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U.S. District Court
Northern District of New York - Main Office (Syracuse) [LIVE - Version 4.2] (Syracuse)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 5:98-cr-00561-TJM-1


Case title: USA v. Northern Brands Intl

Date Filed: 12/22/1998
Date Terminated: 12/22/1998

Assigned to: Senior Judge Thomas J. McAvoy

Defendant (1)
Northern Brands International
TERMINATED: 02/03/1999
represented byC. Stephen Heard
Heard, O'Toole Law Firm
405 Lexington Avenue
61st Floor
New York, NY 10174
212-307-5500
Fax: Fax: 212-307-5598
Email: sheard@heardotoole.com
TERMINATED: 02/03/1999
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
18:542.F ENTRY OF GOODS BY MEANS OF FALSE STATEMENTS; Aiding and Abetting the entry of merchandise into the commerce of the United States by Fraud
(1)
Deft to pay $5,000,000.00 fine due in full immendiately; Deft to pay $200.00 assessment; Def to forefeit to the United Stated the amount of $10,000.00

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA
TERMINATED: 02/03/1999
represented byGregory A. West
Office of the United States Attorney - Syracuse
P.O. Box 7198
100 South Clinton Street
Syracuse, NY 13261-7198
315-448-0672
Fax: 315-448-0646
Email: gregory.west@usdoj.gov
TERMINATED: 02/03/1999
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
12/22/1998  Initial appearance as to Northern Brands Intl held (Defendant informed of rights.) (plp) (Entered: 12/23/1998)
12/22/1998WAIVER OF INDICTMENT by Northern Brands Intl (plp) (Entered: 12/23/1998)
12/22/1998INFORMATION as to Northern Brands Intl (1) count(s) 1 (plp) (Entered: 12/23/1998)
12/22/1998Plea Agreement as to Northern Brands Intl (plp) (Entered: 12/23/1998)
12/22/1998  PLEA of Guilty: Northern Brands Intl (1) count(s) 1 ; Court accepts plea. Remaining counts, if any, to be dismissed at sentencing. (plp) (Entered: 12/23/1998)
12/22/1998MINUTES OF 12/22/98 WAIVER/PLEA: Deft pleads GUILTY to Count 1 & admits to forfeiture allegation; Rule 11(e)(1)(c) Plea Agreement handed up & accepted by court; PSI waived; Sentencing held; APP: G. West, A. Baxter, & S. Green, AUSAs for Govt; C. Heard, Esq. for Deft; CR: V. Theleman; [2:00-2:33] (plp) (Entered: 12/23/1998)
12/22/1998Preliminary ORDER of Forfeiture as to Northern Brands Intl (Signed by Chief Judge Thomas J. McAvoy on 12/22/98) (plp) (Entered: 12/23/1998)
12/22/1998Consent of Board of Directors - Filed by Deft (plp) (Entered: 12/23/1998)
12/22/1998  Sentencing held Northern Brands Intl (1) count(s) 1 (plp) (Entered: 12/23/1998)
12/22/1998MINUTES OF 12/22/98 SENTENCING: Deft fined $5,000,000 (Five million dollars) due and payable immediately; Deft shall forfeit $10,000,000 (Ten million dollars) to the USA; preliminary forfeiture order signed; Special Assessment $200; APP: G. West, AUSA; C. Heard, Esq., for Deft; H. Wescott, Probation [2:43-2:55] (plp) (Entered: 12/23/1998)
12/22/1998  Fine ($5,000,000) and Spec Assessment ($200) paid 12/22/98 (plp) (Entered: 12/23/1998)
01/21/1999TRANSCRIPT filed in case as to Northern Brands Intl for dates of 12/22/98 (amt) (Entered: 01/21/1999)
01/29/1999Court NOTICE of Publication by USA dd 1/28/99 as to Northern Brands Intl enclosing 3 Certificates of Publication (amt) (Entered: 02/01/1999)
02/03/199910 JUDGMENT as to Northern Brands Intl on ct 1. Deft to pay $5,000,000.00 fine due in full immendiately; Deft to pay $200.00 assessment; Def to forefeit to the United Stated the amount of $10,000.00 ( Signed by Chief Judge Thomas J. McAvoy on 1/30/99 ) Date Served: 2/3/99 (amt) (Entered: 02/03/1999)
02/23/1999  RECEIVED PROPOSED FINAL ORDER OF FORFEITURE by USA as to Northern Brands Intl [forward to Chambers] (pta) (Entered: 02/23/1999)
03/02/199911 FINAL ORDER of Forfeiture that the interest of Deft Northern Brands to $10,000,000 in US Currency is forfeited, as stated (dd 2-27-99 Signed by Chief Judge Thomas J. McAvoy ) (pta) (Entered: 03/02/1999)
09/26/2006   Federal Records Center storage location information: Accession 021-02-0241 Box 5 of 8 Location C 60-01-09-3 (pta ) (Entered: 09/26/2006)