CLOSED, COMPLEX


UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA (Western Division - Los Angeles)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 2:05-cr-01210-PA-1


Case title: USA v. Ralphs Grocery Co

Date Filed: 12/15/2005
Date Terminated: 11/27/2006

Assigned to: Judge Percy Anderson

Defendant (1)
Ralphs Grocery Company
TERMINATED: 11/27/2006
represented byE Lawrence Barcella
Paul Hastings Janofsky and Walker
875 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-551-1718
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Jeffrey G Varga
Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker
515 S Flower St, 25th Fl
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2228
213-683-6332
Email: jeffreyvarga@paulhastings.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Joseph Al Latham , Jr
Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker
515 S Flower St, 25th Fl
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2228
213-683-6000
Fax: 213-627-0705
Email: allatham@paulhastings.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Kirby D Behre
Kirby Behre Law Office
875 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-551-1719
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Zachary D Fasman
Zachary D Fasman Law Offices
Park Avenue Tower
75 East 55th Street, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10022
212-318-6315
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
18:371 CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT FEDERAL OFFENSES
(1)
Defendant is placed on Probation for Three (3) years under the terms and conditions of the US Probation Office and General Order 318 and 01-05. Pay special assessment of $2000, restitution in the total amount of $50 million.
42:408(a)(7)(B) and 18:2 FALSE REPRESENTATION OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, AIDING AND ABETTING AND CAUSING AN ACT TO BE DONE
(4)
Defendant is placed on Probation for Three (3) years under the terms and conditions of the US Probation Office and General Order 318 and 01-05. Pay special assessment of $2000, restitution in the total amount of $50 million.
18:1028(a)(7) and 2 IDENTITY FRAUD, AIDING AND ABETTING AND CAUSING AN ACT TO BE DONE
(19)
Defendant is placed on Probation for Three (3) years under the terms and conditions of the US Probation Office and General Order 318 and 01-05. Pay special assessment of $2000, restitution in the total amount of $50 million.
18:1027 and 2 CONCEALMENT OF FACTS RELATING TO EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLAN, AIDING AND ABETTING AND CAUSING AN ACT TO BE DONE
(50)
Defendant is placed on Probation for Three (3) years under the terms and conditions of the US Probation Office and General Order 318 and 01-05. Pay special assessment of $2000, restitution in the total amount of $50 million.

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
42:408(a)(7)(B) and 18:2 FALSE REPRESENTATION OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, AIDING AND ABETTING AND CAUSING AN ACT TO BE DONE
(2-3)
On government's motion, the remaining count(s) ordered dismissed
42:408(a)(7)(B) and 18:2 FALSE REPRESENTATION OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, AIDING AND ABETTING AND CAUSING AN ACT TO BE DONE
(5-15)
On government's motion, the remaining count(s) ordered dismissed
18:1028(a)(7) and 2 IDENTITY FRAUD, AIDING AND ABETTING AND CAUSING AN ACT TO BE DONE
(16-18)
On government's motion, the remaining count(s) ordered dismissed
18:1028(a)(7) and 2 IDENTITY FRAUD, AIDING AND ABETTING AND CAUSING AN ACT TO BE DONE
(20)
On government's motion, the remaining count(s) ordered dismissed
18:1001(a)(1) and 2 FALSIFICATION AND CONCEALMENT OF MATERIAL FACTS WITHIN FEDERAL AGENCY JURISDICTION, AIDING AND ABETTING AND CAUSING AN ACT TO BE DONE
(21)
On government's motion, the remaining count(s) ordered dismissed
18:1956(h) MONEY LAUNDERING CONSPIRACY
(22)
On government's motion, the remaining count(s) ordered dismissed
18:1956(a)(1)(B)(i) and 2 CONCEALMENT MONEY LAUNDERING, AIDING AND ABETTING AND CAUSING AN ACT TO BE DONE
(23-33)
On government's motion, the remaining count(s) ordered dismissed
18:1027, 2 FALSE STATEMENTS AND CONCEALMENT OF FACTS RELATING TO EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLAN, AIDING AND ABETTING AND CAUSING AN ACT TO BE DONE
(34-49)
On government's motion, the remaining count(2) ordered dismissed
18:1001(a)(2) and 2 FALSE STATEMENT TO FEDERAL AGENCY, AIDNG AND ABETTING AND CAUSING AN ACT TO BE DONE
(51-52)
On government's motion, the remaining count(s) ordered dismissed
18:1503 and 2 OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, AIDING AND ABETTING AND CAUSING AN ACT TO BE DONE
(53)
On government's motion, the remaining count(s) ordered dismissed

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
Felony

Complaints

Disposition
None


Movant
UFCW LOCALS 135 AND 324 represented byJanet I Levine
Crowell & Moring LLP
515 South Flower Street 40th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2258
213-622-4750
Fax: 213-622-2690
Email: jlevine@crowell.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Stephen B Sadowsky
Crowell & Moring LLP
515 South Flower Street 40th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
213-622-4750
Fax: 213-622-2690
Email: ssadowsky@lsslaw.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained


Plaintiff
USA represented byJeremy D Matz
AUSA - Office of US Attorney
Criminal Div - US Courthouse
312 N Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012-4700
213-894-2434
Email: USACAC.Criminal@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Stephen A Cazares
AUSA - Office of US Attorney
Major Frauds Section - US Courthouse
312 North Spring Street 12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012-4700
213-894-0707
Fax: 213-894-6269
Email: USACAC.Criminal@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Adam H Braun
Adam H Braun Law Offices
1880 Century Park East Suite 710
Los Angeles, CA 90067
310-277-2272
Fax: 310-277-2270
Email: adam@braunesquire.com
TERMINATED: 05/07/2007

Date Filed #Docket Text
12/15/2005INDICTMENT filed against Ralphs Grocery Co (1) count(s) 1, 2-15, 16-20, 21, 22, 23-33, 34-49, 50, 51-52, 53 filed by AUSA Adam H Braun. Offense occurred in LA, OC, RV, SB, VEN, STB. (vdr) (Entered: 12/19/2005)
12/15/2005CASE SUMMARY filed by AUSA Adam Braun, attorney for USA, as to Ralphs Grocery Co. Defendant's date of birth: n/a. (vdr) (Entered: 12/19/2005)
12/15/2005MEMORANDUM filed by USA as to Ralphs Grocery Co seeking authority for an investigative action and being filed on 12/15/05, does not relate to, a mtr pending in which Patrick J. Walsh was personally involved or on which he was personally consulted while employed in the US Atty's Ofc. (vdr) (Entered: 12/19/2005)
12/15/2005MEMORANDUM filed by USA as to Ralphs Grocery Co seeking authority for an investigative action and being filed on 12/15/05, does not relate to, a mtr pending in the Major Frauds Section of the US Atty's Ofc before 6/30/01, the date on which Jennifer T. Lum resigned her appt in that ofc; or was personally involved or on which she was personally consulted while employed in the US Atty's Ofc. (vdr) (Entered: 12/19/2005)
12/15/2005MEMORANDUM filed by USA as to Ralphs Grocery Co seeking authority for an investigative action and being filed on 12/15/05, does not relate to, a mtr pending in the Organized Crime Section of the US Atty's Ofc before 9/29/00, the date on which Stephen G. Larson resigned his appt in that ofc; or was personally involved or on which he was personally consulted while employed in the US Atty's Ofc. (vdr) (Entered: 12/19/2005)
12/15/2005MEMORANDUM filed by USA as to Ralphs Grocery Co seeking authority for an investigative action and being filed on 12/15/05, does not relate to, a mtr pending in the Narcotic Section of the US Atty's Ofc before April 20, 1999, the date on which Jeffrey W. Johnson resigned his appt in that ofc; or was personally involved or on which he was personally consulted while employed in the US Atty's Ofc. (vdr) (Entered: 12/19/2005)
12/15/2005MEMORANDUM filed by USA as to Ralphs Grocery Co. This criminal action, being filed on 12/15/05, was not pending in the U.S. Attorney's Office before 12/22/98, the date on which U.S. District Judge Nora M. Manella began receiving criminal matters. (vdr) (Entered: 12/19/2005)
12/15/2005MEMORANDUM filed by USA as to Ralphs Grocery Co. This criminal action, being filed on 12/15/05, was not pending in the U.S. Attorney's Office before 11/2/92, the date on which U.S. District Judge Lourdes G. Baird began receiving criminal matters. (vdr) (Entered: 12/19/2005)
12/15/2005NOTICE TO COURT OF Complex Case filed by USA as to Ralphs Grocery Co. (vdr) (Entered: 12/19/2005)
01/30/200610 APPLICATION filed by Ralphs Grocery Co of non-reseident attorney to appear in a specific case. Lodged Order (roz) (Entered: 02/02/2006)
01/30/200611 APPLICATION filed by Ralphs Grocery Co of non-resident attorney to appear in a specific case . Lodged Order (roz) (Entered: 02/02/2006)
01/30/200612 APPLICATION filed by Ralphs Grocery Co of non-resident attorney to appear in a specific case . Lodged Order (roz) (Entered: 02/02/2006)
01/30/200613MINUTES OF POST-INDICTMENT ARRAIGNMENT HEARING held before Magistrate Judge Charles F. Eick as to Ralphs Grocery Co.: Reassigning case to Judge Percy Anderson . Ralphs Grocery Co (1) count(s) 1, 2-15, 16-20, 21, 22, 23-33, 34-49, 50, 51-52, 53 arraigned and states true name as charged. Retained Attorney Jeffrey G Varga, Lawrence Barcella Jr present. First appearance of Ralphs Grocery Co entered. Plea and trial setting set for 11:00 a.m., on 1/30/06 for Ralphs Grocery Co. Tape No.: CS 1/30/06 (ca) (Entered: 02/03/2006)
01/30/200615MINUTES OF ARRAIGNMENT, PLEA AND TRIAL HEARING held before Judge Percy Anderson as to Ralphs Grocery Co: Trial is set 3/28/06 at 9:00pm. Status conference regarding a proposed protective order for 2/13/06 at 3:00pm. If the parties lodge a proposed protective order prior to 2/13/06 no appearances will be necessary. A status conference is set for 3/6/06 at 3:00pm. C/R: Jennifer Cheshire (roz) (Entered: 02/03/2006)
01/30/200616 DESIGNATION AND APPEARANCE of Attorney for Ralphs Grocery Co by Attorney Jeffrey Varga. (ca) (Entered: 02/03/2006)
01/30/200617 DESIGNATION AND APPEARANCE of Attorney for Ralphs Grocery Co by Attorney E. Lawrence Barcella. (ca) (Entered: 02/03/2006)
01/30/200618 STATEMENT OF DEFENDANT'S CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS filed as to Ralphs Grocery Co. (ca) (Entered: 02/03/2006)
02/02/200614ORDER REGARDING CRIMINAL TRIAL filed by Judge Percy Anderson as to Ralphs Grocery Co: Trial set for 3/28/06 at 9:00am. (cc: all counsel) (roz) (Entered: 02/03/2006)
02/02/200623 EX PARTE APPLICATION filed by USA as to Ralphs Grocery Co for an Order permitting disclosure of Grand Jury Exhibits and certaian Grand Jury Transcripts . Lodged Order (roz) (Entered: 02/07/2006)
02/03/200619 RECEIPT for Transcripts of proceedings held on: 1/30/06. C/R: Jennifer Cheshire. (sb) (Entered: 02/06/2006)
02/03/200620 TRANSCRIPT filed for proceedings held on 1/30/06 as to Ralphs Grocery Co. (sb) (Entered: 02/06/2006)
02/03/200621ORDER filed by Judge Percy Anderson as to Ralphs Grocery Co : granting application of non-reseident attorney to appear in a specific case. [10-1] Retained attorney Kirby Behre, J Al Latham Jr. (cc: all counsel) (roz) (Entered: 02/07/2006)
02/03/200622ORDER filed by Judge Percy Anderson as to Ralphs Grocery Co : granting application of non-resident attorney to appear in a specific case [12-1]. (cc: all counsel) (roz) (Entered: 02/07/2006)
02/06/200624ORDER filed by Judge Percy Anderson as to Ralphs Grocery Co : granting ex parte application for an Order permitting disclosure of Grand Jury Exhibits and certaian Grand Jury Transcripts [23-1]. (cc: all counsel) (roz) (Entered: 02/07/2006)
02/13/200625 SUMMONS executed upon Ralphs Grocery Co on 1/13/06. (ca) (Entered: 02/14/2006)
02/13/200626 NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION filed by Ralphs Grocery Co for a Bill of Particulars . Returnable on: 3/6/06 at 3:30pm. Lodged Order (roz) (Entered: 02/17/2006)
02/13/200627 DECLARATION FILED by Ralphs Grocery Co in support of Motion for a Bill of Particulars. (roz) (Entered: 02/17/2006)
02/13/200628 MOTION filed by Ralphs Grocery Co to quash Grand Jury Subpoenas . Returnable on: 3/6/06 at 3:30pm. Lodged Order (roz) (Entered: 02/17/2006)
02/13/200629 DECLARATION FILED by Ralphs Grocery Co in support of Motion to Quash Grand Jury Subpoenas. (roz) (Entered: 02/17/2006)
02/15/200630 SEALED DOCUMENT - GOVERNMENTS EX PARTE APPLICATION to file Stipulation and Proposed Order Under Seal ; Declaration of Jeremy D. Matz. (roz) (Entered: 02/22/2006)
02/15/200631 SEALED DOCUMENT - ORDER SEALING STIPULATION AND PROPOSED ORDER (roz) (Entered: 02/22/2006)
02/15/200632 SEALED DOCUMENT - STIPULATION regarding: Witness statements and Grand Jury exhibits produced in discovery by the Government to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company (roz) (Entered: 02/22/2006)
02/15/200633 FINDINGS AND PROTETIVE ORDER regarding: Witness statements Grand Jury exhibits produced in discovery by the Government to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company (roz) (Entered: 02/22/2006)
02/16/200634 APPLICATION of Non-Resident Attorney to Appear in a Specific Case filed as to Ralphs Grocery Co by attorney E Lawrence Barcella; designating as local counsel. Lodged Order (roz) (Entered: 02/22/2006)
02/21/200635ORDER filed by Judge Percy Anderson as to Ralphs Grocery Co : granting application of non-resident attorney to appear in a specific case [34-1]. (cc: all counsel) (roz) (Entered: 02/22/2006)
02/21/200636 MEMORANDUM filed by USA as to Ralphs Grocery Co in opposition to motion for a Bill of Particulars [26-1] (sm) (Entered: 02/22/2006)
02/22/200642 SEALED DOCUMENT- Exhibits J, K, and L to Government's Opposition to Defendant's Motion to Quash Grand Jury Subpoenas (es) (Entered: 03/02/2006)
02/24/200637 SEALED DOCUMENT - EX PARTE APPLICATION TO FILE UNDER SEAL ITS OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANT'S MOTION TO QUASH GRAND JURY SUBPOENAS filed by USA (sm) (Entered: 03/01/2006)
02/24/200638 SEALED DOCUMENT - ORDER SEALING GOVERNMENT'S OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANT'S MOTION TO QUASH GRAND JURY SUBPOENAS (sm) (Entered: 03/01/2006)
02/24/200639 SEALED DOCUMENT - OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANT'S MOTION TO QUASH GRAND JURY SUBPOENAS; MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES; DECLARATION OF ADAM BRAUN; EXHIBITS (sm) (Entered: 03/01/2006)
02/27/200640 REPLY filed by Ralphs Grocery Co to motion to quash Grand Jury Subpoenas [28-1] (sm) (Entered: 03/01/2006)
02/27/200641 REPLY filed by Ralphs Grocery Co as to Ralphs Grocery Co to government's oppositon to motion for a Bill of Particulars [26-1] (sm) (Entered: 03/01/2006)
03/06/200643MINUTES OF MOTION HEARING held before Judge Percy Anderson as to Ralphs Grocery Co : Defendant's motion for Bill of Particulars is heard. Motion is denied. Defendant's motionn to quash Grand Jury Subpoenas is heard and is Denied. Court and counsel confer regarding a new trial date. C/R: Jennifer Cheshire (es) (Entered: 03/08/2006)
03/07/200644 SEALED DOCUMENT - FIRST APPLICATION filed to file under seal agreements to be bound by protective order (sm) (Entered: 03/09/2006)
03/07/200645 SEALED DOCUMENT - ORDER SEALING DEFENDANT'S FIRST APPLICATION TO FILE UNDER SEAL AGREEMENTS TO BE BOUND BY PROTECTIVE ORDER filed (sm) (Entered: 03/09/2006)
03/07/200646 SEALED DOCUMENT - EX PARTE APPLICATION SECOND APPLICATION filed to file under seal agreements to be bound by protective order. (sm) (Entered: 03/09/2006)
03/07/200647 SEALED DOCUMENT - ORDER SEALING EX PARTE SECOND APPLICATION TO FILE UNDER SEAL AGREEMENTS TO BE BOUND BY PROTECTIVE ORDER (cc: all counsel) (sm) (Entered: 03/09/2006)
03/07/200648 SEALED DOCUMENT - THIRD APPLICATION filed under seal agreements to bound by protective order (sm) (Entered: 03/09/2006)
03/07/200649 SEALED DOCUMENT - ORDER SEALING THIRD APPLICATION TO FILE UNDER SEAL AGREEMENTS TO BE BOUND BY PROTECTIVE ORDER AND RELATED DOCUMENTS filed (cc: all counsel) (sm) (Entered: 03/09/2006)
03/10/200650 RECEIPT for Transcripts of proceedings held on: 3/6/06. C/R: Jennifer Cheshire. (sb) (Entered: 03/13/2006)
03/10/200651 TRANSCRIPT filed for proceedings held on 3/6/06 as to Ralphs Grocery Co. (sb) (Entered: 03/13/2006)
03/13/200653MINUTES OF STATUS CONFERENCE held before Judge Percy Anderson as to Ralphs Grocery Co: Trial and pretrial dates are scheduled in accordance with the Amended Criminal Trial Order. The government is ordered to file a stipulation for excludable time to b eexecuted by the defendant and its counsel. C/R: Not Reported (roz) (Entered: 03/21/2006)
03/14/200654 SEALED DOCUMENT- FOURTH APPLICATION to file under seal agreements to be bound by protective order. (sm) (Entered: 03/21/2006)
03/14/200655 SEALED DOCUMENT - ORDER SEALING DEFENDANT'S FOURTH APPLICATION TO FILE UNDER SEAL AGREEMENTS TO BE BOUND BY PROTECTIVE ORDER AND RELATED DOCUMENTS (sm) (Entered: 03/21/2006)
03/16/200652AMENDED ORDER REGARDING CRIMINAL TRIAL filed by Judge Percy Anderson as to Ralphs Grocery Co: Deadline for hearing discovery motions: to be determined. Deadline for filing motions, including motions in limine: 7/12/06. Deadline for Oppositon to Motions: 6/26/06. Deadline for Replies, in support of motions: 7/3/06. Status conference and hearing on Motions: 7/17/06, at 1:30pm. A special conference regarding trial exhibits will be held on 8/7/06 at 3:00pm. Trial: 8/15/06 at 9:00am. (cc: all counsel) (roz) (Entered: 03/20/2006)
04/10/200656 STIPULATION RE: (1) Continuance of Trial Date to 8/15/2006, (2) Motions Briefing and Hearing Schedule, and (3) Excludable Time for Purposes of the SpeedyTrial Act filed by Plaintiff USA as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company. Lodged Order. (jp, ) (Entered: 04/18/2006)
04/13/200657FINDINGS AND ORDER by Judge Percy Anderson as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company: Excludable started 3/28/06 and Excludable(s) stopped 8/15/06 as to Ralphs Grocery Company. Jury Trial reset for 8/15/2006 09:00 AM before Judge Percy Anderson. Motion set for hearing on 7/17/2006 at 01:30 PM before Judge Percy Anderson. Status Conference set for 7/17/2006 01:30 PM before Judge Percy Anderson. Time period deemed excludable pursuant to 18:3161(h)(8)(A). (sv) (Entered: 04/24/2006)
06/06/200658MINUTES OF Status Conference held before Judge Percy Anderson as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company. Court Reporter: Jennifer Cheshire. (pj, ) (Entered: 06/14/2006)
06/30/200659 PLEA AGREEMENT filed by Plaintiff USA as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company (pj, ) (Entered: 07/03/2006)
07/05/200663MINUTES OF Status Conference held before Judge Percy Anderson as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company. Court and counsel confer regarding the lea agreement 6/30/2006. A Change of Plea Hearing set for 7/26/2006 03:00 PM before Judge Percy Anderson. Court Reporter: Pat Cuneo. (pj, ) (Entered: 07/13/2006)
07/07/200661 TRANSCRIPT filed as to Ralphs Grocery Company for dates of 07/06/06 before Judge Percy Anderson, Court Reporter: Pat Cuneo. (kks ) (Entered: 07/11/2006)
07/07/200662 RECEIPT OF REPORTERS TRANSCRIPT of proceedings as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company for the following date: July 6, 2006 Court Reporter: Pat Cuneo (kks ) (Entered: 07/11/2006)
07/10/200660 STIPULATION AND ORDER of parties regarding unsealing of transcript of the side-bar conference on June 6, 2006 be unsealed by Judge Percy Anderson as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company, (pj, ) (Entered: 07/11/2006)
07/26/200664MINUTES OF Change of Plea Hearing held before Judge Percy Anderson as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company. Defendant sworn. Court questions defendant regarding the plea. The Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company (1) pleads GUILTY to Count 1,4,19,21,50 of the indictment. The plea is accepted. The Court ORDERS the preparation of a Presentence Report. Sentencing set for 10/16/2006 at 08:30 AM before Judge Percy Anderson. Court Reporter: Lynne Smith. (lm, ) (Entered: 08/03/2006)
09/20/200665 SENTENCING MEMORANDUM filed by Plaintiff USA as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company (pj, ) (Entered: 09/21/2006)
09/22/200667 MEMORANDUM IN AID OF SENTENCING filed by Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company (pj, ) (Entered: 09/28/2006)
09/26/200666STIPULATION AND ORDER by Judge Percy Anderson as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company, Status Conference set for 9/27/2006 03:00 PM before Judge Percy Anderson. (pj, ) (Entered: 09/27/2006)
09/27/200668MINUTES OF Status Conference held before Judge Percy Anderson as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company. Sentencing for defendant Ralph's Grocery Company remains scheduled for October 16, 2006 8:30am Court Reporter: Jennifer Cheshire. (pj, ) (Entered: 10/02/2006)
10/16/200672MINUTES OF IN CHAMBERS ORDER by Judge Percy Anderson as to Ralphs Grocery Company. A sentencing is not held. Sentencing is continued to 11/1/2006 8:30am Court Reporter: Bridget Montero. (pj, ) (Entered: 11/08/2006)
10/26/200669 RECEIPT OF REPORTERS TRANSCRIPT of proceedings as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company for the following dates: 10/16/06 Court Reporter: Bridget Montero (et) (Entered: 10/27/2006)
10/26/200670 TRANSCRIPT filed as to Ralphs Grocery Company for dates of 10/16/06 before Judge Percy Anderson, Court Reporter: Bridget R. Montero. (et) (Entered: 10/27/2006)
10/30/200671MINUTES OF IN CHAMBERS ORDER by Judge Percy Anderson : The Court hereby continues the sentencing in this matter to 11/14/06 @ 11:30AM.Court Reporter: Not Reported. (es ) (Entered: 10/31/2006)
11/14/200675MINUTES OF SENTENCING Hearing held before Judge Percy Anderson as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company(1). Defendant is placed on Probation for Three (3) years under the terms and conditions of the US Probation Office and General Order 318 and 01-05. Pay special assessment of $2000, restitution in the total amount of $50 million. Governmet's motion to dismikss the remaining counts of the indictment is granted. Defendant advised of right of appeal. Defendant advised of right of appeal. Court Reporter: Deborah Gackle. (es, ) (Entered: 12/04/2006)
11/21/200673 RECEIPT OF REPORTERS TRANSCRIPT of proceedings as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company for the following dates: 11/14/06 Court Reporter: Deborah Gackle (et) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/21/200674 TRANSCRIPT filed as to Ralphs Grocery Company for dates of 11/14/06 before Judge Percy Anderson, Court Reporter: Deborah K. Gackle. (et) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
11/27/200676JUDGMENT AND COMMITMENT by Judge Percy Anderson as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company (1), Count(s) 1, Defendant is is placed on Probation for Three (3) years under the terms and conditions of the US Probation Office and General Order 318 and 01-05. Pay special assessment of $2000, restitution in the total amount of $50 million. Governmet's motion to dismikss the remaining counts of tne indictment is granted. Defendant advised of right of appeal. Signed by Judge Percy Anderson. (es, ) (Entered: 12/04/2006)
12/06/200677 NOTICE FROM SPECIAL MASTER REGARDING JOINT TRUST FUNDS filed by Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company (ab, ) (Entered: 12/07/2006)
01/04/200778ORDER DENIED MODIFYING PROTECTIVE ORDER by Judge Percy Anderson as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company. (mb, ) (Entered: 01/05/2007)
02/01/200779NOTICE OF LODGING filed by Plaintiff USA as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order amended proposed order modifying protective order)(Matz, Jeremy) (Entered: 02/01/2007)
02/14/200780 EX PARTE APPLICATION for Order approving Ralphs' training and compliance program regarding hiring practices and verification of identification in hiring Filed by Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company (Attachments: # 2 Proposed Order Approving Ralphs' Training and Compliance Program Regarding Hiring Practices and Verification of Identification in Hiring) (Varga, Jeffrey) Modified on 2/15/2007 (rne, ). (Entered: 02/14/2007)
03/07/200781SATISFACTION OF JUDGMENT filed by Plaintiff USA as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company (Segina, Zoran) (Entered: 03/07/2007)
04/12/200782MINUTES OF IN CHAMBERS ORDER by Judge Percy Anderson: The Court has before it a proposed order seeking to modify the Protective Order. Counsel are ordered to appear for a status conference on April 23, 2007, at 3:00 p.m. Court Reporter: Not Reported. (cbr, ) (Entered: 04/16/2007)
04/12/200783ORDER by Judge Percy Anderson as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company, re EX PARTE APPLICATION for Order for order approving Ralphs' training and compliance program regarding hiring practices and verification of identification in hiring 80 . (pj, ) (Entered: 04/16/2007)
04/23/200784MINUTES OF Status Conference held before Judge Percy Anderson as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company. Court and counsel confer regarding the request to modify the protective order lodged on February 1, 2007. Court Reporter: Bridget Monerto. (ca ) (Entered: 05/02/2007)
04/23/200785MINUTES OF Status Conference held before Judge Percy Anderson as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company; court and counsel confer regarding the request to modfy the protective order lodged 2/1/07 Court Reporter: Bridget Monerto. (ab ) (Entered: 05/02/2007)
05/07/200786NOTICE of Submission by Ralphs Grocery Company of Information Requested by Court at April 23, 2007 Status Conference Regarding [Amended Proposed] Order Modifying Protective Order filed by Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company (Varga, Jeffrey) (Entered: 05/07/2007)
05/07/200787BRIEF Filed by Plaintiff USA as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company, Ralphs Grocery Company re: grand jury transcripts - notice to witnesses (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Matz, Jeremy) (Entered: 05/07/2007)
05/07/200788NOTICE OF APPEARANCE OR REASSIGNMENT of AUSA Jeremy D Matz on behalf of Plaintiff USA. Filed by Plaintiff USA. (Matz, Jeremy) (Entered: 05/07/2007)
05/07/2007  Attorney update - Attorney Stephen A Cazares for USA added. (ak, ) (Entered: 05/08/2007)
05/15/200789 TRANSCRIPT filed as to Ralphs Grocery Company, Ralphs Grocery Company for dates of 4/23/2007 before Judge Percy Anderson, re Status Conference 85 Court Reporter: Bridget R. Montero. (tad, ) (Entered: 05/16/2007)
05/15/200792NOTICE OF DISCREPANCY AND ORDER: by Judge Percy Anderson ORDERING Notice from Special Master Regarding Bond and Insurance, Status Report by Special Master and Order submitted by Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company, Ralphs Grocery Company, received on 04/26/07 is not to be filed but instead rejected. Denial based on: Documents should be E-Filed Pursuant to General Order No.06. (cbr, ) (Entered: 05/22/2007)
05/16/200790STATUS REPORT by Special Master and Request of Extension of Deadline for Making Claims and Amount of Payments to the Joint Trust Funds filed by Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company, Ralphs Grocery Company (es, ) (Entered: 05/18/2007)
05/16/200791NOTICE From Special Master Regarding Bond and Insurance filed by Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company, Ralphs Grocery Company (es, ) (Entered: 05/18/2007)
06/01/200793REQUEST to extend deadline for special master to distribute Ralphs Restitution fund to eligible employees and unions Filed by Special Master Thomas T. Roberts. Lodged Order. (ca) (Entered: 06/12/2007)
06/07/200794ORDER EXTENDING DEADLINE TO DISTRIBUTE RALPHS RESTITUTION FUND TO ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEES AND THE UNIONS by Judge Percy Anderson as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company. The Court hereby ORDERS that the deadline for the Special Master to distribute the Ralphs Restitution Fund to the Eligible Employees and the Unions be extended to October 26, 2007. (ca) (Entered: 06/12/2007)
06/07/200795NOTICE OF DOCUMENT DISCREPANCIES AND ORDER by Judge Percy Anderson ORDERING Notice from special mastewr regarding bond insurane, status report and request for extension; proposed order submitted by Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company, received on 5/16/07 to be filed and processed; filed date to be the date the document was stamped Received but not Filed with the Clerk. (ab) (Entered: 06/14/2007)
06/07/200796ORDER EXTENDING DEADLINE FOR MAKING CLAIMS AMD CHANGING AMOUNT OF PAYMENTS TO JOINT TRUST FUNDS by Judge Percy Anderson as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company. The deadline for submitting claims by potential Eligible Employees is adjusted to May 21, 2007. (vc) (Entered: 06/15/2007)
07/03/200797 EX PARTE APPLICATION for Extension of Time to File n/a. briefing schedule re: tax issues re: Ralphs Restitution Fund Filed by Plaintiff USA as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Matz, Jeremy) (Entered: 07/03/2007)
07/10/200798ORDER SETTING BRIEFING SCHEDULE RE: TAX ISSUES RE: RALPHS RESTITUTION FUND by Judge Percy Anderson as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company, re EX PARTE APPLICATION for Extension of Time to File n/a. briefing schedule re: tax issues re: Ralphs Restitution Fund 97 . The government shall file its opening brief no later than July 30, 2007. Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company (Ralphs), the seven local unions of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union if they choose, also file opening briefs no later than July 30, 2007. Any party or entity that has filed an opening brief shall file any oppositions or responses no later than August 13, 2007. Any party or entity that has filed an opening brief may file any optional replies no later than August 20, 2007. A hearing on the tax issues is hereby scheduled for August 27, 2007, at 1:30 p.m. (cbr) (Entered: 07/13/2007)
07/30/200799BRIEF Filedby Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company Regarding Ralphs Restitution Fund Tax Issues RE: Order on Ex Parte Application,,,, Util - Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings,,, 98 . (Varga, Jeffrey) (Entered: 07/30/2007)
07/30/2007100PROOF OF SERVICE of Ralphs Grocery Company's Opening Brief Regarding Ralphs Restitution Fund Tax Issues, served on July 30, 2007, by Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company re Brief (non-motion, non-appeal) 99 , Regarding Ralphs Restitution Fund Tax Issues (Varga, Jeffrey) (Entered: 07/30/2007)
07/30/2007101NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION for Ruling Filed by Plaintiff USA as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery CompanyMotion set for hearing on 8/27/2007 at 01:30 PM before Judge Percy Anderson. (Matz, Jeremy) (Entered: 07/30/2007)
07/30/2007102UNION-VICTIMS' STATEMENT OF POSITION AND OPENING BRIEF RE: TAX ISSUES RE: RALPHS RESTITUTION FUND filed by UFCW Locals 770, 1036, 1428, and 1442, UFCW Locals 135 and 324, UFCW Local 1167 re EX PARTE APPLICATION for Extension of Time to File n/a. briefing schedule re: tax issues re: Ralphs Restitution Fund 97 . (cbr) (Entered: 07/31/2007)
07/30/2007103UNION-VICTIMS' EX PARTE APPLICATION For an Order Allowing (1) Briefing on Ralphs Refusal to Pay Certain Expenses of the Ralphs Restitution Fund (Taxes on RRF Income in Accordance with Plea Agreement), as Requested by the Special Master, Concurrently With Briefing Schedule Re: Tax Issues Re: Ralphs Restitution and (2) Filing of Their Brief Thereon. Filed by UFCW Locals 770, 1036, 1428 and 1442, UFCW Locals 135 and 324, UFCW 1167.(cbr) (Entered: 07/31/2007)
07/30/2007104UNION-VICTIMS' BRIEF Re: Ralphs' Refusal to Pay Certain Expenses of the Ralphs Restitution Fund (Taxes on Fund Income, In Accordance with Plea Agreement), as Requested by the Special Master filed by UFCW Locals 770, 1036, 1428, and 1442, UFCW Locals 135 and 324, UFCW Local 1167. (cbr) (Entered: 07/31/2007)
07/30/2007108SPECIAL MASTER'S OPENING BRIEF RE: TAX ISSUES Filed by Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company. (ab) (Entered: 08/02/2007)
07/31/2007105NOTICE TO FILER OF DEFICIENCIES in Electronically Filed Documents. The following deficiency was found Incorrect Document Type selected.: RE MOTION for Ruling 101 (jhu) (Entered: 07/31/2007)
07/31/2007106ADDENDUM (ERRATA) TO UNION-VICTIMS' BRIEF RE: RALPHS' REFUSAL TO PAY CERTAIN EXPENSES OF THE RALPHS RESTITUTION FUND (TAXES ON FUND INCOME, IN ACCORDANCE WITH PLEA AGREEMENT), AS REQUESTED BY THE SPECIAL MASTER-TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF AUTHORITIES (TO BE APPENDED TO BRIEF FILED JULY 30, 2007) filed by UFCW LOCAL 1167 RE: Brief (non-motion, non-appeal), Brief (non-motion, non-appeal) 104 . (ab) Modified on 8/6/2007 (ab, ). (Entered: 07/31/2007)
07/31/2007107ADDITIONAL PROOF OF SERVICE of For Statement of Position and Opening Brief Re: Tax Issue Re: Ralphs Restitution Fund 102 , served on 07/30/07, by UFCW Locals 770, 1036, 1428, and 1442, UFCW Locals 135 and 324, UFCW Local 1167 (cbr) (Entered: 07/31/2007)
08/09/2007109Designation of Additional Counsel (Retained), appearing on behalf of UFCW Locals 135 and 324, filed (es) (Entered: 08/13/2007)
08/09/2007110NOTICE of Unavailability of Special Master at August 27, 2007 Hearing filed as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company (es) (Entered: 08/13/2007)
08/13/2007111RESPONSE in Support of MOTION for Ruling 101 filed by Plaintiff USA as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company. (Matz, Jeremy) (Entered: 08/13/2007)
08/13/2007112RESPONSE IN OPPOSITION to Order on Ex Parte Application,,,, Util - Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings,,, 3 Affidavit of Service Re Ralphs' Opposition and Response)(Varga, Jeffrey) (Entered: 08/13/2007)
08/13/2007113OBJECTION to Statement, 102 , filed by Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company (Varga, Jeffrey) (Entered: 08/13/2007)
08/13/2007114NOTICE TO FILER OF DEFICIENCIES in Electronically Filed Documents. The following deficiency was found CASE NUMBER IS INCORRECT: RE Response in Opposition (non-motion)(non-R&R), Response in Opposition (non-motion)(non-R&R) 112 (es) (Entered: 08/13/2007)
08/13/2007115Union-Victims' Response Brief re Tax Issues Re Ralphs Restitution Fund filed Attorneys for UFCW Local 1167 as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company (es) (Entered: 08/14/2007)
08/14/2007116MINUTES OF Status Conference held before Judge Percy Anderson as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company. The Court schedules a status conference for Thursday, August 16, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. Attendance is mandatory. Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company is to have a client representative present. The Special Master is also ordered to appear. The clerk is ordered to provide notice of the status conference to counsel for the unions. Court Reporter: Not Reported. (es) (Entered: 08/15/2007)
08/16/2007117MINUTES OF IN CHAMBERS ORDER by Judge Percy Anderson : SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE; court conducts settlement conference; courts set Settlement Conference for 8/23/2007 09:30 AM before Judge Percy Anderson. (ab) (Entered: 08/16/2007)
08/16/2007119MINUTES OF Status Conference held before Judge Percy Anderson as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company; court and counsel confer regarding certain tax issues that have arisen in the administration of Ralph's Restitution Fund. Court Reporter: Bridget Montero. (ab) (Entered: 08/20/2007)
08/17/2007118MINUTES OF IN CHAMBERS ORDER by Judge Percy Anderson : the court modifies the briefing re tax issues; the time for filing and serving optional reply brief is extended to 8/27/07; the hearing on tax issues is continued to 9/4/2007 01:30 PM before Judge Percy Anderson. (ab) (Entered: 08/17/2007)
08/23/2007120MINUTES OF IN CHAMBERS ORDER held before Judge Percy Anderson as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company. Settlement Conference set for 9/7/2007 at 10:00 AM. The court on its own motion further modifies the briefing regarding tax issues. The time for filing and serving optional reply briefs is extended to 9/17/07. The hearing on the tax issues is continued to 9/24/2007 at 01:30 PM.Court Reporter: Bridget Montero. (roz) (Entered: 08/27/2007)
08/30/2007121NOTICE OF DISCREPANCY AND ORDER: by Judge Percy Anderson ORDERING Declaration of Robert W. Wood in Response to Special Master's Opening Bief Re: Tax Issues submitted by Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company, received on 08/27/07 is not to be filed but instead rejected. Denial based on: General Order 06-07, Document should be E-Filed. (cbr) (Entered: 09/04/2007)
09/07/2007122MINUTES OF IN CHAMBERS ORDER by Judge Percy Anderson: Court conducts a further settlement conference. Courts sets a further Settlement Conference onSeptember 14, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. (es) (Entered: 09/11/2007)
09/07/2007123MINUTES OF (IN CHAMBERS) ORDER by Judge Percy Anderson : The parties are ordered to appear for a further settlement conference before United States District JudgeJohn F. Walter on September 14, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. The Court on its own motion further modifies the briefingre tax issues. The time for filing and serving optional reply briefs is extended to October 1, 2007, at noon. Thehearing on the tax issues is continued from September 24, 2007, at 1:30 p.m. to October 5,2007, at 10:00 am. (sce) (Entered: 09/20/2007)
09/14/2007124MINUTES (IN CHAMBERS) FURTHER SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE ORDER by Judge John F. Walter : Settlement Conference set for 9/19/2007 AT 01:30 PM before Judge John F. Walter. (sce) (Entered: 09/20/2007)
09/19/2007125MINUTES (IN CHAMBERS) FURTHER SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE ORDER by Judge John F. Walter : Settlement Conference set for 9/21/2007 at 11:30 AM before Judge John F. Walter. (sce) (Entered: 09/20/2007)
09/21/2007126MINUTES OF IN CHAMBERS FURTHER SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE by Judge Percy Anderson: Court conducts a further settlement conference. Court sets a further Settlement Conference on 9/25/07 at 12:30pm. (es) (Entered: 09/24/2007)
09/21/2007127SECOND STATUS REPORT by Special Master; Request for reconsideration of adverse determinations filed by Thomas T. Roberts, Special Master.(ca) (Entered: 09/24/2007)
09/25/2007128MINUTES OF IN CHAMBERS ORDER FURTHER SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE by Judge Percy Anderson : Case settled. Counsel and parties are ordered to appear before Judge Percy Anderson onSeptember 26, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. (es) (Entered: 09/26/2007)
09/26/2007129MINUTES OF Status Conference held before Judge Percy Anderson as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company. A status conference is held. Court and counsel confer regarding settlement. The parties indicate that written settlement agreements will be prepared no later than October 5, 2007. Court Reporter: Leandra Amber. (cbr) (Entered: 09/28/2007)
09/27/2007130 TRANSCRIPT filed as to Ralphs Grocery Company for dates of 8/16/07 before Judge Percy Anderson, re Status Conference, 119 Court Reporter: Bridget R. Montero. (ha) (Entered: 10/02/2007)
09/27/2007131 TRANSCRIPT filed as to Ralphs Grocery Company for dates of 9/26/07 before Judge Percy Anderson, re Status Conference, 129 Court Reporter: Leandra Amber. (ha) (Entered: 10/02/2007)
10/05/2007132MINUTES OF IN CHAMBERS ORDER by Judge Percy Anderson : Court and counsel discuss settlement. Case not settled. Counsel shall appear before Judge Anderson at 10:00 a.m. today to schedule a date for a further settlement conference. (es) (Entered: 10/10/2007)
10/09/2007134UNION-VICTIMS' REPLY BREIF RE: TAX ISSUES RE: RALPHS RESTITUTION FUND filed by UFCW LOCAL 1167. (ab) Modified on 10/11/2007 (ab, ). (Entered: 10/11/2007)
10/09/2007135RESPONSE filed by Attorneys for UFCW Local 1167 to defendant Ralphs' Evidentiary Objections to the declaration of Michaal Cohen (sm) (Entered: 10/12/2007)
10/10/2007133AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE USAO AND RALPHS RE: TAX AND RELATED ISSUES CONCERNING THE RALPHS RESTITUTION FUND filed by Plaintiff USA as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company (Matz, Jeremy) (Entered: 10/10/2007)
10/11/2007136MINUTES OF Status Conference held before Judge Percy Anderson as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company. A written agreement has been reached and filed in this matter. The Special Master and tax attorney inform the Court they have also come to an agreement regarding the tax dispute. Court Reporter: Leandra Amber. (cj) (Entered: 10/12/2007)
10/11/2007137MINUTES OF In Chambers re Further Settlement Conference re: Attorneys Fees. held before Judge Percy Anderson. Court and counsel discuss settlement. Case is settled. Counsel shall appear before Judge Anderson at 4:00 p.m. today. (cbr) (Entered: 10/16/2007)
10/19/2007138MINUTES OF Status Conference held before Judge Percy Anderson as to Defendant Ralph's Grocery Company. The Court orders the Special Master and representative for the tax attorney to appear before Judge Walter for a settlement hearing regarding tax issues on October 11, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. The status conference is continued to October 11, 2007 at 4:00 p.m. Court Reporter: Miriam V. Baird. (rj) (Entered: 10/19/2007)
10/19/2007139MINUTES OF IN CHAMBERS ORDER by Judge Percy Anderson. Having read and considered the Special Masters Request for Extension of Deadline to Request Reconsideration of Adverse Determination and good cause appearing therein, the Court hereby ORDERS that the deadline for Potential Eligible Employees to request reconsideration by the Special Master pursuant to Paragraph 54 of the Plea Agreement be extended to September 5, 2007. (rj) (Entered: 10/19/2007)
06/25/2008140NOTICE OF LODGING filed by Plaintiff USA as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company GOVERNMENT'S REQUEST FOR COURT APPOINTMENT OF SUCCESSOR SPECIAL MASTER FOR RALPHS RESTITUTION FUND;DECLARATION OF JEREMY D. MATZ (Attachments: # 2 Proposed Order ORDER APPOINTING SUCCESSOR)(Matz, Jeremy) (Entered: 06/25/2008)
06/26/2008141ORDER APPOINTING SUCCESSOR SPECIAL MASTER FOR RALPHS RESTITUTION FUND by Judge Percy Anderson as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company. Upon the Government's Request 140 , the Court ORDERS as follows: (1) Sharon K. Oxborough is hereby appointed as successor Special Master for the Ralphs Restitution Fund. (2) As successor Special Master, Ms. Oxborough shall be subject to all of the responsibilities and obligations of the Special Master as set forth in the Plea Agreement for Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company ("Plea Agreement"). (3) All terms and conditions of the Plea Agreement are and shall remain in effect. (gk) (Entered: 06/30/2008)
08/31/2009142NOTICE of Change of Attorney Information for attorney Janet I Levine counsel for Movants UFCW Locals 135 and 324. Changing Address to 515 South Flower Street, 40th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071. Filed by Movants UFCW Locals 135 and 324 (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service)(Levine, Janet) (Entered: 08/31/2009)
01/11/2010143FINAL REPORT BY Special Master filed as to Defendant Ralphs Grocery Company (cbr) (Entered: 01/12/2010)