CLOSED

U.S. District Court
Southern District of Ohio (Columbus)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 2:12-cr-00024-JLG All Defendants


Case title: USA v. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company

Date Filed: 01/25/2012
Date Terminated: 09/10/2012

Assigned to: Judge James L Graham

Defendant (1)
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
TERMINATED: 09/10/2012
represented byStephen G Sozio
Jones, Day, Reavis, & Pogue
North Point
901 Lakeside Ave
Cleveland, OH 44114-1190
216-586-7201
Fax: 216 579 0212
Email: sgsozio@jonesday.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Steven P Solow
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
2900 K Street NW
North Tower, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20007-5118
202-625-3550
Fax: 202-295-1171
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
UNLAWFUL USE OF INSECTICIDES, PENALTIES
(1-11)
On Cts. 1-11 deft. corp. sentenced to $4,000,000.00 Fine and was ordered to pay a $1,375 special assessment.

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented byJ Michael Marous
United States Attorney's Office - 2
303 Marconi Boulevard
2nd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
614-469-5715
Fax: 614-469-5653
Email: mike.marous@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
01/25/2012INFORMATION charging The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company in Counts 1-11. (ds) (Entered: 01/26/2012)
01/25/2012ELEMENTS OF THE OFFENSE as to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (ds) (Entered: 01/26/2012)
01/25/2012PLEA AGREEMENT re: Counts 1 - 11 as to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (ds) (Entered: 01/26/2012)
02/07/2012NOTICE OF HEARING as to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company -Arraignment set for 2/21/2012 @ 10:00am in Courtroom 183 - Columbus before Magistrate Judge Terence P Kemp (wh1). (Entered: 02/07/2012)
02/17/2012 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice of Steven P. Solow (Filing fee $ 200) by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Steven P. Solow Certificate of Good Standing) (Sozio, Stephen) (Entered: 02/17/2012)
02/17/2012  Filing Fee received (PHV for Solow): $200.00, receipt number COL021124 (kk2) (Entered: 02/17/2012)
02/21/2012CONSENT to proceed before MagJ w/conditional g/p by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (wh1) (wh1). (Entered: 02/22/2012)
02/21/2012Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Terence P Kemp: granting 6 Motion for Leave to Appear PHV for Attorney Steven P Solow for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company -Certificate of Resolution presented to the Court -Arraignment as to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (1) Count 1-11 held on 2/21/2012 -consent to proceed -waiver of indictment -stmt facts: Lisa F Matovic USEPA -Plea entered of Guilty to Counts 1-11 -R&R to issue -JM Marous/JF Korzenik/MJ McClary AUSA -SG Sozio/SP Solow ESQ -WJ Harrison D/C (Court Reporter Shawna J Evans.) (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Resolution) (wh1) (Entered: 02/23/2012)
02/21/201210 WAIVER OF INDICTMENT by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (wh1) (Entered: 02/23/2012)
02/21/201211 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS on Plea of Guilty as to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company signed by Magistrate Judge Terence P Kemp on 2/21/2012 -Obj due w/in fourteen (14) days (wh1) (Entered: 02/23/2012)
02/22/201212 Summons Returned Executed on 02/14/2012 as to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (wh1) (Entered: 02/24/2012)
02/23/2012Presentence Report Disclosure Notification received as to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. Report due 5/4/12 to be completed by Schal K. Boucher. (ds) (Entered: 02/23/2012)
03/13/201213 ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS regarding the guilty pleas to Counts 1-11 of the Information as to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. Signed by Judge James L Graham on 3/13/2012. (ds) (Entered: 03/13/2012)
04/30/201214  MOTION 2 week continuance of the filing of the Final Presentence Investigation Report by USA as to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. (Marous, J) (Entered: 04/30/2012)
05/01/201215 ORDER granting 14 Motion to extend the deadline for filing the PSI for a period of two weeks as to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (1). Signed by Judge James L Graham on 5/1/12. (ds) (Entered: 05/01/2012)
05/11/201216 Second MOTION to Continue Final Presentence Investigation Report by USA as to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. (Marous, J) (Entered: 05/11/2012)
05/14/201217 ORDER granting 16 Motion to Continue as to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (1). Signed by Judge James L Graham on 5/14/12. (ds) (Entered: 05/14/2012)
05/30/201218  MOTION to Continue Filing of Presentence Investigation Report by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. (Sozio, Stephen) (Entered: 05/30/2012)
05/30/201219 ORDER granting 18 Motion to Continue as to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and the deadline for the filing of the report is extended untile June 15, 2012. Signed by Judge James L Graham on 5/30/12. (ds) (Entered: 05/30/2012)
06/21/201220 NOTICE OF HEARING as to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company; Sentencing set for 7/13/2012 @2:30 PM in Courtroom 220 - Columbus before Judge James L Graham. (ds) (Entered: 06/21/2012)
07/13/2012  Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge James L Graham:In Chambers Conference as to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company held on 7/13/2012; Representatives for both parties were present. Dr. Shank & Mr. Brockman were also present. Court ruled on government's objections to the PSI. (Court Reporter Laura Samuels.) (ds) (Entered: 07/13/2012)
08/16/201221 NOTICE OF HEARING as to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company; Sentencing set for 9/7/2012 @1:30 PM in Courtroom 5 - Columbus before Judge James L Graham. (ds) (Entered: 08/16/2012)
09/10/201222 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge James L Graham: entencing held on 9/7/2012 for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company: On Counts 1-11, the deft. corp. was sentenced to a $4,000,000.00 Fine and was ordered to pay a $1,375.00 Special Assessment. J.M. Marous, J.F. Korzenik, M.J. McClary, AUSA; S.G. Sozio, S.P. Solow, Esq., K. martin, CLC, D. Shane, CRD/ (Court Reporter Gina Wells.) (ds) (ds). (Entered: 09/10/2012)
09/10/201223 JUDGMENT as to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company; On Cts. 1-11 deft. corp. was sentenced to a $4,000,000.00 Fine and was ordered to pay a $1,375 special assessment. Signed by Judge James L Graham on 9/10/12. (ds) (Entered: 09/10/2012)
09/17/201224 TRANSCRIPT of Sentencing Hearing as to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company held on September 7, 2012 before The Honorable James L. Graham. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Georgina L. Wells, Telephone number (614) 719-3225. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER.

NOTICE RE: REDACTION OF TRANSCRIPTS: Within 5 business days of this filing, each party shall inform the Court, by filing a Notice of Redaction, of the party's intent to redact personal data identifiers from the electronic transcript of the court proceeding. The policy is located on our website at www.ohsd.uscourts.gov (Forms - Electronic Availability of Transcripts). Please read this policy carefully.

For a complete copy of a transcript, please contact the Court Reporter or the Clerk's Office. Redaction Request due 10/9/2012. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 10/18/2012. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 12/17/2012. (sr1) (Entered: 09/17/2012)

09/19/201225 Notice of Satisfaction of Judgment by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (Hamilton, Bethany) (Entered: 09/19/2012)



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