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U.S. District Court
Eastern District of Virginia - (Richmond)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 3:10-cr-00225-REP-1


Case title: USA v. Universal Leaf Tabacos Ltda.

Date Filed: 08/06/2010
Date Terminated: 08/31/2010

Assigned to: District Judge Robert E. Payne

Defendant (1)
Universal Leaf Tabacos Ltda.
TERMINATED: 08/31/2010
represented byPatrick Risdon Hanes
Williams Mullen
1021 E Cary St
PO Box 1320
Richmond, VA 23218-1320
(804) 643-1991
Email: phanes@williamsmullen.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Edward James Dillon , Jr.
Williams Mullen
1021 E Cary St
PO Box 1320
Richmond, VA 23218-1320
(804) 643-1991
Email: edillon@williamsmullen.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
18:371; Conspiracy to Violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
(1)
Placed on probation for a term of 3 years; $400.00 Special Assessment, $4,400,000.00 fine
15:78dd-3; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Violation
(2)
Placed on probation for a term of 3 years to run concurrent with Count 1; $400.00 Special Assessment, $4,400,000 fine (combined with Ct. 1)

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented byMichael Steven Dry
US Attorney's Office
600 E Main St
18th Fl
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 819-5400
Email: michael.s.dry@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Jessica Aber Brumberg
US Attorney Office (Richmond)
600 E Main St
18th Fl
Richmond, VA 23219
804-819-5400
Fax: 804-771-2316
Email: Jessica.A.Brumberg@usdoj.gov
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Stacey K Luck
U. S. Department of Justice - Fraud Section Criminal Div
1400 New York Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20005
**NA**
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
08/06/20101CRIMINAL INFORMATION as to Universal Leaf Tabacos Ltda. (1) count(s) 1, 2. (Attachments: # 1 Criminal Cover Sheet) (cmcc, ) (Entered: 08/06/2010)
08/06/20102Financial Interest Disclosure Statement by Universal Leaf Tabacos Ltda. (cmcc, ) (Entered: 08/06/2010)
08/06/20103PLEA AGREEMENT as to Universal Leaf Tabacos Ltda. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix A - Certificate of Corporate Resolutions (REDACTED)(Unredacted Appendix A placed under seal pursuant to E-Government Act), # 4 Appendix D - Corporate Compliance Program)(cmcc, ) (Entered: 08/06/2010)
08/06/20104AGREED SENTENCING MEMORANDUM by USA, Universal Leaf Tabacos Ltda. as to Universal Leaf Tabacos Ltda. (cmcc, ) (Entered: 08/06/2010)
08/06/2010  Set Hearings as to Universal Leaf Tabacos Ltda.: Plea Agreement Hearing set for 8/12/2010 at 02:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Dennis W. Dohnal. (cmcc, ) (Entered: 08/06/2010)
08/06/20105Consent MOTION and Memorandum in Support to Expedite Sentencing Hearing by USA as to Universal Leaf Tabacos Ltda.. (Attachments: # 2 Proposed Order). (Brumberg, Jessica). Modified docket enetry on 08/09/2010. (walk, ). (Entered: 08/06/2010)
08/06/2010  Set/Reset Hearings as to Universal Leaf Tabacos Ltda.: Plea Agreement Hearing set for 8/12/2010 at 02:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Dennis W. Dohnal. (Entered: 08/11/2010)
08/11/2010   for proceedings held before District Judge Robert E. Payne:Telephone Conference as to Universal Leaf Tabacos Ltda. held on 8/11/2010 (sneal, ) (Entered: 08/18/2010)
08/12/20106Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Dennis W. Dohnal:Plea Agreement Hearing as to Universal Leaf Tabacos Ltda. held on 8/12/2010, Plea entered by Universal Leaf Tabacos Ltda. (1) Guilty Count 1,2. Corporate deft. WFA. Corportate deft. entered a plea of guilty. Plea accepted and deft. found guilty. Expedited sentencing date set w/chambers. (FTR Gold.) (dtho, ) (Entered: 08/12/2010)
08/12/20107Waiver of Right to Rule 11 before a US District Judge by Universal Leaf Tabacos Ltda. (dtho, ) (Entered: 08/12/2010)
08/12/20108WAIVER OF INDICTMENT by Universal Leaf Tabacos Ltda. (dtho, ) (Entered: 08/12/2010)
08/12/20109REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS on Plea of Guilty as to Universal Leaf Tabacos Ltda. Objections to R&R due by 8/26/2010. Signed by Magistrate Judge Dennis W. Dohnal on 08/12/10. (dtho, ) (Entered: 08/13/2010)
08/16/201010ORDER as to Universal Leaf Tabacos Ltda. that the sentencing hearing shall occur at 2:00 P.M. on August 24, 2010; both parties shall file pleadings that explain the transactions and descrepancy in figures provided regarding gross revenue, gross profit, and net profit, no later than August 20, 2010 (see Order for details); ORDERED that the probation office need not produce a presentence investigation report. Signed by District Judge Robert E. Payne on 8/13/2010. Copies to counsel. (cmcc, ) (Entered: 08/16/2010)
08/20/201011Supplemental Memorandum (Supplemental Sentencing Memorandum) (Dry, Michael). Corrected docket entry on 08/20/2010. (walk, ). (Entered: 08/20/2010)
08/20/201012Supplemental Memorandum by Universal Leaf Tabacos Ltda. re 1 Exhibit A)(Hanes, Patrick) (Entered: 08/20/2010)
08/20/2010  Notice of Correction re: Document 11; instead of selecting the filing event "Position on Sentencing," the filing user should have selected "Supplemental Memorandum." The docket text has been corrected. (walk, ) (Entered: 08/20/2010)
08/24/2010  Set Hearings as to Universal Leaf Tabacos Ltda.: Sentencing set for 8/24/2010 at 02:00 PM before District Judge Robert E. Payne. (Entered: 08/24/2010)
08/27/201013** Filed nunc pro tunc August 24, 2010 ** ORDER ADOPTING 9 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION as to Universal Leaf Tabacos Ltda. on Guilty Plea. Signed by District Judge Robert E. Payne on 8/27/2010. Copies to counsel. (cmcc, ) (Entered: 08/27/2010)
08/31/201015JUDGMENT as to Universal Leaf Tabacos Ltda. (1), Count(s) 1, Placed on probation for a term of 3 years; $400.00 Special Assessment, $4,400,000.00 fine; Count(s) 2, Placed on probation for a term of 3 years to run concurrent with Count 1; $400.00 Special Assessment, $4,400,000 fine (combined with Ct. 1). Signed by District Judge Robert E. Payne on 8/31/2010. (sneal, ) (Entered: 09/01/2010)
08/31/201016Sealed Statement of Reasons as to Universal Leaf Tabacos Ltda.. Signed by District Judge Robert E. Payne on 8/31/2010. (sneal, ) (Entered: 09/01/2010)
09/01/2010  Set/Reset Hearings as to Universal Leaf Tabacos Ltda.: Sentencing set for 8/24/2004 at 02:00 PM before District Judge Robert E. Payne. (sneal, ) (Entered: 09/01/2010)
09/01/201014Minute Entry for proceedings held before District Judge Robert E. Payne:Sentencing held on 9/1/2010 for Universal Leaf Tabacos Ltda. (1), Count(s) 1, Placed on probation for a term of 3 years; $400.00 Special Assessment, $4,400,000.00 fine; Count(s) 2, Placed on probation for a term of 3 years to run concurrent with Count 1; $400.00 Special Assessment, $4,400,000 fine (combined with Ct. 1). (Court Reporter Diane Daffron, OCR.) (sneal, ) (Entered: 09/01/2010)