CLOSED

U.S. District Court
District of South Carolina (Columbia)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 3:02-cr-00137-JFA-1


Case title: USA v. Southern Architect

Date Filed: 01/23/2002
Date Terminated: 10/21/2003

Assigned to: Honorable Joseph F Anderson, Jr

Defendant (1)
Southern Architectural Woodwork Inc
TERMINATED: 10/27/2003
represented byCeleste Tiller Jones
McNair Law Firm-Cola
PO Box 11390
Columbia, SC 29211
803-799-9800
Fax: 803-753-3278
Email: cjones@mcnair.net
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Erik P Doerring
McNair Law Firm-Cola
PO Box 11390
Columbia, SC 29211
803-799-9800
Fax: 803-376-2277
Email: edoerring@mcnair.net
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Justin A Thornton
Justin Thornton Law Offices
1615 L Street NW
Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036
202-778-0559
Fax: 202-530-0625
Email: jat@thorntonlaw.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Pending Counts

Disposition
26:7201 ATTEMPT TO EVADE OR DEFEAT TAX AND 18:2 AID AND ABET
(1)
Defendant is hereby placed on probation for a period of 1 year with the following special condition. The defendant shall perform 50 hours of community service. The defendant shall pay of fine of $60,000. Restitution in the amount of $61,790 .00 is ordered and has already been paid to the victim prior to sentencing.

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented byScott N Schools
Attorney General
950 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Room 4119
Washington, DC 20530
202-305-7848
Email: scott.schools@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Susan Z Hitt
US Attorneys Office
1441 Main Street
Suite 500
Columbia, SC 29201
803-929-3000
Fax: 803-254-3184
Email: susan.hitt@usdoj.gov
TERMINATED: 07/01/2003
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
01/23/2002INFORMATION as to Southern Architect (1) count(s) 1 (former empl) (Entered: 01/24/2002)
01/23/2002Plea Agreement as to Southern Architect (former empl) (Entered: 01/24/2002)
01/31/2002  CASE reassign to Chief Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr. (sdon) (Entered: 02/01/2002)
03/19/20023NOTICE of Hearing as to Southern Architect set Change of Plea Hearing for 9:30 4/3/02 for Southern Architect before Chief Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr (mflo) (Entered: 03/19/2002)
03/28/20024NOTICE of Appearance for Southern Architect by Attorney Celeste Tiller Jones (mflo) (Entered: 03/29/2002)
04/03/20025WAIVER OF INDICTMENT by Southern Architect (mflo) (Entered: 04/03/2002)
04/03/20026CORPORATE SHAREHOLDER RESOLUTION by Charles S. Porter, III as to Southern Architect allowing Celeste T. Jones to appear before the Court to enter a plea of guilty to a 1 count information (mflo) (Entered: 04/03/2002)
04/03/20027GUILTY PLEA proffered by Southern Architect as to count(s) 1 of the information. Court accepts plea, GUILTY PLEA ENTERED as to Southern Architect (1) count(s) 1 Bond to be set by Magistrate; (before Chief Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr ) Court Reporter: Debra Jernigan (mflo) (Entered: 04/03/2002)
04/15/20028ORDER and APPLICATION to provide Grand Jury materials, tax returns, etc to the US Probation Office for the purpose of preparing the presentence report as to as to Southern Architect (Signed by Chief Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr ) (mflo) (Entered: 04/15/2002)
12/13/20029ORDER as to Southern Architect extending time to submit objections to Probation until 12/30/02 (Signed by Chief Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr ) (mflo) (Entered: 12/13/2002)
12/16/200210ORDER as to Southern Architect extending time for defendant to respond to the presentence report until 1/31/03 (Signed by Chief Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr ) (mflo) (Entered: 12/16/2002)
02/03/200311TRANSCRIPT OF CHANGE OF PLEA as to Southern Architect for dates of 4/3/02 before Chief Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr held in Columbia Court Reporter: Debra Jernigan (mflo) (Entered: 02/04/2003)
05/19/200312NOTICE of Hearing as to Southern Architect set Sentencing for 2:30 6/23/03 for Southern Architect before Chief Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr (mflo) (Entered: 05/19/2003)
05/30/2003  HEARING CANCELLED - sentencing (mflo) (Entered: 05/30/2003)
07/01/200313LETTER of Scott Schools by plaintiff USA Re: Replacing Susan Hitt (mflo) (Entered: 07/01/2003)
09/04/200314NOTICE of Hearing as to Southern Architect set Sentencing for 10:00 10/21/03 for Southern Architect before Chief Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr (mflo) (Entered: 09/04/2003)
10/01/200315MOTION by Southern Architect for Disclosure of evidence and/or for in camera review of evidence (mflo) (Entered: 10/01/2003)
10/06/200316NOTICE of Hearing as to Southern Architect before Chief Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr set Motion Hearing for 9:30 10/14/03 as to: Southern Architect, For Disclosure (mflo) (Entered: 10/06/2003)
10/14/200317MEMORANDUM by USA as to Southern Architect in opposition to [15-1] motion for Disclosure of evidence and/or for in camera review of evidence (mflo) (Entered: 10/14/2003)
10/14/200318MOTION HEARING as to Southern Architect held before Chief Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr ORAL ORDER [15-1] motion for Disclosure of evidence and/or for in camera review of evidence taken under advisement as to Southern Architect (1) Court Reporter: Jack Clarke. (mflo) (Entered: 10/14/2003)
10/20/200319MEMORANDUM by plaintiff USA in opposition to defendant's brief on aggregation that was filed in Charles S. Porter case (mflo) (Entered: 10/21/2003)
10/21/200320SENTENCING held before Chief Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr Southern Architect (1) count(s) 1 Witness(es), Objections to Pre-Sentence Report: no, Motion for upward/downward departure: no, Court Reporter: Jack Clarke (mflo) (Entered: 10/21/2003)
10/27/200321JUDGMENT Southern Architect (1) count(s) 1. Defendant is hereby placed on probation for a period of 1 year with the following special condition. The defendant shall perform 50 hours of community service. The defendant shall pay of fine of $60,000. Restitution in the amount of $61,790.00 is ordered and has already been paid to the victim prior to sentencing. ( Signed by Chief Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr ) (mflo) (Entered: 10/27/2003)
10/27/2003  Case closed as to Southern Architect (all defendants) [15-1] motion for Disclosure of evidence and/or for in camera review of evidence . Motion Terminated. as to Southern Architect (1) (mflo) (Entered: 10/27/2003)
01/07/200422RECEIPT FOR RETURN OF EXHIBITS by defendant Southern Architect (mflo) (Entered: 01/07/2004)
06/07/200423RECEIPT FOR RETURN OF EXHIBITS by plaintiff USA (ljon) (Entered: 06/08/2004)