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U.S. District Court
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS (Corpus Christi)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 2:11-cr-00534-1


Case title: USA v. Noka Shipping Company, Limited

Date Filed: 05/25/2011
Date Terminated: 06/20/2011

Assigned to: Judge Janis Graham Jack

Defendant (1)
Noka Shipping Company, Limited
TERMINATED: 06/20/2011
represented byDimitri P Georgantas
Chaffe McCall, L.L.P.
801 Travis Street
Suite 1910
Houston, TX 77002
713-546-9800
Fax: 713-546-9806
Email: georgantas@chaffe.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
Failure to maintain an Oil Record Book for the M/V Florin
(1)
$500,000 fine; $400 special assessment; 5 years probation
Failure to notify the U.S. Coast Guard that a hazardous condition aboard M/V Florin existed that my have adversely affected the safety of any vessel, bridge, structure, and shore area and the environmental quality of any port, harbor, and navigable waterway of the United States prior to or during the vessels entry into the Port of Corpus Christi, Texas
(2)
$250,000 fine; $400 special assessment; 5 years probation

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented byJeffrey S Miller
U S Attorneys Office
800 N. Shoreline Blvd
Suite 500
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
361-888-3111
Fax: 361-888-3200
Email: jeffrey.miller2@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Financial Litigation
U S Attorney's Office
Southern District of Texas
P O Box 61129
Houston, TX 77208
713-567-9000
Fax: 713-718-3391 fax
Email: flu.usatxs-@usdoj.gov
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

US Marshal - CC
1133 North Shoreline, Room 109
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
361-888-3154
Fax: 361-888-3174
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

US Pretrial Svcs-CC
1133 N Shoreline Blvd
Rm 114
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
361-888-3411
Fax: 361-888-3419 fax
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

US Probation - CC
1133 North Shoreline Blvd, Room 124
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
361-888-3518 fax
Fax: 361-888-3518 fax
Email: TXSPdb_CorDuty@txsp.uscourts.gov
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Date Filed #Docket Text
05/25/2011INDICTMENT (The original indictment with the signature of the grand jury foreperson is on file under seal with the clerk) as to Noka Shipping Company, Limited (1) count(s) 1, 2, filed. (amireles, ) (Entered: 05/26/2011)
05/25/2011US Attys Criminal Docket Sheet as to Noka Shipping Company, Limited, filed.(amireles, ) (Entered: 05/26/2011)
05/25/2011 MOTION for Issuance of a Summons by USA as to Noka Shipping Company, Limited, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(amireles, ) (Additional attachment(s) added on 5/26/2011: # 2 Unredacted) (amireles, ). (Entered: 05/26/2011)
05/26/2011ORDER granting 3 Motion for Issuance of Summons as to Noka Shipping Company, Limited (1).(Signed by Magistrate Judge Brian L Owsley.) Parties notified.(vrios, ) (Additional attachment(s) added on 5/27/2011: # 1 Unredacted Order for Issuance of Summons) (vrios, ). (Entered: 05/27/2011)
05/31/2011 Joint Factual Statement as to Noka Shipping Company, Limited, filed.(Miller, Jeffrey) (Entered: 05/31/2011)
05/31/2011NOTICE OF SETTING as to Noka Shipping Company, Limited. Re-Arraignment set for 6/7/2011 at 01:30 PM before Judge Janis Graham Jack, filed. (lcayce, ) (Entered: 05/31/2011)
06/03/2011NOTICE OF SETTING as to Noka Shipping Company, Limited. Sentencing set for 6/7/2011 at 01:30 PM before Judge Janis Graham Jack, filed. (lcayce, ) (Entered: 06/03/2011)
06/07/2011  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Brian L Owsley: INITIAL APPEARANCE as to Noka Shipping Company, Limited, (Deft informed of rights) held on 6/7/2011. Atty Dimitri Georgantas present as counsel with Corporate Representative Captain Minas Mavris. Court instructs Atty Georgantas to file notice of appearance. Discussion held regarding issue of bond; AUSA Miller states that the Government wishes to re-incorporate the Surety Agreement of which the terms of bond are listed in paragraph 12 & 13; Defendant corporation has posted $1,000,000 into defense counsel's trust account which will be the substance of the fines to be paid this afternoon. Defendant corporation is from Panama; rights to consular notification given; defendant does not wish to have consular officials notified. ARRAIGNMENT as to Noka Shipping Company, Limited (1) Count 1,2 held on 6/7/2011. Court enters plea of Not Guilty on 1,2 after Defendant Corp. Rep enters plea of guilty on the record. Appearances:Jeffrey S. Miller, David O'Connell. Dimitri Georgantas. US Marshal - CC.(Digital # 10:32:59-10:51:28)(ERO:lzepeda) (Interpreter:katheryn hathaway (greek)) Deft remanded to custody, filed.(kbledsoe, ) (Entered: 06/07/2011)
06/07/2011  Attorney update in case as to Noka Shipping Company, Limited. Attorney Dimitri P Georgantas for Noka Shipping Company, Limited added. (kbledsoe, ) (Entered: 06/07/2011)
06/07/2011SCHEDULING ORDER as to Noka Shipping Company, Limited. Final Pretrial Conference set for 7/11/2011 at 08:30 AM before Judge Janis Graham Jack Jury Selection set for 7/12/2011 at 08:00AM before Judge Janis Graham Jack Jury Trial set for 7/12/2011 at 08:00 AM before Judge Janis Graham Jack Plea Agreement due by 7/12/2011.(Signed by Magistrate Judge Brian L Owsley) Parties notified. (vrios, ) (Entered: 06/07/2011)
06/07/2011NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE: Dimitri P Georgantas appearing for Noka Shipping Company, Limited, filed.(Georgantas, Dimitri) (Entered: 06/07/2011)
06/07/2011  ***Set Finance Flag as to Noka Shipping Company, Limited (lsmith, ) (Entered: 06/08/2011)
06/07/201110 MEMORANDUM OF PLEA AGREEMENT as to Noka Shipping Company, Limited, filed. (lsmith, ) (Entered: 06/08/2011)
06/07/201111 GOVERNMENT EXHIBIT #1 - JOINT FACTUAL STATEMENT as to Noka Shipping Company, Limited, filed.(lsmith, ) (Entered: 06/08/2011)
06/07/201112 GOVERNMENT EXHIBIT #2 - Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors of Noka Shipping Company, Limited, held in Piraeus, Greece (the "Corporation"), on the 2nd day of May, 2011., filed.(lsmith, ) (Entered: 06/08/2011)
06/07/201113  MOTION for Award Pursuant to 33 USC 1908(a) by USA as to Noka Shipping Company, Limited - (Presented in open court as GOVERNMENT EXHIBIT #3), filed. (lsmith, ) (Entered: 06/08/2011)
06/07/2011  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Janis Graham Jack: RE-ARRAIGNMENT held on 6/7/2011. Noka Shipping Company, Limited (1) Guilty Count 1,2. Appearances: Jeffrey S Miller, Dimitri P Georgantas.(Digital # 1:43-2:07; 5:33-6:07)(ERO:v. gano) (Interpreter:Katheryne Hathaway), filed.(lcayce, ) (Entered: 06/08/2011)
06/07/2011  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Janis Graham Jack: Sentencing held on 6/7/2011 for Noka Shipping Company, Limited (1), Count(s) 1, $500,000 fine; $400 special assessment; 5 years probation; Count(s) 2, $250,000 fine; $400 special assessment; 5 years probation Appearances: Jeffrey S Miller, Dimitri P Georgantas.(Digital # 1:43-2:07; 5:33-6:07)(ERO:v. gano) (Interpreter:Katheryn Hathaway), filed.(lcayce, ) (Entered: 06/08/2011)
06/08/201114 PROPOSED ORDER as to Noka Shipping Company, Limited, filed.(Miller, Jeffrey) (Entered: 06/08/2011)
06/08/201115 ORDER granting 13 MOTION for Award Pursuant to 33 USC 1908(a) as to Noka Shipping Company, Limited (1).(Signed by Judge Janis Graham Jack.) Parties notified.(sscotch, ) (Entered: 06/10/2011)
06/14/201116 Summons Returned Executed on 6/1/2011 as to Noka Shipping Company, Limited, filed. (brngarcia, ) (Entered: 06/15/2011)
06/20/201117 JUDGMENT as to Noka Shipping Company, Limited.(Signed by Judge Janis Graham Jack) Parties notified. (abenavidez, ) (Entered: 06/20/2011)
06/20/201118 Statement of Reasons (Sealed) as to Noka Shipping Company, Limited, filed. (Entered: 06/20/2011)
08/08/201119 Sealed Event, filed. (With attachments) (Entered: 08/08/2011)
08/08/201120 Sealed Order, filed. (Entered: 08/09/2011)