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U.S. District Court
Southern District of Florida (Miami)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:03-cr-20610-SH-2


Case title: USA v. Candella, et al

Date Filed: 07/31/2003
Date Terminated: 03/29/2004

Assigned to: Judge Shelby Highsmith

Defendant (2)
Neptune Fisheries, Inc.
TERMINATED: 04/08/2004
represented byDaniel S. Gelber
Zuckerman Spaeder Taylor & Evans
201 S Biscayne Boulevard
Suite 900
Miami, FL 33131
305-358-5000
Fax: 579-9749
TERMINATED: 04/08/2004
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Glenn Laurence Widom
Silver Garvett & Henkel
18001 Old Cutler Road
Suite 600
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157
305-377-8802
Fax: 377-8804
TERMINATED: 04/08/2004
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Paul A. Calli
Carlton Fields
4000 International Place
100 S.E. 2nd Street
Miami, FL 33131
305-530-0050
Fax: 305-530-0055
Email: pcalli@carltonfields.com
TERMINATED: 04/08/2004
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
18:371.F CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD THE UNITED STATES-VIOLATION OF LACEY ACT (SPINY LOBSTER)
(1)
Probation for a term of Two (2) years as to count oned of the Information; Total Assessment of $400.00; Fine of $250,000.00

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented byThomas Austin Watts-Fitzgerald
United States Attorney's Office
99 NE 4 Street
Miami, FL 33132
305-961-9413
Fax: 305-536-4651
Email: thomas.watts-fitzgerald@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed #Docket Text
07/31/2003INFORMATION as to Aaron Candella (1) count(s) 1, Neptune Fisheries, (2) count(s) 1 (Criminal Category 1) (cp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/01/2003)
07/31/2003  Magistrate identification: Magistrate Judge Ted E. Bandstra (cp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/01/2003)
08/13/2003ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION SHEET for Neptune Fisheries, (2) count(s) 1 NOT GUILTY PLEA ENTERED as to all counts. Court accepts plea. (tb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/14/2003)
08/13/2003WAIVER OF INDICTMENT by Neptune Fisheries, (tb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/14/2003)
08/13/2003NOTICE of Appearance for Neptune Fisheries, by Attorney Daniel S. Gelber, Paul A. Calli (tb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/14/2003)
08/13/200310 STANDING DISCOVERY ORDER as to Aaron Candella, Neptune Fisheries, all motions concerning matters not covered by this order must be filed within 28 days of this order ( Signed by Magistrate Ted E. Bandstra on 8/13/03) Tape # 03E-51-2567 CCAP (tb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/14/2003)
08/21/200311 ORDER as to Aaron Candella, Neptune Fisheries, set Jury trial for 10/20/03 for Aaron Candella, for Neptune Fisheries, before Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga , set calendar call for 9:00 10/14/03 for Aaron Candella, for Neptune Fisheries, before Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga ( Signed by Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga on 8/21/03) [EOD Date: 8/22/03] CCAP (tb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/22/2003)
09/03/200312 MOTION by USA as to Aaron Candella, Neptune Fisheries, to transfer related matter (tb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/04/2003)
09/10/200313 AGREED Speedy Trial Report by USA as to Aaron Candella, Neptune Fisheries, (tb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/11/2003)
09/10/200314 ORDER as to Aaron Candella, Neptune Fisheries, granting [12-1] motion to transfer related matter as to Aaron Candella (1), Neptune Fisheries, (2) ( Signed by Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga on 9/8/03 and by Judge Shelby Highsmith on 9/10/03) [EOD Date: 9/11/03] CCAP (ct, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/11/2003)
09/10/2003  CASE reassigned to Judge Shelby Highsmith (ct, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/11/2003)
09/12/200315 ORDER/NOTICE Resetting Criminal Trial as to Aaron Candella, Neptune Fisheries, ReSetting Jury trial for 11/3/03 for Aaron Candella, for Neptune Fisheries, before Judge Shelby Highsmith , ReSetting calendar call for noon 10/31/03 for Aaron Candella, for Neptune Fisheries, before Judge Shelby Highsmith (Signed by Judge Shelby Highsmith on 9/11/03) [EOD Date: 9/15/03] CCAP (gp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/15/2003)
09/15/200316 CERTIFICATION for transfer to new Magistrate Judge as to Aaron Candella, Neptune Fisheries, ( Signed by Magistrate Ted E. Bandstra on 9/15/03) [EOD Date: 9/16/03] CCAP (tb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/16/2003)
09/15/2003  Magistrate identification: Magistrate Judge William C. Turnoff (tb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/16/2003)
10/01/200317 NOTICE of Hearing as to Aaron Candella, Neptune Fisheries, : Setting Change of Plea Hearing for 9:30 10/22/03 for Aaron Candella, for Neptune Fisheries, before Judge Shelby Highsmith (gp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/02/2003)
10/01/2003  Attorney Glen Widom, Esq not being served; address not found; as to Aaron Candella, Neptune Fisheries, (gp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/02/2003)
10/20/200318 MOTION by Aaron Candella, Neptune Fisheries, to continue Trial , and to rescheduled hearing for Change of Plea (gp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/20/2003)
10/21/200319 ORDER as to Aaron Candella, Neptune Fisheries, granting [18-1] motion to continue Trial as to Aaron Candella (1), Neptune Fisheries, (2), granting [18-2] motion to rescheduled hearing for Change of Plea as to Aaron Candella (1), Neptune Fisheries, (2) Rescheduled Change of Plea Hearing for 9:30 11/7/03 for Aaron Candella, for Neptune Fisheries, before Judge Shelby Highsmith (Signed by Judge Shelby Highsmith on 10/21/03) [EOD Date: 10/22/03] CCAP (gp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/22/2003)
10/21/200320 FACTUAL PROFFER by USA as to Aaron Candella, Neptune Fisheries (gp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/22/2003)
11/05/200321 MOTION by Aaron Candella, Neptune Fisheries, to continue hearing for Change of Plea (gp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/05/2003)
11/10/200322 ORDER as to Aaron Candella, Neptune Fisheries, granting [21-1] motion to continue hearing for Change of Plea as to Aaron Candella (1), Neptune Fisheries, (2) Rescheduled Change of Plea Hearing for 10:00 12/9/03 for Aaron Candella, for Neptune Fisheries, before Judge Shelby Highsmith no further continuance will be granted ( Signed by Judge Shelby Highsmith on 11/7/03) [EOD Date: 11/12/03] CCAP (gp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/12/2003)
12/09/2003  Change of Plea Hearing as to Neptune Fisheries, held before Judge Shelby Highsmith (gp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/11/2003)
12/09/2003  PLEA entered by Neptune Fisheries, . Court accepts plea. GUILTY: Neptune Fisheries, (2) count(s) 1 (gp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/11/2003)
12/10/200324 Minutes of Change of Plea held on 12/9/03 before Judge Shelby Highsmith as to Neptune Fisheries, ; Court Reporter Name or Tape #: Patricia Sanders (gp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/11/2003)
12/10/200326 Plea Agreement as to Neptune Fisheries, (gp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/11/2003)
12/10/200327 EXHIBIT FACTUAL PROFFER by USA as to Aaron Candella, Neptune Fisheries, to: [26-1] plea, [25-1] plea (gp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/11/2003)
12/10/200329 NOTICE of Hearing as to Neptune Fisheries, : Setting Sentencing for 9:30 2/24/04 for Neptune Fisheries, before Judge Shelby Highsmith (gp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/11/2003)
01/21/200430 NOTICE of Hearing as to Aaron Candella, Neptune Fisheries, : reset Sentencing for 9:30 3/31/04 for Aaron Candella, for Neptune Fisheries, before Judge Shelby Highsmith (wc, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/23/2004)
03/29/200433 MOTION in AID OF SENTENCING by USA as to Aaron Candella, Neptune Fisheries, to impose special conditions upon each defendant (gp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/30/2004)
03/29/2004  Sentencing held before Judge Shelby Highsmith Neptune Fisheries, (2) count(s) 1 (gp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/09/2004)
04/05/200437 SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE IN AID OF SENTENCING by USA as to Aaron Candella, Neptune Fisheries, (gp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/06/2004)
04/08/200438 Minutes of Sentencing held on 3/29/04 before Judge Shelby Highsmith as to Neptune Fisheries, ; Court Reporter Name or Tape #: Carey Horenkamp (gp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/09/2004)
04/08/200439 JUDGMENT as to Neptune Fisheries, (2) count(s) 1 Probation for a term of Two (2) years as to count oned of the Information; Total Assessment of $400.00; Fine of $250,000.00 (Signed by Judge Shelby Highsmith on 4/8/04) [EOD Date: 4/9/04] CCAP (gp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/09/2004)
04/20/200440 PETITION and ORDER for Action on Conditions of Supervision as to Neptune Fisheries. Defendant Neptune Fisheries was placed on probation for a period of two (2) years. The Probationer has satisfied the financial obligations imposed by the Court and is no longer in need of supervision. It is accordingly recommended that the probationer/supervised releasee be discharged from supervision (Signed by Judge Shelby Highsmith on 4/15/04) [EOD Date: 4/21/04] (gp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/21/2004)
10/01/200943 SATISFACTION OF JUDGMENT by USA as to Neptune Fisheries, Inc. (Stein, Elizabeth) (Entered: 10/01/2009)