CLOSED, RETPASPRT


UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA (Southern Division - Santa Ana)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 8:00-cr-00062-DOC-1


Case title: USA v. Master-Sort Inc, et al

Date Filed: 06/15/2000
Date Terminated: 03/03/2003

Assigned to: Judge David O. Carter

Defendant (1)
Master-Sort Inc
TERMINATED: 03/03/2003
represented byJoseph P Russoniello
Cooley Godward
1 Maritime Plaza, 20th Fl
San Francisco, CA 94111-3580
415-693-2000
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
18:1341: MAIL FRAUD; 18:2: AIDING AND ABETTING, CAUSING AN ACT TO BE DONE
(2)
Special Assessment of $200.00. Restitution $3,000,000.00. The defendant and its convicted co-defendant, Jayprakash Dhanak, will be held jointly and severally liable for the total amount of restitution, although Jayprakash Dhanak's rest itution liability shall not exceed $2,500,000.00. The Defendant shall comply with General Order No. 01-05. All fines are waived. Defendant is hereby placed on Probation on Count 2 of the Indictment for a term of five years under Terms and Condit ions of the United States probation Officer and General order 318.

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
18:1341: MAIL FRAUD; 18:2: AIDING AND ABETTING, CAUSING AN ACT TO BE DONE
(1)
Government's motion, all remaining counts ordered dismissed.
18:1341: MAIL FRAUD; 18:2: AIDING AND ABETTING, CAUSING AN ACT TO BE DONE
(3-23)
Government's motion, all remaining counts ordered dismissed.

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
Felony

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA
TERMINATED: 10/22/2003
represented byMary Carter Andrues
Howrey LLP
555 South Hope Street
Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90071
213-892-1800
Email: andrues.mary@arentfox.com
TERMINATED: 10/22/2003
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
06/15/2000INDICTMENT filed against Master-Sort Inc (1) count(s) 1-23, Jayprakash Dhanak (2) count(s) 1-23, Leela Dhanak (3) count(s) 1-23 filed by AUSA John S Gordon. Offense occurred in OC. (mt) (Entered: 06/20/2000)
06/15/2000CASE SUMMARY filed by AUSA Mary Carter Andrues, attorney for USA, as to Master-Sort Inc . Defendant's date of birth: n/a. (mt) (Entered: 06/20/2000)
06/15/2000MEMORANDUM filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak seeking authority for an investigative action and being filed on 6/15/00, does not relate to, a mtr pending in the Narcotic Section of the US Atty's Ofc before April 20, 1999, the date on which Magistrate Judge Jeffrey W. Johnson resigned his appt in that ofc; or was personally involved or on which he was personally consulted while employed in the US Atty's Ofc. (mt) (Entered: 06/20/2000)
06/15/2000MEMORANDUM filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak. This criminal action, being filed on 6/15/00: -- was pending in the U.S. Attorney's Office before 12/22/98, the date on which U.S. District Judge Nora M. Manella began receiving criminal matters; -- was not pending in the U.S. Attorney's Office before 11/2/92, the date on which U.S. District Judge Lourdes G. Baird began receiving criminal matters. (mt) (Entered: 06/20/2000)
06/26/2000  SUMMONS issued as to Master-Sort Inc (mt) (Entered: 06/26/2000)
07/10/200019 SUMMONS executed upon Master-Sort Inc on 7/3/00 (mt) (Entered: 07/12/2000)
07/17/200020 MINUTES OF POST-INDICTMENT ARRAIGNMENT HEARING held before Magistrate Judge Elgin Edwards as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak : First appearance of Master-Sort Inc entered; Joseph Carlos Aguirre is the representative authorized by the board to state a plea for the corp. Retd Attorney Joseph P Russoniello, Rafael Bernardino, Stanley Friedman present. Master-Sort Inc (1) count(s) 1-23, Jayprakash Dhanak (2) count(s) 1-23, Leela Dhanak (3) count(s) 1-23 arraigned and state true name as chrgd, except the corp Master-Sort have been acquired by Ancora Capital & Management. Case assigned to Judge David O. Carter for all further proceedings. Plea not guilty entered by Master-Sort Inc (1) count(s) 1-23, Jayprakash Dhanak (2) count(s) 1-23, Leela Dhanak (3) count(s) 1-23. Status confr set for 1:30pm on 7/24/00. Dfts & cnsl are ord to appr. Trial estimate is 10 days. Crt takes up matter of bail of dfts, due 6/23/00. Cnsl state they will lodge stip & ord to ext time to post prop. Tape No.: SA00-32/33 (mt) (Entered: 07/20/2000)
07/17/200021 STATEMENT OF DEFENDANT'S CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS filed as to Master-Sort Inc . (mt) (Entered: 07/20/2000)
07/17/200024 DESIGNATION AND APPEARANCE of Attorney for Master-Sort Inc by Joseph P Russoniello (mt) (Entered: 07/20/2000)
07/18/200029 ASSIGNMENT FOR TRIAL filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak assigning AUSA Mary Carter Andrues for USA (mt) (Entered: 07/20/2000)
07/19/200030 STIPULATION AND ORDER filed by Magistrate Judge Elgin Edwards as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak : re: bond ; bond to be posted by 7/24/00. (mt) (Entered: 07/20/2000)
07/20/2000  PLACED IN FILE - NOT USED: ntc of dft's failure to satisfy conditions of bond as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak (mt) (Entered: 07/20/2000)
07/20/200031 NOTICE OF DISCREPANCY AND ORDER by Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc Striking Prop ord permitting release of grand material. (ca) (Entered: 07/26/2000)
07/24/200032 ORDER PERMITTING RELEASE OF GRAND JURY MATERIAL filed by Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak : (cc: all counsel) (ca) (Entered: 07/26/2000)
07/24/200033 MINUTES OF STATUS CONFERENCE held before Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak: ; Pre-trial conference set for 8:30 a.m., on 1/22/01 for Master-Sort Inc, for Jayprakash Dhanak, for Leela Dhanak ; jury trial date set for 8:30 a.m., on 1/30/01 for Master-Sort Inc, for Jayprakash Dhanak, for Leela Dhanak ; with a 15 day estimate. Stip & ord for excludable time sined & filed this date C/R: Debbie Gale (ca) (Entered: 07/26/2000)
07/24/200034 EXCLUDABLE DELAY FORM as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak (ca) (Entered: 07/26/2000)
07/24/200047 STIPULATION AND ORDER filed by Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak : ; pre-trial status conference set for 1:30 p.m., on 1/22/01 for Master-Sort Inc, for Jayprakash Dhanak, for Leela Dhanak. ; Jury trial set for 9:30 a.m., on 1/30/01 for Master-Sort Inc, for Jayprakash Dhanak, for Leela Dhanak (ca) (Entered: 08/07/2000)
07/25/200039 EX PARTE APPLICATION filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak for order unsealing search warrant & supporting affidavits previously filed under seal ; decl. Lodged prop ord (mt) (Entered: 07/27/2000)
07/31/200045 ORDER filed by Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak : denying ex parte application for order unsealing search warrant & supporting affidavits previously filed under seal [39-1] (cc: all counsel) (mt) (Entered: 08/04/2000)
07/31/2000  BOND REMARK: Opened $10,000.00 M/M Account @ PCB as to Master-Sort Inc (ts) (Entered: 02/28/2001)
08/01/200046 JOINDER by Master-Sort Inc in dfts Jayprakash Dhanak and Leela Dhanak's ntc of requested reservation of right to subsequently file motn for a bill of particulars (mt) (Entered: 08/04/2000)
12/18/200055 NOTICE OF MOTION & MOTION filed by Master-Sort Inc to compel production of documents. Returnable on: 1/29/01 at 1:30pm. Lodged Proposed Order. (ts) (Entered: 12/18/2000)
12/18/200056 DECLARATION OF JOSEPH RUSSIONELLO FILED by Master-Sort Inc in support of motion to compel production of documents. (ts) (Entered: 12/18/2000)
12/18/200057 DECLARATION OF BRIAN E MITCHELL FILED by Master-Sort Inc regarding in support of motion to compel the production of documents. (ts) (Entered: 12/18/2000)
01/12/200158 NOTICE RE: DOC W/H FROM CASE FILE filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak. (ts) (Entered: 01/17/2001)
01/12/200159 GOV OPPOSITION filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak to motion to compel production of documents. [55-1] (ts) (Entered: 01/17/2001)
01/12/200160 NOTICE OF UNDER SEAL FILING by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak. (ts) (Entered: 01/18/2001)
01/22/200161 REPLY filed by Master-Sort Inc in support of motion to compel production of documents. [55-1] (ts) (Entered: 01/22/2001)
01/22/200162 MINUTES OF PRETRIAL CONFERENCE HEARING held before Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak: Pre-trial conference cont to 1:30pm on 1/29/01; jury trial set for 8:30am on 1/30/01 w/a 15 day estimate remain. All cnsl & dfts are ORDERED to be present. C/R: Debbie Gale. (ts) (Entered: 01/23/2001)
01/23/200163 STIPULATION RE: CONT OF TRIAL DATE & EXCL TIME UNDER SPEEDY TRIAL ACT; FINDINGS AND ORDER filed by Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak: Status hearing set for 8:30am on 6/11/01; jury trial set for 8:30am on 6/26/01. (ts) (Entered: 01/23/2001)
01/23/200164 EXCLUDABLE DELAY FORM as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak. (ts) (Entered: 01/23/2001)
01/29/2001  PLACED IN FILE - NOT USED: [Propsd] Order re mot to compel the production of docs by Master-Sort Inc. (ts) (Entered: 01/30/2001)
01/29/200165 MINUTES OF MOTION HEARING RE: DFT MASTER-SORT, INC.'S MOTION TO COMPEL PRODUCTION OF DOCS held before Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak: denying motion to compel production of documents. [55-1]. Order signed & filed this date. Further stat conf set for 6/11/01 at 8:30am remains. Trial set for 6/26/01 at 8:30am w/a 15 day estimate remains. All cnsl & dfts are ORDERED to be present. C/R: Michelle McKay. (ts) (Entered: 01/30/2001)
01/29/200166 ORDER filed by Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc : denying motion to compel production of documents. [55-1] (cc: all counsel) (ts) (Entered: 01/30/2001)
02/15/200168 RECEIPT for Transcripts of proceedings held on: 1/29/01 CR: Michelle McKay (wdc) (app) (Entered: 02/20/2001)
02/15/2001  TRANSCRIPT filed for proceedings held on 1/29/01 . (wdc) (app) (Entered: 02/20/2001)
05/01/200178 NOTICE OF JOINDER by Master-Sort Inc joining motion for a bill of particulars [73-1]. (ts) (Entered: 05/01/2001)
05/01/200179 NOTICE OF JOINDER by Master-Sort Inc joining motion to dismiss indictment. [71-1] (ts) (Entered: 05/01/2001)
05/04/200180 STIPULATION TO CONT HRG DATE FOR MOTIONS TO DISMISS & FOR A BILL OF PARTICULARS; ORDER filed by Judge David O. Carter as to Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak: Motions hearing cont to 1:30pm on 5/21/01. (ts) (Entered: 05/07/2001)
05/14/200181 GOV'S OPPOSITION filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak re motion for a bill particulars [73-1] (ts) (Entered: 05/17/2001)
05/14/200182 GOV'S OPPOSITION filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak re motion to dismiss indictment. [71-1] (ts) (Entered: 05/17/2001)
05/21/200185 MINUTES OF STATUS CONFERENCE held before Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak: Mtr called. Cnsl recite their aprs. Discussion between Crt & cnsl re trial date. If a new trial date can be agreed upon by all parties, a stip & propsd ord is to be submitted to the Crt for consideration. Trial set for 6/26/01 at 8:30am w/a 15 day estimate to remain. Cnsl & dfts ord to be present. C/R: Dawn Bullock. (ts) (Entered: 05/22/2001)
05/21/200186 STIPULATION AND ORDER RE HRG DATE ON MOT FOR BILL OF PARTICULARS & MOT TO DISM filed by Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak: Motions hearing cont to 1:30pm on 6/4/01. (See doc #71 & 73) (ts) (Entered: 05/23/2001)
05/24/200187 NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION filed by Master-Sort Inc to continue trial date ; Memo in support. Returnable on: 6/4/01 at 1:30pm. (ts) (Entered: 05/24/2001)
05/24/200188 DECLARATION OF JOSEPH P RUSSONIELLO filed by Master-Sort Inc in support of motion to continue trial date [87-1] (ts) (Entered: 05/24/2001)
05/24/200189 MINUTES OF IN CHAMBERS HEARING - NTC OF CONT OF PRETRIAL STAT CONF held before Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak: On the Crt's own mot, the stat conf set for 6/11/01 has been cont. Pretrial status hearing cont to 8:30am on 6/19/01. Cnsl & dfts ord to be present. C/R: Not present. (ts) (Entered: 05/24/2001)
05/25/200190 EX PARTE APPLICATION filed by Jayprakash Dhanak to continue trial date from 6/26/01 to 10/16/01 ; Ntc of non-opposition of gov to such cont; & decl of Rafael Bernardino Jr in support. (ts) (Entered: 05/25/2001)
05/25/200192 REPLY filed by Master-Sort Inc to gov's opposition to motion for a bill of particulars [73-1] (ts) (Entered: 05/25/2001)
05/25/200193 DECLARATION of Brian E Mitchell by Master-Sort Inc in support of Master-Sort Inc's reply to gov's opposition to mot for bill of particulars [73-1]. (ts) (Entered: 05/25/2001)
05/25/200194 DECLARAITON of James McCarthy by Master-Sort Inc in support of Master-Sort Inc's reply to gov's opposition to mot for bill of particulars [73-1]. (ts) (Entered: 05/25/2001)
05/25/200195 PROOF OF SERVICE filed by Master-Sort Inc of declarations & reply to gov's opposition to mot for bill of particulars [94-1] [93-1] [92-1] (ts) (Entered: 05/25/2001)
06/01/200199 REPLY filed by USA as to Dfts' requests to continue trial date from 6/26/01 to 10/16/01 [90-1] and motion for a bill of particulars [73-1] (ts) (Entered: 06/04/2001)
06/04/2001100 MINUTES OF MOTION HEARINGS held before Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak: granting motion to continue trial date [87-1]. Fur pretrial conf set for 1:30pm on 1/7/02; jury trial cont to 8:30am on 2/5/02. Motion by dfts to dism is taken off-calendar by agreement of all cnsl. Motion by dfts for bill of particulars is cont to 10/15/01 at 1:30pm. Crt ords a discov cut-off date of 10/1/01 & a motion cut-off date of 12/3/01. Gov cnsl to prep, serve & lodge an ord for exl time. All cnsl & dfts are ord to be present. C/R: Debbie Gale. (ts) (Entered: 06/08/2001)
07/17/2001102 FINDINGS & ORDER RE CONT OF TRIAL & EXCL TIME filed by Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak: pre-trial conference set for 8:30am on 1/7/02; jury trial cont to 8:30am on 2/5/02 (cc: all counsel) (ts) (Entered: 07/17/2001)
07/17/2001  EXCLUDABLE DELAY FORM as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak (ts) (Entered: 07/17/2001)
10/15/2001105 MINUTES OF MOTION HEARING held before Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak: Dfts Leela Dhanak & Jayprakash Dhanak not present. Mot by Dft Jayprakash for bill of particulars is withdrawn by cnsl [73-1]. Crt orders warrant for arrest w/no bail issued as to dfts Leela Dhanak & Leela Dhanak for failure to apr at this hrg. Dfts shall apr before the District Judge to answer the warrant. Mot by Atty Stanley Friedman to w/draw as cnsl for dft Leela Dhanak will be heard at the time the dft aprs to answer the warrant. Crt sets mot filing deadline for 11/19/01. Opposition due 12/03/01. Reply, if any, due 12/10/01. Mot hrg set for 1:30pm on 12/17/01. C/R: Candace Nichols. (ts) (Entered: 10/16/2001)
10/22/2001107 RECEIPT for Transcripts of proceedings held on: 10/15/01 C/R: Candace A. Nichols (weap) (app) (Entered: 10/24/2001)
10/22/2001  TRANSCRIPT filed for proceedings held on 10/15/01 as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak. (weap) (app) (Entered: 10/24/2001)
10/22/2001108 MINUTES OF HRG (1) RE FAILURE TO APR & (2) MOTION TO W/DRAW held before Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak: Crt orders bail reinstated as to Dfts Jayprakash Dhanak & Leela Dhanak. Mot by Atty Friedman to w/draw as cnsl for dft Leela Dhanak is denied. Oral req by plf for dfts to prod wit list granted. Dfts shall prod wit list by 10/26/01. C/R: Dawn Bullock. (ts) (Entered: 11/02/2001)
11/16/2001110 REQUEST filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak to have dft's ex parte req for stat conf for purpose of subst cnsl & setting of dates heard on 11/26/01. (ts) (Entered: 11/16/2001)
11/19/2001111 MOTION filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak in limine to limit dfts' presentation of character wits Returnable on: 12/17/01 at 1:30pm. (ts) (Entered: 11/19/2001)
11/19/2001112 NOTICE OF UNDER SEAL FILING by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak Re: gov motion to preclude production. (ts) (Entered: 11/19/2001)
11/19/2001114 NOTICE OF UNDER SEAL FILING by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak Re: gov motion in limine. (ts) (Entered: 11/19/2001)
11/19/2001116 NOTICE OF UNDER SEAL FILING by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak Re: gov filing. (ts) (Entered: 11/19/2001)
11/19/2001118 MOTION filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak in limine to preclude the admission of evid re civil false claims act cmp . Returnable on: 12/17/01 1:30pm. (ts) (Entered: 11/19/2001)
11/19/2001119 MOTION filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak in limine to preclude references to polygraph exams Returnable on: 12/17/01 at 1:30pm. (ts) (Entered: 11/19/2001)
11/19/2001120 MOTION filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak for expert discovery , or in the alt, to preclude the admission of any expert testimony or evid at trial as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak ; Exhs. Returnable on: 12/17/01 at 1:30pm. (ts) (Entered: 11/19/2001)
11/19/2001121 REPLY filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak to ex parte application motion for status conference for subst cnsl & setting of dates [109-1] (ts) (Entered: 11/20/2001)
11/28/2001123 MINUTES OF IN CHAMBERS HEARING held before Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak: granting ex parte application motion for status conference for subst cnsl & setting of dates [109-1]. On the Crt's own motion, the motions in limine hrg set for 12/17/01 at 1:30pm is advanced to 1217/01 at 7:30am; status hearing set for 7:30am on 12/17/01 re Dft Leela Dhanak req. Cnsl & dfts ord to be present. C/R: None present. (ts) (Entered: 11/30/2001)
12/03/2001124 MEMORANDUM filed by Master-Sort Inc in opposition to motion for expert discovery [120-1], motion to preclude the admission of any expert testimony or evid at trial as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak [120-2] (ts) (Entered: 12/04/2001)
12/03/2001125 STATEMENT filed by Master-Sort Inc regarding non-opposition to gov's motion in limine to excl evid of the Civil False Claims Act Cmp. (ts) (Entered: 12/04/2001)
12/03/2001126 DECLARATION OF BRIAN E MITCHELL FILED by Master-Sort Inc in support of Master-Sort's opposition to gov's reply to ex parte req for stat conf. (ts) (Entered: 12/04/2001)
12/03/2001127 RESPONSE filed by Master-Sort Inc to gov's reply to ex parte req for stat conf. (ts) (Entered: 12/04/2001)
12/03/2001128 STATEMENT filed by Master-Sort Inc regarding non-opposition to gov's motion in limine to excl polygraph evid. (ts) (Entered: 12/04/2001)
12/03/2001129 MEMORANDUM filed by Master-Sort Inc in opposition to motion in limine to limit dfts' presentation of character wits [111-1] (ts) (Entered: 12/04/2001)
12/03/2001130 DECLARATION OF BRIAN E MITCHELL FILED by Master-Sort Inc in support of Master-Sort's opposition to gov's mot for expert discov. (ts) (Entered: 12/04/2001)
12/03/2001131 PROOF OF SERVICE filed by Master-Sort Inc of declaration [130-1], memorandum [129-1], statement [128-1], motion response [127-1], declaration [126-1], statement [125-1], memorandum [124-1] (ts) (Entered: 12/04/2001)
12/03/2001132 NOTICE RE DOC W/HELD FROM CASE FILE filed by Master-Sort Inc re Dft's opposition. (ts) (Entered: 12/04/2001)
12/03/2001133 NOTICE RE DOC W/HELD FROM CASE FILE filed by Master-Sort Inc re decl in support of opposition. (ts) (Entered: 12/04/2001)
12/04/2001134 MINUTES OF IN CHAMBERS HEARING held before Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak: Notice of Advance of Pretrial Conference. Pre-trial conference set for 7:30am on 1/7/02. C/R: None Present (th) (Entered: 12/05/2001)
12/10/2001136 NOTICE OF IN CAMERA FILING by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak Re: Government's Reply (th) (Entered: 12/11/2001)
12/10/2001137 REPLY filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak Response to Government's Reply to defendant ex parte request for status conference for purose of substituting cnsl and setting of dates. (th) (Entered: 12/11/2001)
12/10/2001138 REPLY filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak Opposition to Government's motion for expert discovery or in the alternative to preclude the admission of any expert testimony or evidence at trial. (th) (Entered: 12/11/2001)
12/10/2001139 RECEIPT for Transcripts of proceedings held on: 10/22/01 C/R: Toni Hudson (Exceptional Reporting) (dlu) (Entered: 12/12/2001)
12/10/2001  TRANSCRIPT filed for proceedings held on 10/22/01 as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak. (dlu) (Entered: 12/12/2001)
12/17/2001141 MINUTES OF MOTION HEARING held before Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak: Gov's mot in limine to limit dfts' presentation of character wits is DENIED as premature. Gov's mot in limine to preclude admission of extrinsic & irrelevant hearsay evid re gov wits Javier Ayala & Enio Blanco is not ruled on at this time. Gov's mot for expert discov or in the alt, to preclude the testimony or evid at trial is GR. Expert discov shall be completed 2 weeks before trial. Gov's mot in limine to preclude the admission of evid re Civil False Claims Act is GR. Gov's mot in limine to preclude references to polygraph exams is GR. Gov's mot to preclude prod of prior misdemeanor conviction records of gov wit is not ruled on at this time. [120-1], [120-2], [119-1] [118-1]. Crt ord crtroom cleared of all persons other than crt staff, dfts, current cnsl & cnsl seeking subst. Crt GR subst of EOC Ord in place of Rafael Bernardino Jr for Jayprakash Dhanak. Crt GR subst of David McNeil retained in place of Stanley L Friedman for dft for Leela Dhanak. Motions filing deadline is 9/16/02; pretrial conf cont to 9/30/02 at 8:30am; trial cont to 10/22/02 at 8:30am w/a 15 day time estimate. Dfts orally & through cnsl Wvd time for trial. Gov cnsl to prep, serve & file an ord for excl time. All cnsl & dfts ord to be present. C/R: Debbie Gale. (ts) (Entered: 12/20/2001)
01/22/2002144 FINDINGS AND ORDER filed by Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak: Jury trial cont to 8:30am on 10/22/02. The period from February 5, 2002, to October 22, 2002, inclusive shall be deemed an excludable period under 18:3161 (h)(8)(A). (cc: all counsel) (th) (Entered: 01/25/2002)
03/03/2002256AMENDED JUDGMENT AND COMMITMENT issued to U.S. Marshal for Master-Sort Inc. Approved by Judge David O. Carter. Entered on: March 20, 2003. (th) (Entered: 03/20/2003)
03/26/2002145 RECEIPT for Transcripts of proceedings held on: June 6, 2001. C/R: D. Gale (th) (Entered: 03/27/2002)
03/26/2002  TRANSCRIPT filed for proceedings held on June 4, 2001 as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak. (th) (Entered: 03/27/2002)
04/22/2002150 MINUTES OF HEARING RE REQUEST TO WITHDRAW AS COUNSEL held before Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak: Crt ord crtrm cleared of all persons other than crt staff, dfts & cnsl for dfts seeking w/drawal. Crt DENIES req of EOC Ord & David McNeil Morse to w/draw as cnsl. Crt appts EOC Ord as cnsl & approves 1 paralegal for dft Jay Prakash Dhanak. Crt appts David McNeil Morse as cnsl & approves 1 paralegal for dft Leela Dhanak. Crt sets further status conf on 7/15/02 at 1:30pm. All cnsl & dfts are ord to be present. C/R: Margaret Babykin (mt) (Entered: 05/01/2002)
07/11/2002155 MINUTES OF IN CHAMBERS HEARING held before Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak: On the Court's own montion, the Status Conference is continued to 07/22/02 at 1:30. Further, the Prtrial Conference is continued to 10/07/02 at 1:30 pm. Counsel and dfts are ordered to be present. C/R: N/A (tso) (Entered: 07/17/2002)
07/19/2002166 NOTICE OF UNDER SEAL FILING as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak Re: Memorandum of Law by cnsl re Court's Order dated 7/11/02. (th) (Entered: 07/22/2002)
07/22/2002169 MINUTES OF STATUS CONFERENCE held before Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak: Court orders the courtroom cleared of all persons other than court staff, and defense cnsl for Jay Prakash and Leela Dhanak for in camera discession. Status Conference hearing set for 8:30am on 7/29/02. If the document turn over issue is resolved, cnsl may stipulate, and no appearance will be necesary. All cnsl and dft's are ordered to be present. C/R: Debbie Gale (th) (Entered: 07/24/2002)
07/29/2002171 MINUTES OF STATUS CONFERENCE held before Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak: Court orders the courtroom cleared of all persons other than court staff, and present and former cnsl for Jay Prakash and Leela Dhahak for in-camera discussion. Court further orders this portion of transcript sealed. Stipulation by cnsl re document production under seal is granted. C/R: Debbie Gale (th) (Entered: 07/29/2002)
07/29/2002172 NOTICE OF DISCREPANCY AND ORDER by Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak Document Notice of filing under seal ordered filed and processed. (th) (Entered: 07/31/2002)
08/05/2002185 MINUTES OF MOTION BY DFT'S JAYPRAKASH DHANAK AND LEELA DHANAK TO SET REASONABLE CONDITIONS FOR ACCESS AND USE OF RECORDS HEARING held before Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak: E.O.C. Ord specially appearing for David McNeil Morse. Granted in part and Denied in part motion To set reasonable conditions for defense access and use of the records at the Post Office. [184-1]. Dft's hours are extended from 8:00am to 7:00pm to inspect documents at the Post Office. Postal Inspectors are also ordered to be present. C/R: Debbie Gale (th) (Entered: 08/07/2002)
08/22/2002191 NOTICE filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak. Regarding pretrial motions; declaration of Mary Carter Andrues. (th) (Entered: 08/28/2002)
08/22/2002192 NOTICE filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak. Re: Introduction of business records pursuant to the self-authentication provisions of Fed. R. Evid. 902(1). (th) (Entered: 08/28/2002)
09/04/2002197 OBJECTIONS to notice [192-1] filed by Master-Sort Inc. (th) (Entered: 09/07/2002)
09/10/2002199 REPLY by USA as to Master-Sort Inc to [197-1]. (th) (Entered: 09/17/2002)
09/16/2002205 MINUTES OF 1. MOTIONS IN LIMINE BY GOV TO A) PRECLUDE THE ADMISSION OF EXTRINSIC AND IRRELEVANT HEARSAY EVIDENCE RE GOV WITNESSES JAVIER AYALA AND ENIO BLANCO; B) LIMIT DFT'S PRESENTATION OF CHARACTER WITNESSESS; PRECLUDE PRODUCTION OF PRIOR MISDEMEANOR CONVICTION RECORDS OF GOVERNMENT WITNESS (FILED UNDER SEAL) 2. PRETRIAL CONFERENCE HEARING held before Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak: Court declines to rule on motions at this time. Court informs cnsl that all motions in limine will be heard at the time of trial. On the Court's own motion the Pretrial Conference presently set for 10/7/02 at 1:30pm is take off calendar. Trial presently set for 10/22/02 at 8:30am with a 15 day time estimate remains. Cnsl and dfts ordered to be present. C/R: Debbie Gale (th) (Entered: 09/19/2002)
10/11/2002211 PROPOSED VOIR DIRE filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak. (th) (Entered: 10/15/2002)
10/11/2002212 TRIAL MEMORANDUM filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak. (th) (Entered: 10/15/2002)
10/15/2002215 PROPOSED JURY INSTRUCTIONS filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak (Annotated Set). (th) (Entered: 10/16/2002)
10/15/2002216 MEMORANDUM filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak in opposition to motion in limine to exclude evidence of payments by Sierras & Sons to John Makoff and Jayprakash and Leela Dhanak [214-1]. (th) (Entered: 10/16/2002)
10/15/2002217 NOTICE OF IN CAMERA FILING by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak. Re: Under Seal Filing (th) (Entered: 10/16/2002)
10/16/2002221 GOV'S FILING OF BUSINESS RECORDS CERTIFICATION FOR BANK ONE, FIRST DATA CORPORATION PURSUANT TO THE SELF-AUTHENTICATION PROVISIONS OF FED. R. EVID.902(11) filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak. (th) Modified on 10/17/2002 (Entered: 10/17/2002)
10/16/2002222 GOV'S FILING OF BUSINESS RECORDS CERTIFICATION FOR SIERRAS AND SONS PURSUANT TO THE SELF-AUTHENTICATION PROVISION OF FED. R. EVID. 902(11) filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak. (th) (Entered: 10/17/2002)
10/16/2002223 GOV'S FILING OF BUSINESS RECORDS CERTIFICATION FOR WESCOM CREDIT UNION PURSUANT TO THE SELF-AUTHENTICATION PROVISIONS OF AUTHENTICATION PROVISIONS OF FED. R. EVID. 902(11) filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak. (th) (Entered: 10/17/2002)
10/16/2002224 GOV'S FILING OF BUSINESS RECORDS CERTIFICATION FOR MERRILL LYNCH PURSUANT TO THE SELF-AUTHENTICATION PROVISIONS OF FED. R. EVID. 902(11) filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak. (th) (Entered: 10/17/2002)
10/16/2002225 GOV'S FILING OF BUSINESS RECORDS CERTIFICATION FOR AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING PURSUANT TO THE SELF-AUTHENTICATION PROVISIONS OF FED. R. EVID. 902(11) filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak. (th) (Entered: 10/17/2002)
10/16/2002226 GOV'S FILING OF BUSINESS RECORDS CERTIFICATION FOR WELLS FARGO BANK PURSUANT TO THE SELF-AUTHENTICATION PROVISIONS OF FED. R. EVID. 902(11) filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak. (th) (Entered: 10/17/2002)
10/16/2002227 GOV'S FILING OF BUSINESS RECORDS CERTIFICATION FOR STATE BANK OF INDIA PURSUANT TO THE SELF-AUTHENTICATION PROVISIONS OF FED. R. EVID. 902(11) filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak. (th) (Entered: 10/17/2002)
10/16/2002228 GOV'S FILING OF BUSINESS RECORDS CERTIFICATION FOR BANK OF THE WEST (FORMERLY SANWA BANK) PURSUANT TO THE SELF-AUTHENTICATION PROVISIONS OF FED. R. EVID. 902(11) filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak. (th) (Entered: 10/17/2002)
10/16/2002229 MOTION filed by Master-Sort Inc in limine to exclude evidence of other alleged crimes, wrongs, and similar acts. Returnable on: October 22, 2002. Lodged Proposed Order (th) (Entered: 10/17/2002)
10/16/2002230 DECLARATION FILED by Master-Sort Inc regarding dft's motion in limine to exclude evidence of other alleged crimes, wrongs, and similar acts. (th) (Entered: 10/17/2002)
10/16/2002231 PROOF OF SERVICE filed by Master-Sort Inc of declaration [230-1], motion in limine to exclude evidence of other alleged crimes, wrongs, and similar acts. [229-1] Proposed Order Granting Dft's Motion In Limine to Exclude Evidence of other alleged crimes, wrongs, and similar acts. (th) (Entered: 10/17/2002)
10/18/2002232 Filing of Business records certification for Mayes & Mailly pursuant to the Self-Authentication of Provisions of Federal Rules of Evidence 902(11) filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak. (tso) (Entered: 10/22/2002)
10/18/2002233 MEMORANDUM filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc in opposition to motion in limine to exclude evidence of other alleged crimes, wrongs, and similar acts [229-1]. (tso) (Entered: 10/22/2002)
10/18/2002234 PROPOSED JURY INSTRUCTIONS filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak (Clean Set). (tso) (Entered: 10/22/2002)
10/22/2002237 PLEA AGREEMENT filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc. (th) (Entered: 10/25/2002)
10/22/2002242 MINUTES OF 1st DAY JURY TRIAL held before Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc, Jayprakash Dhanak, Leela Dhanak: Jury trial cont to 8:30am on 10/23/02. C/R: Jane Sutton & Debbie Gale (th) (Entered: 10/28/2002)
10/22/2002244MINUTES OF CHANGE OF PLEA HEARING held before Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc: Defendant moves to change plea to the Indictment. Representative of Dft Corporation Master-Sort Inc. sworn and states true name as David M. Johnson. Plea of guilty entered by Master-Sort Inc (1) count(s) 2. The Court questions the defendant regarding plea of guilty and finds it knowledgeable and voluntary and orders the plea accepted and entered. The Court refers Master-Sort Inc to the Probation Office for investigation and report. Sentencing hearing set for 1:30pm on 3/3/03. Court further orders the jury trial presently set for October 22, 2002 at 8:30am vacated as to this dft only. Cond of bond to remain in full force and effect. C/R: Jane Sutton & Debbie Gale (th) (Entered: 10/28/2002)
02/24/2003253 GOVERNMENT'S POSITION RE: SENTENCING FACTORS FOR DEFENDANT MASTER-SORT, INC. filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc. (th) (Entered: 02/25/2003)
03/03/2003254MINUTES OF SENTENCING held before Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc (1) count(s) 2. Special Assessment of $200.00. Restitution $3,000,000.00. The defendant and its convicted co-defendant, Jayprakash Dhanak, will be held jointly and severally liable for the total amount of restitution, although Jayprakash Dhanak's restitution liability shall not exceed $2,500,000.00. The Defendant shall comply with General Order No. 01-05. All fines are waived. Defendant is hereby placed on Probation on Count 2 of the Indictment for a term of five years under Terms and Conditions of the United States probation Officer and General order 318. Dismissing count(s) as to Master-Sort Inc (1) count(s) 1, 3-23. Government's motion, all remaining counts ordered dismissed. C/R: Debbie Gale (th) (Entered: 03/05/2003)
03/03/2003255JUDGMENT AND COMMITMENT issued to U.S. Marshal for Master-Sort Inc. Approved by Judge David O. Carter. Entered on: March 3, 2003. (th) (Entered: 03/05/2003)
03/20/2003257MINUTES OF IN CHAMBERS - ORDER EXONERATING BOND HEARING held before Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc: On July 31, 2000, bond in the amount of $10,000.00 was posted on behalf of defendant Master-Sort Inc. The Government having no opposition, the now Court orders bond exonerated as to defendant Master-Sort Inc. Exonerating bond as to Master-Sort Inc . C/R: Not Present (th) (Entered: 03/21/2003)
04/02/2003  Reopened M/M acct. with US Bank for $10,810.92 filed as to Master-Sort Inc. (th) (Entered: 04/08/2003)
05/07/2003265 MINUTES OF IN CHAMBERS - VACATING ORDER EXONERATING BOND HEARING held before Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc: On March 20, 2003, the Court exonerated bond in the amount of $10,000.00 as to defendant Master-Sort Inc. It has come to the Court's attention that the Affidavit of Surety form for a cash deposit in the amount of $10,000.00, was incorrectly completed on behalf of defendant Master-Sort Inc. The cash deposit should have been made of behalf of defendant Jayprakash Dhanak. Vacating [257-1] Scheduling order Exonerating bond as to Master-Sort Inc. C/R: None Present (th) (Entered: 05/21/2003)
09/25/2003286 RECEIPT for Transcripts of proceedings held on: October 23, 2002. C/R: Debbie Gale (th) (Entered: 09/26/2003)
10/28/2003  PLACED IN FILE - NOT USED: ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT'S MOTION IN LIMINE TO EXCLUDE EVIDENCE OF OTHER ALLEGED CRIMES, WRONGS, AND SIMILAR ACTS by Master-Sort Inc. (th) (Entered: 10/29/2003)
12/11/2003309 RECEIPT for Transcripts of proceedings held on: October 21, 2003. C/R: Debbie Gale (th) (Entered: 12/15/2003)
11/17/2004317 SATISFACTION OF JUDGMENT [256-1] filed by USA as to Master-Sort Inc (mt) (Entered: 11/18/2004)
12/07/2004319STIPULATION AND ORDER filed by Judge David O. Carter as to Master-Sort Inc: terminating probation early. The Court orders that Master-Sort, Inc.'s term of probation, as set forth in the Amended Jdugmetn, shall be terminated effective upon the signing of this Order. (tso) (Entered: 12/08/2004)
01/24/2005328MINUTES OF MOTION TO TERMINATE RESTITUTOIN AND FOR A REFUND held before Judge David O. Carter as to Jayprakash Dhanak: Counsel inform the Court that they have resolve the issue and will prepare a stipulation and proposed order with specific details of the resolution. Accordingly, defendant's above-mentioned motion is deemed withdrawn and ordered vacated [325-1]. C/R: Jane Sutton Rule (tso) (Entered: 01/26/2005)