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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 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, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, are prosecuting the cases on behalf of the United States. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. ###

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FBI busts counterfeit clothing, DVD ring
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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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FBI Raids Area Stores For Fake Goods
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

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

Lynchburg, VA - A Lynchburg man is facing up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. FBI agents arrested 51-yearold 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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Four Men Charged In Counterfeit Clothing Operation
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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. More News From wnbc.com: N.J. Man Accused Of Bilking Cisco Out Of $10M What To Do If Fire Breaks Out In Your Home Former U.S. Navy Sailor Charged With Helping Terrorists Secret Service Warns Of Counterfeit Bills In NYC Area Bronx Fire Blamed On Space Heater Cord

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Raid by FBI nets arrest
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. This story can be found at: http://www.newsadvance.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=LNA%2FMGArticle% 2FLNA_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1173350109107&path=!news!archive Go Back

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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. “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. (c) 2007. WWBT, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Story Created: Mar 8, 2007 at 7:41 AM EST Story Updated: Mar 9, 2007 at 12:16 PM EST

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VIRGINIA NEWS 8 men in 4 states arrested in Va. counterfeiting investigation
03/08/2007 Associated Press 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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W.Va. woman charged in counterfeit probe
RICHMOND, VA. 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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Man faces charges of selling knockoffs
BY JIM NOLAN TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF WRITER Friday, March 9, 2007

Authorities say store in Richmond part of counterfeit goods ring

RELATED: Police Beat 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. This story can be found at: http://www.infoition.com/scripts/webnews/index.cfm?id=30264 Go Back

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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.

Date
03/12/07 03/12/07 03/12/07 03/12/07 03/12/07 03/12/07 03/12/07 03/12/07 03/12/07 03/12/07 03/12/07 03/12/07 03/13/07 03/13/07 03/13/07 03/13/07

Time
9:00 am 9:15 am 9:30 am 9:30 am 10:00 am 10:00 am 11:00 am 2:00 pm 2:00 pm 2:00 pm 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 8:30 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:30 am

Judge
Spencer Spencer Payne Spencer Payne Spencer Hudson Payne Hudson Dohnal Dohnal Spencer Dohnal Hudson Hudson Spencer

Case
3:2007 cr85 3:2006 cr341 3:2006 cr324 3:2007 cr83 3:2003 cr402 3:2006 cr343 3:2007 cr88 3:2005 cv103 3:2007 cr19 3:2007 cr62 3:2007 cr62 3:2006 cr506 3:2007 cr63 3:2007 cr63 3:2007 cr73 3:2006 cr519

Title
USA vs Myers USA vs Collins USA vs Abdeen USA vs White USA vs Howard USA vs Brooks USA vs Cabrera Linares vs First Equity Card USA vs Bayona USA vs Warren USA vs Warren USA vs Fields USA vs Smith USA vs Smith USA vs Bradby USA vs McDaniel

Purpose
Arraignment Sentencing Sentencing Arraignment Revocation Superv Rls Jury Trial Arraignment Omnibus Hearing Arraignment Detention Hearing Arraignment Plea Agreement Hearing Bond Hearing Arraignment Plea Agreement Hearing Plea Agreement Hearing

Parties
David Meyers Anthony Collins Hasan Abdeen Gary White William Howard Terrell Brooks Amado Cabrera All Romer Bayona Antoine Warren Antoine Warren Andre Fields Willie Smith Willie Smith Charles Bradby Kelvin McDaniel

http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov/schedule/weeklyrich.html

3/11/2007

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

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Marcus Johnson Blair Davis Ronald Roundtree Cherubin Pierre Eric Harmon Michael Lindsey Gerald Scott John Wesley Oshman Ansari Lynn Taylor Oshman Ansari Angel Martinez Tawanda Harris Luis Valerio Dorrell McDowney Lontell Beard Chavon Pryor Ishoc Salaam Jamar Cowles Rachel Smith All All All

http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov/schedule/weeklyrich.html

3/11/2007

Court Schedule
am 03/15/07 03/15/07 03/15/07 03/15/07 03/15/07 03/15/07 03/16/07 03/16/07 03/16/07 03/16/07 03/16/07 03/16/07 03/16/07 03/16/07 03/16/07 03/16/07 03/16/07 10:00 am 10:30 am 10:45 am 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:30 am 9:45 am 10:00 am 10:30 am 11:00 am 11:30 am 11:30 am 1:30 pm 2:00 pm Payne Payne Payne Payne Hudson Dohnal Payne Hudson Hudson Hudson Hudson Payne Hudson Payne Payne Payne Dohnal cv822 3:2006 cv773 3:2007 cv55 3:2007 cv86 3:2006 cr444 3:2006 cr340 3:2007 cr92 3:2000 cr225 3:2006 cr488 3:2006 cr269 3:2006 cr385 3:2006 cr476 3:2006 cr362 3:2007 cr86 3:2003 cr115 3:2006 cr355 3:2006 cv558 3:2006 cr392 Corporation Landair Transport, Inc. vs Burgess Trucking Co., Inc. Jackson vs Cockcroft Caruthers vs Short USA vs Hill USA vs Smith USA vs Eni USA vs Martin USA vs Shanklin USA vs Hollomon USA vs Collins USA vs Watson USA vs Castaneda-Munoz USA vs Gonzalez USA vs Lynch USA vs Taylor Duncan vs Experian Information Solutions, Inc. USA vs Brown Conference Initial Pretrial Conference Initial Conference Initial Pretrial Conference Jury Trial Sentencing Arraignment Sentencing Sentencing Sentencing Sentencing Sentencing Sentencing Arraignment Revocation Superv Rls Sentencing Motion Hearing Arraignment

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All All All James Hill Wayne Smith Godwin Eni Curtis Martin Blair Shanklin William Hollomon Christopher Collins Ian Watson Julian CastanedaMunoz Juan Gonzalez Timothy Lynch David Taylor All Dante Brown

http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov/schedule/weeklyrich.html

3/11/2007

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