CAT A,CLOSED

U.S. District Court
District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:11-cr-00287-RJL-1


Case title: USA v. NISHI-NIPPON RAILROAD CO., LTD

Date Filed: 09/28/2011

Assigned to: Judge Richard J. Leon

Defendant (1)
NISHI-NIPPON RAILROAD CO., LTD represented byDavid W. DeBruin
JENNER & BLOCK LLP
1099 New York Avenue, NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 639-6015
Fax: (202) 639-6066
Email: ddebruin@jenner.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Gabriel A. Fuentes
353 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654
(312)923-2808
Fax: (312)923-2908
Email: gfuentes@jenner.com
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Terrence J. Truax
353 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654-3456
(312)923-2738
Fax: (312)840-7738
Email: ttruax@jenner.com
PRO HAC VICE
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Pending Counts

Disposition
15:1; ANTITRUST VIOLATIONS; Conspiracy to Restrain Trade.
(1)
Fine of $4,673,114.00 Imposed. Special Assessment of $400.00 Imposed. Defendant Corporation placed on 2 years Probation.

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented byRyan J. Danks
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Antitrust Division
450 5th Street NW
Room 4648
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 305-0128
Fax: (202) 514-6525
Email: ryan.danks@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Mary N. Strimel
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Antitrust Division
450 Fifth Street, NW
Suite 11300
Washington, DC 20530
(202) 616-5949
Fax: (202) 616-8544
Email: mary.strimel@usdoj.gov
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Richard Alan Hellings , Jr.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
450 Fifth Street, NW
Suite 11300
Washington, DC 20530
(202) 532-4648
Email: Richard.Hellings@usdoj.gov
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
09/28/2011INFORMATION as to NISHI-NIPPON RAILROAD CO., LTD (1) count(s) 1. (hsj, ) (Entered: 09/30/2011)
09/28/2011NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE Ryan J. Danks appearing for USA. (hsj, ) (Entered: 09/30/2011)
09/28/2011NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE Richard Alan Hellings, Jr appearing for USA. (hsj, ) (Entered: 09/30/2011)
04/23/2012NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE: David W. DeBruin appearing for NISHI-NIPPON RAILROAD CO., LTD (DeBruin, David) (Entered: 04/23/2012)
04/23/2012 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Gabriel A. Fuentes. :Address- 353 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654-3456. Phone No. - 312-923-2808. Fax No. - 312-923-2908 by NISHI-NIPPON RAILROAD CO., LTD. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Gabriel A. Fuentes, # 2 Proposed Order)(DeBruin, David) (Entered: 04/23/2012)
04/23/2012 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Terrence J. Truax. :Address- 353 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654-3456. Phone No. - 312-923-2738. Fax No. - 312-840-7738 by NISHI-NIPPON RAILROAD CO., LTD. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Terrence J. Truax, # 2 Proposed Order)(DeBruin, David) (Entered: 04/23/2012)
04/26/2012ORDER granting 5 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Gabriel A. Fuentes for NISHI-NIPPON RAILROAD CO., LTD. as to NISHI-NIPPON RAILROAD CO., LTD (1). Signed by Judge Richard J. Leon on 4/24/2012. (kc ) (Entered: 04/26/2012)
04/26/2012ORDER granting 6 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Terrence J. Truax for NISHI-NIPPON RAILROAD CO., LTD. as to NISHI-NIPPON RAILROAD CO., LTD (1). Signed by Judge Richard J. Leon on 4/24/2012. (kc ) (Entered: 04/26/2012)
09/24/2012  ENTERED IN ERROR*****Set/Reset Hearings as to NISHI-NIPPON RAILROAD CO., LTD: Plea Agreement Hearing set for 11/1/2012 03:00 PM in Courtroom 18 before Judge Richard J. Leon. (kc ) Modified on 9/24/2012 (kc, ). (Entered: 09/24/2012)
09/24/2012  Set/Reset Hearings as to NISHI-NIPPON RAILROAD CO., LTD: Plea Agreement Hearing set for 11/1/2012 04:00 PM in Courtroom 18 before Judge Richard J. Leon. (kc ) (Entered: 09/24/2012)
10/09/2012  Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings as to NISHI-NIPPON RAILROAD CO., LTD:Status Conference set for 10/24/2012 11:00 AM in Courtroom 18 before Judge Richard J. Leon. (kc ) (Entered: 10/09/2012)
10/16/2012Unopposed MOTION to Continue Status Conference and Sentencing by USA as to NISHI-NIPPON RAILROAD CO., LTD. (Danks, Ryan) (Additional attachment(s) added on 10/17/2012: # 1 Text of Proposed Order) (hsj, ). (Entered: 10/16/2012)
10/17/201210  MOTION for Victim Rights Notification by USA as to NISHI-NIPPON RAILROAD CO., LTD. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Hellings, Richard) (Entered: 10/17/2012)
10/19/2012  MINUTE ORDER denying 9 Unopposed MOTION to Continue Status Conference and Sentencing by USA as to NISHI-NIPPON RAILROAD CO., LTD. Directed by Judge Richard J. Leon on 10/19/2012. (kc ) (Entered: 10/19/2012)
10/24/2012  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Richard J. Leon. Status Conference as to NISHI-NIPPON RAILROAD CO., LTD held on 10/24/2012. (Present: Defense Attorney: Terrence Truax; US Attorneys: Ryan Danks and Richard J. Hellings, Jr.; Court Reporter: Vicki Eastvold.) (kc ) (Entered: 10/24/2012)
10/25/2012  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Richard J. Leon.Telephone Conference as to NISHI-NIPPON RAILROAD CO., LTD held on 10/25/2012. (Present: Defense Attorney: Terrence Truax; US Attorney: Ryan Danks and Richard Hellings, Jr.; Court Reporter: Patty Gels.) (kc ) (Entered: 10/25/2012)
10/25/201211 TRANSCRIPT OF STATUS CONFERENCE in case as to NISHI-NIPPON RAILROAD CO., LTD before Judge Richard J. Leon held on 10/24/2012; Page Numbers: 1-43. Date of Issuance:10/24/2012. Court Reporter Vicki Eastvold, Telephone number 202-354-3242, Court Reporter Email Address : vicki_eastvold@dcd.uscourts.gov.<P></P>For the first 90 days after this filing date, the transcript may be viewed at the courthouse at a public terminal or purchased from the court reporter referenced above. After 90 days, the transcript may be accessed via PACER. Other transcript formats, (multi-page, condensed, CD or ASCII) may be purchased from the court reporter.<P>NOTICE RE REDACTION OF TRANSCRIPTS: The parties have twenty-one days to file with the court and the court reporter any request to redact personal identifiers from this transcript. If no such requests are filed, the transcript will be made available to the public via PACER without redaction after 90 days. The policy, which includes the five personal identifiers specifically covered, is located on our website at ww.dcd.uscourts.gov.<P></P> Redaction Request due 11/15/2012. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 11/25/2012. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 1/23/2013.(Eastvold, Vicki) (Entered: 10/25/2012)
10/31/201212 NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE Mary N. Strimel appearing for USA. (Strimel, Mary) (Entered: 10/31/2012)
11/01/201213  MOTION for Downward Departure Pursuant to 8C4.1 by USA as to NISHI-NIPPON RAILROAD CO., LTD. (Hellings, Richard) (Entered: 11/01/2012)
11/01/2012  MINUTE ORDER granting 13 Motion MOTION for Downward Departure Pursuant to 8C4.1 by USA as to NISHI-NIPPON RAILROAD CO., LTD.(1). Signed by Judge Richard J. Leon on 11/1/2012. (kc) Modified text on 11/7/2012 (znmw, ). (Entered: 11/01/2012)
11/01/2012  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Richard J. Leon. Arraignment/ Plea Agreement/ Sentencing Hearing as to NISHI-NIPPON RAILROAD CO., LTD (1) on Count 1 held on 11/1/2012. Plea of Guilty entered as to count 1. Fine of $4,673,114.00 Imposed. Special Assessment of $400.00 Imposed. Defendant Corporation placed on 2 years Probation. (Present: Representative of Corporation; Defense Attorney: Terrance Truax and Gabriel Fuentes; US Attorney: Richard J. Hellings, Jr. and Mary Strimel; Interpreter: Yohko Mitchell and Yuji Yokoyama;Court Reporter: Kellie Humiston.) (kc ) (Entered: 11/02/2012)
11/01/201214 PLEA AGREEMENT as to NISHI-NIPPON RAILROAD CO., LTD. (kc ) (Entered: 11/02/2012)
11/01/201215 STATEMENT OF OFFENSE by USA and NISHI-NIPPON RAILROAD CO., LTD as to NISHI-NIPPON RAILROAD CO., LTD. (kc ) (Entered: 11/02/2012)
11/01/201216 WAIVER of Right to Trial by Jury as to NISHI-NIPPON RAILROAD CO., LTD. Approved by Judge Richard J. Leon on 11/1/2012. (kc ) (Entered: 11/02/2012)
11/01/201217 WAIVER OF INDICTMENT by NISHI-NIPPON RAILROAD CO., LTD. Signed by Judge Richard J. Leon on 11/1/2012. (kc ) (Entered: 11/02/2012)
11/16/201218 NOTICE that the Court is in receipt of a wire transfer in the amount of $4,673,514.00 to satisfy the fine obligation as to NISHI-NIPPON RAILROAD CO., LTD. Receipt No.: CQ13461600013. (hsj, ) (Entered: 11/21/2012)
11/26/201219 JUDGMENT as to NISHI-NIPPON RAILROAD CO., LTD. Statement of Reasons Not Included. Signed by Judge Richard J. Leon on 11/24/2012. (hsj, ) (Entered: 11/27/2012)
11/26/201220 STATEMENT OF REASONS as to NISHI-NIPPON RAILROAD CO., LTD. re 19 Judgment Not for public disclosure per Judicial Conference Policy. Signed by Judge Richard J. Leon on 11/24/2012.(hsj, ) (Entered: 11/27/2012)