U.S. District Court
EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA (Western Division)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 5:01-cr-00091-H-2


Case title: USA v. Binder, et al

Date Filed: 04/17/2001
Date Terminated: 09/29/2006

Assigned to: Senior Judge Malcolm J. Howard

Defendant (2)
Schweizer Emblem Company
TERMINATED: 09/29/2006

Pending Counts

Disposition
18:1001 & 2 - False statement and aiding and abetting
(1ss)
Probation - 4 yrs. - spec. assessment $400.00 - spec.conds. - Restitution - $271,868.74 due immed. - w/int. - payment schedule - no fine

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
18 U.S.C. Sections 1001 and 2- False Statements and aiding and abetting.
(1)
Dismissed upon motion of govt
18:1001 & 2 - False Statements and Aiding and Abetting
(1s-2s)
Dismissed upon motion of govt
18:1001 & 2 - False statement and aiding and abetting
(2ss)
Dismissed upon motion of govt
18:1001 & 2 - False statement and aiding and abetting
(3ss)
Dismissed upon motion of govt
18:287 & 2 - False fictitious or fraudulent claims and aiding and abetting
(4ss-11ss)
Dismissed upon motion of govt

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
Felony

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented byDavid J. Cortes
U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of North Carolina
310 New Bern Ave.
Suite 800
Raleigh, NC 27601
919-856-4530
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
04/17/2001INDICTMENT as to Joseph Binder (1) count(s) 1, Schweizer Emblem (2) count(s) 1. Cys. dist. (fdc) (Entered: 04/18/2001)
04/17/2001  Request for Summons as to Schweizer Emblem. (fdc) (Entered: 04/18/2001)
04/17/2001SUMMONS(ES) issued for Schweizer Emblem Initial appearance set for 10:30 5/2/01 for Schweizer Emblem before USMJ Alexander B. Denson (fdc) (Entered: 04/18/2001)
04/24/2001  Letter received from Attorney David W. Long Re: Binder & Schweizer Emblem Co. - Attorney will accept service on behalf of both defts. - cys: USM & AUSA (jm) (Entered: 04/24/2001)
05/02/2001  ARREST of Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem (st) (Entered: 05/02/2001)
05/02/2001  Initial appearance as to Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem held in Raleigh (Defendant informed of rights, charges, max. punishment.) before USMJ Alexander B. Denson. Deft.present w/ counsel. Govt. does not oppose release of deft. Deft. released on $100,000 unsecured bond. Court Reporter: recorded Presiding Judge: USMJ Denson (st) (Entered: 05/02/2001)
05/02/2001NOTICE of Appearance for Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem by Attorney David W. Long (st) (Entered: 05/02/2001)
05/02/2001  Pre-trial Scheduling Report as to Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem to Magistrate Judge Denson (st) (Entered: 05/02/2001)
05/03/2001PRETRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER as to Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem setting deadlines: Attorney Conference by 5/22/01 for Joseph Binder, for Schweizer Emblem ; Pretrial Motion Filing due by 5:00 6/1/01 for Joseph Binder, for Schweizer Emblem ; Response to Pretrial Motions due by 5:00 6/11/01 for Joseph Binder, for Schweizer Emblem ( Signed by USMJ Alexander B. Denson OB Ref: #28, pg. 126, Cys. Dist.) (fdc) (Entered: 05/03/2001)
05/08/200110 SUMMONS Returned Executed as to Schweizer Emblem 4/30/01 I have executed the within named process by serving Jeff Rodgers (attorney) on this 30th day of April 2001 Signed by Deputy Paul Blew (fdc) (Entered: 05/10/2001)
05/08/200111 AMENDED SUMMONS Returned Executed as to Schweizer Emblem 4/24/01 Received this Criminal Summons and served it upon the defendant by leaving a copy with the defendant Carol Bryant who is a person of suitable age and descration. signed by Paul Block on 4/24/01 (fdc) (Entered: 05/10/2001)
05/15/2001  Issued NOTICE TO APPEAR as to Schweizer Emblem : Set Arraignment before Chief Judge Terrence W. Boyle for 10:00 6/4/01 in Raleigh, NC for Schweizer Emblem (fdc) (Entered: 05/15/2001)
05/21/200112 MOTION by USA as to Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem to transfer case from Chief Judge Boyle to Judge Howard C: Judge Boyle w/CS. (fdc) (Entered: 05/21/2001)
05/21/2001  Motion submission as to Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem : [14-1] motion to continue arrgn and trial from 6/4/01 Session submitted as to Joseph Binder (1), Schweizer Emblem (2), [13-1] motion to continue order on pretrial scheduling - ask for up to 6/29/01 submitted as to Joseph Binder (1), Schweizer Emblem (2) (sr) (Entered: 05/21/2001)
05/21/200113 MOTION by Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem to extend time on the Order on Pretrial Scheduling up until June 29, 2001 C: Judge Boyle. w/CS. (fdc) (Entered: 06/04/2001)
05/21/200114 MOTION by Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem of Continuance in Interests of Justice to continue Arraignment and Trial from June 4, 2001 in Raleigh, NC in front of Chief Judge Boyle until a later date C: faxed and mailed to Chief Judge Boyle. w/cs. (fdc) (Entered: 06/04/2001)
05/31/200115 ORDER as to Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem, transferring case from Chief Judge Boyle to Judge Howard ( Signed by Chief Judge Boyle OB Ref: #28, pg. 186, Cys. Dist.) (fdc) (Entered: 06/01/2001)
05/31/2001  CASE Reassigned to Judge Malcolm J. Howard (fdc) (Entered: 06/01/2001)
06/04/2001  Deadline updated as to Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem, Set Arraignment before Judge Malcolm J. Howard for 10:00 6/25/01 for Joseph Binder, for Schweizer Emblem (jh) (Entered: 06/04/2001)
06/06/2001  Issued NOTICE TO APPEAR as to Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem : set Arraignment before Judge Malcolm J. Howard for 10:00 6/25/01 in Greenville for Joseph Binder, for Schweizer Emblem (ab) (Entered: 06/06/2001)
06/06/200115 MOTION by Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem of Continuance in Interests of Justice w/ c.s. - c: Judge Howard. (ab) (Entered: 06/06/2001)
06/06/200116 MOTION by Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem to extend time to file pretrial motions. c: Judge Howard. (ab) (Entered: 06/06/2001)
06/12/200117 ORDER as to Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem granting [16-1] motion to extend time as to Joseph Binder (1), Schweizer Emblem (2) ( Signed by Judge Howard OB Ref: 31, p. 5 - cys dist.) (ab) (Entered: 06/12/2001)
06/12/200118 ORDER as to Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem granting [15-1] motion of Continuance in Interests of Justice Time Excluded from xc to xc as to Joseph Binder (1), Schweizer Emblem (2) ( Signed by Judge Howard OB Ref: 31, pg. 4, cys dist.) (ab) (Entered: 06/12/2001)
06/12/2001  Deadline updated as to Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem, reset Arraignment before Judge Malcolm J. Howard for 10:00 8/6/01 in Greenville for Joseph Binder, for Schweizer Emblem (ab) (Entered: 06/12/2001)
06/12/200119 ORDER as to Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem granting [14-1] motion of Continuance in Interests of Justice to continue Arraignment and Trial from June 4, 2001 in Raleigh, NC in front of Chief Judge Boyle until a later date Time Excluded from xc to xc as to Joseph Binder (1), Schweizer Emblem (2), granting [13-1] motion to extend time on the Order on Pretrial Scheduling up until June 29, 2001 as to Joseph Binder (1), Schweizer Emblem (2), reset scheduling order deadlines before Judge Malcolm J. Howard : Motion Filing to 5:00 6/29/01 for Joseph Binder, for Schweizer Emblem ; ( Signed by Chief Judge Boyle OB Ref: 31, p. 11; cys dist.) (ab) (Entered: 06/13/2001)
06/13/200120 MOTION by USA as to Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem of Continuance in Interests of Justice - c: Judge Howard w/ note that he already ruled on this Motion when the Defense filed it - postponing the arraignment until 8/6/01. (ab) (Entered: 06/13/2001)
06/19/200121 SUPERSEDING INDICTMENT as to Joseph Binder (1) count(s) 1s-2s, Schweizer Emblem (2) count(s) 1s-2s cys dist (jh) (Entered: 06/21/2001)
06/29/200122 MOTION by Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem for evidence under Brady Act - c: Judge Howard. (ab) (Entered: 07/02/2001)
06/29/200123 MOTION by Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem to dismiss - c: Judge Howard. (ab) (Entered: 07/02/2001)
06/29/200124 MOTION by Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem for evidence under Rule 404(b) - c: Judge Howard. (ab) (Entered: 07/02/2001)
06/29/200125 REQUEST FOR DISCOVERY by Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem - c: Judge Denson (ab) (Entered: 07/02/2001)
07/13/200127 MOTION by USA as to Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem to extend time to respond to the def't motion to dismiss and to suppress evidence - c: Judge Howard. (ab) Modified on 08/01/2001 (Entered: 07/16/2001)
07/13/200130 ADDENDUM TO MOTION by USA as to Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem to extend time to respond to the def't motion to dismiss and to suppress evidence C; Judge Howard. (ab) Modified on 08/01/2001 (Entered: 07/20/2001)
07/17/200129 SUPERSEDING INDICTMENT as to Joseph Binder (1) count(s) 1ss-3ss, 4ss-11ss, Schweizer Emblem (2) count(s) 1ss-3ss, 4ss-11ss cys dist (jh) (Entered: 07/18/2001)
07/18/200128 ORDER as to Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem granting [27-1] motion to extend time as to Joseph Binder (1), Schweizer Emblem (2) ( Signed by Judge Howard. OB Ref: 31, pg. 128, cys dist.) (ab) (Entered: 07/18/2001)
07/23/200131 RESPONSE by USA as to Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem re [26-1] motion to dismiss, [23-1] motion to dismiss indictment and to suppress evidence. C: Judge Howard. w/CS. (fdc) (Entered: 07/23/2001)
07/27/200132 MOTION by Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem of Continuance in Interests of Justice - to continue off of August 6 term of court - c: Judge Howard. (ab) Modified on 08/01/2001 (Entered: 07/27/2001)
07/27/2001  Deadline updated as to Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem, reset Arraignment before Judge Malcolm J. Howard for 10:00 8/20/01 for Joseph Binder, for Schweizer Emblem (ab) (Entered: 07/27/2001)
08/01/200133 ORDER as to Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem denying [23-1] motion to dismiss as to Joseph Binder (1), Schweizer Emblem (2) ( Signed by Judge Howard OB Ref: 31, pg. 170, cys dist.) (ab) (Entered: 08/01/2001)
08/01/200134 ORDER as to Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem granting [32-1] motion of Continuance in Interests of Justice Time Excluded from 8/6/01 to 9/4/01 as to Joseph Binder (1), Schweizer Emblem (2) ( Signed by Judge Howard OB Ref: 31, pg. 167, cys dist.) (ab) (Entered: 08/01/2001)
08/03/200135 ORDER as to Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem granting [24-1] motion for evidence under Rule 404(b) as to Joseph Binder (1), Schweizer Emblem (2), ( Signed by USMJ Denson OB Ref: 31, pg. 183, cys dist.) (ab) (Entered: 08/07/2001)
08/17/2001  Issued NOTICE TO APPEAR as to Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem : set Arraignment before Judge Malcolm J. Howard for 10:00 9/4/01 for Joseph Binder, for Schweizer Emblem (ab) (Entered: 08/17/2001)
09/04/2001  Arraignment as to Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem held before Judge Malcolm J. Howard . Court Reporter: Edith Thompson Joseph Binder (1) count(s) 2ss, Schweizer Emblem (2) count(s) 2ss in Greenville - deft present w/counsel - Joseph Binder representing Schweizer Emblem Co. - Both defts represented by David W. Long - deft Binder sworn - competent - rule 11 conducted - Plea of Guilty to Ct. 2ss - Memorandum of Plea Agreement as to both defts - Govt summarized evidence - Sent. 12/10/01 - Deft released on same bond pending sent,. (jh) (Entered: 09/07/2001)
09/04/200137 MEMORANDUM of Plea Agreement as to Schweizer Emblem Conditionally Approved cys dist (jh) (Entered: 09/07/2001)
09/04/2001  PLEA entered by Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem . Court accepts plea. Guilty: Joseph Binder (1) count(s) 2ss, Schweizer Emblem (2) count(s) 2ss (Terminated motions - [30-1] motion to extend time to respond to the def't motion to dismiss and to suppress evidence as to Joseph Binder (1), Schweizer Emblem (2), [22-1] motion for evidence under Brady Act as to Joseph Binder (1), Schweizer Emblem (2), [20-1] motion of Continuance in Interests of Justice as to Joseph Binder (1), Schweizer Emblem (2), [12-1] motion to transfer case from Chief Judge Boyle to Judge Howard as to Joseph Binder (1), Schweizer Emblem (2), [14-1] motion as to Joseph Binder (1), Schweizer Emblem (2), [13-1] motion as to Joseph Binder (1), Schweizer Emblem (2) ) - DEFTS PLEA freely & vol. ent. - factual basis exists - sent. 12/10/01 Greenville - deft Binder released on same bond pending sent. Joseph Binder pleas on behalf of the deft #2 Schweizer Emblem Co. (jh) (Entered: 09/07/2001)
09/04/2001  Deadline updated as to Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem, set Sentencing before Judge Malcolm J. Howard for 10:00 12/10/01 for Joseph Binder, for Schweizer Emblem (jh) (Entered: 09/07/2001)
09/04/2001  MOTION in open court by USA as to Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem to dismiss all remaining cts. of the orig, sup & 2nd sup indictment at sent. (jh) (Entered: 09/07/2001)
09/04/200138 Document Filed by Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem Titled: CORPORATE RESOLUTION cys dist (jh) (Entered: 09/07/2001)
09/04/200139 WAIVER OF RIGHT TO BE REPRESENTED BY SEPARATE COUNSEL by Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem cys dist (jh) (Entered: 09/07/2001)
09/04/2001  Motion hearing held as to Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem re:Rule 44c - Waiver of Right to be Represented by seperate counsel - the court finds no conflict among parties - Court Reporter: Edith Thompson - Hearing in Greenville Before Judge Howard - David W. Long representing Defts 1 & 2 (jh) (Entered: 09/07/2001)
09/24/200140 Document Filed by Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem, USA as to Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem Titled: - transcript filed for arraignment hearing for September 4, 2001 (ab) (Entered: 09/25/2001)
11/29/2001  Issued NOTICE TO APPEAR as to Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem : set Sentencing before Judge Malcolm J. Howard for 9:00 12/11/01 for Joseph Binder, for Schweizer Emblem (ab) (Entered: 11/29/2001)
12/05/200141 SENTENCING MEMORANDUM by Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem as to Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem - c: Judge Howard (ab) (Entered: 12/05/2001)
12/05/200142 MOTION by Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem to Reduce Sentence - c: Judge Howard. (ab) (Entered: 12/05/2001)
12/11/2001  Sentencing held before Judge Malcolm J. Howard . Court Reporter: Edith Thompson Joseph Binder (1) count(s) 1ss, Schweizer Emblem (2) count(s) 1ss (jh) (Entered: 01/02/2002)
12/11/2001  DISMISSAL of Count(s) on Government Motion as to Joseph Binder, Schweizer Emblem Terminated motions [42-1] motion to Reduce Sentence as to Joseph Binder (1), Schweizer Emblem (2), [0-0] oral motion to dismiss all remaining cts. of the orig, sup & 2nd sup indictment at sent. as to Joseph Binder (1), Schweizer Emblem (2), Counts Dismissed: Joseph Binder (1) count(s) 1s-2s, 1, 2ss, 3ss, 4ss-11ss, Schweizer Emblem (2) count(s) 1s-2s, 1, 2ss, 3ss, 4ss-11ss (jh) (Entered: 01/02/2002)
12/11/200144 JUDGMENT Schweizer Emblem (2) count(s) 1s-2s, 1 , 2ss , 3ss , 4ss -11ss . Dismissed upon motion of govt , Schweizer Emblem (2) count(s) 1ss. Probation - 4 yrs. - spec. assessment $400.00 - spec.conds. - Restitution - $271,868.74 due immed. - w/int. - payment schedule - no fine Signed by Judge Howard OB Ref: #33, P.213 cys dsit (jh) (Entered: 01/02/2002)
07/17/200346 Document Filed by USA as to Schweizer Emblem Titled: Satisfaction of Judgment and Certificate of Release of Lien (Barbara Kocher) cys dist (jh) (Entered: 07/17/2003)
10/17/200348 Probation transferred out as to Schweizer Emblem . Transmitted to District of Northern Dist. of Illinois Transfer of form, with certified copies of indictment, judgment and docket sheet. (ab) (Entered: 10/22/2003)