RETPASPRT


UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA (Western Division - Los Angeles)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 2:00-cr-00421-JSL-1


Case title: USA v. Transchem Inc, et al

Date Filed: 04/19/2000
Date Terminated: 08/04/2003

Assigned to: Judge J. Spencer Letts

Defendant (1)
Transchem, Inc.,
TERMINATED: 08/04/2003
represented byGerald Lawrence Chaleff
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
777 S Figueroa St, Ste 3200
Los Angeles, CA 90017-5404
213-629-2020
TERMINATED: 08/04/2003
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
None

Terminated Counts

Disposition
18:371: CONSPIRACY
(1)
Upon the motion of the United States of America, the Indictment against defendant Transchem, Inc., is dismissed without prejudice.
18:1341: MAIL FRAUD
(2-3)
Upon the motion of the United States of America, the Indictment against defendant Transchem, Inc., is dismissed without prejudice.
18:1341: MAIL FRAUD
(4)
Upon the motion of the United States of America, the Indictment against defendant Transchem, Inc., is dismissed without prejudice.
18:1341: MAIL FRAUD
(5-7)
Upon the motion of the United States of America, the Indictment against defendant Transchem, Inc., is dismissed without prejudice.
18:1001: MAIKING FALSE STATEMENTS WITHIN JURISDICTION OF EXECUTIVE BRANCH; 18:2(b): CAUSING AN ACT TO BE DONE
(8)
Upon the motion of the United States of America, the Indictment against defendant Transchem, Inc., is dismissed without prejudice.
18:1001: MAIKING FALSE STATEMENTS WITHIN JURISDICTION OF EXECUTIVE BRANCH; 18:2(b): CAUSING AN ACT TO BE DONE
(9-18)
Upon the motion of the United States of America, the Indictment against defendant Transchem, Inc., is dismissed without prejudice.

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
Felony

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented byKimberly A Dunne
Sidley Austin Brown & Wood
555 W 5th St, Ste 4000
Los Angeles, CA 90013-1010
213-896-6000
Fax: 213-896-6600
Email: kdunne@sidley.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
04/19/2000INDICTMENT filed against Transchem Inc (1) count(s) 1, 2-7, 8-18, Timothy K Aiu (2) count(s) 1, 2-7, 8-18, Ernest W Aiu (3) count(s) 1, 2-7, 8-18 filed by AUSA Kimberly A. Dunne. Offense occurred in RV. (dm) (Entered: 04/20/2000)
04/19/2000CASE SUMMARY filed by AUSA Kimberly A. Dunne, attorney for USA, as to Transchem Inc (dm) (Entered: 04/20/2000)
04/19/2000MEMORANDUM filed by USA as to Transchem Inc, Timothy K Aiu, Ernest W Aiu Jr. This criminal action, being filed on 4/19/00, 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. (dm) (Entered: 04/20/2000)
04/19/2000MEMORANDUM filed by USA as to Transchem Inc, Timothy K Aiu, Ernest W Aiu Jr. This criminal action, being filed on 4/19/00, was 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. (dm) (Entered: 04/20/2000)
04/19/2000  SUMMONS issued as to Transchem Inc (dm) (Entered: 04/20/2000)
05/01/200022 MINUTES OF POST-INDICTMENT ARRAIGNMENT HEARING held before Magistrate Judge Rosalyn M. Chapman as to Timothy Kaipo Aiu, Ernest W Aiu Jr: Reassigning case to Judge Spencer J. Letts . Timothy Kaipo Aiu (2) count(s) 1, 2-7, 8-18, Ernest W Aiu (3) count(s) 1, 2-7, 8-18 arraigned and states true name as charged. Retained Attorney Michael Abzug present for dft Timothy K. Aiu; DFPD Guy Iversen Specially Appearing for R. Novak for dft Ernest W. Aiu, Jr. , Plea not guilty entered by, Timothy Kaipo Aiu (2) count(s) 1, 2-7, 8-18, Ernest W Aiu (3) count(s) 1, 2-7, 8-18 ; Post indictment arraignment cont'd to 5/15/00 for dft #1 Transchem Inc.; Jury trial set for 9:00 a.m., on 6/13/00 for Timothy Kaipo Aiu, for Ernest W Aiu Jr.; Status conf hearing set for 11:00 a.m., on 6/15/00 for Timothy Kaipo Aiu, for Ernest W Aiu Jr. Tape No.: 2163 (ca) (Entered: 05/12/2000)
05/11/200028 SUMMONS executed upon Transchem Inc on 4/26/00 (vc) (Entered: 05/15/2000)
05/15/200027 ORDER RE TRANSFER PURSUANT TO GENERAL ORDER 224 (Related Case) filed as to Transchem Inc, Timothy Kaipo Aiu, Ernest W Aiu Jr. (Related Case No.: 00-CR-323-ER) Transfer of case declined for the reasons set forth: judicial economy would not be served by transf of this case. Declined by Judge Edward Rafeedie. (sv) (Entered: 05/15/2000)
05/15/200035 DESIGNATION AND APPEARANCE of Attorney for Transchem Inc by Gerald Chaleff (sv) (Entered: 06/12/2000)
05/15/200036 STATEMENT OF DEFENDANT'S CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS filed as to Transchem Inc . (sv) (Entered: 06/12/2000)
05/15/200037 MINUTES OF POST-INDICTMENT ARRAIGNMENT HEARING held before Magistrate Judge Stephen J. Hillman as to Transchem Inc: Reassigning case to Judge Spencer J. Letts . Transchem Inc (1) count(s) 1, 2-7, 8-18 arraigned and states true name as charged. Retained Attorney Gerald Chaleff present. First appearance of Transchem Inc entered. Plea not guilty entered by Transchem Inc (1) count(s) 1, 2-7, 8-18 . Jury trial set for 9:00 7/11/00; Status conf set for 11:00 7/3/00. Tape No.: 2165. (sv) (Entered: 06/12/2000)
05/17/200031 ASSIGNMENT FOR TRIAL filed by USA as to Timothy Kaipo Aiu, Ernest W Aiu Jr assigning AUSA Kim Dunne for USA (vc) Modified on 05/19/2000 (Entered: 05/19/2000)
05/17/200032 ASSIGNMENT FOR TRIAL filed by USA as to Transchem Inc assigning AUSA Kim Dunne for USA (vc) (Entered: 05/19/2000)
05/22/200033 MINUTES OF ORDER HEARING held before Judge Spencer J. Letts as to Transchem Inc, Timothy Kaipo Aiu, Ernest W Aiu Jr : On the Court's own motion, dft's motion for for intr-district transfer pres set on the Court's cal 5/30/00. DENIED W/O HRG. C/R: Kramer, not present (vc) (Entered: 05/23/2000)
05/22/200034 ORDER filed by Judge Spencer J. Letts as to Timothy Kaipo Aiu, Ernest W Aiu Jr : denying motion for Intra-District Transfer of proceeding to E/D of the CDC [18-1] (cc: all counsel) (vc) (Entered: 05/23/2000)
06/13/200038 STIPULATION AND ORDER re continunace of trial date and exclud time under the speedy trial act filed by Judge Spencer J. Letts as to Transchem Inc, Timothy Kaipo Aiu, Ernest W Aiu Jr : ; Status hearing set for 11:00 a.m., on 11/6/00 for Transchem Inc, for Timothy Kaipo Aiu, for Ernest W Aiu Jr ; jury trial set for 9:00 a.m., on 11/14/00 for Transchem Inc, for Timothy Kaipo Aiu, for Ernest W Aiu Jr ; It is hereby ord that the 6/13 and 7/11/00 trial dates are vacated. It is further ord that for purposes of cpmputing the time within which trialmust commence under the Speedy Trial Act of 1974 the period of time from 6/13/00 unti 7/11/00 is deemed exclud time . (vc) (Entered: 06/14/2000)
06/13/200039 EXCLUDABLE DELAY FORM as to Transchem Inc, Timothy Kaipo Aiu, Ernest W Aiu Jr (vc) (Entered: 06/14/2000)
09/12/200044 ORDER filed by Judge Spencer J. Letts as to Timothy Kaipo Aiu : granting ex parte application motion [42-1] to permit trvl to any state west of the Mississippi upon condition that the dft shll notify PSA of his intention to lv the State of CA 24 hrs in advance of his trip and provide them with an itinerary of his trvl plans which shll include the date of his return. (cc: all counsel) (vc) (Entered: 09/13/2000)
09/12/200045 ORDER re auth to trvl filed by Judge Spencer J. Letts as to Ernest W Aiu Jr : granting ex parte application motion for order auth trvl to Chicago, Ill., during the month of September upon giving ntc to the PSA of his specific trvl plans [43-1] (cc: all counsel) (vc) (Entered: 09/13/2000)
10/18/200046 STIPULATION AND ORDER re continuance of trial date and excludable time under the speedy trial act filed by Judge Spencer J. Letts as to Transchem Inc, Timothy Kaipo Aiu, Ernest W Aiu Jr : ; jury trial is cont to 1/23/01 for Transchem Inc, for Timothy Kaipo Aiu, for Ernest W Aiu Jr ; The period of time between and includ 11/14/00 thru 1/23/01 is deemed exclud time w/in the meaning of 18:3161(h)(8)(A) (vc) (Entered: 10/23/2000)
10/18/200047 EXCLUDABLE DELAY FORM as to Transchem Inc, Timothy Kaipo Aiu, Ernest W Aiu Jr (vc) (Entered: 10/23/2000)
11/27/200049 PLEA AGREEMENT filed by USA as to Transchem Inc (vc) (Entered: 11/27/2000)
11/27/200050 NOTICE OF IN CAMERA FILING by USA as to Transchem Inc, Timothy Kaipo Aiu, Ernest W Aiu Jr Re: U/S filing (vc) (Entered: 11/27/2000)
11/29/200052 Defendant Transchem's Board of Directors' resolution re guilty plea filed by USA as to Transchem Inc, Timothy Kaipo Aiu, Ernest W Aiu Jr (vc) (Entered: 11/30/2000)
12/01/200054 ORDER filed by Judge Spencer J. Letts as to Timothy Kaipo Aiu : granting motion to compel compliance with subpoena duces tecum; decl of Michael D. Abzug [48-1] Transchem, Inc is ordered to produce to dft Timothy Aiu materials in item 6 of the subpoena from 1/1995 forward. (cc: all counsel) (vc) (Entered: 12/06/2000)
12/13/200056 ORDER filed by Judge Spencer J. Letts as to Ernest W Aiu Jr : granting ex parte application motion to travel to to and from Hawaii for his grandmother's funeral as to Ernest W Aiu Jr [55-1] from 12/13/00 thru 12/18/00 (cc: all counsel) (vc) (Entered: 12/14/2000)
01/11/200160 MINUTES OF CHANGE OF PLEA HEARING held before Judge Spencer J. Letts as to Transchem Inc : Defendant moves to change plea to the indictment. Plea of guilty entered by Transchem Inc (1) count(s) 1, 4, 8 , The Court refers Transchem Inc to the Probation Office for investigation and report. The Court questions the defendant regarding plea of guilty and finds it knowledgeable and voluntary and orders the plea accepted and entered. Sentence hearing set for 1:00 p.m., on 4/26/01 for Transchem Inc C/R: May (vc) (Entered: 02/01/2001)
03/07/200162 ORDER filed by Judge Spencer J. Letts as to Timothy Kaipo Aiu, Ernest W Aiu Jr : granting stipulation [61-1] ; It is hereby ordered that the sentence hearing presently scheduled for the dfts' on 4/26/01 shll be cont to 6/4/01 at 1:00 p.m. for Timothy Kaipo Aiu, for Ernest W Aiu Jr (cc: all counsel) (vc) (Entered: 03/08/2001)
04/05/200163 NOTICE OF IN CAMERA FILING by USA as to Transchem Inc Re: U/S (vc) (Entered: 04/09/2001)
04/30/200166 STIPULATION AND ORDER filed by Judge Spencer J. Letts as to Transchem Inc: Sentence hearing continued to 1:00pm on 6/4/01. (roz) (Entered: 05/02/2001)
06/07/200173 STIPULATION AND ORDER filed by Judge Spencer J. Letts as to Transchem Inc, Timothy Kaipo Aiu, Ernest W Aiu Jr: IT IS ORD that sentencing hearing is cont to 3:00 pm, 9/17/01 as to all 3 dfts in this action . (sb) (Entered: 06/08/2001)
06/19/200175 ORDER filed by Judge Spencer J. Letts as to Timothy Kaipo Aiu : granting ex parte application motion for expansion of bail limits; decl of Michael D. Abzug [74-1] It is hereby orderd that the geograpical travel restrictions are eliminated on the dft's bond pending his sentencing on 9/17/01 and Mr. Aiu is free to travel internationally and nationally for business or litigation purposes upon condition that he give his itinerary to Mr. Tom Sober of the Pretrial Services Agency 48 hrs before departure and calls him within 24 hours of his return to the Central District of California. (cc: all counsel) (vc) (Entered: 06/20/2001)
09/27/200178 NOTICE of Bankruptcy and Non-Representation filed by Transchem Inc (roz) (Entered: 09/28/2001)
10/01/200179 MINUTES OF ORDER CONTINUING SENTENCING HEARING held before Judge J. S. Letts as to Transchem Inc, Timothy Kaipo Aiu, Ernest W Aiu Jr. On the Court's own motion, it is ordered that the sentencing hearing is contd to 10/11/01 at 10:00 a.m. for Transchem Inc, for Timothy Kaipo Aiu, for Ernest W Aiu Jr C/R: none present (vc) (Entered: 10/02/2001)
01/17/200286 ORDER filed by Judge J. S. Letts as to Ernest W Aiu Jr: granting ex parte application for order authorizing dft's employment [85-1] (cc: all counsel) (roz) (Entered: 01/23/2002)
08/04/200395MOTION AND ORDER filed by USA as to Transchem Inc. Dismissing count(s) as to Transchem Inc Transchem Inc (1) count(s) 1, 2 -3, 4, 5 -7, 8, 9 -18. Upon the motion of the United States of America, the Indictment against defendant Transchem, Inc., is dismissed without prejudice. Signed by Judge J. S. Letts . (ca) (Entered: 08/06/2003)
08/06/200396NOTICE OF CLERICAL ERROR AND CORRECTION OF SCANNED DOCUMENT filed as to Transchem Inc. Correcting ICMS date from 8/5/03 to 8/6/03. (ca) (Entered: 08/06/2003)