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Plea Agreement by Drew Peterson

Plea Agreement by Drew Peterson

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Plea agreement by Drew Peterson in insider trading case.
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u.s.
DepartmentofJustice
UnitedStatesAttorneySouthernDistrictofNewYork
TheSilvio
J.
MolloBuildingOneSaintAndrew'sPlazaNewYork.NewYork10007
July2S,2011KevinMcGreevy,Esq.RidleyMcGreevy
&
WinocurP.C.30316thStreet,Suite200Denver,COS0202Re:UnitedStatesv.DrewClaytonPeterson,11Cr.DearMr.McGreevy:Ontheunderstandingsspecifiedbelow,theOfficeoftheUnitedStatesAttorneyfortheSouthernDistrictofNewYork("thisOffice")willacceptaguiltypleafromDrewClaytonPeterson,("Peterson"orthe"defendant")toatwo-countcriminalinformation(the"Information").CountOneoftheInformationchargesthedefendantwithconspiracytocommitsecuritiesfraud,inviolationofTitleIS,UnitedStatesCode,Section371,inconnectionwithhisparticipationinaschemetodefraudbyexecutingsecuritiestransactionsbasedonmaterial,nonpublicinformation.Thischargecarriesamaximumsentenceoffiveyears'imprisonment,amaximumtermofthreeyears'supervisedrelease,amaximumfine,pursuanttoTitleIS,UnitedStatesCode,
§
3571,ofthegreatestof$250,000,twicethegrosspecuniarygainderivedfromtheoffense,ortwicethegrosspecuniarylosstoapersonotherthanthedefendantasaresultoftheoffense,andamandatory$100specialassessment.CountTwooftheInformationchargesthedefendantwithcommittingsecuritiesfraud,inviolationofTitle15,UnitedStatesCode,Sections7Sj(b)and7Sff,Title17,CodeofFederalRegulation,Section240.10b-5,andTitleIS,UnitedStatesCode,Section2,inconnectionwithaschemetodefraudbyexecutingsecuritiestransactionsbasedonmaterial,nonpublicinformation.Thischargecarriesamaximumsentenceof20years'imprisonment,amaximumtermofthreeyears''supervisedrelease;amaximumfineofthegreatestof$5million,twicethegrosspecuniarygainderivedfromtheoffense,ortwicethegrosspecuniarylosstopersonsotherthanthedefendantresultingfromtheoffense,andamandato.ry$100specialassessment.ThetotalmaximumsentenceofimprisonmentonthetwocountscontainedintheInformationis25years.
 
KevinMcGreevy,Esq.July28,2011Page2ItisfurtherunderstoodthatPeterson.shallmakerestitutioninanamounttobespecifiedbytheCourtinaccordancewith18U.S.C.§§3663,3663A,and3664.ThisamountshallbepaidaccordingtoaplanestablishedbytheCourt.ThedefendantfurthermoreadmitstheforfeitureallegationswithrespecttoCountsOneandTwooftheInformationandagreestoforfeittotheUnitedStates,pursuantto18U.S.C.§981(a)(I)(C)and28U.S.C.§2461,asumofmoneyequaltoallproceedstraceabletothecommissionoftheoffenseschargedintheInformation(the"MoneyJudgment").
It
isfurtherunderstoodthatanyforfeitureofthedefendant'sassetsshallnotbetreatedassatisfactionofanyfine,restitution,costofimprisonment,oranyotherpenaltytheCourtmayimposeuponhiminadditiontoforfeiture.ItisunderstoodthatPeterson(a)shalltruthfullyandcompletelydiscloseallinformationwithrespecttotheactivitiesofhimselfandothersconcerningallmattersaboutwhichthisOfficeinquiresofhim,whichinformationcanbeusedforanypurpose;(b)shallcooperatefullywiththisOffice,theFederalBureauofInvestigation("FBI"),andanyotherlawenforcementagencydesignatedbythisOffice;(c)shallattendallmeetingsatwhichthisOfficerequestshispresence;(d)shallprovidetothisOffice,uponrequest,anydocument,record,orothertangibleevidencerelatingtomattersaboutwhichthisOfficeoranydesignatedlawenforcementagencyinquiresofhim;(e)shalltruthfullytestifybeforethegrandjuryandatanytrialandothercourtproceedingwithrespecttoanymattersaboutwhichthisOfficemayrequesthistestimony;(f)shallbringtothisOffice'sattentionallcrimeswhichhehascommitted,andalladministrative,civil,or'criminalproceedings,investigations,orprosecutionsinwhichhehasbeenorisasubject,target,party,orwitness;and(g)shallcommitnofurthercrimeswhatsoever.Moreover,anyassistancePetersonmayprovidetofederalcriminalinvestigatorsshallbepursuanttothespecificinstructionsandcontrolofthisOfficeanddesignatedinvestigators.ItisunderstoodthatthisOfficecannot,anddoesnot,agreenottoprosecutePetersonforcriminaltaxviolations.However,ifPetersonfullycomplieswiththeunderstandingsspecifiedinthisAgreement,notestimonyorotherinformationgivenbyhim(oranyotherinformationdirectlyorindirectlyderivedtherefrom)willbeusedagainsthiminanycriminaltaxprosecution.Moreover,ifPetersonfullycomplieswiththeunderstandingsspecifiedinthisAgreement,hewillnotbefurtherprosecutedcriminallybythis'Officeforanycrimes,exceptforcriminaltaxviolations,relatedtohisparticipationinthefollowing,totheextentthathehasdisclosedsuchparticipationtothisOfficeasofthedateofthisAgreement:(a)conspiracytocommitsecuritiesfraudfromonoraboutApril8,2010throughonoraboutApril15,2010,aschargedinCountOneoftheInformation;(b)securitiesfraudfromonoraboutApril8,2010throughonoraboutApril15,2010,aschargedinCountTwooftheInformation;and(c)thedeletionofelectronicmailmessagesfromhisbusinessaccountontwooccasionsinoraboutAprilandAugust2010.
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·KevinMcGreevy,Esq.July28,2011Page3ThisAgreementdoesnotprovideanyprotectionagainstprosecutionforanycrimesexceptassetforthabove.Itisunderstoodthatalloftheconductsetforthinsubsection(c)ofthisparagraphconstituteseitherrelevantconduct,pursuanttoUnitedStatesSentencingGuidelines("U.S.S.G~")SectionIB1.3,orotherconductofthedefendant,pursuanttoU.S.S.O.
§
IB1.4,thattheCourtmayconsideratthetimeofsentencing.
It
isunderstoodthatthisAgreementdoesnotbindanyfederal,state,orlocalprosecutingauthorityotherthanthisOffice.ThisOfficewill,however,bringthecooperationofPetersontotheattentionofotherprosecutingoffices,ifrequestedbyhim.
It
isunderstoodthatthesentencetobeimposeduponPetersoniswithinthesolediscretionoftheCourt.ThisOfficecannot,anddoesnot,makeanypromiseorrepresentationastowhatsentencePetersonwillreceive,andwillnotrecommendanyspecificsentencetothe.Court.However,thisOfficewillinformtheProbationDepartmentandtheCourtof(a)thisAgreement;(b)thenatureandextentofPeterson'sactivitieswithrespecttothiscaseandallotheractivitiesofPetersonwhichthisOfficedeemsrelevanttosentencing;and(c)thenatureandextentofPeterson'scooperationwiththisOffice.Insodoing,thisOfficemayuseanyinformationitdeemsrelevant,includinginformationprovidedbyPetersonbothpriortoandsubsequenttothesigningofthisAgreement.Inaddition,ifthisOfficedeterminesthatPetersonhasprovidedsubstantialassistanceinaninvestigationorprosecution,andifhehasfullycompliedwiththeunderstandingsspecifiedinthisAgreement,thisOfficewillfileamotion,pursuanttoSectionSKI.1oftheSentencingGuidelines,requestingtheCourttosentencePetersoninlightofthefactorssetforthinSectionSKl.I(a)(I)-(S).
It
isunderstoodthat,evenifsuchamotionisfiled,thesentencetobeimposedonPetersonremainswithinthesolediscretionoftheCourt.Moreover,nothinginthisAgreementlimitsthisOffice'srighttopresentanyfactsandmakeanyargumentsrelevanttosentencingtotheProbationDepartmentandtheCourt,ortotakeanypositiononpost-sentencingmotions.PetersonherebyconsentstosuchadjournmentsofhissentenceasmayberequestedbythisOffice.
It
isunderstoodthat,shouldthisOfficedetermineeitherthatPetersonhasnotprovidedsubstantialassistanceinaninvestigationorprosecution,orthatPetersonhasviolatedanyprovisionofthisAgreement,suchadeterminationwillreleasethisOfficefromanyobligationtofileamotionpursuanttoSectionSKI.1oftheSentencingGuidelines,butwillnotentitlePetersontowithdrawhisguiltypleaonceithasbeenentered.Itisunderstoodthat,shouldthisOfficedetermine,subsequenttothefilingofamotionpursuanttoSectionSKI.1oftheSentencingGuidelines,thatPetersonhasviolatedanyprovisionofthisAgreement,thisOfficeshallhavetherighttowithdrawsuchmotion.
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