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Carson Gov't Opposition to Motion to Suppress

Carson Gov't Opposition to Motion to Suppress

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12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728ANDRÉ BIROTTE JR.United States AttorneyDENNISE D. WILLETTAssistant United States AttorneyChief, Santa Ana Branch OfficeDOUGLAS F. McCORMICK (180415)Assistant United States AttorneyGREGORY W. STAPLES (155505)Assistant United States Attorney411 West Fourth Street, Suite 8000Santa Ana, California 92701Telephone: (714) 338-3541Facsimile: (714) 338-3564E-mail: doug.mccormick@usdoj.gov KATHLEEN McGOVERN, Acting ChiefCHARLES G. LA BELLA, Deputy Chief (183448)ANDREW GENTIN, Trial AttorneyFraud SectionCriminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice1400 New York Avenue, N.W.Washington, DC 20005Telephone: (202) 353-3551Facsimile: (202) 514-0152E-mail:charles.labella@usdoj.govandrew.gentin@usdoj.gov Attorneys for PlaintiffUnited States of AmericaUNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIASOUTHERN DIVISIONUNITED STATES OF AMERICA,Plaintiff,v.STUART CARSON et al.,Defendants.)))))))))))NO. SA CR 09-00077-JVSGOVERNMENT’S OPPOSITION TODEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO SUPPRESSDEFENDANTS’ STATEMENTS; MEMORANDUMOF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES;DECLARATION OF SPECIAL AGENT BRIANJ. SMITH AND ASSISTANT UNITEDSTATES ATTORNEY DOUGLAS F.McCORMICKHearing Date & Time:May 14, 20129:00 a.m.Plaintiff United States of America, by and through itsattorneys of record, the United States Department of Justice,
 
Case 8:09-cr-00077-JVS Document 637 Filed 04/02/12 Page 1 of 34 Page ID #:11247
 
12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728Criminal Division, Fraud Section, and the United States Attorneyfor the Central District of California (collectively, “thegovernment”), hereby files its Opposition to Defendants’ Motionto Suppress Statements. This Opposition is based upon theattached memorandum of points and authorities, the Declarationsof FBI Special Agent Brian J. Smith and Assistant United StatesAttorney Douglas F. McCormick attached hereto, the files andrecords in this matter, as well as any evidence or argumentpresented at any hearing on this matter.DATED: April 2, 2012 Respectfully submitted,ANDRE BIROTTE JR.United States AttorneyDENNISE D. WILLETTAssistant United States AttorneyChief, Santa Ana Branch OfficeDOUGLAS F. McCORMICKAssistant United States AttorneyDeputy Chief, Santa Ana Branch OfficeGREGORY W. STAPLESAssistant United States AttorneyKATHLEEN McGOVERN, Acting ChiefCHARLES G. LA BELLA, Deputy ChiefANDREW GENTIN, Trial AttorneyFraud Section, Criminal DivisionUnited States Department of Justice/s/ DOUGLAS F. McCORMICKAssistant United States AttorneyAttorneys for PlaintiffUnited States of America
Case 8:09-cr-00077-JVS Document 637 Filed 04/02/12 Page 2 of 34 Page ID #:11248
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
DESCRIPTION PAGE
TABLE OF AUTHORITIES
....................ii
 MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES
.............1
I.INTRODUCTION
.......................1
II.BACKGROUND
........................2A.The Governments Principles ofCorporate Prosecution................2B.The Companys Voluntary Disclosure.........4C.August 15-17, 2007: E-mails Between theCompany and the Government.............4D.The Companys Interviews..............6
III.ARGUMENT
........................10A.Neither the Company Nor Its Lawyers WereState Actors at the Time of Defendants’Interviews....................11B.DefendantsStatements Were Not Involuntary....19
IV. CONCLUSION
.......................25
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Case 8:09-cr-00077-JVS Document 637 Filed 04/02/12 Page 3 of 34 Page ID #:11249

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