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March 7, 2007

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Eight Arrests in Multi-State Counterfeit Goods Trafficking Ring

(Richmond, VA) – Eight arrests were made today in Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, and New York, as part of a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) led investigation into trafficking in counterfeit goods and copyright infringement. The arrests were announced by Chuck Rosenberg, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Charles Cunningham, Special Agent-in-Charge, Richmond Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Abbas Chouman, age 43, of Astoria, New York, was indicted on March 6, 2007, and charged with conspiracy and trafficking in counterfeit clothing. Chouman was arrested today at his clothing store on West 27 th Street, New York, New York. According to the indictment, Chouman and his fellow conspirators operated a wholesale counterfeit clothing business under various names, offering fake “brand-name” goods at prices significantly lower than those charged by the holders of the trademarks in question.

According to the indictment, trusted buyers could purchase counterfeit clothing in person at Chouman’s store. Buyers also ordered counterfeit clothing by telephone from Chouman, and received it via United Parcel Service shipments. Buyers throughout the United States paid C.O.D. for shipped counterfeit clothing with money orders they remitted to UPS. UPS, in turn, regularly deposited the proceeds of counterfeit clothing sales in a bank account held by Chouman’s business. In the period between December 1, 2004, and September 1, 2006, UPS deposited almost $19 million in payments in the account. The United States seeks to forfeit the contents of the account. Chouman faces 15 years in federal prison and $2,250,000 in fines if convicted on the charges. Chouman’s initial appearance was held today in the Southern District of New York. His arraignment will be held in Richmond on a date to be scheduled.

Also arrested today was Ishoc Uthman Ibn-Abdus Salaam, age 26, of Pamplin, Virginia, who was indicted on March 6, 2007. The indictment charges that in August 2005, Salaam

trafficked in counterfeit clothing. Salaam could be sentenced to ten years in federal prison and fined $2,000,000 if convicted.

Agents also arrested six others on two complaints charging conspiracies to traffic in counterfeit goods. In one case, Ronald Roundtree, age 51, of Lynchburg, Virginia; Terri Singleton, age 34, of Beckley, West Virginia, and William Statts, age 37, of Harrington, Delaware, were charged with conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit clothing, including jerseys and jeans, sneakers, and pirated movies and music.

The second criminal complaint alleges a conspiracy to sell pirated movies and music subject to copyright. Agents arrested Eric Harmon, age 40, of Richmond, Virginia; Cherubin Pierre, age 31, of Richmond, Virginia; and Ismail Haqq, age 32, of Meherrin, Virginia, on the conspiracy charge. According to the complaint, Harmon sold pirated versions of new-release movies from his store, The Big EZ, on Lombardy Street in Richmond.

The investigation of the cases and the arrests were conducted by the FBI, Virginia State Police, Defense Criminal Investigative Service, United States Secret Service, Internal Revenue Service, United States Marshals Service, Henrico County Police Department, Chesterfield County Police Department, and Richmond Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney John S. Davis; Special Assistant U.S. Attorney and Assistant Virginia Attorney General Matthew C. Ackley; and, Senior Counsel Scott L. Garland, Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, are prosecuting the cases on behalf of the United States.

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The FBI busts a national counterfeit clothing and DVD ring, with ties to Virginia.

The bureau made eight arrests. One of those arrested is Ronald Roundtree, a Lynchburg man who federal agents say was one of the people involved in the counterfeit clothing ring.

Read the full release from the U.S. Attorney's Office below:

Eight arrests were made today in Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, and New York, as part of a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) led investigation into trafficking in counterfeit goods and copyright infringement. The arrests were announced by Chuck Rosenberg, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Charles Cunningham, Special Agent-in-Charge, Richmond Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Abbas Chouman, age 43, of Astoria, New York, was indicted on March 6, 2007, and charged with conspiracy and trafficking in counterfeit clothing. Chouman was arrested today at his clothing store on West 27th Street, New York, New York. According to the indictment, Chouman and his fellow conspirators operated a wholesale counterfeit clothing business under various names, offering fake "brand-name" goods at prices significantly lower than those charged by the holders of the trademarks in question.

According to the indictment, trusted buyers could purchase counterfeit clothing in person at Chouman's store. Buyers also ordered counterfeit clothing by telephone from Chouman, and received it via United Parcel Service shipments. Buyers throughout the United States paid C.O.D. for shipped counterfeit clothing with money orders they remitted to UPS. UPS, in turn, regularly deposited the proceeds of counterfeit clothing sales in a bank account held by Chouman's business. In the period between December 1, 2004, and September 1, 2006, UPS deposited almost $19 million in payments in the account. The United States seeks to forfeit the contents of the account. Chouman faces 15 years in federal prison and $2,250,000 in fines if convicted on the charges. Chouman's initial appearance was held today in the Southern District of New York. His arraignment will be held in Richmond on a date to be scheduled.

Also arrested today was Ishoc Uthman Ibn-Abdus Salaam, age 26, of Pamplin, Virginia, who was indicted on March 6, 2007. The indictment charges that in August 2005, Salaam

trafficked in counterfeit clothing. Salaam could be sentenced to ten years in federal prison and fined $2,000,000 if convicted.

Agents also arrested six others on two complaints charging conspiracies to traffic in counterfeit goods. In one case, Ronald Roundtree, age 51, of Lynchburg, Virginia; Terri Singleton, age 34, of Beckley, West Virginia, and William Statts, age 37, of Harrington, Delaware, were charged with conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit clothing, including jerseys and jeans, sneakers, and pirated movies and music.

The second criminal complaint alleges a conspiracy to sell pirated movies and music subject to copyright. Agents arrested Eric Harmon, age 40, of Richmond, Virginia; Cherubin Pierre, age 31, of Richmond, Virginia; and Ismail Haqq, age 32, of Meherrin, Virginia, on the conspiracy charge. According to the complaint, Harmon sold pirated versions of new-release movies from his store, The Big EZ, on Lombardy Street in Richmond.

The investigation of the cases and the arrests were conducted by the FBI, Virginia State Police, Defense Criminal Investigative Service, United States Secret Service, Internal Revenue Service, United States Marshals Service, Henrico County Police Department, Chesterfield County Police Department, and Richmond Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney John S. Davis; Special Assistant U.S. Attorney and Assistant Virginia Attorney General Matthew C. Ackley; and, Senior Counsel Scott L. Garland, Department of Justice, Criminal Division,

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Location: Across the ABC 13 Viewing Area Reporter: Jeremy Posted: March 07, 2007 11:49 PM EST URL: http://new.wset.com/news/stories/0307/403614.html

EST URL: http://new.wset.com/news/stories/0307/403614.html Across the ABC 13 Viewing Area - FBI Agents were swarming

Across the ABC 13 Viewing Area - FBI Agents were swarming

around a Lynchburg business Wednesday afternoon as part of a multi-state raid. The Feds tell us they've busted up a ring of people selling fake goods.

They made eight arrests in West Virginia, Delaware, New York and including two here in our region, Pamplin and Lynchburg. Agents were at the Z-Market pulling out the evidence and they've charged Ronald Roundtree of Lynchburg with conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods including jerseys, jeans, sneakers, and pirated movies and music. We've learned Roundtree operated a booth outside of the Z-Market.

But FBI agents have been going through the store as well. The raid started around 3:15 Wednesday afternoon and it was very intense with federal, state and local police swarming the area, many with drawn automatic weapons. They wrapped up after about 2 and a half hours and before they left, we did see several boxes of evidence loaded into government vehicles. Agents also raided Roundtree's house on the corner of 11th Street and Polk Street at the same time. At that location, they also confiscated boxes of evidence.

26 year old Ishoc Uthman Ibn-Abdus Salaam of Pamplin is charged with trafficking in counterfeit clothing. He could be sentenced to ten years in federal prison and fined $2-million.

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Location: Lynchburg, VA Reporter: Courtney Posted: March 08, 2007 11:35 PM EST URL: http://new.wset.com/news/stories/0307/403986.html

EST URL: http://new.wset.com/news/stories/0307/403986.html Lynchburg, VA - A Lynchburg man is facing up to five years

Lynchburg, VA - A Lynchburg man is facing up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. FBI agents arrested 51-year- old Ronald Roundtree Wednesday. They say he was involved in a counterfeit goods trafficking ring.

The US Attorney's Office won't say how they got the tip that led them to Roundtree. Wednesday, agents took material from his home - and from the Z-market on Park Street. Roundtree sold things from a booth in front of the store. Investigators say it was counterfeit jerseys, jeans, and sneakers, and pirated movies and music.

Roundtree is one of eight men arrested in several states.

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NEW YORK - The FBI arrested a New York man Wednesday for operating a wholesale counterfeit clothing business, authorities said. Abbas Chouman, 43, of Astoria, Queens was arrested at his clothing store on West 27th Street in Manhattan. Chouman and four others are charged with conspiracy and trafficking in counterfeit clothing including jerseys, jeans and sneakers.

The others were arrested in Virginia, West Virginia and Delaware.

According to court papers, counterfeit clothing could be purchased in person at Chouman's store or ordered by phone and delivered via United Parcel Service shipments. Between December, 2004 and September, 2006, almost $19 million was deposited in Chouman's bank account as a result of the counterfeit clothing sales.

FBI agents also executed a federal search warrant at Chouman's store.

In a separate criminal complaint, three others were charged with conspiracy to sell pirated movies and music subject to copyright. All three arrests occurred in Virginia.

Chouman faces 15 years in jail and $2,250,000 in fines if convicted.

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By Carrie J. Sidener csidener@newsadvance.com Wednesday, March 7, 2007

A Lynchburg man was one of eight arrested Wednesday from four states as part of an FBI-led investigation into

trafficking in counterfeit goods and copyright infringement.

Ronald Roundtree, 51, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit clothing - including jerseys, jeans, sneakers and pirated movies and music, according to a news release issued by the United States Attorney’s Office in Richmond late Wednesday afternoon.

FBI agents and police officers confiscated boxes from the Z-Market at 1401 Park Ave. in Lynchburg. Officers left the scene shortly before 6 p.m.

An employee at the store declined to comment on the raid, saying the store was closed and he didn’t know when

it would reopen even though the open sign was lit and customers were making purchases in the store.

Further details on the arrest were not available and the U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesperson could not be reached for comment.

A Delaware man and a West Virginia resident also were arrested on the same complaint.

Wednesday’s arrests also included a Pamplin man. Ishoc Uthman Ibn-Abdus Salaam, 26, has been charged with trafficking in counterfeit clothing in August 2005, according to the news release. He could face 10 years in prison and a $2 million fine if convicted on the charge.

In another complaint three others Virginia residents were arrested on charges of conspiracy to sell pirated movies and music that were protected by copyright - Eric Harmon, 40, of Richmond; Cherubin Pierre, 31, of Richmond; and Ismail Haqq, 32, of Meherrin.

That complaint alleges Harmon sold pirated versions of newly released movies in his store on Lombardy Street in Richmond, the news release said.

Another arrest was made Wednesday in New York.

Abbas Chouman, 43, of Astoria, N.Y., was charged with conspiracy and trafficking in counterfeit clothing, the release said. Chouman’s indictment indicates he and others cooperated a wholesale counterfeit clothing business offering clothing that was supposedly brand name at significantly reduced prices. The products were fakes, the news release said.

The release also said buyers ordered the counterfeit goods and paid for the items with cash on delivery through UPS. Over about 2 years, almost $19 million was deposited in a payment account.

Chouman could face 15 years in prison and $2.25 million in fines if convicted.

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By Carrie J. Sidener csidener@newsadvance.com Thursday, March 8, 2007

An official with the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday additional information about the arrest of a Lynchburg man following an FBI-led investigation into the trafficking of counterfeit goods and copyright infringement would not be released until next week. Ronald Roundtree, 51, was arrested Wednesday and charged with conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit clothing - including jerseys, jeans, sneakers and pirated movies and music - according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release. Roundtree and four others arrested in Virginia as part of the four-state investigation made their first court appearance Thursday morning. Once Roundtree and the others have their preliminary hearing scheduled for early next week, further details of the investigation can be released, said Jim Rybicki, public information officer for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. “I can’t clear up anything,” Rybicki said Thursday morning of the case. Rybicki said if convicted, Roundtree could face five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He may also face additional charges, Rybicki said. FBI agents and police officers confiscated boxes from the Z-Market at 1401 Park Ave. in Lynchburg on Wednesday. Officers left the scene shortly before 6 p.m. Rybicki did say Thursday that the arrests - eight total in Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and New York - all stem from the same investigation that began with the Richmond office of the FBI. A Delaware man and a West Virginia resident also were arrested on the same complaint as Roundtree, he said. Wednesday’s arrests included a Pamplin man. Ishoc Uthman Ibn-Abdus Salaam, 26, has been charged with trafficking in counterfeit clothing in August 2005, according to the news release. He could face 10 years in prison and a $2 million fine if convicted on the charge. In another complaint, three other Virginia residents were arrested on charges of conspiracy to sell pirated movies and music that were protected by copyright - Eric Harmon, 40, of Richmond; Cherubin Pierre, 31, of Richmond; and Ismail Haqq, 32, of Meherrin. The news release said the complaint against Harmon alleges he sold pirated versions of newly released movies in his store on Lombardy Street in Richmond. Another arrest was made Wednesday in New York. Abbas Chouman, 43, of Astoria, N.Y., was charged with conspiracy and trafficking in counterfeit clothing, the release said. Chouman’s indictment indicates he and others cooperated a wholesale counterfeit clothing business offering clothing that was supposedly brand name but was not at significantly reduced prices. The release also said buyers ordered the counterfeit goods and paid for the items with cash on delivery through UPS. Over about 2 years, almost $19 million was deposited in a payment account. Chouman could face 15 years in prison and $2.25 million in fines if convicted.

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By Tara Morgan, NBC12 News Two Richmond men are among eight people in four states named in a federal indictment on charges of counterfeiting. They could be in court as early as today.

Kenneth Ross wasn’t sure about taking his usual path home past the Big EZ store on Lombardy Street Wednesday. Heavily armed Virginia State Police officers were keeping watch as FBI agents carried box after box out of the business.

as FBI agents carried box after box out of the business. “I don’t know what to

“I don’t know what to say about this, though. It’s just too close to my home,” Ross said.

From what we could tell, everything from sunglasses to video games and clothing could be bought at the store, but federal authorities say not everything for sale was legal.

According to a federal indictment, 40-year-old Eric Harmon illegally sold pirated versions of new-release movies there. He’s charged with conspiracy along with another Richmond man, 31-year-old Cherubin Pierre.

Both Richmond men were among eight people arrested in Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and New York in a counterfeit trafficking ring. Federal authorities say the New York suspect operated a wholesale business that illegally sold counterfeit clothing and shipped the items to trusted buyers throughout the United States.

The indictment alleges that Abbas Chouman collected nearly $19 million in just under two years.

In North Richmond, Ross and others who work nearby say Wednesday’s bust was the most activity they’ve ever seen at the store.

“I come through every morning, come through every evening, but like I said, I’ve never seen anybody go in there. Never.”

The New York City suspect is expected to be extradited to Richmond for a court appearance.

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Five Virginia men, a New York clothing store owner and two others were arrested Wednesday on federal charges related to copyright infringement and trafficking in counterfeit goods, federal prosecutors said.

Abbas Chouman, 43 of Astoria, N.Y., was arrested at his store in New York City, according to Chuck Rosenberg, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Chouman is accused in Tuesday's indictment of operating a counterfeit clothing business and offering fake brand-name goods at prices lower than those charged by retailers, a statement from Rosenberg's office said.

Chouman's business shipped nearly $19 million in counterfeit goods via UPS between 2004 and 2006, the statement said.

Chouman faces 15 years in prison and $2.25 million in fines if convicted.

Ishoc Uthman Ibn-Abdus Salaam, 26, of Pamplin, was charged with trafficking in counterfeit clothing and faces 10 years in prison and a $2 million fine if convicted, the statement said.

Ronald Roundtree, 51, of Lynchburg; Terri Singleton, 34, of Beckley, W.Va.; and William Statts, 37, or Harrington, Del., were charged with conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit clothing and pirated movies and music, the statement said.

Eric Harmon, 40, of Richmond; Cherubin Pierre, 31, of Richmond; and Ismail Haqq, 32, of Meherrin, were charged with conspiracy to sell pirated movies and music, the statement said. Harmon is accused of selling pirated versions of new release movies from his Richmond store.

The indictments were the result of an investigation that originated in Richmond, said James Rybicki, a spokesman for Rosenberg's office. All individuals arrested will be arraigned in Richmond, he said.

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A West Virginia woman, a New York clothing store owner and six other people have been arrested on federal charges related to copyright infringement and trafficking in counterfeit goods, federal prosecutors said.

Abbas Chouman, 43 of Astoria, N.Y., was arrested Wednesday at his store in New York City, according to Chuck Rosenberg, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Chouman is accused in Tuesday's indictment of operating a counterfeit clothing business and offering fake brand-name goods at prices lower than those charged by retailers, a statement from Rosenberg's office said.

Chouman's business shipped nearly $19 million in counterfeit goods via UPS between 2004 and 2006, the statement said.

Chouman faces 15 years in prison and $2.25 million in fines if convicted.

Ishoc Uthman Ibn-Abdus Salaam, 26, of Pamplin, was charged with trafficking in counterfeit clothing and faces 10 years in prison and a $2 million fine if convicted, the statement said.

Ronald Roundtree, 51, of Lynchburg; Terri Singleton, 34, of Beckley, W.Va.; and William Statts, 37, of Harrington, Del., were charged with conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit clothing and pirated movies and music, the statement said.

Eric Harmon, 40, of Richmond; Cherubin Pierre, 31, of Richmond; and Ismail Haqq, 32, of Meherrin, were charged with conspiracy to sell pirated movies and music, the statement said. Harmon is accused of selling pirated versions of new release movies from his Richmond store.

The indictments were the result of an investigation that originated in Richmond, said James Rybicki, a spokesman for Rosenberg's office. All individuals arrested will be arraigned in Richmond, he said.

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Authorities say store in Richmond part of counterfeit goods ring

BY JIM NOLAN TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF WRITER Friday, March 9, 2007

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Richmond's Big EZ may have been a bit sleazy when it comes to the movies it sells, federal prosecutors say.

Authorities say the store, on Lombardy Street near Chamberlayne Avenue in North Richmond, sold pirated versions of new-release movies as part of a $19 million, multistate counterfeit goods ring.

Big EZ owner Eric Harmon, 40, was one of two Richmond men arrested in connection with the ring that authorities say also sold fake brand-name clothing and pirated music. Three other Virginians and suspects in New York, Delaware and West Virginia also were charged.

A visit to Big EZ yesterday found the doors locked and the shades drawn. The sign above the business in the rundown commercial strip boasted: "My deal, your steal."

The arrests were announced Wednesday by Chuck Rosenberg, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and grew out of a two-year investigation by federal, state and local authorities.

The indictment Tuesday of Abbas Chouman, 43, of Astoria, N.Y., accuses him of running a wholesale counterfeit clothing ring out of his store on West 27th Street in New York City, offering bogus brand-name clothing at prices well below what the authentic articles cost.

The indictment says Chouman distributed the faux fashions to purchasers via United Parcel Service shipments. He faces 15 years in prison and $2.25 million in fines if convicted.

In related actions, authorities indicted Ishoc Uthman Ibn-Abdus Salaam, 26, of Pamplin, near Farmville, of trafficking in counterfeit clothing. He faces up to 10 years in prison and $2 million in fines if convicted.

Ronald Roundtree, 51, of Lynchburg was arrested on two complaints charging conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods.

In addition to Harmon, Richmonder Cherubin Pierre, 31, and Ismail Haqq, 32, of Meherrin in Lunenburg County, were arrested on a separate criminal complaint of conspiracy to sell pirated movies and music subject to copyright.

Contact staff writer Jim Nolan at jnolan@timesdispatch.com or (804) 649-6061.

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STATE OF INCORPORATION: VA VIRGINIA MERGER IND:

GOOD STANDING IND: N TERM(AUTO AR

CHARTER FEE: 50.00

INDUSTRY CODE: 00 S STOCK

STOCK INDICATOR:

CONVERSION/DOMESTICATION IND:

MONITOR INDICATOR:

CASE STATUS:

CASE NO:

HEARING DTE:

R/A NAME: ERIC D HARMON

STREET: 2536 N LOMBARDY ST

AR RTN MAIL:

CITY: RICHMOND

STATE :

VA

ZIP: 23222

R/A STATUS:

D DIRECTOR

EFF. DATE:

TAXES

01/05/05 LOC.: 216 RICHMOND CITY

BALANCE

ACCEPTED AR#: 000 00 0000 DATE:

DATE:

YEAR

CURRENT AR#: 000 00 0000

FEES

PENALTY

STATUS:

ASSESSMENT INDICATOR: 0

TOTAL SHARES

INTEREST

06

COMMAND:

100.00

10.00

110.00

INTEREST 06 C O M M A N D : 100.00 10.00 110.00 500 NOTE: Function

500

NOTE: Function Key usage varies depending on the Application Screen. For specifics, refer to Function Key Documentation.

Front view of Big EZ store, 2536 N. Lombardy St., Richmond, VA 1

Front view of Big EZ store, 2536 N. Lombardy St., Richmond, VA

1

Front Front view of Big EZ store in Richmond 2

Front

Front view of Big EZ store in Richmond

2

Big EZ store sign in Richmond Front 3

Big EZ store sign in Richmond

Front

3

West view of Big EZ store 4

West view of Big EZ store

4

East

view of

Big EZ

Store in

Richmond

East view of Big EZ Store in Richmond 5

5

North view of Big EZ store in Richmond 6

North view of Big EZ store in Richmond

6

South view of Big EZ store in Richmond 7

South view of Big EZ store in Richmond

7

Map of area near Big EZ store in Richmond 8

Map of area near Big EZ store in Richmond

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FEC Individual Contribution Search Results

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FEC Individual Contribution Search Results Page 1 of 2 Presented by the Federal Election Commission Individual

Presented by the Federal Election Commission

Individual Contributions Arranged By Type, Giver, Then Recipient

Contributions to Political Committees

CHOUMAN, ABBAS MR. ASTORIA, NY 11103

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE

08/28/2006

500.00

26930391054

10/24/2006

300.00

26940834222

CHOUMAN, ABBAS MR. ASTORIA, NY 11103 GIZMO WEAR/PRESIDENT

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE

 

12/14/2006

200.00

27930097003

CHOUMAN, ABBAS S ASTORIA, NY 11103 GIZMOWEAR/OWNER/PRESIDENT

NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE

11/28/2005

500.00

25020531753

03/13/2006

500.00

26020292826

03/14/2006

500.00

26020292827

04/12/2006

500.00

26020330944

05/25/2006

500.00

26020370562

10/11/2006

500.00

26020931623

CHOUMAN, ABBAS SALMAN ASTORIA, NY 11103 GIZMOWEAR

NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE

 

07/14/2004

15000.00

24020661143

10/22/2004

500.00

24021040563

10/29/2004

500.00

24021040563

04/29/2005

500.00

25020220550

06/17/2005

900.00

25020321927

06/20/2005

750.00

25020321927

07/26/2005

350.00

25020351592

CHOUMAN, ABBAS SALMAN

FEC Individual Contribution Search Results

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ASTORIA, NY 11103 GIZMOWEAR/OWNER

VOLUNTEER PAC

04/23/2006

300.00

26950127837

Total Contributions:

Joint Fundraising Contributions

These are contributions to committees who are raising funds to be distributed to other committees. The breakdown of these contributions to their final recipients may appear below

22800.00

CHOUMAN, ABBAS SALMAN MR. ASTORIA, NY 11103 GIZMOWEAR/PRESIDENT

2005 PRESIDENTS DINNER COMMITTEE

10/06/2005

500.00

25971531555

Total Joint Fundraising:

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500.00

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Richmond Weekly Schedule for 03/12/2007 to 03/16/2007

A motion for attorney admission cannot be made at the time scheduled for a jury trial, pretrial or final pretrial conference, settlement conference, or before a U.S. Magistrate Judge.

Note: Court schedules are updated every two hours from 7:30 am to 9:30 pm on weekdays. Last Update: 03-09-2007 at 09:28 pm.

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Purpose

Parties

 

3:2007

     

Spencer

cr85

USA vs Myers

Arraignment

David Meyers

 

3:2006

     

Spencer

cr341

USA vs Collins

Sentencing

Anthony Collins

 

3:2006

     

Payne

cr324

USA vs Abdeen

Sentencing

Hasan Abdeen

 

3:2007

     

Spencer

cr83

USA vs White

Arraignment

Gary White

 

3:2003

 

Revocation Superv Rls

 

Payne

cr402

USA vs Howard

William Howard

 

3:2006

     

Spencer

cr343

USA vs Brooks

Jury Trial

Terrell Brooks

 

3:2007

     

Hudson

cr88

USA vs Cabrera

Arraignment

Amado Cabrera

 

3:2005

     

Payne

cv103

Linares vs First Equity Card

Omnibus Hearing

All

 

3:2007

     

Hudson

cr19

USA vs Bayona

Arraignment

Romer Bayona

 

3:2007

     

Dohnal

cr62

USA vs Warren

Detention Hearing

Antoine Warren

 

3:2007

     

Dohnal

cr62

USA vs Warren

Arraignment

Antoine Warren

Spencer

3:2006

USA vs Fields

Plea Agreement

Andre Fields

cr506

Hearing

 

3:2007

     

Dohnal

cr63

USA vs Smith

Bond Hearing

Willie Smith

 

3:2007

     

Hudson

cr63

USA vs Smith

Arraignment

Willie Smith

Hudson

3:2007

USA vs Bradby

Plea Agreement

Charles Bradby

cr73

Hearing

Spencer

3:2006

USA vs McDaniel

Plea Agreement

Kelvin McDaniel

cr519

Hearing

Court Schedule

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10:00 3:2003 03/13/07 Hudson USA vs Johnson Marcus Johnson am cr133 Revocation Superv Rls 2:00
10:00
3:2003
03/13/07
Hudson
USA vs Johnson
Marcus Johnson
am
cr133
Revocation Superv
Rls
2:00
3:2006
03/13/07
Hudson
USA vs Davis
Sentencing
Blair Davis
pm
cr340
2:00
3:2007
Preliminary
03/13/07
Dohnal
USA vs Roundtree
Ronald Roundtree
pm
mj132
Examination
2:30
3:2007
Preliminary
03/13/07
Dohnal
USA vs Pierre
Cherubin Pierre
pm
mj129
Examination
2:30
3:2007
Preliminary
03/13/07
Dohnal
USA vs Harmon
Eric Harmon
pm
mj129
Examination
3:00
3:2007
Preliminary
03/13/07
Dohnal
USA vs Lindsey
Michael Lindsey
pm
mj136
Examination
9:00
3:2003
Preliminary
03/14/07
Bradberry
USA vs Scott
Gerald Scott
am
cr192
Revocation
Hearing
9:00
3:2005
03/14/07
Hudson
USA vs Wesley
am
cr159
Revocation Superv
Rls
John Wesley
9:00
3:2007
03/14/07
Hudson
USA vs Ansari
Arraignment
Oshman Ansari
am
cr75
9:30
3:2003
03/14/07
Payne
USA vs Taylor
am
cr412
Revocation Superv
Rls
Lynn Taylor
9:30
3:2007
03/14/07
Dohnal
USA vs Ansari
Bond Hearing
Oshman Ansari
am
cr75
9:45
3:2007
03/14/07
Spencer
USA vs Martinez
Arraignment
Angel Martinez
am
cr87
10:00
3:2007
03/14/07
Hudson
USA vs Harris
Arraignment
Tawanda Harris
am
cr66
10:30
3:2007
03/14/07
Hudson
USA vs Valerio
Arraignment
Luis Valerio
am
cr89
1:00
3:2006
Plea Agreement
03/14/07
Spencer
USA vs McDowney
Dorrell McDowney
pm
cr472
Hearing
2:00
3:2007
03/14/07
Hudson
USA vs Beard
Arraignment
Lontell Beard
pm
cr39
3:00
3:2006
03/14/07
Payne
USA vs Pryor
Sentencing
Chavon Pryor
pm
cr465
9:00
3:2007
03/15/07
Hudson
USA vs Salaam
Arraignment
Ishoc Salaam
am
cr78
9:30
3:2006
Plea Agreement
03/15/07
Hudson
USA vs Cowles
Jamar Cowles
am
cr218
Hearing
9:30
3:2006
03/15/07
Payne
USA vs Smith
Jury Trial
Rachel Smith
am
cr504
9:30
3:2006
03/15/07
Dohnal
Butler vs Marsh
Motion Hearing
All
am
cv599
9:30
3:2006
Initial Pretrial
03/15/07
Payne
All
am
cv683
The Martin Agency, Inc. vs For
Eyes Optical Co., Inc.
Conference
03/15/07
Hudson
All
9:30
3:2006
Allen vs Friendly Ice Cream
Initial Pretrial

Court Schedule

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cv822

Corporation

Conference

 
 

3:2006

Landair Transport, Inc. vs Burgess Trucking Co., Inc.

Initial Pretrial

 

Payne

cv773

Conference

All

 

3:2007

     

Payne

cv55

Jackson vs Cockcroft

Initial Conference

All

 

3:2007

 

Initial Pretrial

 

Payne

cv86

Caruthers vs Short

Conference

All

 

3:2006

     

Payne

cr444

USA vs Hill

Jury Trial

James Hill

 

3:2006

     

Hudson

cr340

USA vs Smith

Sentencing

Wayne Smith

 

3:2007

     

Dohnal

cr92

USA vs Eni

Arraignment

Godwin Eni

 

3:2000

     

Payne

cr225

USA vs Martin

Sentencing

Curtis Martin

 

3:2006

     

Hudson

cr488

USA vs Shanklin

Sentencing

Blair Shanklin

 

3:2006

     

Hudson

cr269

USA vs Hollomon

Sentencing

William Hollomon

Hudson

3:2006

USA vs Collins

Sentencing

Christopher

cr385

Collins

 

3:2006

     

Hudson

cr476

USA vs Watson

Sentencing

Ian Watson

 

3:2006

   

Julian Castaneda-

Payne

cr362

USA vs Castaneda-Munoz

Sentencing

Munoz

 

3:2007

     

Hudson

cr86

USA vs Gonzalez

Arraignment

Juan Gonzalez

 

3:2003

 

Revocation Superv Rls

 

Payne

cr115

USA vs Lynch

Timothy Lynch

 

3:2006

     

Payne

cr355

USA vs Taylor

Sentencing

David Taylor

 

3:2006

Duncan vs Experian Information Solutions, Inc.

   

Payne

cv558

Motion Hearing

All

 

3:2006

     

Dohnal

cr392

USA vs Brown

Arraignment

Dante Brown