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Peter Rouse Plea Agreement

Peter Rouse Plea Agreement

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Case8:11-cr-00241-DKC
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Document23Filed
10/11/11
Page1of7
U.S.DepartmentofJustice
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MichaelT,
Citaralvlanis,EsquireFederalPublicDefender'sOffice
6411Ivy
Lane,
Suite
710
Greenbelt,Maryland20770
OCT112011
ATGREENSa.T
1J-;
CLERK
u,s.
DiSTRICTCOURT.
DISTRICT
c;:
MARYLAND
BYDEPUTY
Re:
UnitedSlates
v,
Peter
F.
Rouse,
CriminalNo.
JfM-ll·0241DJ<L.
DearMr.Citaramanis:
Thisletter,togetherwiththeSealedSupplement.confirmsthe
plea
agreementwhichhasbeenofferedto
the
DefendantbytheUnitedStalesAttorney'sOfficefortheDistrictof
Maryland
("this
Office.")Ifthe
Defendantaccepts
thisoffer,
please
havehimexecute
it
inthespaces
provided
below.Ifthis
offer
has
notbeen
accepted
bySeptember
13,20
II,
it
willbe
deemedwithdrawn,
The
termsoftheagreementareasfollows:
Offense
of
Conviction1.TheDefendantagreestopleadgui
lty
totheone-countIndictment
now
pendingagainsthim,whichcharges
him
withtheft
ofgovernment
propertywithavalue
of
morethan$1
,000,
in
violationof
18
U,S.C,
§
641.The
Defendantadmitsthatheis,in
fact,
guilty
of
thatoffenseand
will
so
advisethe
Court.
ElementsoftheOffense2.TheelementsoftheoffensetowhichtheDefendanthasagreedtoplead
guilty,
andwhichthisOfficewouldprove
if
thecasewenttotrial,areasfollows:(1)thatthedefendanttookproperty)inthiscase,gasolineandmiscellaneousitems;(2)thatthegasolineandmiscellaneousitemsbelongedtotheUnitedStates;third,thatthedefendantdidsoknowinglyandwilfully
with
the
intentto
deprive
the
governmentof
thepenn
anent
ortemporary
useofthe
property;
and
(3)
that
the
aggregate
value
of
theproperty
exceeded
$1,000.
 
Case8:11-cr-00241-DKCDocument23Filed
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Penalties3.Themaximumsentenceprovidedbystatutefortheoffense
to
whichtheDefendantispleading
guilty
isas
follows:
10
yearsimprisorunent,followed
by
aterm
ofsupervised
releaseofthreeyears,
and
amaximumfineof$~50,OOO.
In
addition,theDefendantmustpay$100asa
special
assessmentpursuantto18
U.S.C.
§
3013.which
will
bedueandshouldbepaidator
beforethe
time
of
sentencing.
This
Courtmayalsoorderhim
to
make
restitutionpursuantto
18
U.S.C.
§§
3663,3663A,and3664.
1
If
afineor
restitutionisimposed,
it
shall
be
payable
immediately,
unless,
pursuantto18U.S.C.
§
3S72(d),theCourtordersotherwise.The
Defendant
understandsthatifheservesatermofimprisonment,
is
releasedonsupervisedrelease,andthenviolatestheconditionsofhissupervisedrelease,hissupervisedreleasecould
be
revoked-evenonthelastdayoftheterm-andtheDefendantcould
be
returnedtocustodytoserveanotherperiodofincarceration
anda
new
termof
supervised
release.TheDefendantunderstandsthat
theBureauofPrisons
has
sole
discretionindesignating
the
institutionatwhichtheDefendantwillserveanyterm
of
imprisonmentimposed.
Waiver
of
Rights
4.The
Defendantunderstandsthatbyenteringintothisagreement,hesurrenderscertainrightsasoutlinedbelow:a.IftheDefendanthadpersistedinhispleaofnot
guilty,
hewouldhavehad
the
righttoaspeedy
jury
trial
with
thecloseassistanceofcompetentcounsel.That
trial
could
be
conducted
by
ajudge,withoutajury,iftheDefendant,thisOffice,
and
theCourt
all
agreed.
b.
Ifthe
Defendant
electeda
jury
trial;
the
jury
wouldbe
composed
of
twelve
individuals
selectedfromthecommunity.Counsel
and
theDefendantwouldhavetheopportunitytochallengeprospective
jurors
whodemonstratedbiasorwhowereotherwise
unqualified,
and
wouldhavetheopportunitytostrikeacertain
number
ofjurorsperemptorily.Alltwelvejurorswouldhavetoagreeunanimously
before
the
Defendantcould
be
found
guiltyofanycount.The
jury
would
beinstructedthatthe
Defendant
was
presumedtobeinnocent.andthat
presumption
cou1d
be
overcomeonlyby
proof
beyondareasonabledoubt.
c.
IftheDefendantwentto
trial,
thegovenunentwouldhave
the
burdenofprovingtheDefendant
guilty
beyondareasonabledoubt.TheDefendantwouldhavetherighttoconfrontandcross-examinethegovernment'switnesses.TheDefendantwouldnothave
to
present
any
defensewitnessesorevidencewhatsoever.IftheDefendantwanted
to
callwitnesses
in
rum
defense,
however,hewouldhavethesubpoena
powerof
theCourttocompelthewitnessestoattend.Pursuantto18U.S.C.
§
3612,
if
theCourtimposesafineinexcessofS2,SOOthatremainsunpaid
15
daysafter
it
isimposed.theDefendantshallbechargedintereston
that
fine,unlesstheCourtmodifiestheinterestpaymentinaccordance
with
18U.S.C.
§
3612(£)(3).
2
 
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d.TheDefendantwouldhavetherighttotestifyinhisowndefenseifhe
so
chose,
andhewould
have
the
right
to
refuse
to
testifY.Ifbechosenottotestify,
the
Courtcouldinstructthejury
that
theycouldnotdraw
any
adverseinferencefromhisdecisionnottotestifY.e.lftheDefendantwerefoundguiltyaftera
trial,
hewouldhavethe
right
toappealtheverdictandtheCourt'spretrialand
trial
decisionsontheadmissibilityofevidencetosee
if
anyerrorswerecommittedwhichwouldrequire
a
new
trial
ordismissalofthechargesagainst
him.
By
pleading
guilty,
theDefendantknowinglygives
upthe
right
to
appeal
the
verdict
andthe
Court'sdecisions.
f.
By
pleadingguilty,theDefendant
will
begivingupallofthese
rights,
excepttheright,underthelimitedcircumstancesset
forth
inthe"WaiverofAppeal"paragraphbelow,toappealthesentence.
By
pleadingguilty,theDefendantunderstands
that
he
may
have
to
answertheCourt'squestionsbothabouttherightsheisgivingupandaboutthefactsofhiscase.
Any
statementstheDefendantmakesduringsuchahearingwouldnotbeadmissibleagainst
him
during
a
trial
exceptinacriminalproceeding
forperjury
orfalse
statement.
g.
If
theCourtacceptstheDefendant'spleaof
guilty,
therewillbenofurther
trial
orproceedingof
any
kind,andtheCourtwillfindhimguilty.h.
By
pleadingguilty,theDefendantwillalsobegivingup
certain
valuablecivil
rights
andmaybesubjecttodeportationorotherlossofimmigrationstatus.TheDefendantrecognizesthat
if
heisnotacitizenoftheUnitedStates,pleadingguilty
may
haveconsequenceswithrespectto
his
immigrationstatus.
Underfederal
law.
convictionforabroadrange
of
crimes
canleadto
adverse
immigration
consequences,including
automatic
removal
fromthe
UnitedStates.
Removal
andotherimmigrationconsequencesarethesubjectofaseparateproceeding,however,andtheDefendantunderstandsthatnoone,includinghisattorneyortheCourt,canpredict
with
certaintytheeffectofa
conviction
onimmigrationstatus.Defendantneverthelessaffirmsthathewantstopleadgui
Ity
regardlessof
any
potentialimmigrationconsequences.
AdvisotySentencingGuidelines
Apply5.TheDefendantunderstandsthattheCourt
will
determineasentencingguidelinesrangeforthiscase(henceforththe"advisoryguidelinesrange")pursuanttotheSentencing
ReformActof
1984
at
18
U.S.C.
§§
3551-3742
(excepting18U.S.C.
§§
3553(b)(1)
and
3742(e»
and28U.S.C.§§991through998.TheDefendantfurtherunderstandsthattheCourtwillimposeasentencepursuanttotheSentencingRefonnAct,asexcised,andmusttakeintoaccountthe
advisoryguidelinesrange
in
establishing
areasonablesentence.
3
FactualandAdvisory
Guidelines
Stipulatign
6.
This
OfficeandtheDefendantunderstand,agreeandstipulatetotheStatementofFaetssetforthinAttachmentAhereto,whichthisOfficewouldprovebeyondareasonabledoubt

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