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U.S. District Court [LIVE]
Western District of Texas (Austin)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:02-cr-00183-HLH-1


Case title: USA v. Tanknology-NDE Inter

Date Filed: 07/24/2002
Date Terminated: 10/30/2002

Assigned to: Judge Harry Lee Hudspeth

Defendant (1)
Tanknology-NDE International, Inc.
TERMINATED: 10/30/2002
represented byDavid L. Botsford
Botsford & Roark
1307 West Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
(512)479-8030
Fax: 512/479-8040
Email: dbotsford@aol.com
TERMINATED: 10/30/2002
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Edwin J. Tomko
Curran Tomko Tarski, LLP
2001 Bryan Street
Suite 2050
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 270-1405
TERMINATED: 10/30/2002
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Eric J. Taube
Hohmann, Taube & Summers, L.L.P.
100 Congress Ave.
Suite 1800
Austin, TX 78701-4042
(512) 472-5997
Fax: 512/472-5248
Email: erict@hts-law.com
TERMINATED: 10/30/2002
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Mark Curtis Taylor
Hohmann, Taube & Summers, L.L.P.
100 Congress Avenue
18th Floor
Austin, TX 78701-4042
(512)472-5997
Fax: 512/472-5248
Email: markt@hts-law.com
TERMINATED: 10/30/2002
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Robert T. Stewart
Kelly, Hart & Hallman, P.C.
301 Congress Ave.
Suite 2000
Austin, TX 78701-4052
(512) 495-6426
Fax: 512/495-6401
Email: bob.stewart@khh.com
TERMINATED: 10/30/2002
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
18:287.F FALSE OR FRAUDULENT CLAIMS
(1)
Lead case consolidated with A-02-CR-184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 198, 199, 201, and 202 - $100,000 fine for each case for a total of $1,000,000 fine; $400 special assessment for each case for a total of $4000 fine; and a total restitu tion for all ten cases of $1,290,000

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented bySharon S. Pierce
Assistant United States Attorney
816 Congress Ave., # 1000
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 916-5858
Fax: 512/370-1292
Email: sharon.pierce@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
07/24/2002  Case assigned to Honorable Harry L. Hudspeth (tdk) (Entered: 07/25/2002)
07/24/20021Information filed against Tanknology-NDE International (1) count(s) 1 (Pages: 3) (tdk) (Entered: 07/25/2002)
07/24/20022Factual basis by USA as to Tanknology-NDE International. (tdk) (Entered: 07/25/2002)
07/24/20023Plea agreement filed as to Tanknology-NDE International. (tdk) (Entered: 07/25/2002)
07/25/2002  Court file forwarded to Judge Hudspeth. (tdk) (Entered: 07/25/2002)
07/26/20024Notice as to Tanknology-NDE International set arraignment for 8:30 8/29/02, Third Floor Courtroom, Thornberry Bldg. (tdk) (Entered: 07/26/2002)
07/31/2002  Summons issued for Tanknology-NDE International; First appearance set for 8:30 8/29/02; Arraignment set for 8:30 8/29/02 (tdk) (Entered: 07/31/2002)
08/29/2002Minutes of proceedings for Arraignment conducted on 8/29/02 as to Tanknology-NDE Inter by Judge Hudspeth. Court Reporter: Logan Miller (tdk) (Entered: 08/30/2002)
08/29/2002  Rule 20 Defendant Tanknology-NDE International first appearance held. (tdk) (Entered: 08/30/2002)
08/29/2002  Arraignment as to Tanknology-NDE International held; Dft informed of rights. (tdk) (Entered: 08/30/2002)
08/29/20026Filed waiver of indictment by Tanknology-NDE International (tdk) (Entered: 08/30/2002)
08/29/2002  Plea of guilty entered by Tanknology-NDE International (1) count 1 (tdk) (Entered: 08/30/2002)
08/29/2002  Pre-Sentence investigation as to Tanknology-NDE Inter waived (tdk) (Entered: 08/30/2002)
08/29/2002  Guilty plea accepted by the court as to Tanknology-NDE International (1) count 1 (tdk) (Entered: 08/30/2002)
08/29/20027Notice as to Tanknology-NDE International set sentencing for 8:30 10/2/02 (tdk) (Entered: 08/30/2002)
09/04/2002Return of service executed on summons as to Tanknology-NDE International on 8/19/02 (tdk) (Entered: 09/05/2002)
09/20/2002Motion by Tanknology-NDE International to continue sentencing presently set for 10/2/02 at 8:30 (tdk) (Entered: 09/20/2002)
09/23/200210Notice as to Tanknology-NDE International set sentencing for 8:30 10/30/02, Thornberry Bldg. (tdk) (Entered: 09/24/2002)
09/23/2002  Terminated motion to continue sentencing presently set for 10/2/02 at 8:30 [9-1] as to Tanknology-NDE Inter (1) (fe) (Entered: 10/07/2002)
10/30/2002  Sentencing held for Tanknology-NDE Inter (1) count(s) 1. (Lead case consolidated with A-02-CR-184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 198, 199, 201, and 202) - $100,000 fine for each case for a total of $1,000,000 fine; $400 special assessment for each case for a total of $4000 fine; and a total restitution for all ten cases of $1,290,000; exhibit lists and exhibits from sentencing hearing docketed in A:02CR183-H (lead case) only. (fe) Modified on 11/01/2002 (Entered: 11/01/2002)
10/30/200212 Exhibits filed by Tanknology-NDE International (tdk) (Entered: 11/04/2002)
10/30/200212 Exhibits by USA as to Tanknology-NDE Inter (fe) (Entered: 10/20/2003)
11/01/200211 Minutes of proceedings for Sentencing conducted on 10/30/02 as to Tanknology-NDE International by Judge Hudspeth. Court Reporter: Kathy Carroll (tdk) (Entered: 11/04/2002)
11/01/200213Judgment and Commitment as to Tanknology-NDE International (1) count 1 (Pages: 12) (tdk) (Entered: 11/04/2002)
11/05/200214 Transcript filed as to Tanknology-NDE International for dates of 10/30/02 (Proceedings Transcribed: Sentencing Hearing) (Court Reporter: Kathy Carroll) (tdk) (Entered: 11/06/2002)
12/06/200215 Emergency Motion by Tanknology-NDE International to enforce Pltf USA's agreement regarding sentence (tdk) (Entered: 12/06/2002)
12/06/200216Notice as to Tanknology-NDE Motion hearing set for 8:30 12/9/02 as to: emergency motion to enforce USA's agreement regarding sentence (15-1) (tdk) (Entered: 12/10/2002)
12/09/200217 Brief by Tanknology-NDE as to Dft's motion to enforce Pltf USA's agreement regarding sentence [15-1] (tdk) (Entered: 12/10/2002)
12/09/200218 Response by USA to motion by Tanknology-NDE to enforce Pltf USA's agreement regarding sentence [15-1] (tdk) (Entered: 12/10/2002)
12/09/2002  Motion hearing for Tanknology-NDE held for the following motions: Dft's emergency motion to enforce USA's agreement regarding sentence [15-1]; exhibits filed in this case number only; motion DENIED (tdk) (Entered: 12/10/2002)
12/09/200219 Minutes of proceedings for Motion Hearing conducted on 12/9/02 as to Tanknology-NDE Inter by Judge Hudspeth. Court Reporter: Lily Reznik (tdk) (Entered: 12/10/2002)
12/09/200220 Exhibit list by USA as to Tanknology-NDE (tdk) (Entered: 12/10/2002)
12/09/200221 Exhibit list by Tanknology-NDE to hearing on motion 15 (tdk) (Entered: 12/10/2002)
12/09/200222 Witness List by Tanknology-NDE and USA a (tdk) (Entered: 12/10/2002)
12/11/200223Order denying Dft's motion to enforce Pltf USA's agreement regarding sentence [15-1] as to Tanknology-NDE (1) (tdk) (Entered: 12/11/2002)
12/18/200224 Transcript filed as to Tanknology-NDE Inter for date of 8/29/02 (Proceedings Transcribed: plea hearing) (Court Reporter: Logan Miller.) (mc2) (Entered: 12/19/2002)
01/07/200325 Transcript filed as to Tanknology-NDE International for dates of 12/9/02 (Proceedings Transcribed: motion to enforce the agreement) (Court Reporter: Lily Reznik) (tdk) (Entered: 01/08/2003)
01/31/2003  SEALED Statement of Reasons as to Tanknology-NDE Inter returned to Probation Office (td) (Entered: 02/10/2003)
09/02/200326 Motion by USA as to Tanknology-NDE International for order to show cause and notice of probation violation (tdk) Modified on 09/03/2003 (Entered: 09/03/2003)
09/02/200327 Memorandum by USA in support of motion for order to show cause [26-1] and notice of probation violation. (tdk) (Entered: 09/03/2003)
09/16/200328 Response by Tanknology-NDE International as to the USA's motion for order to show cause and notice of violation [26-1] (tdk) (Entered: 09/17/2003)
09/17/200329 Motion by Tanknology-NDE International to abate , (tdk) Modified on 10/09/2003 (Entered: 09/18/2003)
09/23/200330 Response by USA to Tanknology-NDE Inter's response to the USA's notice of violation of probation and reply to Dft's motion to abate [29-1] (tdk) (Entered: 09/24/2003)
10/07/200331Order as to Tanknology-NDE Inter granting motion to abate consideration of USA's motion to show cause [29-1], and abating motion for order to show cause and notice of probation violation [26-1] by USA until the bandruptcy court determines the issue of dischargeability; signed by Honorable Harry L. Hudspeth (tdk) (Entered: 10/09/2003)
04/07/200432 Motion by Tanknology-NDE Inter for expedited hearing (tdk) Modified on 04/20/2004 (Entered: 04/09/2004)
04/07/200433 Motion by Tanknology-NDE Inter to terminate conditions of probation and brief in support (tdk) (Entered: 04/09/2004)
04/15/200434 Supplement filed by Tanknology-NDE Inter as to Dft's motion for expedited hearing [32-1] (tdk) (Entered: 04/16/2004)
04/19/200435 Response by USA to motion by Tanknology-NDE International to terminate conditions of probation and brief in support [33-1], motion for expedited hearing [32-1] (tdk) (Entered: 04/20/2004)
04/21/200436Notice as to Tanknology-NDE International setting Motion hearing for 1:30 5/4/04 as to motions (33-1), (32-1) (tdk) (Entered: 04/22/2004)
04/21/2004  Mooted motions as to Tanknology-NDE International: motion for expedited hearing [32-1]; hearing set for 5/4/04 at 1:30 pursuant to notice of setting 36 . (tdk) (Entered: 05/05/2004)
05/04/2004  Motion hearing for Tanknology-NDE International held for the following motions: motion to terminate probation [33-1]; statements of counsel heard; Court takes matter under advisement; written order forthcoming. (tdk) (Entered: 05/05/2004)
05/04/200437 Minutes of proceedings for motion hearing conducted on 5/4/04 as to Tanknology-NDE Inter by Judge Hudspeth. Court Reporter: Kathy Carroll (tdk) (Entered: 05/05/2004)
05/05/200438Order as to Tanknology-NDE Inter granting motion to terminate conditions of probation [33-1] signed by Honorable Harry L. Hudspeth; Ordered that Dft be, and is hereby, DISCHARGED from probation. (tdk) (Entered: 05/05/2004)
07/29/200439 Transcript filed as to Tanknology-NDE Inter for date of 5/4/04 (Proceedings Transcribed: hearing on motion to terminate probation) (Court Reporter: Kathy Carroll.) (mc2) (Entered: 07/30/2004)
09/21/200740Exhibit Letter to Tanknology-NDE International, Inc., USA as to Tanknology-NDE International, Inc. instructing parties to pick up their exhibits. (mc2, ) (Entered: 09/21/2007)
09/24/200741EXHIBIT RECEIPT by USA as to Tanknology-NDE International, Inc. (mc2, ) (Entered: 09/24/2007)
10/23/2007  EXHIBITS DESTROYED as to Tanknology-NDE International, Inc. (mc2, ) (Entered: 10/23/2007)