CLOSED


UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA (Western Division - Los Angeles)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 2:08-cr-00189-JSL-1


Case title: USA v. Pacific Operators, Inc

Date Filed: 02/15/2008
Date Terminated: 10/02/2008

Assigned to: Judge J. Spencer Letts

Defendant (1)
Pacific Operators, Inc
TERMINATED: 10/02/2008
represented byJohn D Vandevelde
Crowell and Moring LLP
800 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90017
213-622-4750
Fax: 213-622-2690
Email: jvandevelde@crowell.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Jennifer J Uyeda
Federal Public Defenders Office
321 East 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-894-2854
Fax: 213-894-0081
Email: Jennifer_Uyeda@fd.org
TERMINATED: 09/05/2008

Pending Counts

Disposition
43:1350(c)(1): Violation of Orders and Regulations Issued by the Secretary of the Interior
(1)
Defendant is placed on Probation for a period of 5 years. The defendant shall comply with the rules and regulations of the U.S. Probation Office and General Order 318. Defendant shall pay a special assessment of $400 and a total fine of $450,000 to the United States. Interest shall accumulate on any unpaid balance of the total fine imposed. Defendant informed of right to appeal. CORRECTED JUDGMENT as to Defendant Pacific Operators to Pacific Operators, inc.

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented byJoseph O Johns
AUSA - Office of US Attorney
Criminal Division - US Courthouse
312 North Spring Street 12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012-4700
213-894-2434
Fax: 213-894-4300
Email: USACAC.Criminal@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
02/15/20081 INFORMATION filed as to Pacific Operators, Inc (1) on count(s) 1. Offense occurred in VEN. (cyo) (Entered: 02/19/2008)
02/15/20082CASE SUMMARY filed by AUSA Joseph O Johns as to Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc. (cyo) (Entered: 02/19/2008)
02/15/20083MEMORANDUM filed by Plaintiff USA as to Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc. RE: Judge Stephen G. Larson. (cyo) (Entered: 02/19/2008)
02/15/20084MEMORANDUM filed by Plaintiff USA as to Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc. RE: Magistrate Judge John Charles Rayburn Jr., Jacqueline Chooljian, Patrick J Walsh, Jennifer T Lum, and Jeffrey W Johnson.(cyo) (Entered: 02/19/2008)
02/25/200852 Attachment B)(Johns, Joseph) (Entered: 02/25/2008)
02/25/20086WAIVER OF INDICTMENT by Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc before Magistrate Judge Margaret A. Nagle (tba) (Entered: 02/26/2008)
02/25/20087DESIGNATION AND APPEARANCE OF COUNSEL; filed by John D Vandevelde appearing for Pacific Operators, Inc (tba) (Entered: 02/26/2008)
02/25/20088STATEMENT OF CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS filed by Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc (tba) (Entered: 02/26/2008)
02/25/200810MINUTES OF POST-INDICTMENT ARRAIGNMENT: held before Magistrate Judge Margaret A. Nagle as to Pacific Operators, Inc (1) Count 1. Defendant arraigned, states true name: As charged. Attorney: John D Vandevelde for Pacific Operators, Inc, Retained, present. Case assigned to Judge J. Spencer Letts. Court Smart: CS02/25/2008. (san) (Entered: 02/27/2008)
02/25/200811MINUTES OF STATUS CONFE RENCE RE: CHANGE OF PLEA held before Judge J. Spencer Letts as to Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc. The defendants counsel John Vandevelde requests to enter a plea on behalf of defendant. The Court denied the request. The Court does not accept the binding plea agreement submitted by counsel. The Court requests further information regarding the defendants identity and operations. The matter is continued to 3/24/08, at 1:00 p.m. for further proceedings regarding a possible change of plea or status conference. Court Smart: CS 2/25/08. (lom) (Entered: 02/29/2008)
02/26/20089Summons Returned Executed on 2/20/08. as to Pacific Operators, Inc (sce) (Entered: 02/27/2008)
03/20/200812NOTICE of Under Seal Filing filed by Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc (Vandevelde, John) (Entered: 03/20/2008)
03/20/200813NOTICE of Manual Filing of Unopposed Ex Parte Application to File Under Seal; Memorandum of Points and Authorities; Declaration of Counsel [Filed Under Seal] filed by Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc (Vandevelde, John) (Entered: 03/20/2008)
03/20/200814NOTICE of Manual Filing of [Proposed] Order Sealing Documents [Filed Under Seal] filed by Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc (Vandevelde, John) (Entered: 03/20/2008)
03/20/200815NOTICE of Manual Filing of Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc., Memorandum Re Plea/Status Report; Exhibits [Filed Under Seal] filed by Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc (Vandevelde, John) (Entered: 03/20/2008)
03/24/200823SEALED DOCUMENT - UNOPPOSED EX PARTE APPLICATION TO FILE UNDER SEAL. (cbr) (Entered: 04/15/2008)
03/24/200824SEALED DOCUMENT - ORDER SEALING DOCUMENTS. (cbr) (Entered: 04/15/2008)
03/24/200825SEALED DOCUMENT - DEFENDANT PACIFIC OPERATORS, INC., MEMORANDUM RE PLEA/STATUS REPORT; EXHIBITS. (cbr) (Entered: 04/15/2008)
04/02/200816 REQUEST for Hearing as to Entry of guilty plea Filed by Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order [Proposed] Order)(Vandevelde, John) (Entered: 04/02/2008)
04/07/200817NOTICE TO FILER OF DEFICIENCIES in Electronically Filed Documents. The following deficiency was found : Title Page is missing Attorney's Information.: RE Notice of Manual Filing (G-92) 13 . (lom) (Entered: 04/07/2008)
04/07/200818SUPPLEMENT to REQUEST for Hearing as to Entry of guilty plea 1 Exhibit Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc. Supplemental Exhibits in Support of Request for Setting of Hearing for Entry of Guilty Plea - EXHIBIT A - 04-07-08# 2 Exhibit Def. Pacific Operators, Inc. Supplemental Exhibits in Support of Request for Setting of Hearing for Entry of Guilty Plea - EXHIBIT B - 04-07-08)(Vandevelde, John) (Entered: 04/07/2008)
04/08/200819NOTICE of Manual Filing of Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc. Memorandum re Plea/Status Report; Exhibits [Filed Under Seal] filed by Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc (Vandevelde, John) (Entered: 04/08/2008)
04/08/200820NOTICE of Manual Filing of [Proposed] Order Sealing Documents [Filed Under Seal] filed by Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc (Vandevelde, John) (Entered: 04/08/2008)
04/08/200821NOTICE of Manual Filing of Unopposed Ex Parte Application to File Under Seal; Memorandum of Points and Authorities; Declaration of Counsel [Filed Under Seal] filed by Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc (Vandevelde, John) (Entered: 04/08/2008)
04/08/200822NOTICE of Change of Attorney Information for attorney John D Vandevelde counsel for Pacific Operators, Inc. Adding Jennifer Jue Uyeda as attorney as counsel of record for Pacific Operators, Inc. for the reason indicated in the G-06 Notice. Filed by Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Change of Attorney Information - Proof of Service - 04-08-08)(Vandevelde, John) (Entered: 04/08/2008)
04/14/200826MINUTES OF Status Conference: Conference Call Re Change of Plea held before Judge J. Spencer Letts as to Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc. The court and counsel confer via conference cal regarding certain issues. Counsel will file briefs within 2 weeks. Court Reporter: Freda Mendelson. (bm) (Entered: 04/15/2008)
04/28/200827Supplemental REQUEST for Hearing as to the entry of an unconditional plea of guilty Filed by Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - C)(Vandevelde, John) (Entered: 04/28/2008)
05/13/200828(In Chambers ) ORDER Re-setting Change of Plea Hearing on Calendar by Judge J. Spencer Letts as to Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc. The Court resets the Change of Plea hearing on calendar on Monday, May 19, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. (lom) (Entered: 05/13/2008)
05/19/200829MINUTES OF Change of Plea Hearing held before Judge J. Spencer Letts as to Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc by Mr. Corona. Case called. Court and counsel discuss certain matters on the record. The Court questions Mr. Corona, present of the company who enters the plea of guilty to count 1 of the Informationon behalf of the company. The matter is referred to the Probation office for and I/R and continued to Sept. 15, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Court Smart: CS 5/19/08. (lom) (Entered: 06/03/2008)
09/02/200830OBJECTION TO PRESENTENCE INVESTIGATION REPORT filed by Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc., Objections to Original and Addendum to Presentence Report and Position Re Sentencing (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A)(Vandevelde, John) (Entered: 09/02/2008)
09/05/200831NOTICE of Change of Attorney Information for attorney Jennifer Jue Uyeda counsel for Pacific Operators, Inc.Jennifer J. Uyeda is no longer attorney of record for the aforementioned party in this case for the reason indicated in the G-06 Notice. Filed by defendant Jennifer J. Uyeda (Uyeda, Jennifer) (Entered: 09/05/2008)
09/08/200832RESPONSE filed by Plaintiff USA as to Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc Government's Omnibus Response to (1) Presentence Report and Addendum and (2) Defendant's Objection to the Presentence Report and Position Regarding Sentencing (Attachments: # 2 Attachment 2)(Johns, Joseph) (Entered: 09/08/2008)
09/10/200833ADDENDUM TO GOVERNMENT'S OMNIBUS RESPONSE TO (1) PRESENTENCE REPORT AND ADDENDUM AND (2) DEFENDANT'S OBJECTION TO THE PRESENTENCE REPORT AND POSITION REGARDING SENTENCING filed by Plaintiff USA as to Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc (Attachments: # 2 Exhibit Attachment 2)(Johns, Joseph) (Entered: 09/10/2008)
09/10/200834MINUTES OF ORDER CONTINUING CHANGE OF PLEA HEARING (IN CHAMBERS) by Judge Judge J. Spencer Letts: On The Courts own motion, the above matter is continued to Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. (ca) (Entered: 09/11/2008)
09/22/200836MINUTES OF SENTENCING Hearing held before Judge J. Spencer Letts as to Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc. Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc (1), Count(s) 1, Defendant is placed on Probation for a period of 5 years. The defendant shall comply with the rules and regulations of the U.S. Probation Office and General Order 318. Defendant shall pay a special assessment of $400 and a total fine of $450,000 to the United States. Interest shall accumulate on any unpaid balance of the total fine imposed. Defendant informed of right to appeal. Defendant advised of right of appeal. Court Reporter: Anne Keilwasser. (lom) (lom). (Entered: 10/06/2008)
10/02/200838JUDGMENT AND COMMITMENT by Judge J. Spencer Letts as to Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc (1), Count(s) 1, Defendant is placed on Probation for a period of 5 years. The defendant shall comply with the rules and regulations of the U.S. Probation Office and General Order 318. Defendant shall pay a special assessment of 400.00 and a total fine of 450,000 to the United States. Interest shall accumulate on any unpaid balance of the total fine imposed. Defendant informed of right to appeal. Signed by Judge Judge J. Spencer Letts. (lom) (Entered: 10/06/2008)
10/03/200835NOTICE of Change of Attorney Information for attorney John D Vandevelde counsel for Pacific Operators, Inc. Changing Firm Name to Crowell & Moring LLP. Changing e-mail to jvandevelde@crowell.com. Filed by Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service)(Vandevelde, John) (Entered: 10/03/2008)
10/06/200837NOTICE OF CLERICAL ERROR, as to Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc: Due to clerical error Re: Sentencing, 36 : The incorrect document was attached to docket no. 36. The incorrect document has been removed and the correct document has been re-attached to docket entry no. 36, as well as with this Notice. (Attachments: # 1 Sentencing) (lom) (Entered: 10/06/2008)
10/15/200839CORRECTED JUDGMENT as to Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc (1), Count(s) 1, Defendant is placed on Probation for a period of 5 years. The defendant shall comply with the rules and regulations of the U.S. Probation Office and General Order 318. Defendant shall pay a special assessment of $400 and a total fine of $450,000 to the United States. Interest shall accumulate on any unpaid balance of the total fine imposed. Defendant informed of right to appeal. CORRECTED JUDGMENT as to Defendant Pacific Operators to Pacific Operators, Inc. Signed by Judge Judge J. Spencer Letts. (lom) (Entered: 10/20/2008)
11/12/200840 STIPULATION to Amend/Correct /Clarify Terms of Probation filed by Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc (Attachments: # 2 Proposed Order Re Stipulation to Clarify Terms of Probation)(Vandevelde, John) (Entered: 11/12/2008)
11/17/200841ORDER RE: STIPULATION TO CLARIFY TERMS OF PROBATION by Judge J. Spencer Letts as to Defendant Pacific Operators, Inc, re Stipulation to Amend/Correct 40 . re: Corrected Judgment filed 10/15/2008. The following dates apply in lieu of the dates set forth in the Environmental Compliance Plan (ECP): a. Item 7, August 1, 2009, instead of December 1, 2008; b. Item 8, August 1, 2009, instead of January 1, 2009; c. Item 9, the initial step of preparing a proposed training program shall be done by January 15, 2009; d. Item 10, penalties training, shall be conducted by January 15, 2009. Nothing in the ECP or the stipulation shall diminish, change, modify, or replace the defendants requirement to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and rules. Further, neither the ECP nor the stipulation shall be construed to modify or interfere with the existing authority of the MMS to administer or enforce its regulatory authority over the defendant pursuant to OCSLA and in particular to issue orders to protect pipeline and worker safety and the environment. (lw) (Entered: 11/17/2008)