CLOSED


U. S. District Court for the District of North Dakota (Southeastern)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 3:03-cr-00112-RRE-1


Case title: USA v. Racing Services Inc, et al
Other court case numbers: :00- -00000 BALA #05-3688NDF
:00- -00000 RSI #05-3690NDF
:00- -00000 USA #05-3691NDF
:00- -00000 USCA8 #05-3688

Date Filed: 12/10/2003
Date Terminated: 07/20/2005

Assigned to: Chief Judge Ralph R. Erickson
Appeals court case numbers: '#08-3287NDF' 'USCA8', 05-3690NDF, 05-3691NDF

Defendant (1)
Racing Services Inc
Racing Services, Inc.
TERMINATED: 07/20/2005
represented byBruce A. Schoenwald
STEFANSON PLAMBECK FOSS & FISHER
403 CENTER AVE
MOORHEAD, MN 56560
218-236-1925
Email: bruces@stefansonlaw.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Mark A. Beauchene
WOLD JOHNSON
PO BOX 1680
FARGO, ND 58107
701-235-5515
Email: mbeauchene@woldlaw.com
TERMINATED: 01/27/2004
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
18:371 - CONSPIRACEY to conduct an illegal gambling business; and 18:981(a)(1)(C); 1955(d); and 28:2461(c)-Gambling business FORFEITURE allegation (18:371.F CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD THE US)
(1)
$4,800 special assessment, forfeiture - $99,013,200
18:1955 - CONDUCTING an illegal gambling business ; and 18:981(a)(1)(C); 1955(d); and 28:2461(c)-Gambling business FORFEITURE allegation (18:1955.F ILLEGAL GAMBLING)
(2)
$4,800 special assessment, forfeiture - $99,013,200
18:1084(a) - TRANSMISSION of wagering information ( 18:1084.F TRANSMISSION OF WAGERING INFO: PENALTIES)
(3)
$4,800 special assessment, forfeiture - $99,013,200
18:1956(h) - MONEY LAUNDERING CONSPIRACY; 18:982(a)(1) and 1956-Money laundering FORFEITURE allegation (18:1956-7530.F MONEY LAUNDERING - GAMBLING/LOTTERY: TRANSMIT WAGER INFO.)
(4)
$4,800 special assessment, forfeiture - $99,013,200
18:1956(a)(1)(A)(i) & 18:1956(a)(1)(B)(i) - MONEY LAUNDERING ; and 18:982(a)(1) and 1956-Money laundering FORFEITURE allegation (18:1956-7530.F MONEY LAUNDERING-GAMBLING/LOTTERY: TRANSMIT WAGER INFO.)
(5-12)
$4,800 special assessment, forfeiture - $99,013,200

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented byDavid L. Peterson
U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
PO BOX 699
BISMARCK, ND 58502
701-530-2420
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Keith W. Reisenauer
U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
655 1 AVE N STE 250
FARGO, ND 58102
701-297-7400
Email: keith.reisenauer@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Nicholas W. Chase
U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
655 1 AVE N STE 250
FARGO, ND 58102
701-297-7400
Email: nick.chase@usdoj.gov
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
12/10/2003INDICTMENT by USA Counts filed against Racing Services, Inc. (1) cts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5-12; Susan Bala (2) cts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5-12; Global Contact, Inc. (3) cts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5-12; Raymundo Diaz (4) cts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5-12; Voting Record of GJ filed in Vault; and Report of Grand Jury entered (fe) (Entered: 12/11/2003)
12/10/2003ALL DFTS-REQUESTS(4) for Summons upon filing of indictment as to Racing Services, Inc., Susan Bala, Global Contact, Inc., Raymundo Diaz Jr. (cc: USM, USPO) (fe) (Entered: 12/11/2003)
12/10/2003ALL DFTS-SUMMONS(4) issued as to Racing Services Inc, Susan Bala, Global Contact, Inc., Raymundo Diaz Jr.; setting initial appearance and arraignment for 8:30 AM, THURS., 12/18/03 bef MagJ Klein-FGO (Orig/3 copies together w/cert copy of indictment to USM; & Crt Ofcls) (fe) (Entered: 12/11/2003)
12/17/2003RACING SERVICES(1) -SMS exec on 12/17/03 as to Racing Services Inc (ak) (Entered: 12/17/2003)
12/17/2003RSI AND BALA--MOTION to dismiss indictment by Racing Services Inc, and Susan Bala (jlo) (Entered: 12/17/2003)
12/17/2003RSI AND BALA--MEMORANDUM by defendants RSI and Susan Bala in support of motion to dismiss; [8-1] w/attachments; (jlo) (Entered: 12/17/2003)
12/18/200310 NOtice of Special APPEARANCE for defendant Racing Services Inc by Attorney Beauchene; (jlo) (Entered: 12/18/2003)
12/18/200315 ALL DFTS - CLERK'S MINUTES OF I.A./Arraignment: before Hon. Karen K. Klein initial appearance and arraignment held on all 4 dfts; Attorney Beauchene present to rep. Bala and makes a special appearance on behalf of RSI; Attorney Fisher is present to rep. Diaz and makes a special appearance on behalf of Global Contact Inc. for today's hrg. Both counsel state to the court re: represenation of RSI and Global Contact by the end of this week; , dft Susan Bala enters a NOT GUILTY plea to all counts as charged; Atty Beauchene enters a NOT GUILTY PLEA as to RSI; , dft Raymundo Diaz Jr. enters a NOT GUILTY to all counts as charged; Atty Fisher enters a NOT GUILTY as to Global Contact Inc.; , JT is set bef. Judge Erickson on MOn. Feb. 23, 2004; Pretrial Mtn deadline-Jan. 26, 2004; Gov't est. trial 2-3 wks, Atty Fisher indicated could be 2 extra wks.; , Atty Beauchene requested an expedited hrg. on motion to dismiss indictment; Crt advises counsel gov't has not responded to motion; USPO-recommends PR bond; Gov't concurs; def. counsel concur court would ask dfts to supply USPO w/a schedule of travel but need not file it w/the court; Order of Release will be entered for both dfts; (jlo) Modified on 12/19/2003 (Entered: 12/18/2003)
12/22/200318 BALA - PRETRIAL ORDER by Hon. Karen K. Klein (cc: all counsel, USPO, USM) (jlo) (Entered: 12/22/2003)
12/22/200319 DIAZ - PRETRIAL ORDER by Hon. Karen K. Klein (cc: all counsel, USPO, USM) (jlo) (Entered: 12/22/2003)
12/22/200320 ALL DFTS - NOTICE of setting: ; pretrial motions set for 1/26/04 and jury trial set for 9:30 2/23/04 bef. Judge Erickson; JT est. 2-4 weeks;Court will meet with counsel at 9:00a.m. (cc: all counsel, crt officials) (jlo) (Entered: 12/22/2003)
12/31/200322 RESPONSE by plaintiff USA to motion to dismiss indictment [8-1] as to defendant Racing Services Inc, defendant Susan Bala (td) (Entered: 12/31/2003)
01/23/200426 NOTICE of setting: Motion hrg re: mtn to dismiss & mtn to disqualify set for 10:00AM on Tues., 1/27/04 for Racing Services Inc, for Susan Bala, for Global Contact, Inc., for Raymundo Diaz Jr. bef Judge Erickson in Fgo (cc: all counsel, dft, crt officials) (sg) (Entered: 01/23/2004)
01/27/200428 ALL DFT'S - CLERK'S MINUTES OF Motion Hearing (to disqualify): before Hon. Ralph R. Erickson, Crt calls case & notes appearances, Atty Beauchene w/draws as cnsl for RSI & indicates that he only made a special notice of appearance at arraignment-crt accepts, Gov't to inform crt as to who is representing RSI, Cnsl present argument as to pending mtn to disqualify atty Fisher-Crt takes under advisement [21-1], gov't files an GJ transcript as an exhibit (attached), Cnsl agree that trial est. is 4-6 weeks, Gov't discusses mtn to cont. - crt sets trial for 8/23/04, Crt requests that dfts file a waiver of speedy trial-Crt declares this case a COMPLEX case, Mtn to dismiss hrg on Wed. 2/11/04 at 2:00 pm, hrg held on 1/27/04 Recess. (sg) Modified on 01/29/2004 (Entered: 01/28/2004)
01/27/200429 ALL DFTS - CONTINUANCE per 18:3161 by Hon. Ralph R. Erickson granting motion to extend pretrial motion deadline to 7/26/04 [27-1], granting motion to continue trial date to 8/23/04 [27-2], motion for the grand jury testimony is MOOT [SpTr exclude - ends of justice from date of this order to date of trial] (cc: all counsel, USPO) (sg) Modified on 01/28/2004 (Entered: 01/28/2004)
01/28/200430 ALL DFTS - NOTICE of setting: hrg re: motion to dismiss set for 2:00 PM on Wed., 2/11/04 for Racing Services Inc, for Susan Bala, for Global Contact, Inc., for Raymundo Diaz Jr., bef Judge Erickson in Fargo (cc: all counsel, dft, crt officials) (sg) (Entered: 01/28/2004)
01/28/200431 NOTICE of setting: pretrial motions set for 7/26/04 & jury trial set for 9:30 AM on Mon., 8/23/04 for Racing Services Inc, for Susan Bala, for Global Contact, Inc., for Raymundo Diaz Jr. bef Judge Erickson in Fgo , proposed jury instructins must be filed at least five days prior to trial, crt to meet w/cnsl at 9:00 am, JT previously set for 2/23/04, trial est 4-6 weeks (cc: all counsel, dft, crt officials) (sg) (Entered: 01/28/2004)
02/04/200432 ORDER by Hon. Ralph R. Erickson granting motion to disqualify atty Dennis Fisher [21-1] (cc: all counsel, USM, USPO) (sg) (Entered: 02/04/2004)
02/09/200434 ORDER by Hon. Ralph R. Erickson denying motion to reconsider disqualification order [33-1] (cc: all counsel, USM, USPO) (sg) (Entered: 02/09/2004)
02/09/200435 REMARK - hearing re: mtn to dismiss set for 2/11/04 @2:00pm is canceled-do be rescheduled when dfts have retained cnsl (sg) (Entered: 02/09/2004)
03/08/200436 MOTION for hrg with respect to dfts' status of counsel by USA (sg) (Entered: 03/09/2004)
04/01/200437 NOTICE of setting: Status Conference set for 11:30 AM on Wed., 4/7/04 for Racing Services Inc, for Susan Bala, for Global Contact, Inc., for Raymundo Diaz Jr. (cc: all counsel, dft, crt officials) (sg) (Entered: 04/01/2004)
04/07/200438 ALL - CLERK'S MINUTES OF Status Hearing: before Hon. Ralph R. Erickson hrg held on 4/7/04 , Crt calls case & notes appearances, not all parties present, Crt discusses pending bankruptcy issues, Crt resets status hrg for 4/21/04 at 1:00 pm - all parties shall be present, Recess. (sg) (Entered: 04/08/2004)
04/08/200439 NOTICE of setting: Status hrg set for 1:00PM on Wed., 4/21/04 for Racing Services Inc, for Susan Bala, for Global Contact, Inc., for Raymundo Diaz Jr. bef Judge Erickson in Fgo (cc: all counsel, dft, crt officials) (sg) (Entered: 04/08/2004)
04/21/200440 CLERK'S MINUTES OF Status Conference: before Hon. Ralph R. Erickson hrg held on 4/21/04 , Crt calls case & notes appearances, dft Diaz indicated that he is the President fo Global Contact and has contacted 2 different attorneys, Bala indicated that a trustee should be appointed in early May - Crt advised that all parties shall have cnls before the close of business on Monday, May 17, 2004 - Crt will enter an order - order will be forwarded to the Bankruptcy Court & the Bankruptcy Trustee, Crt advises that the Trial date of August 23rd is a firm date set by the Court. Recess. (sb) (Entered: 04/22/2004)
04/21/200441 ORDER by Hon. Ralph R. Erickson Crt orders that Diaz is to inform the Court by May 17, 2004 to identify his atty & Global Contacts atty, RSI shall also inform the identity of the atty for RSI by May 17, 2004, Jury Trial date of 8/23/04 is a firm date (cc: all counsel, USM, USPO) (sb) (Entered: 04/22/2004)
05/14/200442 NOTICE of setting: Motion hrg set for 3:00PM on Tues., 5/18/04 for Racing Services Inc, for Susan Bala, for Global Contact, Inc., for Raymundo Diaz Jr. in Fgo bef Judge Erickson (cc: all counsel, dft, crt officials) (sg) (Entered: 05/14/2004)
05/14/200444 ORDER by Hon. Ralph R. Erickson that proceeds from the sale of real estate be deposited in an interest bearing account [43-1] (cc: all counsel, USM, USPO) (sg) (Entered: 05/18/2004)
05/14/200445 DIAZ (04) RECEIPT #10362 - $76,633.73 - registery fund (see order filed on 5/14/04 (sg) (Entered: 05/18/2004)
05/17/200447 RECEIPT #10364 - $30 PHV Adm Fees for atty Friedberg (lc) Modified on 05/18/2004 (Entered: 05/17/2004)
05/18/200449 ALL DFTS - CLERK'S MINUTES OF Motion Hearing: before Hon. Ralph R. Erickson hrg held on 5/18/04 , Crt calls case & notes appearances, Atty Freidberg files a motion to remove the Gov't notice of Lis Pendens, Gov't will respond in 10 days, Crt sets tele conf for 6/2/04 at 4:30pm - to discuss mtn for Les Pendens & the issue of cnsl for dfts including the corporations, Crt confirms trial date of 8/23/04-but will not prejudge any continuance mtns. Recess. (sg) Modified on 05/21/2004 (Entered: 05/21/2004)
05/21/200450 NOTICE of setting: Telephone conference set for 4:30 pm on Wed., 6/2/04 for Racing Services Inc, for Susan Bala, for Global Contact, Inc., for Raymundo Diaz Jr. bef Judge Erickson Court to initiate call (cc: all counsel, dft, crt officials) (sg) (Entered: 05/21/2004)
06/02/200452 ALL - CLERK'S MINUTES OF Tele conference re: motion to remove the gov'ts notice of les pendens: before Hon. Ralph R. Erickson, crt calls case & notes appearances, cnsl present argument, crt to issue a written order directing that the Les Pendens be lifted and surrendered to Atty Friedberg, Crt sets status hrg on Tues. 6/15/04 at 1:00pm in Fargo, Atty Beauchen advises the crt of a similar mtn on behalf of Ms. Bala. Recess. (sg) (Entered: 06/08/2004)
06/08/200453 ALL DFTS - NOTICE of Setting: Status Conference set for Tues., 6/15/04 at 1pm in Fargo before Judge Erickson for dfts Racing Services Inc, Susan Bala, Global Contact, Inc., and Raymundo Diaz Jr. (cc: all counsel, crt officials) (lc) (Entered: 06/08/2004)
06/15/200454 ORDER ON MOTION TO REMOVE GOVERNMENT'S NOTICE OF LIS PENDENS by Hon. Ralph R. Erickson granting motion for order to remove the gov'ts notice of Lis Pendens on Diaz's North Dakota property - the court directs the Clerk of Court to pay over to Joseph S. Friedberg the proceeds of the sale of the ND property to be held in trust for Diaz, and the lis pendens filed on Diaz's Becker County, MN property be removed [48-1] (cc: all counsel, USM, USPO) (sg) (Entered: 06/15/2004)
06/15/200455 CLERK'S MINUTES OF Status Conference: before Hon. Ralph R. Erickson hrg held on 6/15/04 Crt calls case & notes appearances, Cnsl comment as to cnsl for corporations, comments-authorizes Ms. Bala (to the best of abilities of this crt) to retain cnsl on behalf of RSI, Atty Friedberg to notify crt as to the trial date, Crt sets mtn to dismiss hrg for Tues 8/10/04 at 10:00 am in Fgo, Recess. (sg) (Entered: 06/15/2004)
06/15/200456 DISBURSEMENT ORDER by Hon. Ralph R. Erickson - $76,633.73 plus 90% of the interst earned shall be paid to: Joesph S. Friedber & 10% of the interest earned shall be retained by the US District Court as the Registry Fee (cc: all counsel, USM, USPO) (sg) (Entered: 06/18/2004)
06/15/200457 NOTICE of setting: Motion hearing re: Motion to Dismiss set for 10:00 AM on Tues., 8/10/04 before Judge Erickson in Fgo (cc: all counsel, dft, crt officials) (sg) (Entered: 06/18/2004)
06/16/200458 DIAZ(04) -RECEIPT #10459 - $76,687.25 pursuant to Court Order 06/15/04 [56-1]. Breakdown being: $76,633.73 plus interest of $48.17 for Total of $76,681.90 to Atty Friedberg and $5.35 to USDC for Registry Fee (ak) (Entered: 06/19/2004)
07/07/200461 CONTINUANCE per 18:3161 by Hon. Ralph R. Erickson granting motion to continue trial date of August 23 to October 25, 2004 at 9:30 am in Fargo, hrg re: motion to dismiss is continued from 8/10/04 to a date to be determined, pretrial motion ddln is 9/27/04, Crt ORDERS that the period of delay commencing from the date of this Order until the date of the trial shall be excluded from the calculation of time for purposes of the Speedy Trial Act, 18 USC 3161, Crt finds that the ends of justice served by granting the continuance outweigh the best interest of the public and the dft in a speedy trial [59-1] (cc: all counsel, USM, USPO) (sg) (Entered: 07/08/2004)
07/12/200462 RESPONSE TO DFT Raymundo Diaz, Jr's mtn to continue trial and brief in support by pla USA (sg) (Entered: 07/12/2004)
07/16/200463 MOTION for reconsideration of trial date by USA as to dfts. (td) (Entered: 07/16/2004)
08/05/200464 CONTINUANCE per 18:3161 by Hon. Ralph R. Erickson granting motion for reconsideration of trial date [63-1] The Court finds that the ensds of justice served by granting the continuance outweigh the best interest of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial, Jury trial set for 1/18/04 (cc: all counsel, USM, USPO) (sg) (Entered: 08/05/2004)
08/05/200465 ALL - NOTICE of Re-setting JURY TRIAL: pretrial motions ddln: 12/6/04, jury trial set for 9:30 AM on Tues., 1/18/05 in Fgo bef Judge Erickson , crt to meet w/cnsl at 9:00 AM, proposed jury instructions must be filed 5 days prior to trial, JT previously set for 10/25/04, trial estimate: 4 weeks (cc: all counsel, dft, crt officials) (sg) (Entered: 08/05/2004)
08/05/200466 NOTICE of setting: Hearing Re: Motion to Dismiss set for 1:30 PM on Thurs., 10/28/04 bef Judge Erickson in Fgo for Racing Services Inc, for Susan Bala, for Global Contact, Inc., for Raymundo Diaz Jr. , previously set for 8/10/04 (cc: all counsel, dft, crt officials) (sg) (Entered: 08/05/2004)
10/22/200467 MOTION (Ltr) withdrawing mtn [13-1] by Raymundo Diaz, Jr. (fe) Modified on 10/25/2004 (Entered: 10/25/2004)
10/25/200468 NOTICE of CONTINUING: hrg set on 10/25/04 to a date to be determined (cc: all cnsl, dft, crt ofcls) (fe) (Entered: 10/25/2004)
12/02/200469 ORDER by Hon. Ralph R. Erickson denying motion to dismiss indictment [8-1] (cc: all counsel, USM, USPO) (sg) (Entered: 12/02/2004)
12/17/200473 ALL DFTS - MOTION ex parte (GJ) by USA as to Racing Services Inc, Susan Bala, Global Contact, Inc., Raymundo Diaz Jr. (sg) (Entered: 12/17/2004)
12/17/2004  PROPOSED Order submitted by plaintiff USA lodged with the Clerk (sg) (Entered: 12/17/2004)
12/20/200474 ORDER by Hon. Ralph R. Erickson granting motion ex parte (GJ) [73-1] (cc: all counsel, USM, USPO) (sg) (Entered: 12/20/2004)
12/22/200475 MEMORANDUM OPINION & ORDER by Hon. Ralph R. Erickson denying motion renewed motion to dismiss indictment [71-2] (cc: all counsel, USM, USPO) (seal) Modified on 12/27/2004 (Entered: 12/22/2004)
01/01/2005  RSI (01) & BALA (02) CLERK'S MINUTES OF ELEVENTH DAY OF TRIAL: before Hon. Ralph R. Erickson - Crt calls case & notes appearances, violation of sequesturing of witness-crt will allow limited testimony, dft case continues, crt adjourn at 4:40 pm, resume at 9:00 am tomorrow. Recess. (sg) (Entered: 02/03/2005)
01/03/200577 ORDER by Hon. Ralph R. Erickson denying motion for partial reconsideration [75-1] [76-1] (cc: all counsel, USM, USPO)(sg) Modified on 01/04/2005 (Entered: 01/04/2005)
01/12/200578 REQUESTED JURY INSTRUCTIONS by plaintiff (td) (Entered: 01/12/2005)
01/13/200579 GLOBAL & DIAZ - NOTICE of setting: change of plea hearing set for 8:30AM on Tues., 1/18/05 for Global Contact, Inc., for Raymundo Diaz Jr. bef Judge Erickson in Fgo , previously set for JT on 1/18/05 (cc: all counsel, dft, crt officials) (sg) (Entered: 01/13/2005)
01/13/200580 USA - REQUESTED SUPPLEMENTAL JURY INSTRUCTIONS by plaintiff USA (sg) (Entered: 01/26/2005)
01/18/2005  RSI (01) & SUSAN BALA (02) CLERK'S MINUTES OF FIRST DAY OF JURY TRIAL: before Hon. Ralph R. Erickson held on 1/18/05 , Crt calls case & notes appearances, final pretrial conference held-individual voir dire, Crt directs cnsl & parties to not comment on this case, crt discusses other procedural matters, voir dire begins , individual questioning continues, resume at 9:00 am, Recess. (sg) Modified on 01/19/2005 (Entered: 01/19/2005)
01/19/200584 GLOBAL CONTACT (03) & DIAZ (04) NOTICE of setting: ; sentencing hearing set for 10:00 AM on Fri., 4/1/05 for Global Contact, Inc., for Raymundo Diaz Jr. bef Judge Erickson in Fgo (cc: all counsel, dft, crt officials) (sg) (Entered: 01/19/2005)
01/19/2005  RSI (01) & BALA (02) CLERK'S MINUTES OF SECOND DAY OF JURY TRIAL: before Hon. Ralph R. Erickson - Crt calls case & notes appearances, individual voir dire continues-dft cnsl moves to challenge 2 jurors for cause-crt grants, cnsl exercise peremptory challenges-14 juror seated-jury sworn-crt adjourns until 9:00 with cnsl and 9:15 with the jury, Recess. (sg) (Entered: 01/21/2005)
01/20/200585 PRELIMINARY JURY INSTRUCTIONS (sg) (Entered: 01/21/2005)
01/20/2005  RSI (01) & BALA (02) CLERK'S MINUTES OF THIRD DAY OF JURY TRIAL: before Hon. Ralph R. Erickson-crt calls case & notes appearances, indictment read to jury, crt reads preliminary instructions, cnsl present oral argument, Gov't commences case, adjourn until 9:00 am. (sg) Modified on 01/25/2005 (Entered: 01/21/2005)
01/21/2005  RSI (01) & BALA (02) CLERK'S MINUTES OF FOURTH DAY OF JURY TRIAL: before Hon. Ralph R. Erickson, crt calls case & notes appearances, Gov't case continues, Recess at noon resume on Monday morning at 9:00. (seal) Modified on 01/25/2005 (Entered: 01/25/2005)
01/24/2005  RSI (01) & BALA (02) CLERK'S MINUTES OF FIFTH DAY OF JURY TRIAL: before Hon. Ralph R. Erickson, crt calls case & notes appearances-cnsl waive poling of jury, Gov't case continues, recess at 4:20 pm-resume at 8:45AM w/cnsl and 9:00AM with jury. (seal) (Entered: 01/25/2005)
01/25/2005  RSI (01) & BALA (02) CLERK'S MINUTES OF SIXTH DAY OF JURY TRIAL: before Hon. Ralph R. Erickson, Crt calls case & notes appearances-cnsl waive polling of jury, discussion with cnsl (including Atty Friedberg) re: joint defense agreement-crt receives two ltrs (In Camera-attached to clerk's minutes), Gov't case continues, recess at 4:25 pm - resume at 9:00 AM tomorrow. (seal) (Entered: 01/25/2005)
01/26/2005  RSI (01) & BALA (02) CLERK'S MINUTES OF SEVENTH DAY OF JURY TRIAL: before Hon. Ralph R. Erickson, Crt calls case & notes appearances, Gov't case continutes, recess at 4:30 pm, start again at 8:50 AM w/cnsl & 9:00 AM with the jury. (sg) (Entered: 02/01/2005)
01/27/2005  RSI (01) & BALA (02) CLERK'S MINUTES OF EIGHT DAY OF JURY TRIAL: before Hon. Ralph R. Erickson, crt calls case & notes appearances, gov't case continues, recess at 4:10pm, break until 9:00 AM on Friday. (sg) (Entered: 02/01/2005)
01/28/2005  RSI (01) & BALA (02) CLERK'S MINUTES OF NINTH DAY OF JURY TRIAL: before Hon. Ralph R. Erickson calls case & notes appearances, gov't case continues, recess at 12:20 PM, return on Mon. 1/31/05 at 12:45 pm with counsel, 1:00 pm with jury, Recess. (sg) (Entered: 02/01/2005)
01/31/2005  RSI (01) & BALA (02) CLERK'S MINUTES OF TENTH DAY OF JURY TRIAL: before Hon. Ralph R. Erickson, crt calls case & notes appearances, dft moves for Rule 29 motion of aquital-gov't responds-crt denies mtn, Mtn re: sequestration of witness-crt takes mtn underadvisement, Crt grants mtn in limine re: medical records-only for impeachment purposes, 1:25 PM-jury enteres-Gov't rests, Dft case commences, jury excused at 4:00 pm, resume at 9:30 am on Tues. 2/1/05, Recess. (sg) (Entered: 02/01/2005)
02/02/2005  RSI (01) & BALA (02) CLERK'S MINUTES OF TWELVE DAY OF JURY TRIAL: before Hon. Ralph R. Erickson - crt calls case & notes appearances-cnsl waive polling of indictment, dft case continues, dft rest, Gov't presents rebuttal, Gov't re-rests, cnsl to meet w/crt at 10:00 am for exceptions & objections to instructions, jury back at 1:00 pm tomorrow, Recess. (sg) (Entered: 02/03/2005)
02/02/200587 REQUESTED VERDICT FORM - RACING SERVICES INC.& SUSAN BALA filed by pla USA (sg) (Entered: 02/03/2005)
02/03/2005  RSI (01) & BALA (02) - CLERK'S MINUTES OF THIRTEENTH DAY OF JURY TRIAL: before Hon. Ralph R. Erickson, crt calls case & notes appearances, Cnsl make objections to final instructions, atty Beauchene renews Rule 29 mtn, Cnsl provide closing arguments-atty Beauchene-moves for a mistrial-crt denies & provides curative intruction, Crt reads final intructions, baliff sworn, jury receives case at 5:15, Recess, alternates excused, jury selects foreperson and will resume at 9:00 am, (sg) (Entered: 02/04/2005)
02/04/2005  RSI (01) & BALA (02) CLERK'S MINUTES OF FOURTEENTH DAY OF JURY TRIAL: before Hon. Ralph R. Erickson, Jury returns verdict (2:45), Crt calls case & notes appearances, clerk publishes verdict 3:25 pm, GUILTY on all counts both dfts, Clerk reads forfeiture allegations, Jury to return on Monday at 9:00 am for forfieture claim, Recess. (sg) (Entered: 02/04/2005)
02/04/200588 RSI (01) & BALA (02) VERDICT as to Racing Services Inc, Susan Bala - GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS (sg) (Entered: 02/04/2005)
02/04/200589 RSI (01) & BALA (02) FINAL JURY INSTRUCTIONS (sg) (Entered: 02/04/2005)
02/04/200590 ORDER by Hon. Ralph R. Erickson that while the jury is deliberating in this matter, meals will be provided at Government expense. (cc: all counsel, USM, USPO) (td) (Entered: 02/08/2005)
02/07/200591 RSI (01) & BALA (02) CLERK'S MINUTES OF FIFTEENTH DAY OF JURY TRIAL: before Hon. Ralph R. Erickson Court calls case and notes appearances. Jury will hear and decide forfeiture allegations. Govt and Defense present case to jury, counsel present closing arguments to jury, recess 10:00 a.m. (td) Modified on 03/16/2005 (Entered: 02/09/2005)
02/07/200592 VERDICTS (4) (SPECIAL VERDICT RE: FORFEITURE ALLEGATION as to Racing Services Inc, the jury finds that $99,013,200.00 was invloved in the money laundering and the illegal business violations. As to Susan Bala, the jury finds that $19,719,186.06 was invloved in the illegal gaming business and in the money laundering vilations. (td) Modified on 03/16/2005 (Entered: 02/09/2005)
02/07/200593 FINAL FORFEITURE JURY INSTRUCTIONS (td) Modified on 03/16/2005 (Entered: 02/09/2005)
02/08/200594 RECEIPT for passport of Susan Bala deposited with the clerk's office per oral direction of the court (td) Modified on 03/16/2005 (Entered: 02/09/2005)
02/09/200595 RSI (01) & BALA (02) NOTICE of setting: sentencing hearing set for 2:00 p.m. on Friday, 4/29/05 before Judge Erickson in Fargo for Racing Services Inc, for Susan Bala (cc: all counsel, dft, crt officials) (td) Modified on 03/16/2005 (Entered: 02/09/2005)
02/15/200596 RSI (01) & BALA (02) MOTION for judgment of acquittal by Racing Services Inc, Susan Bala (sg) Modified on 03/16/2005 (Entered: 02/16/2005)
03/22/200598 RSI(1) & BALA (2) SUBPOENA's returned (38) (sg) (Entered: 03/24/2005)
03/24/200599 GLOBAL (03) & DIAZ (04) NOTICE of setting: sentencing hrg set for 11:00 AM on Fri., 5/20/05 for Global Contact, Inc., for Raymundo Diaz Jr. bef Judge Erickson in Fgo , previously set for 4/1/05 (cc: all counsel, dft, crt officials) (sg) (Entered: 03/24/2005)
04/05/2005100 GLOBAL (03) & DIAZ (04) - PRELIMINARY ORDER OF FORFEITURE; MONEY JUDGMENT AS TO DEFENDANTS RAYMUNDO DIAZ, JR. AND GLOBAL CONTACT, INC., by Hon. Ralph R. Erickson (cc: all counsel, USM, USPO) (sg) (Entered: 04/08/2005)
04/06/2005101 BALA (02) ORDER by Hon. Ralph R. Erickson denying motion for judgment of acquittal [96-1] (cc: all counsel, USM, USPO) (sg) Modified on 04/08/2005 (Entered: 04/07/2005)
04/11/2005102 RSI (1) PRELIMINARY ORDER OF FORFEITURE; MONEY JUDGMENT AS TO DEFENDANT RACING SERVICES INFC.--MONEY LAUNDERING VIOLATION by Hon. Ralph R. Erickson (cc: all counsel, USM, USPO) (seal) (Entered: 04/13/2005)
04/11/2005103 RSI (1) PRELIMINARY ORDER OF FORFEITURE; MONEY JUDGMENT AS TO DEFENDANT RACING SERVICES, INC.--ILLEGAL GAMBLING VIOLATION by Hon. Ralph R. Erickson (cc: all counsel, USM, USPO) (seal) (Entered: 04/13/2005)
04/11/2005104 BALA (02) PRLIMINARY ORDER OF FORFEITURE; MONEY JUDGMENT AS TO DEFENDANT SUSAN BALA--MONEY LAUNDERING VIOLATION by Hon. Ralph R. Erickson (cc: all counsel, USM, USPO) (seal) (Entered: 04/13/2005)
04/11/2005105 BALA (02) PRELIMINARY ORDER OF FORFEITURE; MONEY JUDGMENT AS TO DEFENDANT SUSAN BALA--ILLEGAL GAMBLING VIOLATION by Hon. Ralph R. Erickson (cc: all counsel, USM, USPO) (seal) (Entered: 04/13/2005)
04/14/2005106 RSI(01)/BALA(02)-NOTICE of RE-SCHEDULING SENTENCING: hearing set for 1:30, THURS., 7/14/05 bef Judge Erickson-Fgo for Racing Services Inc, for Susan Bala (prev sched for 4/29/05)(cc: all counsel, dft, crt officials) (fe) (Entered: 04/14/2005)
05/20/2005108 GLOBAL CONTACT (03) & DIAZ (04) - CLERK'S MINUTES OF Sentencing: before Hon. Ralph R. Erickson hrg held on 5/20/05 , In chamber conference re: downward departure, In Courtroom: Crt calls case & notes appearances, crt advises of past proceedings & PSIR, cnsl have no objections to PSIR, Crt advises of sentencing guidelines, Crt imposes sentence as to Global conduct (see jgm), Crt grants downward departure motion as to Diaz, Cnsl provide sentencing recommendations as to Diaz, Crt comments, Crt imposes sentence as to Diaz (see jgm) , Crt advises of right to appeal, Recess. (sg) Modified on 05/25/2005 (Entered: 05/20/2005)
05/20/2005109 DIAZ (04) ORDER by Hon. Ralph R. Erickson granting motion for departure from the sentencing guidelines [107-1], granting motion to seal motion [107-2] (cc: all counsel, USM, USPO) (sb) Modified on 05/25/2005 (Entered: 05/20/2005)
06/15/2005112 DIAZ(04) - RECEIPT #11494 - $300 SPECIAL ASSESSMENT payment (ak) Modified on 06/16/2005 (Entered: 06/16/2005)
07/13/2005115 RSI (01) & BALA (02) RESPONSE by plaintiff USA to motion for order to Utilize Trust Funds [113-1] as to defendant Racing Services Inc, defendant Susan Bala (sg) (Entered: 07/14/2005)
07/14/2005116 RSI (01) BALA (02) CLERK'S MINUTES OF Sentencing: before Hon. Ralph R. Erickson hrg held on 7/14/05 , crt calls case & notes appearances, crt advises of jury verdict and of max penalties, Crt advises of PSIR as it relates to RSI-gov't notes typo, Gov't provides sentencing recommendation as it relates to RSI-crt imposes sentence as to RSI (see jgm), Crt advises of PSIR & various ltrs relating to Bala-cnsl review ltrs-cnsl note objections, crt notes Brixcorp as a corporation, Crt advises of sentencing guidelines as noted in PSIR-cnsl provide arguments-crt comments, advises of sentencing guidelines, Cnsl present argument & provide sentencing recommendations, dft comments, Court comments, Court imposes sentence, Appeal rights given. ADJOURN (sg) (Entered: 07/14/2005)
07/20/2005117 RSI (01) JUDGMENT as to Racing Services Inc sentencing Racing Services Inc counts 1-12, $4,800 special assessment, forfeiture - $99,013,200 by Hon. Ralph R. Erickson (cc: all counsel, 1 cert copies to USM, 3 cert copies to USPO) (sg) (Entered: 07/20/2005)
07/22/2005119 BALA (02) ORDER ON REQUEST TO UTILIZE FUNDS by Hon. Ralph R. Erickson granting motion for order to Utilize Trust Funds [113-1] (cc: all counsel, USM, USPO) (sg) (Entered: 07/22/2005)
08/02/2005121 RACING SERVICES(01) - MOTION for new trial , to extend time to file briefs & afdts in support of mtn by Racing Services Inc w/attachments (lrf) (Entered: 08/03/2005)
08/09/2005123 ORDER by Hon. Ralph R. Erickson - The Court will not consider any motions filed by Bala on behalf of RSI (see order) (cc: all counsel, USM, USPO) (sg) (Entered: 08/09/2005)
08/17/2005124 RACING SVCS(01) - APPEARANCE for defendant Racing Services Inc by Attorney Mark A Beauchene (lrf) (Entered: 08/17/2005)
08/17/2005  RACING SVCS (01) MOTION (for Court's consideration) for new trial and to extend time to filed briefs & afdts in support of mtn by Racing Services Inc w/attachments (SEE doc #121 for atty Beauchene's signature per Court's Order dated 8/9/05 at doc #123) (lrf) (Entered: 08/17/2005)
08/17/2005125 RACING SVCS (01) MOTION to extend time to file brief in support of new trial by Racing Services Inc w/attached proposed order (lrf) Modified on 08/17/2005 (Entered: 08/17/2005)
08/22/2005127 RSI (01) & BALA (02) BRIEF in support of motion for new trial by defendant Racing Services Inc, defendant Susan Bala regarding [0-1] (sg) (Entered: 08/26/2005)
08/22/2005129 RSI (01) & BALA (02) AFFIDAVIT of Francine Diaz by defendant Racing Services Inc, defendant Susan Bala regarding [0-1] (sg) (Entered: 08/26/2005)
08/26/2005130 RSI (01) BALA(02) ORDER by Hon. Ralph R. Erickson denying motion to reconsider ruling [120-1] (cc: all counsel, USM, USPO) (sg) (Entered: 08/26/2005)
08/29/2005133 BALA (02) ORDER by Hon. Ralph R. Erickson granting motion to extend surrender date [131-1] (cc: all counsel, USM, USPO) (sg) (Entered: 08/29/2005)
09/22/2005136 RSI (01) & BALA (02) REPLY by dft Racing Services Inc, & dft Susan Bala to United States' Response to dfts' motion for a new trial [135-1] as to defendant Racing Services Inc, defendant Susan Bala (sg) (Entered: 09/22/2005)
09/22/2005137 RSI (01) & BALA (02) ORDER by Hon. Ralph R. Erickson denying motion for new trial [0-1] (cc: all counsel, USM, USPO) (sg) (Entered: 09/22/2005)
09/22/2005138 RSI (1) BALA (02) MOTION for additional time to supplement dfts' mtn for a new trial , to extend surrender date pending completion of transcript by Racing Services Inc, Susan Bala (sg) (Entered: 09/22/2005)
09/22/2005139 RSI(01)/BALA(02) - APPEAL Notice to USCA8 by pla USA re ORDER [119-1] filed 7/22/05 and ORDER [130-1] filed 8/26/05. Fees: WAIVED (lc) (Entered: 09/22/2005)
09/26/2005  RSI(01)/BALA(02) - CLERK MEMO TO USPO requesting 3 copies of PSI for appeal purposes. (lc) (Entered: 09/26/2005)
09/26/2005  RSI(01)/BALA(02) - CLERK MEMO TO AUSA REISENAUER and PETERSON, and ATTORNEY BEAUCHENE re Designated Record request. (lc) (Entered: 09/26/2005)
09/26/2005  RSI(01)/BALA(02) - REMARK --Copy of Notice of Appeal mailed to AUSA Reisenauer and Peterson, attorney Beauchene, dft Susan Bala and Court Reporter Kelly Kroke (lc) (Entered: 09/26/2005)
09/26/2005140 RSI(01)/BALA(02) - Copy of docket entries as forwarded to counsel and USCA8 (lc) (Entered: 09/26/2005)
09/26/2005  RSI(01)/BALA(02) - CERTIFIED COPIES (2) SENT to USCA8: Docket entries, Notice of Appeal, Preliminary Order of Forfeitures Docs #102, 103, 104, 105, Jgm as to RSI, Jgm as to Bala, Order filed 7/22/05 and Order filed 8/26/05 (lc) (Entered: 09/26/2005)
09/26/2005141 RSI (01) & BALA (02) ORDER by Hon. Ralph R. Erickson denying motion for additional time to supplement dfts' mtn for a new trial [138-1], denying motion to extend surrender date pending completion of transcript [138-2] (cc: all counsel, USM, USPO) (sg) (Entered: 09/26/2005)
09/27/2005  RSI(01) - TRANSMITTAL FROM USPO-Fargo: (3) copies of PSI w/ attached addendum for use in processing appeal. (lc) (Entered: 09/28/2005)
09/27/2005  BALA(02) - TRANSMITTAL FROM USPO-Fargo: (3) copies of PSI w/ attached addendum for use in processing appeal. (lc) (Entered: 09/28/2005)
09/27/2005143 RSI(01) - CROSS APPEAL Notice to USCA8 by dft Racing Services Inc re Judgment [117-1] filed 7/20/05. Fees UNPAID. (lc) (Entered: 09/28/2005)
09/27/2005144 RSI(01) - MOTION to appeal in forma pauperis by Racing Services Inc (lc) (Entered: 09/28/2005)
09/27/2005148 BALA (02) ORDER by Hon. Ralph R. Erickson denying motion for release pending appeal [142-1] (cc: all counsel, USM, USPO) (sg) (Entered: 09/28/2005)
09/27/2005149 RSI (01) & BALA (02) - UNITED STATES' APPLICATION for Post Indictment Restraining Order by USA as to Racing Services Inc, Susan Bala (sg) (Entered: 09/28/2005)
09/27/2005  RSI (01) & BALA (02) PROPOSED Restraining Order submitted by plaintiff USA lodged with the Clerk (sg) (Entered: 09/28/2005)
09/28/2005  RSI(01) - CLERK MEMO TO ATTY BEAUCHENE AND AUSA REISENAUER AND PETERSON re Designated Record request (cross appeal). (lc) Modified on 09/28/2005 (Entered: 09/28/2005)
09/28/2005  RSI(01) - REMARK - Copy of Cross Notice of Appeal mailed to atty Beauchene, AUSA Reisenauer and Peterson, Court Reporter Kelly Kroke and dft RSI in c/o Susan Bala. (lc) (Entered: 09/28/2005)
09/28/2005150 RSI(01) - Copy of docket entries as forwarded to counsel and USCA8 (cross appeal) (lc) (Entered: 09/28/2005)
09/28/2005  RSI(01) - CERTIFIED COPIES (2) SENT to USCA8: Docket entries, Notice of Cross Appeal, Order of Forfeitures Doc #102 & 103, and Jgm (lc) (Entered: 09/28/2005)
09/28/2005  BALA(02) - CLERK MEMO TO ATTY BEAUCHENE AND AUSA REISENAUER AND PETERSON, re Designated Record request (cross appeal) (lc) (Entered: 09/28/2005)
09/28/2005  BALA(02) - REMARK - Copy of Notice of Cross Appeal mailed to atty Beauchene, AUSA Reisenauer and Peterson, Court Reporter Kelly Kroke, dft Susan Bala (lc) (Entered: 09/28/2005)
09/28/2005151 BALA(02) - Copy of docket entries as forwarded to counsel and USCA8 (cross appeal) (lc) (Entered: 09/28/2005)
09/28/2005  BALA(02) - CERTIFIED COPIES (2) SENT to USCA8: Docket entries, Notice of Cross Appeal, Orders of Forfeiture Docs #104 & 105, Jgm (lc) (Entered: 09/28/2005)
09/30/2005  RSI(01)/BALA(02) - REMARK faxed following documents to USCA8, St. Paul: complete docket sheet, RSI Judgment [Doc #117], Bala Judgment [Doc #118], Bala Order granting motion to extend surrender date [Doc #133], Order denying motion to extend surrender date [Doc #141], Bala Order denying motion for release pending appeal [Doc 148], RSI Notice of Appeal [Doc #143], and BALA Notice of Appeal [Doc #145] (lc) Modified on 09/30/2005 (Entered: 09/30/2005)
09/30/2005  BALA(02) - (FAX) APPEAL Order from USCA8 #05-3688: Motion for interim stay of sentence and for release pending appeal have been considered and are denied. Appellant is granted leave to proceed IFP. Counsel Mark Beauchene is hereby appointed to represent appellant Susan Bala under CJA. (lc) (Entered: 09/30/2005)
09/30/2005152 RSI(01)/BALA(02) - RECEIPT of USCA8 for appeal record forwarded 09/26/05 re USA's Notice of Appeal [139-1] (lc) (Entered: 09/30/2005)
09/30/2005  BALA(02) - APPEAL NUMBER received from USCA8 re appeal [145-1]: #05-3688NDF. Enclosed is a cross-appeal briefing schedule. Atty Beauchene will receive CJA Forms 20 which will provide for his appointment to represent Ms. Bala at a later date. (lc) (Entered: 10/04/2005)
09/30/2005  RSI(01) - APPEAL NUMBER received from USCA8 re appeal [143-1]: #05-3690NDF. RSI docket fee is pending. Enclosed is a cross-appeal briefing schedule. (lc) (Entered: 10/04/2005)
09/30/2005  USA - APPEAL NUMBER received from USCA8 re appeal [139-1]: #05-3691NDF. Enclosed is a cross-appeal briefing schedule. (lc) (Entered: 10/04/2005)
10/03/2005153 RSI(01) - RECEIPT for appeal record forwarded 9/28/05 (lc) (Entered: 10/04/2005)
10/03/2005154 BALA(02) - RECEIPT for appeal record forwarded 9/28/05 (lc) (Entered: 10/04/2005)
10/04/2005155 RSI/BALA - APPEAL Designation of Record requested by USA re appeal [139-1]. (lc) (Entered: 10/06/2005)
11/08/2005157 (FAX) COPY OF USCA8 Order #05-3688/05-3691, dated 11/8/05: Motion for substitution of counsel has been considered by the court and is denied, w/ attached REVISED briefing schedule. (lc) (Entered: 11/09/2005)
12/19/2005160RSI(01)/BALA(02) - DESIGNATION OF RECORD ON APPEAL by USA as to Racing Services Inc appeal 143 and Susan Bala's appeal 145 .(lc) (Entered: 12/19/2005)
01/13/2006161RSI(01)/BALA(02) - DESIGNATED RECORD TRANSMITTAL to US Court of Appeals, St. Paul re 139 Notice of Appeal filed by USA (USCA No.: #05-3691) (Attachments: # 1 Designated Record Transmittal Sheet)(lc) (Entered: 01/13/2006)
01/13/2006162RSI(-01) - DESIGNATED RECORD TRANSMITTAL to US Court of Appeals re 143 Notice of Appeal filed by dft RSI. (USCA No.: #05-3690) (Attachments: # 1 Transmittal to USCA, St. Paul)(lc) (Entered: 01/13/2006)
06/22/2006176 ORDER (TEXT ONLY) by Judge Ralph R. Erickson denying 144 Motion for Leave to Appeal In Forma Pauperis as to Racing Services Inc (1) (MK) (Entered: 06/22/2006)
07/05/2006177RECEIPT - returned bulky exhibits: 47D (computer) and 47 (amtote machine) to Government (sg) (Entered: 07/05/2006)
09/12/2006178MOTION for Forfeiture of Property as Substitute Assets by USA as to Racing Services Inc, Susan Bala. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order First Order for Forfeiture of Substitute Assets)(Chase, Nicholas) (Entered: 09/12/2006)
09/12/2006179Certificate of Service by USA as to Racing Services Inc, Susan Bala re 178 MOTION for Forfeiture of Property Corrected (Chase, Nicholas) (Entered: 09/12/2006)
02/23/2007183ORDER re 182 Order on Motion for Forfeiture of Property by Judge Ralph R. Erickson (CG) (Entered: 02/23/2007)
03/06/2007184JUDGMENT of USCA8 (#05-3688/05-3690/05-3691NDF): Judgments of USDC, including preliminary and final orders of forfeiture, are reversed. Bala's motion to file additional pro se materials on behalf of RSI is denied as moot. Government's cross appeal is dismissed. (Attachments: # 1 USCA8 Opinion)(lc) (Entered: 03/06/2007)
03/06/2007185MANDATE of USCA8 (#05-3688/05-3690/05-3691NDF) re 139 , 143 and 145 Notice of Appeals. (lc) Modified on 3/7/2007 to add appeal document numbers. (lc) (Entered: 03/06/2007)
05/09/2008188NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE: Bruce A. Schoenwald appearing for Racing Services Inc, Susan Bala (Schoenwald, Bruce) (Entered: 05/09/2008)
05/09/2008189MOTION Application for Certificate of Innocence by Racing Services Inc, Susan Bala. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Proposed Certificate of Innocence)(Schoenwald, Bruce) (Entered: 05/09/2008)
05/09/2008190*WRONG EVENT SELECTED* AFFIDAVIT of Service re 189 MOTION Application for Certificate of Innocence filed by Susan Bala, Racing Services Inc (Schoenwald, Bruce) Modified on 5/12/2008 to restrict document. Re-filed using Certificate of Service at document 191 (lf). (Entered: 05/09/2008)
05/09/2008191Certificate of Service by Racing Services Inc, Susan Bala re 189 MOTION Application for Certificate of Innocence. (lf) (Entered: 05/12/2008)
05/12/2008  DOCKET CORRECTION re: Document #190 Affidavit; Wrong event selected. Re-filed as Certificate of Service. (lf) (Entered: 05/12/2008)
05/12/2008192 ORDER (TEXT ONLY) by Judge Ralph R. Erickson setting response deadline as to 189 Motion for Certificate of Innocence filed by Racing Services, Inc. and Susan Bala. The United States shall respond to the motion by 5:00 PM on Monday, June 2, 2008. (KMS) (Entered: 05/12/2008)
06/02/2008193RESPONSE to Motion by USA as to Racing Services Inc, Susan Bala re 189 MOTION Application for Certificate of Innocence (Reisenauer, Keith) (Entered: 06/02/2008)
06/09/2008194REPLY TO RESPONSE to Motion by Racing Services Inc, Susan Bala re 2 Exhibit Exhibit B - Statutory Amendment Table)(Schoenwald, Bruce) (Entered: 06/09/2008)
06/19/2008195MOTION for Leave to File Supplementary Information by Racing Services Inc and Susan Bala. (Attachments: # 4 Proposed Order)(lf) (Entered: 06/19/2008)
06/20/2008196 ORDER (TEXT-ONLY) by Judge Ralph R. Erickson granting 195 Motion for Leave to File Supplementary Information as to Racing Services Inc (1), Susan Bala (2). Supplementary Information shall be filed by June 27, 2008. (CSG) (Entered: 06/20/2008)
06/27/2008197SUPPLEMENT to document: 3 Exhibit Exhibit E - Letter to IRS)(Schoenwald, Bruce) (Entered: 06/27/2008)
06/27/2008198Certificate of Service by Racing Services Inc, Susan Bala re 197 Supplement, Defendants' Supplemental Submission in Support of Application for Certificate of Innocence (Schoenwald, Bruce) (Entered: 06/27/2008)
07/21/2008201SUPPLEMENT to document: 9 Exhibit 9 - page from a brief)(lh) (Entered: 07/22/2008)
09/19/2008202ORDER by Judge Ralph R. Erickson denying 189 Motion for certificate of innocence as to Racing Services Inc (1), Susan Bala (2) (CSG) (Entered: 09/19/2008)
09/26/2008203NOTICE OF APPEAL to US Court of Appeals re 202 Order denying application for certificate of innocence filed by defendants Racing Services, Inc (-01) and Susan Bala (-02). Filing fee: PAID (lc) (Entered: 09/26/2008)
10/02/2008  Appeal Remark re 203 Notice of Appeal: Letter requesting PSI to USPO in Fargo. (lc) (Entered: 10/02/2008)
10/02/2008204Notice of Appeal Supplement as to Racing Services Inc and Susan Bala re 203 Notice of Appeal. (lc) (Entered: 10/02/2008)
10/02/2008205DESIGNATION OF RECORD ON APPEAL re 1 Transmittal Sheet to Court of Appeals)(lc) (Entered: 10/02/2008)
10/06/2008  USCA Case Number as to Racing Services Inc and Susan Bala #08-3287 for 203 Notice of Appeal. (lc) (Entered: 10/06/2008)
10/27/2008206Appeal Remark re 203 Notice of Appeal: 3 sealed copies of PSI mailed to USCA8, St. Paul Office as to defendants Racing Services, Inc. (-01) and Susan Bala (-02). (lc) (Entered: 10/27/2008)
12/23/2008207REQUEST TO SUPPLEMENT APPEAL RECORD re 203 Notice of Appeal - Final Judgment (Reisenauer, Keith) (Entered: 12/23/2008)
12/31/2008208Appeal Remark re 203 Notice of Appeal: Per request of USA, trial exhibits #49, 50, 51, 52, 110 and 127 forwarded to USCA8, St. Paul Office. (lc) (Entered: 12/31/2008)
09/04/2009209JUDGMENT of USCA as to Racing Services Inc and Susan Bala re 1 Court of Appeals Opinion)(lc) (Entered: 09/04/2009)
10/19/2009  Appeal Remark re 203 Notice of Appeal: Transcripts of Jury Trial (Volumes 1-12), Jury Trial - Forfeiture hearing, Sentencing hearing AND Government exhibits #49, 50, 51, 52, 110, and 127 all returned to Clerk's office by Court of Appeals. (lc) (Entered: 10/19/2009)
10/29/2009210MANDATE of USCA as to Racing Services Inc and Susan Bala re 203 Notice of Appeal. (lc) (Entered: 10/29/2009)