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U.S. District Court
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS (Houston)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 4:02-cr-00124-1


Case title: USA v. Western Towing Co

Date Filed: 03/08/2002
Date Terminated: 08/23/2002

Assigned to: Judge Nancy F. Atlas

Defendant (1)
Western Towing Company
TERMINATED: 08/23/2002
represented byGeorge T Shipley
Shipley Snell Montgomery LLP
1001 Fannin
Ste 4600
Houston, TX 77069
713-652-3045
Fax: 713-652-3057
Email: gshipley@ssmllp.com
TERMINATED: 08/23/2002
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
33:1319.M KNOWINGLY VIOLATING A CONDITION OR LIMITATION OF A PERMIT ISSUED UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT. Penalty: $500,000. 1 to 5 yrs Probation.
(1)
$30,000 fine; $400.00 Special Assessment fee

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Misdemeanor

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented byJohn Conner Emerson
Special Assistant US Atty
P O Box 61129
Houston, TX 77208
713-567-9734
Fax: 713-718-3300 fax
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

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 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
03/08/20021INFORMATION as to Western Towing Co (1) count(s) 1 , filed. (ckrus) (Entered: 03/11/2002)
03/08/2002AO 257 Information Sheet as to Western Towing Co , filed. (ckrus) (Entered: 03/11/2002)
03/08/2002NOTICE of Related Case by USA as to Western Towing Co, filed. (ckrus) (Entered: 03/11/2002)
03/08/20024ORDER for Issuance of Summons as to Western Towing Co ( Signed by Magistrate Judge Nancy K. Johnson ), entered. (ckrus) (Entered: 03/11/2002)
03/11/2002  SUMMONS issued for Western Towing Co First Appearance set for 10:00 3/18/02 before Magistrate Judge Calvin Botley (ckrus) (Entered: 03/11/2002)
03/18/2002UNOPPOSED MOTION by USA as to Western Towing Co to transfer related case to United States District Judge Nancy F. Atlas , filed. (khightower) (Entered: 03/19/2002)
03/18/2002First Appearance as to Western Towing Co held before Magistrate Judge Calvin Botley on 3/18/02: ERO present: App: Emmerson f/Govt, Shipley f/Deft (Defendant informed of rights.) Deft appeared with counsel, filed. (ksanders) (Entered: 03/21/2002)
03/18/2002WAIVER of Indictment by Western Towing Co, filed. (ksanders) (Entered: 03/21/2002)
03/18/2002Arraignment held before Magistrate Judge Calvin Botley Ct Reporter: ERO App: J Emerson f/Govt;G Shipley , filed., Plea of guilty probable - Plea of Not Guilty entered: Western Towing Co (1) count(s) 1 There is a related case with Judge Atlas. Motion of related case and to transfer to Judge Atlas. (pgalvan) (Entered: 03/22/2002)
03/20/2002SUMMONS issued 3/11/02 Returned Executed as to Western Towing Co on 3/15/02 filed. (ckrus) (Entered: 03/22/2002)
03/28/200210ORDER granting [5-1] motion to transfer related case to United States District Judge Nancy F. Atlas as to Western Towing Co (1) ( Signed by Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt ), entered. Parties ntfd. (khightower) (Entered: 03/28/2002)
03/28/2002  Notice of Transfer of Case to another Judge transferring case from Judge Hoyt to Judge Nancy F. Atlas , filed. (khightower) (Entered: 03/28/2002)
05/10/200211NOTICE of Setting : set Rearraignment for 8:30 5/16/02 for Western Towing Co before Judge Nancy F. Atlas , filed. Parties ntfd. (khightower) (Entered: 05/10/2002)
05/16/200212 Re-Arraignment held before Judge Nancy F. Atlas Ct Reporter: Manley App: John Emerson f/govt, George Shipley f/deft , filed., Plea of Guilty: Western Towing Co (1) count(s) 1 (Terminated motions - ) Waiver of Indictment filed. Order for PSI, Disclosure Date and Setting Sentencing entered. (khightower) (Entered: 05/20/2002)
05/16/200213Plea Agreement as to Western Towing Co , filed. (khightower) (Entered: 05/20/2002)
05/16/200214 FACTUAL BASIS STATEMENT for by USA as to Western Towing Co , filed. (khightower) (Entered: 05/20/2002)
05/16/200215ORDER for Disclosure of PSI , PSI completion by 6/28/02 for Western Towing Co , Objection to PSI due 7/12/02; Final PSI due 7/26/02, Sentencing set for 2:30 8/2/02 before Judge Nancy F. Atlas ( Signed by Judge Nancy F. Atlas ), entered. Parties ntfd. (khightower) (Entered: 05/20/2002)
07/23/200216NOTICE of Setting : reset Sentencing for 2:00 8/1/02 for Western Towing Co before Judge Nancy F. Atlas , filed. Parties ntfd. (khightower) (Entered: 07/23/2002)
07/23/200217 UNOPPOSED MOTION by Western Towing Co to continue , and entry of revised scheduling order , filed. (khightower) (Entered: 07/24/2002)
07/24/200218ORDER granting [17-1] motion to continue as to Western Towing Co (1), granting [17-2] motion entry of revised scheduling order as to Western Towing Co (1) set disclosure order deadlines: Objections to PSI due 7/30/02; Final PSI due 8/13/02; Sentencing set for 12:45 8/23/02 ( Signed by Judge Nancy F. Atlas ), entered. Parties ntfd. (khightower) (Entered: 07/26/2002)
07/30/200219 OBJECTION by Western Towing Co to Presentence Investigation Report , filed. (khightower) (Entered: 07/31/2002)
07/30/200220 OBJECTION by USA to Presentence Investigation Report as to Western Towing Co , filed. (khightower) (Entered: 07/31/2002)
08/14/200221 FINAL PRESENTENCE INVESTIGATION REPORT (Sealed) as to Western Towing Co , filed. (khightower) (Entered: 08/14/2002)
08/14/200222 SEALED Confidential Sentencing Recommendation regarding Western Towing Co to the Court, filed and placed in vault. (khightower) (Entered: 08/14/2002)
08/19/200223 SENTENCING MEMORANDUM by Western Towing Co , filed. (khightower) (Entered: 08/20/2002)
08/21/200224 ADDENDUM by Western Towing Co as to Western Towing Co to [23-1] sentence memorandum , filed. (khightower) (Entered: 08/21/2002)
08/23/200225 Sentencing held before Judge Nancy F. Atlas App: John Emerson f/govt, George Shipley f/deft, Western Towing Co (1) count(s) 1. $30,000 fine; $400.00 Special Assessment fee , filed. US Probation Officer: Velma Monita; (khightower) (Entered: 08/27/2002)
08/23/200226Notice of Right to Appeal as to Western Towing Co ( signed by Judge Nancy F. Atlas ), filed. (khightower) (Entered: 08/27/2002)
09/10/200227JUDGMENT as to Western Towing Co (1) count(s) 1 ( Signed by Judge Nancy F. Atlas ), entered. Parties ntfd. The Statement of Reasons has been placed under seal in the envelope with the Original Presentence Report. Copies of the SOR have been sent to the appropriate defense counsel, the AUSA, and the US Marshal. (khightower) (Entered: 09/11/2002)
09/18/200228 TRANSCRIPT filed in case as to Western Towing Co for Sentencing Hearing for dates of 8/23/02 before Judge Nancy Atlas, filed. ( Court Rptr: Anita G Manley) (ksanders) (Entered: 09/20/2002)
10/29/200229 Satisfaction of Judgment by USA as to Western Towing Co , filed. (khightower) (Entered: 10/29/2002)