CLOSED


UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA (Western Division - Los Angeles)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 2:02-cr-00016-GAF-1


Case title: USA v. Zant Company, et al

Date Filed: 01/04/2002
Date Terminated: 09/29/2003

Assigned to: Judge Gary A. Feess

Defendant (1)
R.W. Zant Company
TERMINATED: 10/22/2003
represented byJohn M Potter
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
50 California Street, 22nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
415-875-6600
Fax: 415-875-6700
Email: johnpotter@quinnemanuel.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
21:610(c), 601(m)(3), 601(m), 676; SELLING AND OFFERING TO SELL ADULTERATED MEAT FOOD PRODUCTS
(1)
Probation for 1 year, under terms and conditions of United States Probation Office and General Order 318. Special assessment $125. Fine $100,000.

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Misdemeanor

Terminated Counts

Disposition
21:610(c), 601(m)(3), 601(m), 676; SELLING AND OFFERING TO SELL ADULTERATED MEAT FOOD PRODUCTS
(2)
Count 2 dismissed.

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
Misdemeanor

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented byJoseph O Johns
AUSA - Office of US Attorney
Criminal Division - US Courthouse
312 North Spring Street 12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012-4700
213-894-2434
Fax: 213-894-4300
Email: USACAC.Criminal@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
01/04/2002CASE SUMMARY filed by AUSA Joseph Johns, attorney for USA, as to R.W. Zant Company. (es) (Entered: 01/11/2002)
01/04/2002  SUMMONS issued as to R.W. Zant Company (es) (Entered: 01/11/2002)
01/04/2002MEMORANDUM filed by USA seeking authority for an investigative action and being filed on 1/4/02, does not relate to, a mtr in which Magistrate Judge Patrick J. Walsh was personally involved or on which he was personally consulted while employed in the US Atty's Ofc. (es) (Entered: 01/11/2002)
01/04/2002MEMORANDUM filed by USA seeking authority for an investigative action and being filed on 1/4/02, does not relate to, a mtr pending in the Major Frauds Section of the US Atty's Ofc before June 30, 2001, the date on which Magistrate Judge Jennifer T. Lum resigned his appt in that ofc; or was personally involved or on which he was personally consulted while employed in the US Atty's Ofc. (es) (Entered: 01/11/2002)
01/04/2002MEMORANDUM filed by USA seeking authority for an investigative action and being filed on 1/4/02, does not relate to, a mtr pending in the Narcotic Section of the US Atty's Ofc before September 29, 2000, the date on which Magistrate Judge Stephen G. Larson resigned his appt in that ofc; or was personally involved or on which he was personally consulted while employed in the US Atty's Ofc. (es) (Entered: 01/11/2002)
01/04/2002MEMORANDUM filed by USA seeking authority for an investigative action and being filed on 1/4/02, does not relate to, a mtr pending in the Narcotic Section of the US Atty's Ofc before April 20, 1999, the date on which Magistrate Judge Jeffrey W. Johnson resigned his appt in that ofc; or was personally involved or on which he was personally consulted while employed in the US Atty's Ofc. (es) (Entered: 01/11/2002)
01/04/2002MEMORANDUM filed by USA. This criminal action, being filed on 1/4/02, was not 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. (es) (Entered: 01/11/2002)
01/04/200210 MEMORANDUM filed by USA . This criminal action, being filed on 1/4/02, 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. (es) (Entered: 01/11/2002)
01/04/200211 CONFLICT OF INTEREST CERTIFICATION filed as to R.W. Zant Company, William Zant, John Allen. (es) (Entered: 01/11/2002)
01/04/2002INFORMATION filed against R.W. Zant Company (1) count(s) 1-2, William Zant (2) count(s) 1-2, John Allen (3) count(s) 1-2 Offense occurred in LA. (es) (Entered: 02/07/2002)
06/05/200315 PLEA AGREEMENT filed by USA as to R.W. Zant Company. (sb) (Entered: 06/06/2003)
06/09/200317 STATEMENT OF DEFENDANT'S CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS filed as to R.W. Zant Company. (ej) (Entered: 06/10/2003)
06/09/200318 DESIGNATION AND APPEARANCE of Attorney for R.W. Zant Company by John M Potter. (ej) Modified on 06/10/2003 (Entered: 06/10/2003)
06/09/200325MINUTES OF POST-INDICTMENT ARRAIGNMENT HEARING held before Magistrate Judge Paul Game Jr. as to R.W. Zant Company, William Zant, John Allen: Reassigning case to Judge Gary A. Feess . R.W. Zant Company (1) count(s) 1-2, William Zant (2) count(s) 1-2, John Allen (3) count(s) 1-2 arraigned and states true name is as charged. Retained Attorney's John M Potter and Robert B Humphreys present. First appearance of R.W. Zant Company, William Zant, John Allen entered. Bail set in the amount of $5,000 unsecured A/B, as to William Zant, John Allen . Plea and trial setting set for 1:30pm on 6/16/03. A consent to proceed before a Magistrate Judge was submitted. The consent was withdrawn. Tape No.: Recorder: CS 6/9/03 (ej) (Entered: 06/12/2003)
06/12/200326 NOTICE OF CHANGE OF Address filed by John M Potter. Copy of letter along with G-70 form sent to Statistics. (ej) (Entered: 06/12/2003)
06/17/200327MINUTES OF CHANGE OF PLEA HEARING held before Judge Gary A. Feess as to R.W. Zant Company: Defendant moves to change plea to the Information. Plea of guilty entered by William Zant representing R.W. Zant Company (1) count(s) 1 . The Court questions the defendant regarding plea of guilty and finds it knowledgeable and voluntary and orders the plea accepted entered. The Court refers R.W. Zant Company to the Probation Office for investigation and report. Sentencing hearing set for 1:30pm on 9/29/03. C/R: Lisa Gonzalez (roz) (Entered: 06/19/2003)
08/27/200331MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS: (IN CHAMBERS) held before Judge Gary A. Feess as to R.W. Zant Company: Court is advising counsel that their sentencing memoranda, if any, is due to the Court 14 days from 8/27/03. Probation Officer will then have 14 days to file an addendum to the presentence report if one is deemed necessary. C/R: None present. (sb) (Entered: 08/29/2003)
09/02/200333 POSITION RE: PRESENTENCE REPORT filed by USA as to R.W. Zant Company (ca) Modified on 09/03/2003 (Entered: 09/03/2003)
09/10/200336 JOINT RESPONSE filed by R.W. Zant Company, William Zant to the Presentence Report. (sb) (Entered: 09/11/2003)
09/29/200342MINUTES OF SENTENCING held before Judge Gary A. Feess as to R.W. Zant Company (1) count(s) 1. Probation for 1 year, under terms and conditions of United States Probation Office and General Order 318. Special assessment $125. Fine $100,000. R.W. Zant Company waives right to appeal . Bond exonerated. C/R: Lisa Gonzalez. (sb) (Entered: 10/02/2003)
10/01/200343JUDGMENT AND COMMITMENT issued to U.S. Marshal for R.W. Zant Company. Approved by Judge Gary A. Feess. (sb) (Entered: 10/02/2003)
10/22/200349STIPULATION AND ORDER filed by Judge Gary A. Feess as to William Zant, R.W. Zant Company: William Zant's sentence modified to fall under Count 1 of the Information and dismissing count(s) as to R.W. Zant Company (1) count(s) 2. Count 2 dismissed against R.W. Zant Company and William Zant. (sb) (Entered: 10/22/2003)
01/26/200452 Government's position re presentence report filed by USA (vc) (Entered: 01/26/2004)