U.S. District Court
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS (Houston)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 4:07-cr-00004 All Defendants


Case title: USA v. Vetco Gray Controls Inc et al

Date Filed: 01/05/2007
Date Terminated: 02/17/2007

Assigned to: Judge Lynn N. Hughes

Defendant (1)
Vetco Gray Controls Inc
TERMINATED: 02/06/2007
represented byVetco Gray Controls Inc
PRO SE

Raymond Banoun
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
1201 F Street N W
Ste 1100
Washington, DC 20004
202--862-2426
Fax: 202-862-2261
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Stephanie J Meltzer
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
1201 F Street NW
Ste1100
Washington, DC 20004
202-862-2426
Fax: 202-862-2261
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
CONSPIRACY
(1)
3 years probation on each count to run concurrently; $6 million fine; $400 special assessment on each count
FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT
(2-24)
3 years probation on each count to run concurrently; $6 million fine; $400 special assessment on each count

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None

Assigned to: Judge Lynn N. Hughes

Defendant (2)
Vetco Gray UK Limited
TERMINATED: 02/17/2007
represented byVetco Gray UK Limited
PRO SE

Raymond Banoun
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Stephanie J Meltzer
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
CONSPIRACY
(1)
3 years probation on each count to run concurrently; $12 million fine; $400 special assessment on each count
FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT
(2-3)
3 years probation on each count to run concurrently; $12 million fine; $400 special assessment on each count
FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT
(8)
3 years probation on each count to run concurrently; $12 million fine; $400 special assessment on each count
FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT
(18)
3 years probation on each count to run concurrently; $12 million fine; $400 special assessment on each count

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None

Assigned to: Judge Lynn N. Hughes

Defendant (3)
Vetco Gray Controls Limited
TERMINATED: 02/06/2007
represented byVetco Gray Controls Limited
PRO SE

Raymond Banoun
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Stephanie J Meltzer
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
CONSPIRACY
(1)
3 years probation on each count to run concurrently; $8 million fine; $400 special assessment on each count
FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT
(9-10)
3 years probation on each count to run concurrently; $8 million fine; $400 special assessment on each count
FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT
(15-16)
3 years probation on each count to run concurrently; $8 million fine; $400 special assessment on each count

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented byJames R Buchanan
Office of U S Attorney
1000 Louisiana
Ste 2300
Houston, TX 77002
713-567-9738
Fax: 713-718-3304
Email: jim.buchanan@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Financial Litigation
U S Attorney's Office
Southern District of Texas
P O Box 61129
Houston, TX 77208
713-567-9000
Fax: 713-718-3391 fax
Email: flu.usatxs-@usdoj.gov
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

US Marshal - H
515 Rusk
10th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
713-718-4800
Fax: 713-718-4848
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

US Pretrial Svcs - H
515 Rusk
6th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
713-250-5218
Fax: 713-250-5666
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

US Probation - H
515 Rusk
2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77002
713-250-5266
Fax: INS_prob1
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Date Filed #Docket Text
01/05/2007INFORMATION as to Vetco Gray Controls Inc (1) count(s) 1, 2-24, Vetco Gray UK Limited (2) count(s) 1, 2-3, 8, 18, Vetco Gray Controls Limited (3) count(s) 1, 9-10, 15-16, filed. (sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/06/2007)
01/05/2007AO 257 Information Sheet as to Vetco Gray Controls Limited, filed.(sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/06/2007)
01/05/2007AO 257 Information Sheet as to Vetco Gray Controls Inc, filed.(sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/06/2007)
01/05/2007AO 257 Information Sheet as to Vetco Gray UK Limited, filed.(sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/06/2007)
01/05/2007US Attys Criminal Docket Sheet as to Vetco Gray Controls Inc, Vetco Gray UK Limited, Vetco Gray Controls Limited, filed.(sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/06/2007)
01/05/2007 MOTION to Seal by USA as to Vetco Gray Controls Inc, Vetco Gray UK Limited, Vetco Gray Controls Limited, filed. (sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/06/2007)
01/08/2007ORDER granting 6 Motion to Seal as to Vetco Gray Controls Inc (1), Vetco Gray UK Limited (2), Vetco Gray Controls Limited (3).(Signed by Judge Calvin Botley.) Parties notified.(sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/06/2007)
01/08/2007ORDER for Issuance of Summons as to Vetco Gray Controls Limited ( Signed by Judge Calvin Botley ). Parties notified. (sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/06/2007)
01/08/2007ORDER for Issuance of Summons as to Vetco Gray UK Limited ( Signed by Judge Calvin Botley ). Parties notified. (sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/06/2007)
01/08/200710 ORDER for Issuance of Summons as to Vetco Gray Controls Inc ( Signed by Judge Calvin Botley ). Parties notified. (sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/06/2007)
01/10/200711 Notice of Related Case and Unopposed MOTION to Transfer by USA as to Vetco Gray Controls Inc, Vetco Gray UK Limited, Vetco Gray Controls Limited, filed. (sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/06/2007)
01/23/200712 ORDER granting 11 Motion to Transfer as to Vetco Gray Controls Inc (1), Vetco Gray UK Limited (2), Vetco Gray Controls Limited (3).(Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes.) Parties notified.(sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/06/2007)
01/29/2007  Attorney update in case as to Vetco Gray Controls Inc, Vetco Gray UK Limited, Vetco Gray Controls Limited. Attorney Raymond Banoun for Vetco Gray Controls Inc and Vetco Gray UK Limited, Stephanie J Meltzer for Vetco Gray Controls Inc,Vetco Gray UK Limited,Vetco Gray Controls Limited added. (sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/06/2007)
01/30/200715 DOCKETED IN ERROR. SEALED MOTION, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (sbyrum, ) Modified on 2/6/2007 (sbyrum, ). (Entered: 02/06/2007)
01/30/200716 DOCKETED IN ERROR. SEALED MOTION, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (sbyrum, ) Modified on 2/6/2007 (sbyrum, ). (Entered: 02/06/2007)
01/30/200719  MOTION for Raymond Banoun to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Vetco Gray Controls Inc, Vetco Gray UK Limited, Vetco Gray Controls Limited, filed. (sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/06/2007)
01/30/200720  MOTION for Stephanie Meltzer to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Vetco Gray Controls Inc, Vetco Gray UK Limited, Vetco Gray Controls Limited, filed. (sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/06/2007)
01/30/200721  MOTION to Seal Joint Unopposed Motion to Waive Presentence Investigation and Consolidate Sentencing and Related Proceeding and Orders by Vetco Gray Controls Inc, Vetco Gray UK Limited, Vetco Gray Controls Limited, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/06/2007)
01/30/200722  MOTION to Seal Pro Hac Vice Motions and Orders by Vetco Gray Controls Inc, Vetco Gray UK Limited, Vetco Gray Controls Limited, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/06/2007)
01/31/200713 Summons Returned Executed on 1/22/2007 as to Vetco Gray Controls Inc, filed. (sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/06/2007)
01/31/200714 Summons Returned Executed on 1/22/2007 as to Vetco Gray UK Limited, filed. (sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/06/2007)
02/05/200723 CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM as to Vetco Gray Controls Inc, Vetco Gray UK Limited, Vetco Gray Controls Limited. Appearances: Mark Mendelsohn, Stacey Luck, Charles Escher, Bob Sussman, Raymond Banoun, Stephanie J Meltzer. Everything is ready for tomorrow. The motions of Raymond Banoun and Stephani Meltzer to appear pro hac vice are granted. ( Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) Parties notified. (dkelly, ) (Entered: 02/06/2007)
02/06/200717  MOTION to Unseal by USA as to Vetco Gray Controls Inc, Vetco Gray UK Limited, Vetco Gray Controls Limited, filed. (sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/06/2007)
02/06/200718 ORDER granting 17 Motion to Unseal Case as to Vetco Gray Controls Inc (1), Vetco Gray UK Limited (2), Vetco Gray Controls Limited (3).(Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes.) Parties notified.(sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/06/2007)
02/06/200724 PLEA AGREEMENT as to Vetco Gray Controls Inc, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Continuation)(sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/06/2007)
02/06/200725 PLEA AGREEMENT as to Vetco Gray Controls Limited, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Continuation)(sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/06/2007)
02/06/200726 PLEA AGREEMENT as to Vetco Gray UK Limited, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Continuation)(sbyrum, ) (Entered: 02/06/2007)
02/06/2007  Minute Entry for INITIAL APPEARANCE/ARRAIGNMENT held before Judge Lynn N. Hughes held on 2/6/2007 as to Vetco Gray Controls Inc, Vetco Gray UK Limited, Vetco Gray Controls Limited: (Defts informed of rights). Vetco Gray Controls Inc (1) Count(s) 1,2-24 and Vetco Gray UK Limited (2) Count(s) 1,2-3,8,18 and Vetco Gray Controls Limited (3) Count(s) 1,9-10,15-16. Indictment waived. Appearances:Stacey Luck, Mark Mendelsohn f/ govt; Raymond Banoun, Stephanie J Meltzer, Bob Sussman f/ defts.(Court Reporter: K. Metzger) (dkelly, ) (Entered: 02/06/2007)
02/06/200727 WAIVER OF INDICTMENT by Vetco Gray Controls Inc, Vetco Gray UK Limited, Vetco Gray Controls Limited, filed.(dkelly, ) (Entered: 02/06/2007)
02/06/2007  Minute Entry for REARRAIGNMENT held before Judge Lynn N. Hughes on 2/6/2007. Vetco Gray Controls Inc (1): Guilty Count(s) 1,2-24; Vetco Gray UK Limited (2): Guilty Count(s) 1,2-3,8,18; and Vetco Gray Controls Limited (3): Guilty Count(s) 1,9-10,15-16. Indictment waived. Plea agreement executed. PSI waived. Sentencing to immediately follow. Appearances: Stacey Luck, Mark Mendelsohn f/ govt; Raymond Banoun, Stephanie J Meltzer, Bob Sussman f/ defts.(Court Reporter: K. Metzger), filed.(dkelly, ) (Entered: 02/06/2007)
02/06/200728 SENTENCING RECOMMENDATION by Probation as to Vetco Gray Controls Inc, Vetco Gray UK Limited, Vetco Gray Controls Limited, filed.(dkelly, ) (Entered: 02/06/2007)
02/06/2007  Minute Entry for Sentencing held before Judge Lynn N. Hughes on 2/6/2007: Vetco Gray Controls Inc (1), Count(s) 1, 2-24: 3 years probation on each count to run concurrently; $6 million fine; $400 special assessment on each count; Vetco Gray UK Limited (2), Count(s) 1, 18, 2-3, 8, 3 years probation on each count to run concurrently; $12 million fine; $400 special assessment on each count; Vetco Gray Controls Limited (3), Count(s) 1, 15-16, 9-10, 3 years probation on each count to run concurrently; $8 million fine; $400 special assessment on each count. The fines will be paid within 5 business days. The probation is without supervision unless one of the parties has a problem. On the government's motion, this case is unsealed. Appearances: Stacey Luck, Mark Mendelsohn f/ govt; Raymond Banoun, Stephanie J Meltzer, Bob Sussman f/ defts. (Court Reporter: K. Metzger) (dkelly, ) (Entered: 02/06/2007)
02/06/200729 NOTICE OF RIGHT TO APPEAL as to Vetco Gray Controls Inc, Vetco Gray UK Limited, Vetco Gray Controls Limited. ( Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ) Parties notified. (dkelly, ) (Entered: 02/07/2007)
02/06/200730 TRANSCRIPT as to Vetco Gray Controls Inc, Vetco Gray UK Limited, Vetco Gray Controls Limited re: Rearraignments and Sentencings held on February 6, 2007 before Judge Lynn N. Hughes. Court Reporter: Kathy L. Metzger. Transcript is available for viewing in the office of the clerk, filed. (jdavenport, ) (Entered: 02/07/2007)
02/06/200731 JUDGMENT as to Vetco Gray Controls Inc ( Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ). Parties notified. (ejuarez, ) (Entered: 02/20/2007)
02/06/200732 STATEMENT OF REASONS (Sealed) as to Vetco Gray Controls Inc, filed. (ejuarez, ) (Entered: 02/20/2007)
02/06/200735 JUDGMENT as to Vetco Gray Controls Limited ( Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ). Parties notified. (ejuarez, ) (Entered: 02/20/2007)
02/06/200736 STATEMENT OF REASONS (Sealed) as to Vetco Gray Controls Limited, filed. (ejuarez, ) (Entered: 02/20/2007)
02/17/200733 JUDGMENT as to Vetco Gray UK Limited ( Signed by Judge Lynn N. Hughes ). Parties notified. (ltrevino, ) (Entered: 02/20/2007)
02/17/200734 DOCKETED IN ERROR STATEMENT OF REASONS (Sealed) as to Vetco Gray UK Limited, filed. (ltrevino, ) Modified on 2/20/2007 (ltrevino, ). (Entered: 02/20/2007)
02/17/200737 STATEMENT OF REASONS (Sealed) as to Vetco Gray UK Limited, filed. (ltrevino, ) (Entered: 02/20/2007)
02/24/201138 AO 435 TRANSCRIPT ORDER FORM by Robert M Bowick. This is to order a transcript of Hearing Proceedings held on 2/6/07 before Judge Lynn N. Hughes (Original). Court Reporter/Transcriber: KeMetzger, filed. (smurdock, ) (Entered: 02/24/2011)