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U.S. District Court
Middle District of Florida (Tampa)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 8:03-cr-00494-SCB-1


Case title: USA v. Marie Selby Botanic., et al

Date Filed: 12/17/2003
Date Terminated: 04/09/2004

Assigned to: Judge Susan C Bucklew

Defendant (1)
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Inc.
TERMINATED: 04/09/2004
represented byA. Brian Albritton
Phelps Dunbar, LLP
Suite 1900
100 S Ashley Dr
Tampa, FL 33602-5311
813-472-7557
Fax: 813/472-7570
Email: brian.albritton@phelps.com
TERMINATED: 04/09/2004
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
16:1538.M PROHIBITED ACTS - ENDANGERED SPECIES
(1)
Probation: 36 months; Fine: $5,000.00; Special Assessment: $125.00 (SCB-04/09/04)

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Misdemeanor

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
United States of America represented byAdelaide G. Few
US Attorney's Office - FLM
Suite 3200
400 N Tampa St
Tampa, FL 33602
813/274-6325
Fax: 813/274-6220
Email: adelaide.few@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Elinor Colbourn
U.S. Department of Justice
Wildlife & Marine Resources Section
601 D. St., N.W., 3rd Fl.
Washington, DC 20004
202/305-0205
Email: elinor.colbourn@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Michael E. Runyon
US Attorney's Office - FLM
Suite 3200
400 N Tampa St
Tampa, FL 33602
813/274-6159
Fax: 813/274-6103
Email: michael.runyon@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Patricia 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
12/17/20031INFORMATION MISDEMEANOR as to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Inc. (1) count(s) 1, Wesley E. Higgins (2) count(s) 1 (mrh) (Entered: 12/18/2003)
12/17/2003  MAGISTRATE JUDGE CASE ASSIGNMENT Magistrate assigned: Thomas G. Wilson (mrh) (Entered: 12/18/2003)
12/17/20032PLEA AGREEMENT as to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Inc. (mrh) (Entered: 12/18/2003)
12/19/20034NOTICE OF HEARING: change of plea hearing for 10:00 1/6/04 for Marie Selby Botanic., for Wesley E. Higgins scheduled for Magistrate Judge Thomas G. Wilson ( Signed by Deputy Clerk ) ctc (eec) (Entered: 12/22/2003)
12/23/20035ORDER OF RECUSAL. The Clerk of the Court is instructed to reassign this case to another District Judge under the blind filing system established pursuant to the rules of this Court as to Marie Selby Botanic., Wesley E. Higgins. (Signed by Judge James S. Moody Jr.), ctc (ag) (Entered: 12/24/2003)
12/23/20036NOTICE of case reassignment from Judge James S. Moody Jr. to Judge Susan C. Bucklew. (Signed by deputy clerk) (ag) Modified on 12/24/2003 (Entered: 12/24/2003)
12/23/20037NOTICE of attorney appearance for Marie Selby Botanic., Wesley E. Higgins by A. Brian Albritton. (ag) (Entered: 12/24/2003)
12/23/20038NOTICE of related case by USA as to Marie Selby Botanic., Wesley E. Higgins (ag) (Entered: 12/24/2003)
01/06/20049INITIAL APPEARANCE held on 1/6/04 before Magistrate Judge Thomas G. Wilson as to Marie Selby Botanical Gardenss, Inc., Wesley E. Higgins; Court Reporter: Donna Pike (Montana Reporting); Tape: digital; Defendants informed of rights. (ag) (Entered: 01/07/2004)
01/06/2004BOND HEARING held on 1/6/04 before Magistrate Judge Thomas G. Wilson as to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Inc. (Barbara Hansen, Agent) and Wesley E. Higgins; Court Reporter: Donna Pike (Montana Reporting); Tape: digital (ag) (Entered: 01/07/2004)
01/06/200410GUILTY PLEA HEARING held before Magistrate Judge Thomas G. Wilson, guilty plea proffered as to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Inc. re: count 1 of the information; Court Reporter: Donna Pike (Montana Reporting); Tape: digital (ag) (Entered: 01/07/2004)
01/06/200411CONSENT regarding entry of a plea of guilty by Marie Selby Botanic. (ag) (Entered: 01/07/2004)
01/06/200412CONSENT to court's inspection of PSI report prior to plea of guilty or finding of guilt by Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Inc. (ag) (Entered: 01/07/2004)
01/06/200415REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION concerning plea of guilty as to Marie Selby Botanic. Objections due by 1/26/04 for Marie Selby Botanic. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Thomas G. Wilson), ctc (ag) (Entered: 01/07/2004)
01/27/200419ACCEPTANCE OF PLEA of guilty and adjudication of guilt as to Marie Selby Botanic. re: count 1 of the information. Sentencing set for 8:30 a.m. on 4/9/04 for Marie Selby Botanic. scheduled for Judge Susan C. Bucklew. (Signed by Judge Susan C. Bucklew), ctc (ag) (Entered: 01/28/2004)
04/07/200421NOTICE of attorney appearance for USA by Adelaide G. Few re: forfeiture proceedings. (ag) Modified on 04/09/2004 (Entered: 04/08/2004)
04/08/200422MOTION with memorandum in support by USA as to Marie Selby Botanic., Wesley E. Higgins for entry of a preliminary order forfeiture (ag) (Entered: 04/12/2004)
04/09/200423PRELIMINARY ORDER of forfeiture as to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Inc. and Wesley E. Higgins. (Signed by Judge Susan C. Bucklew), ctc (ag) (Entered: 04/12/2004)
04/09/200424SENTENCING held on 4/9/04 before Judge Susan C. Bucklew, as to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Inc. on count 1 Probation: 36 months; Fine: $5,000.00; Special Assessment: $125.00 (SCB-04/09/04) Court Reporter: Paul Spangler (ag) (Entered: 04/12/2004)
04/09/200425JUDGMENT as to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Inc. (Signed by Judge Susan C. Bucklew), ctc (ag) (Entered: 04/12/2004)
04/22/200430NOTICE of attorney appearance for USA by Patricia A. Willing (ag) (Entered: 04/26/2004)
05/14/200433SATISFACTION of judgment as to Marie Selby Botanic. (jlg) (Entered: 05/17/2004)