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Order Resetting and Continuing Trial Date

July 7, 2012

Felon-free refresher:  The Shrimp Meister saga includes the charges of Conspiracy to Falsely Label and Misbrand Food, in violation of Title 18, U.S.C. Section 371; False Labeling of Seafood, in violation of Title 16, U.S.C. Sections 3372(d)(1), 3372(d)(2), and 3373 (d)(3)(A)(ii)’, and, Misbranded Foods, in violation of Title 21, U.S.C. Sections 331(a), 333(a)(2), 343(a)(1), and 343(b).

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA

CASE NO. 12-20117-CR-LENARD

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

Plaintiff,

vs

KARL DEGIACOMI,

WALTER SCHOEPF,

CULINARY SPECIALTIES, INC.,

Defendants.

THIS CAUSE came before the Court on the Defendants’ Motions to Continue Trial, D.E. 30,31,33. The Court being fully advised in the premises, it is

ORDERED and ADJUDGED that the motions are GRANTED. The Court finds that the ends of justice served by granting the continuance outweighs any interest of

the public or the Defendants in a speedy trial, based on the continuity of counsel and the reasonable time needed for counsel to prepare with due diligence for trial.

It is further ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the trial of this cause is set to commence during the two-week trial period beginning 

August 27, 2012. Calendar Call in this matter is set for 4:00 p.m. on 

August 22, 2012.

THE COURT FURTHER FINDS that the period of delay resulting from the granting of this continuance, to-wit: March 20, 2012 to and including the date trial

commences shall be deemed excludable time under the provisions of the Speedy Trial Act, 18 U.S.C. Section 3161. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND ADJUDGED

that the parties shall provide the Court with the following:

1. In each case tried before a jury, each party shall file proposed voir dire questions, proposed jury instructions and proposed verdict form(s) three (3) days before

commencement of trial. On the first day of trial, counsel shall email to the Court the proposed jury instructions and verdict form(s) at lenard@flsd.uscourts.gov.

2. All exhibits must be pre-marked. On the first day of trial all parties shall submit a typewritten exhibit list setting forth the numbers and description of each

exhibit.

3. General citation to treatises or handbooks during trial will not be accepted by the Court. Any cases orally cited by counsel during trial must be provided to the

Court in hard copy form.

4. Not later than five (5) days prior to the first day of trial, the parties will file with the Court memoranda required to address any unique issues of law or evidence

which are anticipated to arise at trial.

DONE and ORDERED in Chambers at Miami, Florida this 14th day of

May, 2012.

JOAN A. LENARD

UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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