CLOSED

U.S. District Court
District of South Carolina (Columbia)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 3:04-cr-00321-RLB-1


Case title: USA v. Petrus Environmental, et al

Date Filed: 05/05/2004
Date Terminated: 10/27/2004

Assigned to: Magistrate Judge Robert L Buchanan, Jr

Defendant (1)
Petrus Environmental Services Inc
TERMINATED: 11/18/2004
represented byCeleste Tiller Jones
McNair Law Firm-Cola
PO Box 11390
Columbia, SC 29211
803-799-9800
Fax: 803-753-3278
Email: cjones@mcnair.net
TERMINATED: 11/18/2004
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
18:641.M THEFT/EMBEZZLEMENT OF U. S. PROPERTY
(1)
The defendant shall pay a fine of $5000.00 and a S/A of $125.00. The Greater Included Offense in Count 1 is dismissed on the motion of the USA.

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Misdemeanor

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented byAnne Hunter Young
US Attorneys Office
1441 Main Street
Suite 500
Columbia, SC 29201
803-929-3000
Fax: 803-254-2943
Email: anne.young@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Eric William Ruschky
1547 Shady Lane
Columbia, SC 29206
803-787-1547
Email: mruschky@aol.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
03/18/2004SEALED INDICTMENT as to Petrus Environmental (1) count(s) 1, David George Petrus (2) count(s) 1, Walter George Presson (3) count(s) 1 (nhar) (sealed) (Entered: 03/19/2004)
03/18/2004  CASE SEALED (sealed) (Entered: 03/19/2004)
03/18/2004Search Warrant as to Petrus Environmental, David George Petrus, Walter George Presson issued in cases 3:02-738 associated per US Attorney Documents search warrant and returns. (sealed) Modified on 03/19/2004 (Entered: 03/19/2004)
03/18/2004Search Warrant as to Petrus Environmental, David George Petrus, Walter George Presson issued in case 3:02-739 associated per US Attorney . Documents include: search warrant and return. (sealed) Modified on 03/19/2004 (Entered: 03/19/2004)
03/18/2004Search Warrant as to Petrus Environmental, David George Petrus, Walter George Presson issued in case 3:02-740 associated per US Attorney as to defendant . Documents include: search warrant and return. (sealed) Modified on 03/19/2004 (Entered: 03/19/2004)
03/22/2004SUMMONS(ES) issued for Petrus Environmental Arraignment set for 9:45 3/30/04 before the Honorable Bristow Marchant for Petrus Environmental (nhar) (sealed) Modified on 03/22/2004 (Entered: 03/22/2004)
03/24/20048NOTICE of Hearing as to Petrus Environmental, David George Petrus, Walter George Presson set Arraignment for 9:45 3/30/04 for Petrus Environmental, for David George Petrus, for Walter George Presson before Magistrate Judge Bristow Marchant (sealed) (Entered: 03/24/2004)
03/26/2004NOTICE of Hearing as to Petrus Environmental, David George Petrus, Walter George Presson reset Arraignment for 10:00 5/5/04 for Petrus Environmental, for David George Petrus, for Walter George Presson before Magistrate Judge Joseph R. McCrorey (ljon) (sealed) (Entered: 03/26/2004)
03/29/2004  CASE assigned to Judge Matthew J. Perry (ydav) (sealed) (Entered: 03/29/2004)
04/01/200411SUMMONS Returned Executed as to Petrus Environmental 3/29/04 jada (sealed) (Entered: 04/02/2004)
04/09/200412 AMENDED SUMMONS(ES) issued for Petrus Environmental Arraignment set for 10:00 5/5/04 for Petrus Environmental (sealed) (Entered: 04/09/2004)
05/03/200419SUMMONS Returned Executed as to Petrus Environmental 4/19/04 jada (sealed) (Entered: 05/04/2004)
05/05/200420ORAL ORDER UNSEALING INDICTMENT as to Petrus Environmental, David George Petrus, Walter George Presson by Magistrate Judge Joseph R. McCrorey (sealed) (Entered: 05/06/2004)
05/05/200420Arraignment as to Petrus Environmental, David George Petrus, Walter George Presson held before Magistrate Judge Joseph R. McCrorey Petrus Environmental (1) count(s) 1, David George Petrus (2) count(s) 1, Walter George Presson (3) count(s) 1 (Attorney John F. Hardaway, Patrick M Killen make general appearances); UNSECURED BOND entered Amount $ 25,000.00 w/conditions; Defendants plead not guilty Location LR Court reporter: Kurt McKaughan (ttil) (Entered: 05/06/2004)
05/05/200422PLEA OF NOT GUILTY entered by Petrus Environmental . (ttil) (Entered: 05/06/2004)
05/10/200431NOTICE of Hearing as to Petrus Environmental, Walter George Presson set pretrial conference for 2:30 6/17/04 for Petrus Environmental, for Walter George Presson before Judge Matthew J. Perry , set Jury trial for 7/7/04 for Petrus Environmental, for Walter George Presson before Judge Matthew J. Perry (jada) (Entered: 05/10/2004)
05/11/200432NOTICE of Hearing as to Petrus Environmental, Walter George Presson set pretrial conference for 2:30 6/17/04 for Petrus Environmental, for Walter George Presson before Judge Matthew J. Perry , set Jury trial for 7/7/04 for Petrus Environmental, for Walter George Presson before Judge Matthew J. Perry (jada) (Entered: 05/11/2004)
05/11/200433Plea Agreement as to Petrus Environmental (jada) (Entered: 05/12/2004)
05/11/200434CONSENT to Trial by Magistrate by Petrus Environmental (jada) (Entered: 05/12/2004)
05/14/200435ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Bristow Marchant as to Petrus Environmental ( Signed by Judge Matthew J. Perry ) (jada) (Entered: 05/14/2004)
05/17/2004  Defendant Petrus Environmental assigned to Magistrate Judge Bristow Marchant (ydav) (Entered: 05/17/2004)
05/19/200436WAIVER OF PRESENCE by Petrus Environmental (ljon) (Entered: 05/20/2004)
05/20/200437NOTICE of filing corporate shareholder resolution by Petrus Environmental as to Petrus Environmental (jada) (Entered: 05/20/2004)
06/09/2004  Defendant Petrus Environmental reassigned to Magistrate Judge Robert L. Buchanan Jr (ydav) (Entered: 06/09/2004)
06/09/2004  CASE NO LONGER REFERRED TO Magistrate Judge Bristow Marchant Case removed from docket of Magistrate Judge Bristow Marchant (ydav) (Entered: 06/09/2004)
07/23/200444NOTICE of Hearing as to Petrus Environmental set Plea and Sentencing for 2:00 8/16/04 for Petrus Environmental before Magistrate Judge Robert L. Buchanan Jr (cbru) (Entered: 07/23/2004)
08/26/200446NOTICE of Hearing as to Petrus Environmental set Plea and Sentencing for 1:45 9/13/04 for Petrus Environmental before Magistrate Judge Robert L. Buchanan Jr (cbru) (Entered: 08/26/2004)
09/13/200447ORDER as to Petrus Environmental Continuing until after 10/1/04 (Signed by Magistrate Judge Robert L. Buchanan Jr ) eod 9/13/04 (cbru) (Entered: 09/13/2004)
09/13/200448NOTICE of Hearing as to Petrus Environmental set Plea and Sentencing for 1:30 10/27/04 for Petrus Environmental before Magistrate Judge Robert L. Buchanan Jr (cbru) (Entered: 09/13/2004)
10/27/200449PLEA AND SENTENCING: PLEA proffered by Petrus Environmental as to count(s) 1 of the Indictment. Court accepts plea, GUILTY OF LESSER INCLUDED OFFENSE: Petrus Environmental (1) count(s) 1 (Terminated motions - ) ; SENTENCING held before Magistrate Judge Robert L. Buchanan Jr Petrus Environmental (1) count(s) 1 Witness(es) no, Objections to Pre-Sentence Report: by defendant, Motion for upward/downward departure: no, Court Reporter: Courtsmart/Kurt McKaughan (cbru) (Entered: 10/27/2004)
10/27/200450GUILTY PLEA entered by Petrus Environmental . (cbru) (Entered: 10/27/2004)
10/27/2004  PRESENTENCE INVESTIGATION REPORT (Sealed) as to Petrus Environmental (cbru) (Entered: 10/27/2004)
11/18/200451JUDGMENT Petrus Environmental (1) count(s) 1. The defendant shall pay a fine of $5000.00 and a S/A of $125.00. The Greater Included Offense in Count 1 is dismissed on the motion of the USA. ( Signed by Magistrate Judge Robert L. Buchanan Jr ) eod 11/18/04 (cbru) (Entered: 11/18/2004)
11/18/2004  Case closed as to Petrus Environmental, David George Petrus, Walter George Presson (all defendants) (cbru) (Entered: 11/18/2004)