FLASHBACK 2011:

California Man Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison for Engaging in a Child Exploitation Enterprise

WASHINGTON – Stephen Sims, of Palm Springs, Calif., was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Gustave Diamond in the Western District of Pennsylvania to 17 years in prison for engaging in a child exploitation enterprise, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania David J. Hickton and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge John Kelleghan.

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Date Filed # Docket Text
09/21/2009 1 COMPLAINT FOR CHILD EXPLOITATION as to STEPHEN SIMS (1). (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit) (lck, ) [2:09-mj-00508-LPL *SEALED*] (Entered: 09/22/2009)
09/21/2009 3 MOTION AND ORDER TO SEAL as to STEPHEN SIMS. Signed by Judge Lisa Pupo Lenihan on 9/21/09. (lck, ) [2:09-mj-00508-LPL *SEALED*] (Entered: 09/22/2009)
09/21/2009 Arrest of STEPHEN SIMS in Northern District of California on 9/21/09. (lck, ) Modified filing date on 10/9/2009. (tt) [2:09-mj-00508-LPL *SEALED*] (Entered: 10/08/2009)
10/02/2009 4 Rule 5 documents received from Northern District of California as to STEPHEN SIMS. (Attachments: # 1 Certified Copy of the Docket Sheet, # 2 Notice of Proceedings on out-of-district charges, # 3 Motion and Order to Seal Proceeding, # 4 Initial Appearance dated 9/22/09, # 5 CJA Contribution Order, # 6 Assertion of Fifth and Sixth Amendment Rights, # 7 Detention and Identity Hearing Minutes – Hearings are Waived by Deft, # 8 Commitment to Another District) (lck, ) Modified on 10/8/2009. (lck, ) [2:09-mj-00508-LPL *SEALED*] (Entered: 10/05/2009)
10/05/2009 Set Hearings as to STEPHEN SIMS Initial Appearance set for 10/19/2009 09:30 AM before Cathy Bissoon (lck, ) [2:09-mj-00508-LPL *SEALED*] (Entered: 10/05/2009)
10/13/2009 54 SEALED INDICTMENT as to STEPHEN SIMS (1) counts 1, 2, FRED WOOLUM (2) counts 1, 2, PATRICK CARNEY (3) counts 1, 2, PAUL SCHWARTZ (4) counts 1, 2, DANIEL COX (5) counts 1, 2, BRANDON MILLER (6) counts 1, 2, RYAN CHILES (7) counts 1, 2. (Attachments: # 1 Certification and Notice for Filing Pretrial Motions Sims, # 2 Certification and Notice for Filing Pretrial Motions Woolum, # 3 Certification and Notice for Filing Pretrial Motions Carney, # 4 Certification and Notice for Filing Pretrial Motions Schwartz, # 5 Certification and Notice for Filing Pretrial Motions Cox, # 6 Certification and Notice for Filing Pretrial Motions Miller, # 7 Certification and Notice for Filing Pretrial Motions Chiles, # 8 Arraignment Plea Sims, # 9 Arraignment Plea Woolum, # 10 Arraignment Plea Carney, # 11 Arraignment Plea Schwartz, # 12 Arraignment Plea Cox, # 13 Arraignment Plea Miller, # 14 Arraignment Plea Chiles, # 15 Criminal Case Info Sheet Sims, # 16 Criminal Case Info Sheet Woolum, # 17 Criminal Case Info Sheet Carney, # 18 Criminal Case Info Sheet Schwartz, # 19 Criminal Case Info Sheet Cox, # 20 Criminal Case Info Sheet Miller, # 21 Criminal Case Info Sheet Chiles) (ept) (Entered: 10/14/2009)
10/13/2009 55 INDICTMENT Memorandum as to STEPHEN SIMS, PATRICK CARNEY, PAUL SCHWARTZ, DANIEL COX, BRANDON MILLER, RYAN CHILES, FRED WOOLUM. (ept) (Entered: 10/14/2009)
10/13/2009 59 MOTION to Seal Indictment and Arrest Warrant by USA as to STEPHEN SIMS, PATRICK CARNEY, PAUL SCHWARTZ, DANIEL COX, BRANDON MILLER, RYAN CHILES, FRED WOOLUM. (ept) (Entered: 10/14/2009)
10/13/2009 60 ORDER granting 59 Motion to Seal Indictment and Arrest Warrant as to STEPHEN SIMS (1), FRED WOOLUM (2), PATRICK CARNEY (3), PAUL SCHWARTZ (4), DANIEL COX (5), BRANDON MILLER (6), RYAN CHILES (7). Signed by Judge Cathy Bissoon on 10/13/2009. (ept) (Entered: 10/14/2009)
10/15/2009 66 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Cathy Bissoon: Initial Appearance as to STEPHEN SIMS held on 10/15/2009 (Court Reporter: None) (jhi) (Entered: 10/15/2009)
10/15/2009 67 CJA 23 Financial Affidavit by STEPHEN SIMS, approved. (Bissoon,M.J.) (jhi) (Entered: 10/15/2009)
10/15/2009 68 Government’s Request for Detention as to STEPHEN SIMS. (jhi) (Entered: 10/15/2009)
10/15/2009 69 ORDER of Temporary Detention as to STEPHEN SIMS. Detention Hearing set for 10/19/2009 09:30 AM in Courtroom 9A before Cathy Bissoon. Signed by Judge Cathy Bissoon on 10/15/09. (jhi) (jhi, ). (Entered: 10/15/2009)
10/15/2009 Set Hearing as to STEPHEN SIMS. Arraignment set for 10/19/2009 09:30 AM in Courtroom 9A before Cathy Bissoon See 66 . (jhi) (Entered: 10/15/2009)
10/16/2009 70 ORDER APPOINTING FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER as to STEPHEN SIMS; Appointed attorney W. Penn Hackney for STEPHEN SIMS. Signed by Judge Cathy Bissoon on 10/16/09. (jhi) (Entered: 10/16/2009)
10/19/2009 73 MAGISTRATE JUDGE’S REPORT ON ARRAIGNMENT as to STEPHEN SIMS, Receipt for Local Rule 16.1 Material as to STEPHEN SIMS, CERTIFICATION AND NOTICE FOR FILING PRETRIAL MOTIONS. All pretrial motions to be filed within 10 days of arraignment. Signed by counsel for STEPHEN SIMS. (jhi) (Entered: 10/19/2009)
10/19/2009 74 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Cathy Bissoon: Arraignment as to STEPHEN SIMS (1) Count 1, 2 held on 10/19/2009. Defendant pleads No Guilty. (Court Reporter: Rick Ford) (jhi) (Entered: 10/19/2009)
10/19/2009 75 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Cathy Bissoon: Detention Hearing as to STEPHEN SIMS held on 10/19/2009 (Court Reporter: Rick Ford) Continued to 10/23/09 at 2:30pm (jhi) (Entered: 10/19/2009)
10/19/2009 ORDER as to STEPHEN SIMS, Detention Hearing continued to 10/23/2009 02:30 PM before Cathy Bissoon. Signed by Judge Cathy Bissoon on 10/19/09. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (jhi) (Entered: 10/19/2009)
10/19/2009 76 MOTION to Permit Private Contact Visitation for Psychological Examination by STEPHEN SIMS. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (ept) (Entered: 10/19/2009)
10/19/2009 77 ORDER granting 76 Motion to Permit Private Contact Visitation for Psychological Examination as to STEPHEN SIMS (1). Signed by Judge Cathy Bissoon on 10/19/09. (jhi) (Entered: 10/19/2009)
10/21/2009 79 Motion with Order APPROVING to Unseal Case as to STEPHEN SIMS, PATRICK CARNEY, PAUL SCHWARTZ, DANIEL COX, BRANDON MILLER, RYAN CHILES, FRED WOOLUM. Signed by Judge Cathy Bissoon on 10/21/09. (jhi) (Entered: 10/21/2009)
10/23/2009 87 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Cathy Bissoon: Detention Hearing as to STEPHEN SIMS held on 10/23/2009 (Court Reporter: Karen Early) (jhi) (Entered: 10/23/2009)
10/23/2009 88 ORDER of Detention Pending Trial as to STEPHEN SIMS. Signed by Judge Cathy Bissoon on 10/23/09. (jhi) (Entered: 10/23/2009)
10/28/2009 94 NOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings as to STEPHEN SIMS held on October 19, 2009 before Magistrate Judge Cathy Bissoon. Court Reporter Richard Ford, Telephone number (412) 261-0802. The parties have five (5) business days to file with the court a Notice of Intent to Request Redaction of this transcript. If no such Notice is filed, the transcript may be made remotely, electronically available to the public without redaction after 90 calendar days. For redaction purposes, or otherwise, during this 90 day period a copy of the transcript may be purchased from the court reporter or viewed at the clerk’s office public terminal. Notice of Intent for Redaction of Personal Data Identifiers due by 11/4/2009. Redaction Request due 11/18/2009. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 11/30/2009. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 1/27/2010. (rtf, ) (Entered: 10/28/2009)
10/29/2009 97 NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE Craig W. Haller appearing for USA. Barak Cohen appearing as co-counsel for USA (Haller, Craig) (Entered: 10/29/2009)
11/02/2009 98 MOTION for Extension of Time for Filing Pretrial Motions by STEPHEN SIMS. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Hackney, W.) (Entered: 11/02/2009)
11/02/2009 99 ORDER granting 98 Motion for Extension of Time as to STEPHEN SIMS (1). Pretrial Motions due by 1/4/2010. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 11/02/09. (eca) (Entered: 11/02/2009)
11/17/2009 112 SUPERSEDING INDICTMENT as to STEPHEN SIMS (1) counts 1s, 2s, FRED WOOLUM (2) count(s) 1s, 2s, PATRICK CARNEY (3) count(s) 1s, 2s, PAUL SCHWARTZ (4) count(s) 1s, 2s, DANIEL COX (5) count(s) 1s, 2s, BRANDON MILLER (6) count(s) 1s, 2s, RYAN CHILES (7) count(s) 1s, 2s, DAVE DEAN (8) count(s) 1, 2. (Attachments: # 1 Certification and Notice for Filing Pretrial Motions Sims, # 2 Certification and Notice for Filing Pretrial Motions Woolum, # 3 Certification and Notice for Filing Pretrial Motions Carney, # 4 Certification and Notice for Filing Pretrial Motions Schwartz, # 5 Certification and Notice for Filing Pretrial Motions Cox, # 6 Certification and Notice for Filing Pretrial Motions Miller, # 7 Certification and Notice for Filing Pretrial Motions Chiles, # 8 Certification and Notice for Filing Pretrial Motions Dean, # 9 Arraignment Plea Sims, # 10 Arraignment Plea Woolum, # 11 Arraignment Plea Carney, # 12 Arraignment Plea Schwartz, # 13 Arraignment Plea Cox, # 14 Arraignment Plea Miller, # 15 Arraignment Plea Chiles, # 16 Arraignment Plea Dean, # 17 Criminal Case Info Sheet Sims, # 18 Criminal Case Info Sheet Woolum, # 19 Criminal Case Info Sheet Carney, # 20 Criminal Case Info Sheet Schwartz, # 21 Criminal Case Info Sheet Cox, # 22 Criminal Case Info Sheet Miller, # 23 Criminal Case Info Sheet Chiles, # 24 Criminal Case Info Sheet Dean) (ept) (Entered: 11/18/2009)
11/17/2009 113 INDICTMENT Memorandum as to STEPHEN SIMS, PATRICK CARNEY, PAUL SCHWARTZ, DANIEL COX, BRANDON MILLER, RYAN CHILES, FRED WOOLUM, DAVE DEAN. (ept) (Entered: 11/18/2009)
11/18/2009 114 NOTICE OF ARRAIGNMENT as to STEPHEN SIMS. Arraignment set for 11/24/2009 at 9:30 AM in Courtroom 7B before Lisa Pupo Lenihan. (ept) (Entered: 11/18/2009)
11/18/2009 120 MOTION to Continue Arraignment by STEPHEN SIMS. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Hackney, W.) (Entered: 11/18/2009)
11/20/2009 135 ORDER GRANTING 120 Motion to Continue as to STEPHEN SIMS (1). The Arraignment originally scheduled for November 24, 2009 at 9:30 AM has been rescheduled for November 30, 2009 at 9:30 AM in Courtroom 9B before Judge Robert C. Mitchell. Signed by Judge Lisa Pupo Lenihan on 11/20/2009. (jmb) (Entered: 11/20/2009)
11/25/2009 144 NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE Barak Cohen appearing for USA. (Cohen, Barak) (Entered: 11/25/2009)
11/30/2009 155 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Robert C. Mitchell: Arraignment as to STEPHEN SIMS (1) Count 1s, 2s held on 11/30/2009. Defendant pleads Not Guilty. (Tape #: 10:52-10:56) (lck, ) (Entered: 11/30/2009)
11/30/2009 157 MAGISTRATE JUDGE’S REPORT ON ARRAIGNMENT as to STEPHEN SIMS, RYAN CHILES, CERTIFICATION AND NOTICE FOR FILING PRETRIAL MOTIONS. All pretrial motions to be filed within 10 days of arraignment. Signed by counsel for STEPHEN SIMS, RYAN CHILES. (lck, ) (Entered: 11/30/2009)
12/17/2009 171 MOTION for Extension of Time for Filing Pretrial Motions by STEPHEN SIMS. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Hackney, W.) (Entered: 12/17/2009)
12/18/2009 172 ORDER granting 171 Motion for Extension of Time as to STEPHEN SIMS (1). Pretrial Motions due by 1/28/2010. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 12/18/09. (eca) (Entered: 12/18/2009)
12/23/2009 173 MOTION to Dismiss Original Indictment by USA as to STEPHEN SIMS, PATRICK CARNEY, PAUL SCHWARTZ, DANIEL COX, BRANDON MILLER, RYAN CHILES, FRED WOOLUM, DAVE DEAN. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Haller, Craig) (Entered: 12/23/2009)
12/29/2009 174 ORDER granting 173 Motion to Dismiss as to STEPHEN SIMS (1), FRED WOOLUM (2), PATRICK CARNEY (3), PAUL SCHWARTZ (4), DANIEL COX (5), BRANDON MILLER (6), RYAN CHILES (7). Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 12/29/09. (eca) (Entered: 12/29/2009)
01/29/2010 184 MOTION for Extension of Time for Filing Pretrial Motions by STEPHEN SIMS. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Hackney, W.) (Entered: 01/29/2010)
02/02/2010 187 ORDER granting 184 Motion for Extension of Time as to STEPHEN SIMS (1). Pretrial Motions due by 3/29/2010. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 02/02/10. (eca) (Entered: 02/02/2010)
03/29/2010 201 MOTION for Extension of Time for Filing Pretrial Motions by STEPHEN SIMS. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Hackney, W.) (Entered: 03/29/2010)
03/30/2010 202 ORDER granting 201 Motion for Extension of Time as to STEPHEN SIMS (1). Pretrial Motions due by 4/28/2010. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 03/30/10. (eca) (Entered: 03/30/2010)
03/30/2010 204 ORDER granting 203 Motion for Extension of Time to File pretrial motions as to BRANDON MILLER (6); enlarging the time for filing pretrial motions for all defendants until June 7, 2010; scheduling a preliminary pretrial conference on April 15, 2010, at 2:00 p.m.; and directing counsel for all parties to meet and confer and file Joint Status Report on or before April 12, 2010. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 3/30/10. (mjl) (Entered: 03/30/2010)
04/06/2010 207 STATUS REPORT (JOINT) by USA as to STEPHEN SIMS, FRED WOOLUM, PATRICK CARNEY, PAUL SCHWARTZ, DANIEL COX, BRANDON MILLER, RYAN CHILES, DAVE DEAN (Haller, Craig) (Entered: 04/06/2010)
04/13/2010 NOTICE RE: 204 Preliminary Pretrial Hearing currently scheduled for April 15, 2010 in STEPHEN SIMS, PATRICK CARNEY, PAUL SCHWARTZ, DANIEL COX, BRANDON MILLER, RYAN CHILES, FRED WOOLUM, DAVE DEAN. Counsel are advised that this Preliminary Pretrial Conference may be rescheduled to a later date due to a criminal trial in progress. Counsel will be notified by Order of Court if said conference is rescheduled. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 4/13/10. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (mjl) (Entered: 04/13/2010)
04/14/2010 NOTICE as to STEPHEN SIMS, PATRICK CARNEY, PAUL SCHWARTZ, DANIEL COX, BRANDON MILLER, RYAN CHILES, FRED WOOLUM, DAVE DEAN re 204 Order Scheduling Preliminary Pretrial Conference on April 15, 2010, at 2:00 p.m.. Counsel are hereby notified that said conference shall take place as scheduled. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 4/14/10. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (mjl) (Entered: 04/14/2010)
04/15/2010 213 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Arthur J. Schwab: Preliminary Pretrial Conference as to STEPHEN SIMS, PATRICK CARNEY, PAUL SCHWARTZ, DANIEL COX, BRANDON MILLER, RYAN CHILES, FRED WOOLUM, and DAVE DEAN held on 4/15/2010. (Court Reporter: Shirley Hall) (eca) (Entered: 04/15/2010)
04/15/2010 214 PRETRIAL ORDER as to STEPHEN SIMS, PATRICK CARNEY, PAUL SCHWARTZ, DANIEL COX, BRANDON MILLER, RYAN CHILES, FRED WOOLUM, DAVE DEAN. Jury Selection and Trial scheduled for 11/1/2010 at 9:00 AM before Arthur J. Schwab. Pretrial Conference set for 10/18/2010 at 8:30 AM before Arthur J. Schwab. Preliminary Pretrial Conferences with the Court’s law clerk set for 9/20/2010 and 9/24/2010 at 8:30 AM. Pretrial Motions due 6/07/2010; Responses due 6/21/2010. Replies due 7/06/2010. Government Witness List due by 8/16/2010. Defendant Witness List due by 8/23/2010. Joint Exhibit List due by 8/24/2010. Jencks Material due by 8/16/2010. Motions in Limine due by 8/23/2010. Response to Motions in Limine due by 8/30/2010. Proposed Jury Instructions, Verdict Slips, and Voir Dire by 8/30/2010. Joint Stipulations by 8/30/2010. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 04/15/10. (eca) (Entered: 04/15/2010)
06/09/2010 235 MOTION for Extension of Time for Filing Pretrial Motions by STEPHEN SIMS. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Hackney, W.) (Entered: 06/09/2010)
06/10/2010 236 ORDER granting 235 Motion for Extension of Time as to STEPHEN SIMS (1). Pretrial Motions due by 6/17/2010. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 06/10/10. (eca) (Entered: 06/10/2010)
06/17/2010 245 MOTION for Extension of Time for Filing Pretrial Motions by STEPHEN SIMS. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Hackney, W.) (Entered: 06/17/2010)
06/18/2010 246 ORDER granting 245 Motion for Extension of Time as to STEPHEN SIMS (1). Pretrial Motions due by 6/25/2010. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 06/18/10. (eca) (Entered: 06/18/2010)
06/28/2010 247 ORDER SCHEDULING CHANGE OF PLEA HEARING as to STEPHEN SIMS. Draft Plea Agreement, if applicable, due by 7/6/2010. Change of Plea Hearing set for 7/13/2010 at 9:30 AM before Arthur J. Schwab. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 06/28/10. (eca) (Entered: 06/28/2010)
07/13/2010 248 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Arthur J. Schwab: Change of Plea Hearing as to STEPHEN SIMS held on 7/13/2010 (Court Reporter: Shirley Hall) (eca) (Entered: 07/13/2010)
07/13/2010 249 PLEA ENTERED as to child exploitation defendant STEPHEN SIMS: Defendant withdraws plea of not guilty and pleads GUILTY to Count 1s. (eca) (Entered: 07/13/2010)
07/13/2010 250 Sealed Document as to STEPHEN SIMS (eca) (Entered: 07/13/2010)
07/13/2010 251 Order of Referral to Probation for Presentence Investigation and Report as to STEPHEN SIMS. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 07/13/10. (eca) (Entered: 07/13/2010)
07/13/2010 252 ORDER SCHEDULING SENTENCING as to STEPHEN SIMS. Sentencing Memorandum, Motions for Departure, and Joint Status Report due by 1/21/2011. Sentencing set for 2/4/2011 at 9:30 AM before Arthur J. Schwab. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 07/13/10. (eca) (Entered: 07/13/2010)
08/31/2010 271 MOTION to Disqualify Judge with Citation to Authority by STEPHEN SIMS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Proposed Order) (Hackney, W.) (Entered: 08/31/2010)
08/31/2010 272 MOTION to Continue Sentencing Pending Resolution of Motion for Disqualification with Citation to Authority by STEPHEN SIMS. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Hackney, W.) (Entered: 08/31/2010)
09/01/2010 273 ORDER granting 272 Motion to Continue as to STEPHEN SIMS (1). Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 09/01/10. (eca) (Entered: 09/01/2010)
09/01/2010 ORDER CANCELLING SENTENCING HEARING RE CHILD EXPLOITATION as to STEPHEN SIMS. Due to the filing of 273 Order Granting 272 Motion to Continue, the Sentencing Hearing previously scheduled for 02/04/11 is CANCELLED. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 09/01/10. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (eca) (Entered: 09/01/2010)
09/03/2010 274 RESPONSE to Motion by USA as to STEPHEN SIMS re 271 MOTION to Disqualify Judge with Citation to Authority. (Haller, Craig) (Entered: 09/03/2010)
09/03/2010 w/ 274 MOTION for Reconsideration re 273 Order on Motion to Continue by USA as to STEPHEN SIMS. (ept) (Entered: 09/07/2010)
09/07/2010 CLERK’S OFFICE QUALITY CONTROL MESSAGE re 274 Response to Motion. ERROR: Document should have been filed as two separate documents. CORRECTION: Attorney advised in future that documents of that nature are to be filed as separate documents. Clerk of Court docketed Motion for Reconsideration. This message is for informational purposes only. CLERK’S OFFICE QUALITY CONTROL MESSAGE re w/ 274 Motion for Reconsideration. ERROR: Proposed Order was not attached. CORRECTION: Attorney is advised to file a proposed order by using the Proposed Order event and linking it to the document in question. This message is for informational purposes only. (ept) (Entered: 09/07/2010)
09/09/2010 Order Setting Deadline for Response to 274 Motion for Reconsideration. Response to Motion due by 9/17/2010 at NOON. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 09/09/10. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (eca) (Entered: 09/09/2010)
09/10/2010 275 RESPONSE 273 to Order on Motion to Continue by STEPHEN SIMS (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit D) (Hackney, W.) Modified on 9/13/2010 to add document linkage. (ept) (Entered: 09/10/2010)
09/13/2010 CLERK’S OFFICE QUALITY CONTROL MESSAGE re 275 Response to Order. ERROR: Document was not linked. CORRECTION: Linked to appropriate document. This message is for informational purposes only. (ept) (Entered: 09/13/2010)
09/17/2010 277 Errata re 271 MOTION to Disqualify Judge with Citation to Authority, by STEPHEN SIMS. Reason for correction: Exhibit B was incomplete. (Hackney, W.) (Entered: 09/17/2010)
09/17/2010 278 RESPONSE to Government’s w/ 274 Motion to Reconsider by STEPHEN SIMS (Hackney, W.) Modified on 9/20/2010 (jsp). (Entered: 09/17/2010)
09/20/2010 Order Severing Defendant from Codefendants as to STEPHEN SIMS. It is hereby ORDERED that defendant STEPHEN SIMS is severed from the other defendants. See Fed.R.Crim.P. 14(a). Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 09/20/10. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (eca) (Entered: 09/20/2010)
09/20/2010 ORDER OF COURT. The Government’s Motion for Reconsideration (doc. no. 274 ) is DENIED, and Office of Federal Public Defenders Motion to Disqualify Judge (doc. no. 271 ) is GRANTED. The Court hereby incorporates in its entirety by reference Memorandum Opinion and Order re: The Disqualification Issue in this Case; The Motions for Disqualification Filed by the Office of the Federal Public Defender in 21 Unrelated Criminal Cases; and the Governments Motions for Reconsideration in the 21 Unrelated Criminal Cases and the Automatic Disqualification in Future OFPDs Cases (doc. no. 120 in USA v. Vue, 09cr48) (together with related Order of Court at doc. no. 121). This case shall be reassigned and the stay is hereby lifted. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 09/20/10. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (eca) (Entered: 09/20/2010) (Entered: 09/20/2010)
09/20/2010 Judge update in case as to STEPHEN SIMS. Judge Gustave Diamond added. (crw) (Entered: 09/20/2010)
09/22/2010 279 ORDER as to STEPHEN SIMS. Sentencing is scheduled for 1/18/11 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 8B before Judge Gustave Diamond. See order for further details. Signed by Judge Gustave Diamond on 9/22/10. (kw) (Entered: 09/22/2010)
09/23/2010 280 SEALED MOTION by STEPHEN SIMS. (jsp) (Entered: 09/24/2010)
09/24/2010 281 SEALED MOTION by STEPHEN SIMS. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (plh) (Entered: 09/24/2010)
09/27/2010 282 SEALED ORDER. Signed by Judge Gustave Diamond on 9/27/10. (kw) (Entered: 09/27/2010)
12/08/2010 288 POSITION WITH RESPECT TO SENTENCING FACTORS by USA as to STEPHEN SIMS. (Haller, Craig) (Entered: 12/08/2010)
12/28/2010 293 MOTION to Continue Sentencing and Associated Pleadings by STEPHEN SIMS. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Hackney, W.) (Entered: 12/28/2010)
12/28/2010 294 ORDER as to STEPHEN SIMS (1) granting 293 Motion to Continue Sentencing. The sentencing hearing previously set for 1/18/11 is rescheduled on 1/31/11 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 8B before Judge Gustave Diamond. No further continuances will be granted. See order for further details. Signed by Judge Gustave Diamond on 12/28/10. (kw) (Entered: 12/28/2010)
01/12/2011 301 MOTION for Extension of Time for Filing Defendant’s Postion With Respect to Sentencing Factors by STEPHEN SIMS. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Hackney, W.) (Entered: 01/12/2011)
01/12/2011 302 ORDER as to STEPHEN SIMS (1) granting 301 Motion to Extend the Time for Filing Defendant’s Position With Respect to Sentencing Factors. Defendant’s position paper is due by 1/14/11. Signed by Judge Gustave Diamond on 1/12/11. (kw) (Entered: 01/12/2011)
01/17/2011 310 POSITION WITH RESPECT TO CHILD PREDATOR SENTENCING FACTORS by STEPHEN SIMS. (Hackney, W.) (Entered: 01/17/2011)
01/22/2011 320 SENTENCING MEMORANDUM by USA as to STEPHEN SIMS (Haller, Craig) (Entered: 01/22/2011)
01/24/2011 322 Memorandum Order and Tentative Findings and Rulings as to STEPHEN SIMS. Signed by Judge Gustave Diamond on 1/24/11. (kw) (Entered: 01/24/2011)
01/27/2011 330 SENTENCING MEMORANDUM by STEPHEN SIMS (Hackney, W.) (Entered: 01/27/2011)
01/27/2011 ORDER as to STEPHEN SIMS. Sentencing hearing previously set for 1/31/11 at 10:00 a.m. is rescheduled ON THAT SAME DATE at 9:00 AM in Courtroom 8B before Judge Gustave Diamond. Ordered by Judge Gustave Diamond on 1/27/11. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (kw) (Entered: 01/27/2011)
01/31/2011 334 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Gustave Diamond: Sentencing held on 1/31/11 for STEPHEN SIMS (1). Defendant is sentenced to 204 months imprisonment at Count One of the Superseding Indictment. Upon release from imprisonment, defendant shall be placed on a lifetime term of supervised release as child pornograpy distributor upon the conditions stated on the record at the sentencing hearing. Defendant shall pay a special assessment of $100. No fine. Count Two of the Superseding Indictment is dismissed on motion of the government. (Court Reporter: Virginia Pease) (kw) (Entered: 01/31/2011)
02/02/2011 340 JUDGMENT as to STEPHEN SIMS (1). Defendant is sentenced to 204 months imprisonment at Count One of the Superseding Indictment. Upon release from imprisonment, defendant shall be placed on a lifetime term of supervised release as child sexual predator upon the conditions stated on the record at the sentencing hearing. Defendant shall pay a special assessment of $100. No fine. Count Two of the Superseding Indictment is dismissed on motion of the government. Signed by Judge Gustave Diamond on 2/1/11. (kw) (Entered: 02/02/2011)
05/12/2011 ***Terminated Case (eca) (Entered: 05/12/2011)
08/19/2011 412 DECLARATION of Publication filed by USA as to STEPHEN SIMS, FRED WOOLUM, PATRICK CARNEY, PAUL SCHWARTZ, DANIEL COX, BRANDON MILLER, RYAN CHILES, DAVE DEAN posted on Internet Site: www.forfeiture.gov for at least 30 days beginning on 07/13/11. (Karl, Lee) (Entered: 08/19/2011)
10/05/2011 415 STIPULATION by USA (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Karl, Lee) (Entered: 10/05/2011)
10/06/2011 416 ORDER as to STEPHEN SIMS approving 415 the parties’ Stipulation and ordering that defendant’s interest in the Subject Property identified in the court’s order is forfeited to the United States. The forfeiture of the Subject Property is made part of defendant’s Judgment and incorporated into his sentence. Signed by Judge Gustave Diamond on 10/6/11. (kw) (Entered: 10/06/2011)
11/16/2011 418 DECLARATION of Publication filed by USA as to STEPHEN SIMS, FRED WOOLUM, PATRICK CARNEY, PAUL SCHWARTZ, DANIEL COX, BRANDON MILLER, RYAN CHILES, DAVE DEAN posted on Internet Site: www.forfeiture.gov for at least 30 days beginning on 10/12/11. (Karl, Lee) Document removed from public view and redocketed at 419 . Modified on 11/18/2011. (ept) (Entered: 11/16/2011)
11/17/2011 419 Errata re 418 Declaration of Publication, by USA as to child predators STEPHEN SIMS, FRED WOOLUM, PATRICK CARNEY, PAUL SCHWARTZ, DANIEL COX, BRANDON MILLER, RYAN CHILES, DAVE DEAN. Reason for correction: typographical errors. (Karl, Lee) (Entered: 11/17/2011)
12/16/2011 420 MOTION for Forfeiture of Property by USA as to child sexual predators STEPHEN SIMS, PATRICK CARNEY, PAUL SCHWARTZ, DANIEL COX, BRANDON MILLER, RYAN CHILES, FRED WOOLUM, DAVE DEAN. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Karl, Lee) (Entered: 12/16/2011)
07/25/2012 425 SATISFACTION OF JUDGMENT as to STEPHEN SIMS re 340 Judgment; Satisfied as to Special Assessment on 6/8/2012. (ept) (Entered: 07/25/2012)

 

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