  Sealed document S-6 (ag) (Entered: 02/01/2007)
01/31/2007   Sealed document S-7(ag) (Entered: 02/01/2007)
01/31/2007  Sealed document S-8 (ag) (Entered: 02/01/2007)
01/31/2007  Sealed document S-9 (ag) (Entered: 02/01/2007)
02/02/200751 AMENDED ORDER - the trial in this matter shall commence on 03/12/2007 at 1:30 p.m. as to Joel R. Velasco, Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 2/2/2007. (maa) (Entered: 02/02/2007)
02/16/200752 TRIAL CALENDAR for trial term 03/12/2007 as to Joel R. Velasco, Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc. Jury Trial specially set for 3/12/2007 at 01:30 PM in Courtroom 15 A before Judge Steven D. Merryday. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 2/16/2007. (maa) (Entered: 02/16/2007)
02/20/200753 NOTICE of Liko, Inc.'s Lead Trial Counsel Regarding Potential Conflict with Trial Date by Liko, Inc. (Ball, Peter) (Entered: 02/20/2007)
02/21/200754  MOTION to dismiss Renewed Motion to Dismiss Indictment by Joel R. Velasco. (Cannella, Norman) (Entered: 02/21/2007)
02/21/200755 NOTICE of Filing Exhibit A to Defendant's 54 Renewed Motion to Dismiss Indictment by Joel R. Velasco (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit printed page from dictonary.com)(Cannella, Norman) Modified on 2/22/2007, to link to the renewed motion to dismiss (eec ). (Entered: 02/21/2007)
02/26/200756 ORDER directing the United States to respond by noon on Monday, March 5, 2007 to 54 --renewed motion to dismiss. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 2/26/2007. (BK) (Entered: 02/26/2007)
03/01/200757  MOTION to dismiss by Liko, Inc. as to Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc.. (Ball, Peter) (Entered: 03/01/2007)
03/02/200758 ORDER directing USA to respond to 57 --motion to dismiss by Hans Sigvardsson and Liko, Inc. Response due by noon on 3/5/2007. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 3/2/2007. (BK) (Entered: 03/02/2007)
03/02/200759  MOTION to allow electronic equipment, specifically Cellular Telephones and Blackberries In Courthouse by Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc.. (Lafferty, Latour) (Entered: 03/02/2007)
03/05/200760 ORDER granting 59 --motion by Hans Sigvardsson and Liko, Inc., to permit cell telephones and Blackberries in the courthouse. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 3/5/2007. (BK) (Entered: 03/05/2007)
03/05/200761 RESPONSE to motion by USA as to Joel R. Velasco, Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc. re 57 MOTION to dismiss, 54 MOTION to dismiss Renewed Motion to Dismiss Indictment (Mosakowski, Robert) (Entered: 03/05/2007)
03/05/200762 Joint MOTION in limine to Exclude Certain Evidence by Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Six exhibits)(Ball, Peter) (Entered: 03/05/2007)
03/05/200763 Joint MOTION in limine to Admit Cooperating Witness Recordings of Co-Defendant Velasco by Liko, Inc. as to Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Four exhibits)(Ball, Peter) (Entered: 03/05/2007)
03/06/200764 PROPOSED VOIR DIRE questions by Liko, Inc. as to Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc. (Ball, Peter) (Entered: 03/06/2007)
03/06/200765 NOTICE of Intent to Impeach Witness Using Conviction Older Than 10 Years by Liko, Inc. as to Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Depo Transcript)(Ball, Peter) (Entered: 03/06/2007)
03/07/200766  MOTION for George Melville Johnson to appear pro hac vice Defendant Velasco's Motion to Admit Counsel Pro Hac Vice by Joel R. Velasco. (Attachments: # 1)(Cannella, Norman) Motions referred to Magistrate Judge Mary S. Scriven. (Entered: 03/07/2007)
03/07/200767 NOTICE of attorney appearance: Norman Salvatore Cannella, Sr appearing for Joel R. Velasco Notice of Special and Limited Appearance of Christopher D. Vaughn as Counsel for Defendant Joel Velasco for the Sole Purpose of Submitting Defendant's Renewed Motion to Dismiss (Attachments: # 1)(Cannella, Norman) (Entered: 03/07/2007)
03/07/200768 PROPOSED VOIR DIRE questions by USA as to Joel R. Velasco, Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc. (Mosakowski, Robert) (Entered: 03/07/2007)
03/07/200769 PROPOSED JURY INSTRUCTIONS by USA as to Joel R. Velasco, Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc. (Mosakowski, Robert) (Entered: 03/07/2007)
03/07/200770 PROPOSED verdict form filed by USA as to Joel R. Velasco (Mosakowski, Robert) (Entered: 03/07/2007)
03/07/200771 PROPOSED verdict form filed by USA as to Hans Sigvardsson (Mosakowski, Robert) (Entered: 03/07/2007)
03/07/200772 PROPOSED verdict form filed by USA as to Liko, Inc. (Mosakowski, Robert) (Entered: 03/07/2007)
03/07/200773 PROPOSED JURY INSTRUCTIONS by Liko, Inc. as to Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc. (Ball, Peter) (Entered: 03/07/2007)
03/07/200774 ORDER denying 54 --motion to dismiss as to Joel R. Velasco(1); denying 57 --motion to dismiss as to Hans Sigvardsson(2) and Liko, Inc.(3). Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 3/7/2007. (BK) (Entered: 03/07/2007)
03/08/200775 APPEARANCE of non-resident counsel and designation of local counsel by Norman Salvatore Cannella, Sr on behalf of Joel R. Velasco. Notice of Special and Limited Appearance of Christopher D. Vaughn as Counsel for Defendant Joel Velasco for the Sole Purpose of Submitting Defendant's Renewed Motion to Dismiss Local Counsel: Norman S. Cannella, Sr.. Non-Resident Counsel: Christopher D. Vaughn. (Attachments: # 1)(Cannella, Norman) (Entered: 03/08/2007)
03/08/200776 ORDER granting 66 Motion to appear pro hac vice as to Joel R. Velasco (1). Signed by Judge Mary S. Scriven on 3/8/2007. (MEH) (Entered: 03/08/2007)
03/09/200777  MOTION to allow electronic equipment, specifically Two Laptop Computers and a Cellular Telephone by USA as to Joel R. Velasco, Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc.. (Mosakowski, Robert) (Entered: 03/09/2007)
03/09/200778  MOTION to continue trial date (conditional) by Liko, Inc. as to Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc.. (Ball, Peter) (Entered: 03/09/2007)
03/12/200779 PLEA AGREEMENT re: count(s) One, Three and Four of the Indictment as to Joel R. Velasco. (Mosakowski, Robert) (Entered: 03/12/2007)
03/12/200780 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Mary S. Scriven :CHANGE of plea hearing as to Joel R. Velasco held on 3/12/2007 Court Reporter: Kerry Mercade (mss) (Entered: 03/12/2007)
03/12/200781 CONSENT regarding entry of a plea of guilty as to Joel R. Velasco (mss) (Entered: 03/12/2007)
03/12/200782 CONSENT to institute presentence investigation report as to Joel R. Velasco (mss) (Entered: 03/12/2007)
03/12/200783 EXHIBIT LIST by Liko, Inc. as to Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc. (Ball, Peter) (Entered: 03/12/2007)
03/12/200784  REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION concerning plea of guilty re: count(s) One, Three and Four of the Indictment as to Joel R. Velasco. Signed by Judge Mary S. Scriven on 3/12/2007. (mss) (Entered: 03/12/2007)
03/12/200785 WITNESS LIST by Liko, Inc. as to Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc. (Ball, Peter) (Entered: 03/12/2007)
03/12/200786  ORDER granting 77 --motion by United States to allow electronic equipment into the courthouse. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 3/12/2007. (BK) (Entered: 03/12/2007)
03/12/200787 EXHIBIT LIST by USA as to Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc. (Mosakowski, Robert) (Entered: 03/12/2007)
03/12/200788 WITNESS LIST by USA as to Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc. (Mosakowski, Robert) (Entered: 03/12/2007)
03/12/200789 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Steven D. Merryday: Voir Dire begun on 3/12/2007 Liko, Inc. (3) on Count 1,2 and Hans Sigvardsson (2) on Count 1,2. Court Reporter: Kerry Mercade. (maa) (Entered: 03/13/2007)
03/13/200791 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Steven D. Merryday: Voir Dire completed/jury sworn- JURY TRIAL- DAY ONE on 3/13/2007; opening statements; Government's case-in-chief -- Government witnesses: Samuel Wimbush, Gail Bryant, Mike Tixier, Holly Adams, Dwight Richardson, and Peter Castelli -- as to Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc. Court Reporter: Kerry Mercade. (maa) (Entered: 03/14/2007)
03/14/200790 EXHIBIT LIST--AMENDED by Hans Sigvardsson and Liko, Inc. (BK) (Entered: 03/14/2007)
03/14/200792 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Steven D. Merryday: JURY TRIAL - DAY TWO as to Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc. held on 3/14/2007. Government's case-in-chief continued; Government witness: Peter Castelli (continued); Argument on defendant's motions in liminie [62, 63, & 65]. Court Reporter: Kerry Mercade. (maa) (Entered: 03/15/2007)
03/14/200793 ORAL ORDER ruling deferred 62 Motion in Limine as to Hans Sigvardsson (2), Liko, Inc. (3); granting 63 Motion in Limine as to Hans Sigvardsson (2), Liko, Inc. (3), and granting Notice 65 of defendants Liko, Inc. and Hans Sigvardsson's intent to impeach witness Peter Castelli using conviction older than 10 years - - Ruling by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 3/14/2007. (maa) (Entered: 03/16/2007)
03/15/200794 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Steven D. Merryday: JURY TRIAL - DAY THREE as to Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc. held on 3/15/2007. Government's case-in-chief continued; Government witnesses: Peter Castelli (continued) and Scott Cheney. Government rests. Rule 29 motion presented and denied. Defendant Sigvardsson's case-in-chief; defendant's witness: William Michael Phemister; Defendant Sigvardsson rests; Defendant Liko, Inc. rests; Discussion regarding jury instructions; Defendant renews Rule 29 motion and the Court denies the motion. Court Reporter: Kerry Mercade. (maa) (Entered: 03/16/2007)
03/15/200795 ORAL MOTION for judgment of acquittal pursuant to Rule 29 by Hans Sigvardsson and adopted by Liko, Inc. (maa) (Entered: 03/16/2007)
03/15/200796 ORAL ORDER denying 95 motion for judgment of acquittal pursuant to Rule 29 by Hans Sigvardsson and adopted by Liko, Inc. Ruling by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 3/15/2007. (maa) (Entered: 03/16/2007)
03/15/200797 ORAL RENEWED MOTION for judgment of acquittal pursuant to Rule 29 by Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc. (maa) (Entered: 03/16/2007)
03/15/200798 ORAL ORDER denying 97 Oral Renewed Motion for judgment of acquittal pursuant to Rule 29 as to Hans Sigvardsson (2), Liko, Inc. (3). Ruling by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 3/15/2007. (maa) (Entered: 03/16/2007)
03/16/200799 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Steven D. Merryday: JURY TRIAL - DAY FOUR -- instructions to the jury; closing summations; jury excused to deliberate; verdict reached-- guilty as to counts one and two as to both defendants, Hans Sigvardsson and Liko, Inc. held on 3/16/2007. Court Reporter: Kerry Mercade. (maa) (Entered: 03/19/2007)
03/16/2007100 JURY VERDICT as to Hans Sigvardsson (2) Guilty on Count 1,2. (maa) (Entered: 03/19/2007)
03/16/2007101 JURY VERDICT as to Liko, Inc. (3) Guilty on Count 1,2. (maa) (Entered: 03/19/2007)
03/16/2007102 EXHIBIT LIST by USA as to Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc. (maa) (Entered: 03/19/2007)
03/16/2007104 Court's exhibit list as to Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc. (maa) (Entered: 03/19/2007)
03/19/2007103 JOINT EXHIBIT LIST by Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc. (maa) (Entered: 03/19/2007)
03/22/2007105 NOTICE OF HEARING as to Hans Sigvardsson. Sentencing set for 7/16/2007 at 09:30 AM in Courtroom 15A before Judge Steven D. Merryday. (BK) (Entered: 03/22/2007)
03/22/2007106 NOTICE OF HEARING as to Liko, Inc.. Sentencing set for 7/16/2007 at 09:30 AM in Courtroom 15A before Judge Steven D. Merryday. (BK) (Entered: 03/22/2007)
04/02/2007107  MOTION to continue Assented-To Motion Of Defendants Hans Sigvardsson And Liko, Inc. To Re-Schedule Sentencing Date by Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc.. (Lafferty, Latour) (Entered: 04/02/2007)
04/03/2007108 ACCEPTANCE OF PLEA of guilty and adjudication of guilt re: counts one, three, and four of the indictment as to Joel R. Velasco. Signed by Steven D. Merryday. Sentencing set for 7/16/2007 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 15A before Judge Steven D. Merryday. (BK) (Entered: 04/03/2007)
04/03/2007109  MOTION to adopt Assented-To Motion of Defendants Hans Sigvardsson & Liko, Inc. to Re-Schedule Sentencing Date by Joel R. Velasco. (Cannella, Norman) (Entered: 04/03/2007)
04/03/2007110 ENDORSED ORDER granting 109 --motion by Joel R. Velasco(1) to adopt 107 --motion by Hans Sigvardsson and Liko, Inc., to re-schedule sentencings. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 4/3/2007. (BK) (Entered: 04/03/2007)
04/03/2007111 ENDORSED ORDER granting 107 --motion by defendants to continue sentencing hearings. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 4/3/2007. (BK) (Entered: 04/03/2007)
04/04/2007112 NOTICE OF HEARING as to Joel R. Velasco. Sentencing re-scheduled for 8/6/2007 at 09:00 AM in Courtroom 15A before Judge Steven D. Merryday. (BK) (Entered: 04/04/2007)
04/04/2007113 NOTICE OF HEARING as to Hans Sigvardsson. Sentencing re-scheduled for 8/6/2007 at 08:30 AM in Courtroom 15A before Judge Steven D. Merryday. (BK) (Entered: 04/04/2007)
04/04/2007114 NOTICE OF HEARING as to Liko, Inc. Sentencing re-scheduled for 8/6/2007 at 08:30 AM in Courtroom 15A before Judge Steven D. Merryday. (BK) (Entered: 04/04/2007)
04/04/2007115 NOTICE of exhibits placed in the exhibit room (jury trial - 3 folders) as to Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc. (jlh, ) (Entered: 04/16/2007)
07/13/2007116 SENTENCING MEMORANDUM by Hans Sigvardsson (Ullmann, Robert) (Entered: 07/13/2007)
08/01/2007117 SENTENCING MEMORANDUM by Liko, Inc. (Ball, Peter) (Entered: 08/01/2007)
08/06/2007118 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Steven D. Merryday: SENTENCING held on 8/6/2007 for Hans Sigvardsson (2), Counts 1 and 2, IMPRISONMENT: NINE (9) MONTHS, as to each count, both terms to run concurrently; SUPERVISED RELEASE: THIRTY-SIX (36) MONTHS as to each count, both terms to run concurrently; FINE: $10,000.oo -- to be paid within 30 days; SPECIAL ASSESSMENT: $100.00 as to each count, for a total of $200.00. Court Reporter: Paul Spangler. (maa) (Entered: 08/06/2007)
08/06/2007119 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Steven D. Merryday: SENTENCING held on 8/6/2007 for Liko, Inc. (3), Counts 1 and 2, $63,000. Fine offset amount - $3,333.33, (Mr. Hans Sigvardsson ordered to pay $10,000, as an individual) thereby reducing the fine to $59,666.67 - - due immediately; Court Reporter: Paul Spangler (maa) (Entered: 08/06/2007)
08/06/2007120 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Steven D. Merryday: SENTENCING held on 8/6/2007 for Joel R. Velasco (1), Counts 1, 3, & 4, IMPRISONMENT: EIGHTEEN (18) MONTHS as to each count, all terms to run concurrently; SUPERVISED RELEASE: THIRTY-SIX (36) MONTHS as to each count, all terms to run concurrently; FINE: $4,000.00; SPECIAL ASSESSMENT: $100.00 as to each count, for a total of $300.00. Court Reporter: Paul Spangler (maa) (Entered: 08/06/2007)
08/06/2007121 ORAL MOTION to reduce sentence pursuant to USSG Section 3553 by Hans Sigvardsson. (maa) (Entered: 08/06/2007)
08/06/2007122 ORAL ORDER granting 121 Motion to Reduce Sentence pursuant to USSG Section 3553 as to Hans Sigvardsson (2). Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 8/6/2007. (maa) (Entered: 08/06/2007)
08/08/2007123  JUDGMENT as to Hans Sigvardsson (2), Counts 1 & 2, IMPRISONMENT: NINE (9) MONTHS as to each count, both terms to run concurrently; SUPERVISED RELEASE: THIRTY-SIX (36) MONTHS as to each count, both terms to run concurrently; FINE: $10,000; SPECIAL ASSESSMENT: $100.00 as to each count, for a total of $200.00. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 8/7/2007. (maa) (Entered: 08/08/2007)
08/08/2007124  JUDGMENT as to Liko, Inc. (3), Counts 1 & 2, FINE: $59,666.67; SPECIAL ASSESSMENT: $800.00. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 8/7/2007. (maa) (Entered: 08/08/2007)
08/08/2007125  JUDGMENT as to Joel R. Velasco (1), Counts 1, 3, & 4 - IMPRISONMENT: EIGHTEEN (18) MONTHS as to each count, all terms to run concurrently; SUPERVISED RELEASE: THIRTY-SIX (36) MONTHS as to each count, all terms to run concurrently; FINE: $4,000; SPECIAL ASSESSMENT: $100.00 as to each count, for a total of $300.00. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 8/7/2007. (maa) (Entered: 08/08/2007)
08/08/2007126  AMENDED JUDGMENT as to Hans Sigvardsson (2), Counts 1 & 2, IMPRISONMENT: NINE (9) MONTHS as to each count, both terms to run concurrently; SUPERVISED RELEASE: THIRTY-SIX (36) MONTHS as to each count, both terms to run concurrently; FINE: $10,000; SPECIAL ASSESSMENT: $100.00 as to each count, for a total of $200.00. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 8/8/2007. Amended to include waiver of drug testing provision.(maa) (Entered: 08/08/2007)
08/10/2007127 SATISFACTION of Judgment as to Liko, Inc.. (Willing-FLU, Patricia) (Entered: 08/10/2007)
08/20/2007128 RETURN of judgment executed as to Liko, Inc. on 08/17/07. (ldb) (Entered: 08/21/2007)
08/21/2007129 TRANSCRIPT of Sentencing as to Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc. held on 8/6/07 before Judge Steven D. Merryday. Court Reporter: Paul K. Spangler. (CH) (Entered: 08/21/2007)
09/10/2007130 NOTICE of attorney appearance Patricia A. Willing-FLU appearing for USA. (Willing-FLU, Patricia) (Entered: 09/10/2007)
09/11/2007131 NOTICE of attorney appearance Patricia A. Willing-FLU appearing for USA. (Willing-FLU, Patricia) (Entered: 09/11/2007)
10/03/2007132  MOTION to extend time to October 19, 2007 for Reporting Date (Assented-To) by Hans Sigvardsson. (Ullmann, Robert) (Entered: 10/03/2007)
10/04/2007133 ORDER granting 132 --motion by Hans Sigvardsson(2) to extend time to report for service of sentence. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 10/4/2007. (BK) (Entered: 10/04/2007)
10/29/2007134 ORDER directing the clerk to file correspondence as a motion by Joel R. Velasco to consider a request of The Lower Muskogee Creek Tribe to recommend that the defendant serve his term of imprisonment on the tribe's lands. The motion is denied. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 10/29/2007. (BK) (Entered: 10/29/2007)
10/29/2007135 CORRESPONDENCE/MOTION by Joel R. Velasco to consider request of The Lower Muskogee Creek Tribe to recommend that defendant serve his sentence on tribal lands. (Motion denied by Doc. 134 ) (BK) (Entered: 10/29/2007)
10/31/2007136 RETURN of judgment executed as to Hans Sigvardsson on 10/19/07. Institution: BSC Connell Corrections, Big Spring, Texas. (CH) (Entered: 10/31/2007)
10/31/2007137 RETURN of amended judgment executed as to Hans Sigvardsson on 10/19/07. Institution: BSC Connell Corrections, Big Spring, Texas. (CH) (Entered: 10/31/2007)
12/11/2007138 RETURN of judgment executed as to Joel R. Velasco on 11/30/07. Institution: FPC Pensacola, FL. (CH) (Entered: 12/11/2007)
02/04/2008139 SATISFACTION of Judgment as to Joel R. Velasco. (Willing-FLU, Patricia) (Entered: 02/04/2008)
02/21/2008140 DEFENDANT SIGVARDSSON ONLY: The records in this case indicate that this case was disposed of more than thirty (30) days ago. The records also indicate that the Clerk's Office is in possession of various exhibits used during the proceedings.Pursuant to Local Rule 5.04, you are notified that you have thirty (30) days to contact the Clerk's Office to arrange for the removal of the exhibits from the custody of the Clerk's Office, or the exhibits will be disposed of, or destroyed, as permitted by Local Rule 5.04. (JLH) (Entered: 02/21/2008)
02/26/2008141 RECEIPT for return of DEFENDANT SIGVARDSSON exhibits and/or exhibit substitutes as to Hans Sigvardsson. (JLH) (Entered: 02/27/2008)
02/27/2008142 GOVERNMENT EXHIBITS ONLY: The records in this case indicate that this case was disposed of more than thirty (30) days ago. The records also indicate that the Clerk's Office is in possession of various exhibits used during the proceedings.Pursuant to Local Rule 5.04, you are notified that you have thirty (30) days to contact the Clerk's Office to arrange for the removal of the exhibits from the custody of the Clerk's Office, or the exhibits will be disposed of, or destroyed, as permitted by Local Rule 5.04 (JLH) (Entered: 02/27/2008)
03/05/2008143 RECEIPT for return of GOVERNMENT exhibits and/or exhibit substitutes as to Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc.. (JLH) (Entered: 03/05/2008)
06/11/2008144 CLERK'S certificate of destruction of COURT'S exhibits and/or exhibit substitutes as to Joel R. Velasco, Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc.. (JLH) (Entered: 06/11/2008)
03/18/2009145  MOTION to travel Motion for Leave to Travel Outside the United States While on Supervised Release by Joel R. Velasco. (Cannella, Norman) (Entered: 03/18/2009)
03/19/2009146 ORDER denying without prejudice 145 --motion by Joel R. Velasco(1) to travel. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 3/19/2009. (BK) (Entered: 03/19/2009)
04/20/2009147  MOTION to travel Renewed Motion for Travel Outside the United States While on Supervised Release by Joel R. Velasco. (Cannella, Norman) (Entered: 04/20/2009)
05/11/2009148 ENDORSED ORDER granting 147 Motion to Travel as to Joel R. Velasco(1). Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 5/11/2009. (BK) (Entered: 05/11/2009)
07/06/2009149  MOTION for early termination of Supervised release for Hans Sigvardsson (2) Count 1,2 Agreed Motion by Hans Sigvardsson. (Lafferty, Latour) (Entered: 07/06/2009)
07/07/2009150 ORDER granting 149 --motion by Hans Sigvardsson(2) for early termination of supervised release effective July 17, 2009. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 7/7/2009. (BK) (Entered: 07/07/2009)
04/07/2010151  MOTION for miscellaneous relief, specifically Terminate Supervised Release by Joel R. Velasco as to Joel R. Velasco, Hans Sigvardsson, Liko, Inc.. (Cannella, Norman) (Entered: 04/07/2010)
04/29/2010152  ORDER granting 151 --motion for termination of supervision as to only defendant Joel R. Velasco(1). Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 4/29/2010. (BK) (Entered: 04/29/2010)