CLOSED

U.S. District Court
Eastern District of California - Live System (Sacramento)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 2:01-cr-00133-FCD-1


Case title: USA v. Masami Cattle Ranch, et al

Date Filed: 03/22/2001
Date Terminated: 03/18/2002

Assigned to: Judge Frank C. Damrell, Jr

Defendant (1)
Masami Cattle Ranch
TERMINATED: 03/18/2002
represented byMalcolm S. Segal
Segal & Kirby, LLP
400 Capitol Mall
Suite 1600
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-441-0828
Fax: (916) 441-0886
Email: msegal@segalandkirby.com
TERMINATED: 03/18/2002
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
18:371.F CONSPIRACY TO VIOLATE THE CLEAN WATER ACT
(10)
36 months probation; fine $1,450,000; S/A $1200 immediately; special conditions: pgs 15 & 16 of PSR; interest waived on fine; deft received credit of $700,000 for fine already paid to State of CA
18:371.F CONSPIRACY TO VIOLATE THE CLEAN WATER ACT
(11)
36 months probation; fine $1,450,000; S/A $1200 immediately; special conditions: pgs 15 & 16 of PSR; interest waived on fine; deft received credit of $700,000 for fine already paid to State of CA
33:1311 KNOWING VIOLATION OF THE CLEAN WATER ACT
(12)
36 months probation; fine $1,450,000; S/A $1200 immediately; special conditions: pgs 15 & 16 of PSR; interest waived on fine; deft received credit of $700,000 for fine already paid to State of CA

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
18:371.F CONSPIRACY TO VIOLATE THE CLEAN WATER ACT
(1-9)
DISMISSED

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
Felony

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented byJohn Kevin Vincent
U.S. Attorney's Office
501 I Street
Suite 10-100
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 554-2795
Fax: (916) 554-2900
Email: john.vincent@usdoj.gov
TERMINATED: 11/13/2001
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Robin R. Taylor
U.S. Attorney's Office
501 I Street, Suite 10-100
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 554-2700
Fax: (916) 554-2900
Email: Robin.Taylor@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
03/22/2001INDICTMENT by US Attorney John K Vincent Counts filed against Masami Cattle Ranch (1) count(s) 1-11, Masami Ishida (2) count(s) 1-11, Manuel Madera Noriega (3) count(s) 1-11 (hk) (Entered: 03/26/2001)
03/27/2001NOTICE TO APPEAR arraignment set for 2:00 4/10/01 for Masami Cattle Ranch (hk) (Entered: 03/27/2001)
04/09/2001NOTICE of hearing by USA arraignment CONTINUED to 2:00 5/4/01 for Masami Cattle Ranch, for Masami Ishida (cc: all counsel) (ds) (Entered: 04/10/2001)
05/04/2001STIPULATION AND ORDER MODIFYING TERMS OF PRETRIAL RELEASE by Magistrate Judge John F. Moulds as to dft Masami Ishida: the amount of Mr Ishida's bond is increased to the appraised value of the real property posted, $4,400,000; that said bond be secured by a new deed of trust covering the same property previously posted; that upon the posting of the new deed of trust the clerk of the court be instructed to reconvey the governments's interest created by the earlier recording; that the court exonerate the bail previously posted by Mr Funakoshi; and because of the need to obtain signatures before the American Consulate in Japan the filing of the Appearance Bond and Deed of Trust shall be accomplished not later than 5/4/01 (cc: all counsel) - (old) (Entered: 05/07/2001)
05/04/2001MINUTES before Magistrate Judge John F. Moulds RE: arraignment dft Masami Cattle Ranch, Masami Ishida, Madera Noriega arraigned; not guilty plea entered; Malcolm S Segal, Steven D Bauer present; , status hearing set for 9:00 6/4/01 for Masami Cattle Ranch, for Masami Ishida, for Manuel Madera Noriega before Judge Damrell , XT2 started for Cattle Ranch, Masami Ishida, Manuel Madera Noriega start date: 5/4/01 end date: 6/4/01 ; stip and order for modification of submitted and signed; new appearance bond submitted; gov does not oppose Mr Madera remaining O/R on conditions; dft Madera ordered released O/R on conditions: 1)make all court appearances 2)surrender passport to court by close of business 5/11/01 3)not leave California w/out permission of court; dft advised of FTA penalties; C/R ECRO TAPE 1/1 (old) (Entered: 05/07/2001)
05/04/2001NOTICE TO DEFENDANT BEING RELEASED as to Manuel Madera (old) (Entered: 05/07/2001)
06/04/200114 MINUTES before Judge Frank C. Damrell Jr RE: status hrg status hearing set for 9:00 8/20/01 for Masami Cattle Ranch, for Masami Ishida, for Manuel Madera Noriega , T 2, T4 started for Masami Cattle Ranch, Masami Ishida, Manuel Madera Noriega start date: 6/4/01 end date: 8/20/01 C/R Margaret McNamara (hk) (Entered: 06/05/2001)
08/20/200116 MINUTES before Judge Frank C. Damrell Jr RE: Status Conference held 8/20/01 trial confirmation hearing set for 9:00 12/10/01 for Masami Cattle Ranch, for Masami Ishida, for Manuel Madera Noriega; jury trial set for 11:00 1/14/02 for Masami Cattle Ranch, for Masami Ishida, for Manuel Madera Noriega; pretrial motions filing ddl set for 12/10/01 for Masami Cattle Ranch, for Masami Ishida, for Manuel Madera Noriega ; opposition 1/7/02; reply by 1/11/02; excludable T2 and T4 started 8/20/01; ended 1/15/02 for Ranch, Masami Ishida, Manuel Madera Noriega start date: 8/20/01 end date: 1/15/02 ; other: motion schedule set above is specially set for motions in limine to be heard at start of trial; C/R Peggy McNamara (old) Modified on 08/21/2001 (Entered: 08/21/2001)
10/25/200117 NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION for a bill of particulars by defendant Masami Cattle Ranch, defendant Masami Ishida hearing set for 10:00 11/13/01 before the Honorable Dale A. Drozd in courtroom #26 (pb) (Entered: 10/26/2001)
10/25/200118 MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES by defendant Masami Cattle Ranch, defendant Masami Ishida in support of motion for bill of particulars [17-1] (pb) (Entered: 10/26/2001)
10/25/200119 NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION for pre-trial discovery by defendant Masami Cattle Ranch, defendant Masami Ishida hearing set for 2:00 11/13/01 (ds) (Entered: 10/29/2001)
10/25/200120 MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES by defendant Masami Cattle Ranch, defendant Masami Ishida in support of [19-1] (ds) (Entered: 10/29/2001)
11/08/2001  LODGED Stipulation and order modifying motion schedule by defendant Masami Cattle Ranch (lm) (Entered: 11/09/2001)
11/13/200122 STIPULATION AND ORDER by Magistrate Judge Gregory G. Hollows motion for a bill of particulars by dfts Masami Cattle Ranch, Masami Ishida [17-1]; motion for pre-trial discovery by dfts Masami Cattle Ranch, Masami Ishida [19-1] HEARING RESET FOR 12/4/01; excludable code T2 & T4 started for Masami Cattle Ranch, Masami Ishida start date: 11/13/01 end date: 12/4/01 ; dfts motion ddl 10/25/01; govt's opposition ddl 11/20/01; dfts reply ddl 11/29/01 (cc: all counsel) - (ljr) (Entered: 11/13/2001)
11/13/200123 STIPULATION AND ORDER FOR MODIFICATION OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PRETRIAL RELEASE by Judge Frank C. Damrell Jr; the terms and conditions of pretrial release of dft Manuel Madera may be modified to permit him to travel to and from the state of Texas leaving during the first week of December and remaining outside the state of California for a period not to exceed 10 days (cc: all counsel) - (ds) (Entered: 11/13/2001)
11/16/2001  LODGED stip and order re modifying motion shedule by plaintiff USA (hk) (Entered: 11/19/2001)
11/26/200124 STIPULATION AND ORDER MODIFYING MOTION SCHEDULE by Magistrate Judge Dale A. Drozd: dfts' motions filed 10/25/01; govt's opposition due 12/3/01; dfts' reply due 12/10/01; motion for a bill of particulars by defendant Masami Cattle Ranch, defendant Masami Ishida [17-1] and motion for pre-trial discovery by defendant Masami Cattle Ranch, defendant Ishida [19-1] HEARING SET FOR 10:00 12/13/01 before the Honorable Dale A. Drozd (cc: all counsel) - (old) (Entered: 11/26/2001)
11/29/200125 NOTICE of hearing by USA change of plea hearing SET for 12/10/01 for Masami Cattle Ranch, for Masami Ishida, for Manuel Madera Noriega (cc: all counsel) (old) (Entered: 11/30/2001)
12/10/200128 PLEA Agreement as to Masami Cattle Ranch, Masami Ishida (lm) (Entered: 12/12/2001)
12/10/200131 MINUTES before Judge Frank C. Damrell Jr RE: Change of Plea; Withdrew not guilty plea; guilty plea entered by Masami Cattle Ranch (1) count(s) 11, Masami Ishida (2) count(s) 11 of Indictment ; PST ordered; sentencing hearing SET for 9:00 3/18/02 for Masami Cattle Ranch, and Masami Ishida ; To Remain OR; dft advised of FTA penalties; C/R Peggy McNamara (lm) (Entered: 12/12/2001)
12/12/200132 NOTICE of hearing by USA: the parties request that the Court dismiss the pending discovery motion as moot; motion for pre-trial discovery by defendant Masami Cattle Ranch, defendant Masami Ishida [19-1] DISMISSED (cc: all counsel) (ar) (Entered: 12/13/2001)
03/18/200233 SUPPLEMENTAL by plaintiff USA to Plea Agreement of defts Masami Cattle Ranch and Masami Ishida [28-1] (mm1) (Entered: 03/19/2002)
03/18/200234 MINUTES before Judge Frank C Damrell Jr RE: Change of Plea GUILTY plea entered by Masami Cattle Ranch (1) counts 10, 11, 12 ; sentencing Masami Cattle Ranch (1) counts 10, 11, 12 36 months probation; fine $1,450,000; S/A $1200 immediately; special conditions: pgs 15 & 16 of PSR; interest waived on fine; deft received credit of $700,000 for fine already paid to State of CA ; right to appeal given & waived counts as to Masami Cattle Ranch (1) counts 1-9 DISMISSED ; terminating party Masami Cattle Ranch; Motion for Bill of Particulars by defts Masami Cattle Ranch & Masami Ishida [17-1] ADMINISTRATIVELY CLOSED C/R Peggy McNamara (mm1) (Entered: 03/19/2002)
03/27/200239 JUDGMENT and Commitment issued as to Masami Cattle Ranch by Judge Frank C. Damrell Jr (ds) (Entered: 03/28/2002)
03/29/2002  LODGED request for order and order exonerating bail and directing reconveyance by defendant Masami Cattle Ranch (ds) (Entered: 04/01/2002)
04/04/200241 ORDER by Judge Frank C. Damrell Jr dft Masami Cattle Ranch and Masami Ishida's request to exonerate bail GRANTED; the bail and appearance bonds of Masami Ishida and Mitsunori Funakoshi secured by DOT in real property located at 18250 Rancho Tehama Rd, Corning CA are EXONERATED; the clerk is directed to immediately reconvey the property to the trustors (cc: all counsel) (ds) (Entered: 04/04/2002)
04/05/2002  RECONVEYANCE of Property Deed posted by defendant Masami Cattle Ranch, defendant Masami Ishida (ds) (Entered: 04/05/2002)
04/19/2002  CERTIFIED MAIL RECEIPT Addressed to Masami and Takako Ishida regarding deed [0-1] (date of receipt not indicated) (ds) (Entered: 04/22/2002)
05/10/200243 NOTICE by defendant Masami Cattle Ranch, defendant Masami Ishida regarding compliance re publication of apology letters (ds) (Entered: 05/13/2002)
06/04/200244 MEMORANDUM re approval for organization plan APPROVED by the Honorable Frank C. Damrell; probation officer to supply a written report, on a semi-annual basis, to include a progress report authored by the corporation (ar) (Entered: 06/05/2002)
09/13/200247 PROGRESS REPORT from US Probation Officer (ds) (Entered: 09/16/2002)
02/27/200348 TRANSCRIPT of 6/4/01 Status conference; 8/20/01 set for trial; 12/10/01 change of plea; 3/18/02 addendum plea and J&S and 8/12/02 further proceedings as to Masami Cattle Ranch, Masami Ishida by C/R Margaret McNamara (ds) (Entered: 02/27/2003)
03/24/200349 PROGRESS REPORT by Probation Officer and ORDER by Judge Frank C. Damrell Jr allowing the parties to report annually on the progress of the ranch instead of semi-annually (cc: all counsel) (ds) (Entered: 03/25/2003)
07/21/200350 NOTICE from Probation Officer recommending early termination of probation (ds) (Entered: 07/22/2003)
07/21/200351 ORDER by Judge Frank C. Damrell Jr ordering thatdft Noriega be discharged from the term of probation and that the proceedings in this case be terminated (cc: all counsel) (ds) (Entered: 07/22/2003)
03/31/200452 LETTER to court from Prob Dept re annual progress report (ak) (Entered: 04/01/2004)
03/10/200553 ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT and ORDER as to Masami Cattle Ranch, Masami Ishida, Manuel Madera Noriega; Court orders that probation to terminate as scheduled; signed by Judge Frank C. Damrell Jr. on 3/9/05. (Marcotte, D) (Entered: 03/10/2005)