Case Details

CourtSouthern District of New York
Docket number1:14-cr-00068
Date case filed2014-02-04
Date case closed
Date of latest filing2015-05-27
Assigned toJudge Katherine B. Forrest
Case cause
Nature of suit
Jury demand
Demand
Jurisdiction

Case Parties

Party: Ross William Ulbricht
Party type: Defendant (1)
also known asDread Pirate Roberts
also known asSilk Road
also known asSealed Defendant 1
also known asDPR
Attorney name: Joshua Lewis Dratel
Attorney Contact:
Law Offices of Joshua L. Dratel, P.C.
29 Broadway, Suite 1412
New York, NY 10006
(212) 732-0707
Fax: (212) 571-6341
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Designation: Retained

Attorney name: Joshua Jacob Horowitz
Attorney Contact:
Tech Law Ny
225 Broadway
New York, NY 10007
(212)-203-9011
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Designation: Retained

Attorney name: Lindsay Anne Lewis
Attorney Contact:
Law Offices of Joshua Dratel, P.C(2 Wall St.)
2 Wall Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10005
(212)-732-3141
Fax: (212)-571-3792
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED Designation: Retained

Case Docket

Docket
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12013-09-27 ComplaintCOMPLAINT as to Sealed Defendant 1 (1). In Violation of 21 U.S.C. 846, 18 U.S.C. 1030 & 1956 (Signed by Magistrate Judge Frank Maas) (dif) [1:13-mj-02328-UA] (Entered: 10/22/2013)
32013-10-18 Rule 5(c)(3) - Documents ReceivedRule 5(c)(3) Documents Received as to Ross William Ulbright from the United States District Court - Northern District of California. (dif) [1:13-mj-02328-UA] (Entered: 10/22/2013)
42013-11-06 Notice of Attorney Appearance - DefendantNOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE: Retained Attorney Joshua Lewis Dratel appearing for Ross William Ulbright. (dif) [1:13-mj-02328-UA] (Entered: 11/06/2013)
52013-11-22 Order to Seal DocumentSEALED DOCUMENTS FILED as to Ross William Ulbright.. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Kevin Nathaniel Fox on 11/22/2013)(dif) [1:13-mj-02328-UA] (Entered: 11/26/2013)
62013-11-22 Endorsed LetterLETTER as to Ross William Ulbright addressed to Magistrate Judge Kevin Nathaniel Fox from Joshua Dratel, Esq dated 11/19/2013 re: USA v Ross William Ulbright, 13 Mag 2328.. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Kevin Nathaniel Fox on 11/22/2013) (Docket and File(dif) [1:13-mj-02328-UA] (Entered: 11/26/2013)
72013-11-22 Endorsed LetterLETTER as to Ross William Ulbright addressed to Magistrate Judge Kevin Nathaniel Fox from Joshua Dratel, Esq dated 11/20/2013 re: USA v Ross William Ulbright, 13 Mag 2328.. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Kevin Nathaniel Fox on 11/22/2013) (Docket and File)(dif) [1:13-mj-02328-UA] (Entered: 11/26/2013)
82013-11-22 Endorsed LetterLETTER as to Ross William Ulbright addressed to Magistrate Judge Kevin Nathaniel Fox from AUSA Serrin Turner dated 11/20/2013 re: USA v Ross William Ulbright, 13 Mag 2328.. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Kevin Nathaniel Fox on 11/22/2013) (Docket and File)(dif) Modified on 12/4/2013 (jm). [1:13-mj-02328-UA] (Entered: 11/26/2013)
92013-12-06 Affirmation in SupportAFFIRMATION of Serrin Turner in Support by USA as to Ross William Ulbright, the government is requesting a 30-day continuance until 1/6/14.(jbo) [1:13-mj-02328-UA] (Entered: 12/09/2013)
102013-12-06 Order to Continue - Interest of JusticeORDER TO CONTINUE IN THE INTEREST OF JUSTICE as to Ross William Ulbright. Time excluded from 12/6/13 until 1/6/14. (Signed by Magistrate Judge James C. Francis on 12/6/13)(jbo) [1:13-mj-02328-UA] (Entered: 12/09/2013)
112014-01-06 Affirmation in SupportAFFIRMATION of AUSA Serrin Turner in Support by USA as to Ross William Ulbright, the Government is requesting a 30 continuance until 2/4/2014. (ajc) [1:13-mj-02328-UA] (Entered: 01/07/2014)
122014-02-04 IndictmentINDICTMENT FILED as to Ross William Ulbricht (1) count(s) 1, 2, 3, 4. (jbo) (Entered: 02/04/2014)
132014-02-10 OrderORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht ( Discovery due by 2/27/2014., Motions due by 3/10/2014., Replies due by 3/31/2014., Responses due by 3/24/2014, Jury Trial set for 11/3/2014 at 09:00 AM before Judge Katherine B. Forrest., Status Conference set for 4/30/2014 at 01:00 PM before Judge Katherine B. Forrest.) Time excluded from 2/7/14 until 4/30/14. Not later than 2113/2014, defense counsel shall provide the Government with hard drives of sufficient storage size so that the Government can copy the electronic discovery and turn it over to the defendant. Not later than 2/27/2014, the Government shall provide to the defendant the above electronic discovery. Non electronic discovery shall be provided to the defendant not later than 2/20/2014. All discovery is to be completed not later than 2/27/2014. Motions relating to the Indictment are to be filed not later than 3/10/2014. Responses are due not later than 3/24/2014. Replies, if any, are due 3/31/2014. Trial is scheduled to commence on 11/3/2014, at 9:00 a.m. Six weeks have been allocated at this time. A final pretrial conference will be held on 10/28/2014, at 1:00 p.m. Upon application of the Government and consented to by defendant, and as set forth on the record, time pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 3161 (h)(7)(A) of the Speedy Trial Act, is hereby excluded from 2/7/2014, to 4130/2014. The Court finds the ends of justice are served by such an exclusion and that these ends outweigh the interests of the public and defendant in a speedy trial (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 2/10/14)(jw) (Entered: 02/10/2014)
142014-02-24 Protective OrderPROTECTIVE ORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht...regarding procedures to be followed that shall govern the handling of confidential material.... (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 2/24/14)(jw) (Entered: 02/24/2014)
152014-02-24 Sealed DocumentSEALED DOCUMENT placed in vault. (nm) (Entered: 02/24/2014)
162014-02-25 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Serrin Turner dated 2/25/2014 re: To request that the discovery deadline set by the Court in this matter for February 27, 2014 be extended by 12 days until March 11, 2014.ENDORSEMENT: SO ORDERED ( Discovery due by 3/11/2014.) (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 2/25/14)(jw) (Entered: 02/25/2014)
172014-03-10 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Attorney Joshua L. Dratel dated March 7, 2014 re: For the reasons set forth in this letter, counsel requested that the Court grant a ten-day extension until Thursday, March 20, 2014, for the filing of the Defendant's Pre-Trial Motions. Assistant United States Attorney Serrin Turner has informed me that the government consents to this request as long as the government's time to respond is extended until April 10, 2014, which includes an additional week beyond the mere adjustment of the motion schedule because AUSA Turner will not be available the week of March 24th. ENDORSEMENT: Application granted. Dates adjusted as set forth above. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 3/7/2014)(bw) (Entered: 03/10/2014)
182014-03-19 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Joshua L. Dratel dated 3/19/14 re: For the reasons set forth below, it is respectfully requested that the Court grant an additional eight-day extension until Friday, March 28, 2014, for the filing of the Defendant's Pretrial Motions. Assistant United States Attorney Serrin Turner has informed me that the government consents to this request as long as a corresponding extension, until April 18, 2014, is provided for the government..ENDORSEMENT: Application Granted. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 3/19/14)(jw) (Entered: 03/19/2014)
192014-03-28 Motion to DismissFIRST MOTION to Dismiss Challenging the Face of the Indictment. Document filed by Ross William Ulbricht. (Dratel, Joshua) (Entered: 03/28/2014)
202014-03-28 Declaration in Support of MotionDECLARATION of Joshua L. Dratel, Esq. in Support as to Ross William Ulbricht re: 19 FIRST MOTION to Dismiss Challenging the Face of the Indictment.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 2)(Dratel, Joshua) (Entered: 03/28/2014)
20.1 Exhibit Exhibit 1
20.2 Exhibit Exhibit 2
212014-03-29 Memorandum in Support of MotionMEMORANDUM in Support by Ross William Ulbricht re 19 FIRST MOTION to Dismiss Challenging the Face of the Indictment.. (Dratel, Joshua) (Entered: 03/29/2014)
222014-03-31 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Serrin Turner dated 3/28/14 re: The Government therefore respectfully requests that the Court extend the time for the Government to file any superseding indictment by 60 days, i.e., until May 30, 2014..ENDORSEMENT: Application granted (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 3/31/14)(jw) (Entered: 03/31/2014)
232014-04-10 TranscriptTRANSCRIPT of Proceedings as to Ross William Ulbricht re: Conference held on 2/7/14 before Judge Katherine B. Forrest. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Eve Giniger, (212) 805-0300, Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 5/5/2014. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 5/15/2014. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 7/14/2014. (Rodriguez, Somari) (Entered: 04/10/2014)
242014-04-10 Notice of Filing TranscriptNOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT as to Ross William Ulbricht. Notice is hereby given that an official transcript of a Conference proceeding held on 2/7/14 has been filed by the court reporter/transcriber in the above-captioned matter. The parties have seven (7) calendar 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.... (Rodriguez, Somari) (Entered: 04/10/2014)
252014-04-16 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Serrin Turner dated 4/16/14 re: The Government requests that the briefing schedule for the motion to dismiss be extended.ENDORSEMENT: Application granted. (I did not use the Govt's proposed order because it has the Court's signature line of a page by itself -- causing certain concerns) (Defendant Replies due by 5/5/2014., Government Responses due by 4/28/2014) (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 4/16/14)(jw) (Entered: 04/16/2014)
262014-04-28 Memorandum in Opposition to MotionMEMORANDUM in Opposition by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht re 19 FIRST MOTION to Dismiss Challenging the Face of the Indictment.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C)(Turner, Serrin) (Entered: 04/28/2014)
26.1 Exhibit A
26.2 Exhibit B
26.3 Exhibit C
272014-04-29 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Joshua L. Dratel dated 4/25/2014 re: For the reasons stated in this letter, defense counsel writes to request an adjournment of the pretrial conference scheduled for February 19, 2014. ENDORSEMENT: Adjourned to 6/2/2014 at 2:00 p.m. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 4/28/2014)(dnd) . (Entered: 04/29/2014)
282014-05-09 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Attorney Joshua L. Dratel dated May 9, 2014 re: submitted to request an extension until May 23, 2014, for the filing of Mr. Ulbricht's Reply to the Government's Response to the Defendant's Pre-Trial Motions challenging the face of the Indictment. This adjustment in the briefingschedule will not impact the next pre-trial conference in this case, which is currently scheduled for June 2, 2014, at 2 p.m., and at which time the motions will be fully briefed. ENDORSEMENT: Application granted. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 5/9/2014)(bw) (Entered: 05/12/2014)
292014-05-22 LetterLETTER by Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Joshua L. Dratel, Esq. dated May 22, 2014 re: Extension of Time for File of Reply (Dratel, Joshua) (Entered: 05/22/2014)
302014-05-22 Notice of Attorney Appearance - USANOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE Timothy Turner Howard appearing for USA. (Howard, Timothy) (Entered: 05/22/2014)
312014-05-23 Memo EndorsementMEMO ENDORSEMENT as to Ross William Ulbricht on re: 29 Letter filed by Ross William Ulbricht. ENDORSEMENT: ORDERED: Application Granted. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 5/23/2014)(ft) (Entered: 05/23/2014)
322014-05-27 Reply Memorandum of Law in Support of MotionREPLY MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Support as to Ross William Ulbricht re: 19 FIRST MOTION to Dismiss Challenging the Face of the Indictment. . (Dratel, Joshua) (Entered: 05/27/2014)
332014-06-02 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Serrin Turner dated 5/30/14 re: The Government is continuing to investigate other charges against the defendant and requires additional time to pursue its investigation before determining whether to seek a superseding indictment. The Government therefore respectfully requests that the Court extend the time for the Government to file any superseding indictment by 30 additional days, i.e., until June 30, 2014. The Government does not anticipate that any further extension will be needed after June 30, 2014. The Government submits that this schedule will still afford the defense ample time to review any additional discovery and prepare for trial, which is set to begin on November 4, 2014.ENDORSEMENT: SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 6/2/14)(jw) (Entered: 06/02/2014)
342014-06-03 OrderORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht ( Motions due by 7/15/2014., Replies due by 8/27/2014., Responses due by 8/15/2014, Status Conference set for 9/5/2014 at 12:00 PM before Judge Katherine B. Forrest.) The Court hereby ORDERS the parties to comply with the following schedule for the remainder of this litigation: Dispositive motions shall be filed by July 15, 2014; oppositions are due August 15, 2014, and replies, if any, shall be filed by August 27, 2014; The parties shall together determine the date by which trial exhibits are to be exchanged to allow adequate time for objections to be interposed (if a date cannot be agreed upon, the Court will set one at the next status conference); The parties shall confer as to whether they believe juror questionnaires would be helpful in this case. They shall submit a joint letter setting forth their views on this topic by August 1, 2014 (if they believe questionnaires would be helpful, the August 1 letter should contain a proposed date for submission of a draft to the Court); A status conference shall occur on September 5, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Rule 404(b) motions shall be submitted by October 3, 2014; Motions in Limine shall be submitted by October 17, 2014; oppositions are due October 24, 2014. 3500 material shall be submitted not later than October 31, 2014; and A final pretrial conference shall occur on October 29, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. (the Court has reserved three hours). (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 6/3/14)(jw) (Entered: 06/03/2014)
352014-06-26 Motion for Miscellaneous ReliefMOTION To Intervene Solely For The Purpose right To Access Judicial Proceeding Records. Document filed by Intervenors. (dnd) (Entered: 06/26/2014)
362014-06-27 RemarkWaiver of Appearance as to Ross William Ulbricht. I have spoken with my attorney, Joshua L. Dratel, Esq., and he has advised me of thenature of the June 27, 2014, Court conference scheduled in the above-captioned matter. I hereby knowingly waive my right to appear in person June 27, 2014, at 2:30 p.m., before the Honorable Katherine B. Forrest, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, at the United States Courthouse located at 500 Pearl Street, New York, in the above-captioned matter. I authorize my attorneys Joshua L. Dratel, Esq., and Lindsay A. Lewis, Esq., to appear on my behalf at that conference. (jw) (Entered: 06/27/2014)
372014-06-27 OrderORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. On June 27, 2014, a status conference was held in the above-referenced matter. (Mr. Ulbricht was not in attendance; he waived his right to appear in person. That waiver has been filed electronically.) As was discussed, the Court hereby ORDERS the following: -The parties shall submit a letter (jointly, if possible) that sets forth the status of Mr. Ulbricht' s access to discovery by the close of business on July 7, 2014. In particular, the letter shall set forth the number of hours Mr. Ulbricht requested to view the electronic discovery and the number of hours he actually had such access from June 28, 2014 through July 6, 2014. -Defendant's counsel shall notify the Court no later than the close of business on July 2, 2014 if Mr. Ulbricht has not yet received access to the hard drives. -The schedule has been adjusted as follows: defendant shall file any dispositive motion by July 29, 2014; the Government's response is due by August 26, 2014; and the reply, if any, shall be filed by September 12, 2014. Separately, the Court notes that on June 26, 2014, it received a letter motion from four incarcerated individuals seeking permission to intervene in this action (the letter is included herein). Because there is no provision that allows for such intervention in criminal actions, the Court DENIES the request.(See Footnote 1). SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 6/27/2014) [*** FOOTNOTE 1: The Court notes that as a matter of policy and practice, the proceedings that occur and the submissions that are made in this matter are, generally speaking, publicly available - it is an open courtroom and a public docket. ***] (bw) (Entered: 06/30/2014)
382014-07-02 TranscriptTRANSCRIPT of Proceedings as to Ross William Ulbricht re: Conference held on 6/2/14 before Judge Katherine B. Forrest. Court Reporter/Transcriber: William Richards, (212) 805-0300, Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 7/28/2014. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 8/7/2014. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 10/3/2014. (Rodriguez, Somari) (Entered: 07/02/2014)
392014-07-02 Notice of Filing TranscriptNOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT as to Ross William Ulbricht. Notice is hereby given that an official transcript of a Conference proceeding held on 6/2/14 has been filed by the court reporter/transcriber in the above-captioned matter. The parties have seven (7) calendar 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.... (Rodriguez, Somari) (Entered: 07/02/2014)
402014-07-07 OrderORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. On July 3, 2014, the Court sent the attached letter via email to Nicole McFarland, Senior Staff Attorney at the Metropolitan Detention Center. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 7/7/14)(jw) (Entered: 07/07/2014)
412014-07-08 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Timothy T. Howard dated 7/7/2014 re: Status Update. ENDORSEMENT: Ordered: Post to docket. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 7/8/2014)(ft) (Entered: 07/08/2014)
422014-07-09 Memorandum & OpinionOPINION AND ORDER #104494: as to Ross William Ulbricht re: 19 FIRST MOTION to Dismiss Challenging the Face of the Indictment. filed by Ross William Ulbricht. For the reasons set forth on this Opinion and Order, the defendant's motion to dismiss is DENIED in its entirety. The clerk of the Court is directed to terminate the motion at ECFNo. 19. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 7/9/2014)(jp) Modified on 7/11/2014 (ca). (Entered: 07/09/2014)
432014-07-15 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Serrin Turner dated 7/14/2014 re: Status Update. ENDORSEMENT: Ordered: Post to docket. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 7/14/2014)(ft) (Entered: 07/15/2014)
442014-07-25 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER: As to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Magistrate Judge Kevin Nathaniel Fox from Joshua L. Dratel dated 7/24/2014 re: Defense counsel writes to request a two day extension until July 31, 2014 to file the defendant's motions. ENDORSEMENT: Application Granted. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Kevin Nathaniel Fox on 7/25/2014)(dnd) (Entered: 07/25/2014)
452014-07-31 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Joshua L. Dratel dated 7/30/2014 re: Extension of Time to File Motion. ENDORSEMENT: Ordered: Application granted. (Motions due by 8/1/2014.) (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 7/31/2014)(ft) (Entered: 07/31/2014)
462014-08-01 Motion to SuppressMOTION to Suppress Certain Evidence., MOTION for Discovery ., MOTION for Bill of Particulars . Document filed by Ross William Ulbricht. (Dratel, Joshua) (Entered: 08/01/2014)
472014-08-01 Declaration in Support of MotionDECLARATION of Joshua L. Dratel in Support as to Ross William Ulbricht re: 46 MOTION to Suppress Certain Evidence. MOTION for Discovery . MOTION for Bill of Particulars .. (Dratel, Joshua) (Entered: 08/01/2014)
482014-08-01 Memorandum in Support of MotionMEMORANDUM in Support by Ross William Ulbricht re 46 MOTION to Suppress Certain Evidence. MOTION for Discovery . MOTION for Bill of Particulars .. (Dratel, Joshua) (Entered: 08/01/2014)
492014-08-04 LetterLETTER by Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Joshua L. Dratel, Esq. dated August 4, 2014 re: Juror Questionnaire (Dratel, Joshua) (Entered: 08/04/2014)
502014-08-05 OrderORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. The Court has received defendant's application for an extension of time to subject a proposed juror questionnaire and accompanying letter motion. Without taking a position on the ultimately utility, if any, of a juror questionnaire in this action, the Court hereby GRANTS defendant's request. The Government is ORDERED to respond to any submission by defendant not later than September 5, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 8/5/2014)(bw) (Entered: 08/05/2014)
512014-08-08 Notice of Attorney Appearance - DefendantNOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE: Lindsay Anne Lewis appearing for Ross William Ulbricht. Appearance Type: Retained. (Lewis, Lindsay) (Entered: 08/08/2014)
522014-08-21 Indictment(S1) SUPERSEDING INDICTMENT FILED as to Ross William Ulbricht (1) count(s) 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, 7s. (jbo) (Entered: 08/21/2014)
532014-08-22 Letter MotionLETTER MOTION addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Joshua L. Dratel, Esq. dated August 22, 2014 re: Respectfully Requesting that the Court Order the Use of a Juror Questionnaire . Document filed by Ross William Ulbricht. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Defendant's Proposed Questionnaire)(Dratel, Joshua) (Entered: 08/22/2014)
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542014-08-29 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Serrin Turner dated 8/29/2014 re: On August 1, 2014, the defendant filed a 90-page suppression motion. The Governments opposition is presently due today, August 29, 2014... the Government respectfully requests that the briefing schedule for the motion to dismiss be extended by one week, as follows: Governments opposition due: September 5, 2014. Defendants reply due: September 23, 2014. ENDORSEMENT: Application Granted. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 8/29/2014)(dnd) (Entered: 08/29/2014)
552014-09-03 LetterLETTER by Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Joshua L. Dratel, Esq. dated September 3, 2014 re: Update To the Court on the Discovery Review Process (Dratel, Joshua) (Entered: 09/03/2014)
562014-09-05 Memorandum in Opposition to MotionMEMORANDUM in Opposition by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht re 46 MOTION to Suppress Certain Evidence. MOTION for Discovery . MOTION for Bill of Particulars .. (Turner, Serrin) (Entered: 09/05/2014)
572014-09-05 Declaration in Opposition to MotionDECLARATION of Christopher Tarbell in Opposition by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht re: 46 MOTION to Suppress Certain Evidence. MOTION for Discovery . MOTION for Bill of Particulars .. (Turner, Serrin) (Entered: 09/05/2014)
582014-09-08 OrderORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht ( Motions due by 9/26/2014., Replies due by 9/23/2014., Responses due by 9/9/2014, Status Conference set for 10/17/2014 at 11:00 AM before Judge Katherine B. Forrest.) The Government shall submit a response to defendant's submission regarding a proposed juror questionnaire not later than Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Any motion by defendant regarding additional counts in the Superseding Indictment shall be made by letter not later than Friday, September 26, 2014. The Government shall respond as soon as practicable, but not later than Tuesday, September 30, 2014. The government shall provide a proposed exhibit list to defendant not later than Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Defendant shall provide a proposed exhibit list to the Government not later than Friday, October 24, 2014, indicating any objections to the Government's exhibits. Parties shall submit final pretrial materials by Friday, October 31, 2014. Those materials include (a) trial witness lists; (b) joint proposed voir dire; (c) joint proposed requests to charge, and verdict form; (d) exhibit lists; (e) objections to proposed exhibits; and (f) a list of stipulations. The final pretrial conference is now scheduled to occur on Wednesday November 5, 2014 at 2:00pm. The parties shall set aside three hours. The trial is now scheduled to commence Monday, November 10, 2014. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 9/8/14)(jw) (Entered: 09/08/2014)
592014-09-08 Notice of Attorney Appearance - DefendantNOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE: Joshua Jacob Horowitz appearing for Ross William Ulbricht. Appearance Type: Retained. (Horowitz, Joshua) (Entered: 09/08/2014)
602014-09-09 Response in Opposition to MotionLETTER RESPONSE in Opposition by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from AUSA Serrin Turner dated 09/09/2014 re: 53 LETTER MOTION addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Joshua L. Dratel, Esq. dated August 22, 2014 re: Respectfully Requesting that the Court Order the Use of a Juror Questionnaire .. (Turner, Serrin) (Entered: 09/09/2014)
612014-09-15 Order on Letter MotionMEMO ENDORSEMENT granting 53 LETTER MOTION Respectfully Requesting that the Court Order the Use of a Juror Questionnaire as to Ross William Ulbricht (1). ENDORSEMENT: Ordered: Defendant's application for a questionnaire is granted. However, the Court does not all of defendant's questions and will put out a revised questionnaire and schedule for use of such shortly. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 9/15/2014) (ft) (Entered: 09/15/2014)
622014-09-16 OrderORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. In accordance with the Court's Order on September 15, 2014 granting the use of a juror questionnaire (ECF No. 61), defendant shall provide by Friday, September 19, 2014 one Excel spreadsheet (using a template similar to that employed in United States v. Mostafa) with columns corresponding to those questions the Court has indicated it is considering including. The Court plans to finalize the juror questionnaire by Friday, September 26, 2014. The process shall be as follows: Potential jurors will be given the questionnaire on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. 2. It is anticipated that the parties will have access to the questionnaires by 1:00 p.m. on that day. 3. The parties shall agree as between themselves which side shall take the laboring oar of filling in the spreadsheet based on juror responses. Both sides must agree that the Excel spreadsheet properly reflects the questionnaire responses. The parties shall then confer and present the Court with a list of jointly agreed strikes as well as a list of non-agreed requested strikes not later thanThursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:00p.m. (The Court must call prospective jurors who do not need to appear.). The Court shall review all agreed cause-strikes and those proposed by one side but not agreed by the other. The Court may determine that it is appropriate to strike one or more of these (or other) potential jurors. The Court will then separate the remaining jurors into two waves: the first wave will be those jurors who do not have potential or likely cause issues, and the second wave will be all others. The Court intends to proceed with voir dire initially using the first wave of potential jurors. The second wave ofpotential jurors shall only be called to the courtroom if necessary. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 9/16/14)(jw) (Entered: 09/16/2014)
632014-09-16 Memorandum in Opposition to MotionMEMORANDUM in Opposition by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht re 46 MOTION to Suppress Certain Evidence. MOTION for Discovery . MOTION for Bill of Particulars .. (Supplemental Memorandum) (Turner, Serrin) (Entered: 09/16/2014)
642014-09-19 OrderORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. The Court has attached Version 1 of the juror questionnaire spreadsheet. The parties shall submit additional questions (not already proposed) and changes by Wednesday September 24, 2014. The Government shall provide its summary of the case by Wednesday, October 8, 2014. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 9/19/2014)(bw) (Entered: 09/22/2014)
652014-09-22 Sealed DocumentSEALED DOCUMENT placed in vault. (mps) (Entered: 09/22/2014)
662014-09-22 Sealed DocumentSEALED DOCUMENT placed in vault. (mps) (Entered: 09/22/2014)
672014-09-23 LetterLETTER by Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Joshua L. Dratel, Esq. dated September 23, 2014 re: Request for an Extension of Time for Filing Mr. Ulbrict's Reply motion (Dratel, Joshua) (Entered: 09/23/2014)
682014-09-24 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Joshua L. Dratel dated 9/23/2014 re: This letter is in regard to the Reply papers on behalf of defendant Ross Ulbricht, whom I represent, and that are due today, September 23, 2014. For the reasons set forth below, it is respectfully requested that the due date be adjourned until September 30, 2014. It is also respectfully requested that the due date for the motions challenging the Superseding Indictment be extended from this Friday, September 26, 2014, until next Thursday, October 2, 2014. ENDORSEMENT: Application Granted. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 9/24/2014)(dnd) (Entered: 09/24/2014)
692014-10-01 Reply Memorandum of Law in Support of MotionREPLY MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Support as to Ross William Ulbricht re: 46 MOTION to Suppress Certain Evidence. MOTION for Discovery . MOTION for Bill of Particulars . . (Dratel, Joshua) (Entered: 10/01/2014)
702014-10-01 Declaration in Support of MotionDECLARATION of Joshua J. Horowitz, Esq. in Support as to Ross William Ulbricht re: 46 MOTION to Suppress Certain Evidence. MOTION for Discovery . MOTION for Bill of Particulars .. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Government's March 21, 2014, Discovery Production Letter, # 2 Exhibit Mtime and Sites-Enabled Directory For Item 1 of March 21, 2014, Discovery Production, # 3 Exhibit Defense Counsel's September 17, 2014, Letter Demand for Discovery, # 4 Exhibit Government's September 23, 2014 Reponse to Defense Counsel's September 17, 2014, Letter, # 5 Exhibit Nginx Logs, Attachment 1 to the Government's September 23, 2014, Letter, # 6 Exhibit Full Text of live-ssl Configuration File, # 7 Exhibit Full Text of phpmyadmin Configuration File, # 8 Exhibit phpmyadmin Login Page, # 9 Exhibit Silk Road Login Page, # 10 Exhibit Example of Wireshark Packet Capture, # 11 Exhibit Screenshot of Wireshark Exit Prompt)(Dratel, Joshua) (Entered: 10/01/2014)
70.1 Exhibit Government's March 21, 2014, Discovery Production Letter
70.2 Exhibit Mtime and Sites-Enabled Directory For Item 1 of March 21, 2014, Discover
70.3 Exhibit Defense Counsel's September 17, 2014, Letter Demand for Discovery
70.4 Exhibit Government's September 23, 2014 Reponse to Defense Counsel's S
70.5 Exhibit Nginx Logs, Attachment 1 to the Government's September 23, 2014, Le
70.6 Exhibit Full Text of live-ssl Configuration File
70.7 Exhibit Full Text of phpmyadmin Configuration File
70.8 Exhibit phpmyadmin Login Page
70.9 Exhibit Silk Road Login Page
70.10 Exhibit Example of Wireshark Packet Capture
70.11 Exhibit Screenshot of Wireshark Exit Prompt
712014-10-02 Motion to DismissMOTION to Dismiss Counts One through Four of hte Superseding Indictment., SUPPLEMENTAL MOTION for Bill of Particulars as to the New Charges and Allegations Contained in the Superseding Indictment. Document filed by Ross William Ulbricht. (Lewis, Lindsay) (Entered: 10/02/2014)
722014-10-02 Memorandum in Support of MotionMEMORANDUM in Support by Ross William Ulbricht re 71 MOTION to Dismiss Counts One through Four of hte Superseding Indictment.SUPPLEMENTAL MOTION for Bill of Particulars as to the New Charges and Allegations Contained in the Superseding Indictment.. (Lewis, Lindsay) (Entered: 10/02/2014)
732014-10-03 OrderORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. Defendant has submitted a declaration from Joshua Horowitz in support of his motion and request for an evidentiary hearing.If the Government has any response to the factual statements (and/or relevance of the factual statements) asserted therein, it should file such response by C.O.B., October 6, 2014 (if possible). (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 10/3/14)(jw) (Entered: 10/03/2014)
742014-10-03 OrderORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. Defendant has submitted a motion dismissing Counts One through Four of the Superseding Indictment and a motion directing the Government to produce the requested Bill of Particulars. The Government shall respond to these motions not later than Tuesday, October 7, 2014. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 10/3/2014)(bw) (Entered: 10/03/2014)
752014-10-06 Response in Opposition to MotionRESPONSE in Opposition by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht re: 46 MOTION to Suppress Certain Evidence. MOTION for Discovery . MOTION for Bill of Particulars .. (Response to Declaration of Joshua Horowitz) (Turner, Serrin) (Entered: 10/06/2014)
762014-10-07 OrderORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht: The Court has not received a declaration or affidavit from defendant Ross Ulbricht, demonstrating that he had a subjective expectation of privacy in any of the items seized and as to which his suppression motion relates. The Court has read his counsel's argument as to the order in which they assert that decisions should be made. The potential rationale for not submitting a declaration or affidavit may, however, be different for the servers located in premises operated by third parties, versus the wireless router located on Montgomery Street, the laptop, the Gmail and Facebook accounts. The Court will give Mr. Ulbricht one final opportunity to submit a declaration or affidavit in support of his motion (which would of course need to have sufficient specificity to establish a subjective expectation of privacy in items to which it relates). However, given that the defendant has had quite a long time already to make such a submission, if he now decides to submit one, the Court must be so notified by 5pm today (October 7) that one shall be forthcoming by tomorrow, and to specify the particular items it will cover. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 10/7/2014)(jp) (Entered: 10/07/2014)
772014-10-07 OrderORDER: As to Ross William Ulbricht. The Court has not received a declaration or affidavit from defendant Ross Ulbricht, demonstrating that he had a subjective expectation of privacy in any of the items seized and as to which his suppression motion relates. The Court has read his counsel's argument as to the order in which they assert that decisions should be made. The potential rationale for not submitting a declaration or affidavit may, however, be different for the servers located in premises operated by third parties, versus the wireless router located on Montgomery Street, the laptop, the Gmail and Facebook accounts. The Court will give Mr. Ulbricht one final opportunity to submit a declaration or affidavit in support of his motion (which would of course need to have sufficient specificity to establish a subjective expectation of privacy in items to which it relates). However, given that the defendant has had quite a long time already to make such a submission, if he now decides to submit one, the Court must be so notified by 5pm today (October 7) that one shall be forthcoming by tomorrow, and to specify the particular items it will cover. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 10/7/2014)(dnd) (Entered: 10/07/2014)
782014-10-07 TranscriptTRANSCRIPT of Proceedings as to Ross William Ulbricht re: Conference held on 9/5/2014 before Judge Katherine B. Forrest. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Kristen Carannante, (212) 805-0300, Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 10/31/2014. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 11/10/2014. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 1/8/2015. (McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 10/07/2014)
792014-10-07 Notice of Filing TranscriptNOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT as to Ross William Ulbricht. Notice is hereby given that an official transcript of a Conference proceeding held on 9/5/2014 has been filed by the court reporter/transcriber in the above-captioned matter. The parties have seven (7) calendar 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.... (McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 10/07/2014)
802014-10-07 LetterLETTER by Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Lindsay A. Lewis, Esq. dated October 7, 2014 re: the Court's October 7, 2014, Order (Lewis, Lindsay) (Entered: 10/07/2014)
812014-10-07 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Lindsay A. Lewis dated 10/7/2014 re: Accordingly, it is respectfully requested that defense counsel be pem1itted to respond to the Court's Order after Mr. Dratel's trial is concluded.ENDORSEMENT: The Court intends to rule on the suppression motion before Thurs. -- since you represent Mr. Ulbricht, perhaps you should meet with him. Ultimately, I assume you folks have considered the various issues relating to the declaration as an accommodation, the Court is providing you a last clear chance. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 10/7/14)(jw) (Entered: 10/07/2014)
822014-10-07 Memorandum in Opposition to MotionMEMORANDUM in Opposition by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht re 71 MOTION to Dismiss Counts One through Four of hte Superseding Indictment.SUPPLEMENTAL MOTION for Bill of Particulars as to the New Charges and Allegations Contained in the Superseding Indictment.. (Turner, Serrin) (Entered: 10/07/2014)
832014-10-07 LetterLETTER by Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Joshua L. Dratel, Esq. dated October 7, 2014 re: the government's October 6, 2014, filing and the Court's October 7, 2014, Order (Lewis, Lindsay) (Entered: 10/07/2014)
842014-10-08 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Joshua L. Dratel dated 10/7/14 re: This letter is submitted on behalf of defendant Ross Ulbricht, in response to the government's October 6, 2014, filing pursuant to the Court's October 3, 2014, Order inviting the government to respond to the factual statements contained in the Declaration of Joshua J. Horowitz, Esq..ENDORSEMENT: Does the Government agree that no declaration is required is this case with regard to establishing Ulbricht's privacy interest in his Facebook, GMAIL accounts, and laptop? (Could you let me know today " yes" or "no" will do.) (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 10/8/14)(jw) (Entered: 10/08/2014)
852014-10-08 LetterLETTER by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from AUSA Serrin Turner dated 10/08/2014 re: Defendant's Motion to Suppress Document filed by USA. (Turner, Serrin) (Entered: 10/08/2014)
862014-10-08 OrderORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. Understanding that Mr. Dratel is currently on trial, the Court would like the parties to meet and confer, and inform the Court as soon as practicable, but in any event, not later than C.O.B., October 13, 2014 on the following: 1. What is the best estimate of the total trial duration -- real estimate -- including both direct and cross of witnesses. 2. Will the trial likely run into the Christmas holidays? 3. If it does seem that we will run into the holidays, without in any way suggesting the trial will be delayed, what is the soonest after January 1, 2015, the parties would be able to try the case? SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 10/8/2014)(bw) (Entered: 10/08/2014)
872014-10-08 Proposed Voir Dire QuestionsFILING ERROR - WRONG EVENT TYPE SELECTED FROM MENU - Proposed Voir Dire Questions by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht. (Attachments: # 1 proposed case summary)(Turner, Serrin) Modified on 10/9/2014 (ka). (Entered: 10/08/2014)
882014-10-09 LetterLETTER by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from AUSA Serrin Turner dated 10/08/2014 re: Proposed Case Summary for Voir Dire Document filed by USA. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Case Summary)(Turner, Serrin) (Entered: 10/09/2014)
88.1 Proposed Case Summary
892014-10-10 Memorandum & OpinionOPINION AND ORDER #104893 as to Ross William Ulbricht re: 46 MOTION to Suppress Certain Evidence. MOTION for Discovery . MOTION for Bill of Particulars . filed by Ross William Ulbricht: For the reasons set forth above, defendant's motion to suppress, for a bill of particulars and to strike surplusage is DENIED. The Clerk of Court is directed to close the motion at ECF No. 46. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 10/10/2014)(jp) Modified on 10/16/2014 (ca). (Entered: 10/10/2014)
902014-10-15 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Joshua L.. Dratel dated October 13, 2014 re: This letter is submitted on behalf of defendant Ross Ulbricht in conjunction with a corresponding letter submitted today by the government in response to the questions posed in the Court's October 8, 2014, Order. This letter is being transmitted via electronic mail to the Court, but can filed via ECF if the Court wishes.ENDORSEMENT: Trial adjourned to January 5, 2015. We will discuss other dates and logistics of jury selection at the conference on Friday (10/17/14) (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 10/15/14)(jw) (Entered: 10/15/2014)
912014-10-15 Sealed DocumentSEALED DOCUMENT placed in vault. (rz) (Entered: 10/15/2014)
922014-10-16 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Serrin Turner and Timothy Howard dated 10/8/2014 re: Please find attached a proposed summary of the case to be used in connection with voir dire at trial..ENDORSEMENT: Defendant shall provide any proposed modifications to the summary attached no later than 10/23/14. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 10/16/14)(jw) (Entered: 10/16/2014)
932014-10-17 OrderORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht ( Motions due by 12/3/2014., Responses due by 12/10/2014, Pretrial Conference set for 12/17/2014 at 02:00 PM before Judge Katherine B. Forrest.) The Government shall provide a proposed exhibit list to defendant not later than Monday, December 1, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Defendant shall provide a proposed exhibit list to the Government not later than Friday, December 5, 2014 at 4:00 p.m., indicating any objections to the Government's exhibits and setting forth any known exhibits defendant intends to offer. Parties shall file any motions in limine by Wednesday, December 3, 2014; opposition briefs are due by Wednesday, December 10, 2014; no replies. Parties shall submit final pretrial materials by Wednesday, December 10, 2014. Those materials include (a) trial witness lists, in approximate order, with names and expected duration of direct examination; (b) joint proposed voir dire (taking into account the juror questionnaire); (c) joint proposed requests to charge; (d) joint proposed verdict form; (e) exhibit lists; (f) objections to proposed exhibits; and (g) a list of stipulations. The final pretrial conference is now scheduled to occur on Wednesday December 17, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. The parties shall set aside three hours. The juror questionnaire shall be filled out by the potential jurors the weeks of December 22 and 29, 2014. 3500 materials for non-cooperating witnesses shall be submitted by Monday, December 29, 2014. 3500 materials for all other witnesses shall be submitted by Friday, January 2, 2015. Upon receipt from the Jury Department, the Government shall work with defense counsel to copy/scan the questionnaires, fill out the juror questionnaire summary spreadsheet, and confer on joint strikes. Not later than Friday, January 2, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., the parties shall file the spreadsheet in both hard copy and electronic format (Excel) and a letter containing (1) jointly agreed-upon strikes; (2) proposed but not agreed-upon strikes. The trial shall commence on Monday, January 5, 2015. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 10/17/14)(jw) (Entered: 10/20/2014)
942014-10-24 Memorandum & OpinionOPINION & ORDER #104931: as to (14-Cr-68-01) Ross William Ulbricht. On February 4, 2014, a federal grand jury returned Indictment 14 Cr. 68 (the "Original Indictment"), charging Ross Ulbricht ("defendant" or "Ulbricht") on four counts---all stemming from the creation, administration, and operations of an online marketplace known as "Silk Road." (ECF No. 12 ("Orig. Ind.").) On March 28, 2014, Ulbricht moved to dismiss the Original Indictment in its entirety. (ECF No. 19.) That motion became fully briefed on May 27, 2014 (ECF No. 32), and on July 9, 2014, the Court denied the motion (ECF No. 42). On August 21, 2014, the Government filed Superseding Indictment S1 14 Cr. 68 (KBF) (the "Superseding Indictment") containing three additional charges. (ECF No. 52 ("Sup. Ind.").) Ulbricht's trial is scheduled to begin on January 5, 2015. Pending before the Court is defendant's motion to dismiss Counts One through Four of the Superseding Indictment, for a bill of particulars, and "for any such other and further relief... which to the Court seems just and proper." (ECF No. 71.) For the reasons set forth below, the motion is DENIED....[See this Opinion And Order]... IV. CONCLUSION: For the reasons set forth above, defendant's motion is DENIED. The Clerk of the Court is directed to terminate the motion at ECF No. 71. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 10/24/2014)(bw) Modified on 11/4/2014 (ca). (Entered: 10/24/2014)
952014-11-04 Sealed DocumentSEALED DOCUMENT placed in vault. (nm) (Entered: 11/04/2014)
962014-11-18 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from AUSA Serrin Turner dated November 17, 2014 re: The Government respectfully requests that the deadline for the Government's disclosure of trial exhibits be extended by two days to December 3, 2014, and that the deadline for defense exhibits be correspondingly extended by two days to December 9, 2014. ENDORSEMENT: Application granted. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 11/18/2014)(bw) (Entered: 11/18/2014)
972014-11-25 TranscriptTRANSCRIPT of Proceedings as to Ross William Ulbricht re: Conference held on 10/17/14 before Judge Katherine B. Forrest. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Sonya Ketter Huggins, (212) 805-0300, Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 12/19/2014. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 12/29/2014. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 2/26/2015. (Rodriguez, Somari) (Entered: 11/25/2014)
982014-11-25 Notice of Filing TranscriptNOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT as to Ross William Ulbricht. Notice is hereby given that an official transcript of a Conference proceeding held on 10/17/14 has been filed by the court reporter/transcriber in the above-captioned matter. The parties have seven (7) calendar 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.... (Rodriguez, Somari) (Entered: 11/25/2014)
992014-12-01 Sealed DocumentSEALED DOCUMENT placed in vault. (nm) (Entered: 12/01/2014)
1002014-12-01 OrderORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. The Court has conferred with the Jury Department to implement a process for calling potential jurors to be given the juror questionnaire. The process shall be as follows: Potential jurors will be given the questionnaire on Monday, December 29, 2014. It is anticipated that the parties will have access to the questionnaires by 1:00 p.m. on that day. The parties shall agree as between themselves which side shall take the laboring oar of filling in the spreadsheet based on juror responses. Both sides must agree that the Excel spreadsheet properly reflects the questionnaire responses. The parties shall then confer and present the Court with a list of jointly agreed strikes as well as a list of non-agreed requested strikes not later than Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 5:00p.m. (The Court must call prospective jurors who do not need to appear.) The Court shall review all agreed cause- strikes and those proposed by one side but not agreed by the other. The Court may determine that it is appropriate to strike one or more of these (or other) potential jurors. The Court will then separate the remaining jurors into two waves: the first wave will be those jurors who do not have potential or likely cause issues, and the second wave will be all others. The Court intends to proceed with voir dire initially using the first wave of potential jurors. The second wave of potential jurors shall only be called to the courtroom if necessary. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 12/1/2014)(jw) (Entered: 12/01/2014)
1012014-12-01 OrderORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. The Court hereby notifies the parties that it intends to provide the enclosed Juror Questionnaire to the Clerk's Office on December 4, 2014. If either party has concerns, it should let the Court know not later than December 3, 2014. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 12/1/2014)(jw) (Entered: 12/01/2014)
1022014-12-03 LetterLETTER by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from AUSA Timothy T. Howard dated 12/3/2014 re: Court's proposed jury questionnaire Document filed by USA. (Howard, Timothy) (Entered: 12/03/2014)
1032014-12-03 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Joshua L. Dratel dated 12/3/2014 re: This letter is submitted on behalf of defendant Ross Ulbricht in response to the Court's December 1, 2014, Order requesting that the parties convey any concerns with the existing questionnaire to the Court by today, December 3, 2014. This letter is being transmitted via electronic mail to the Court, but can filed via ECF if the Court wishes. ENDORSEMENT: Does the Government object to the changes noted in PP 1-5 above? Please inform the court by 5:00 p.m. 12/4/2014. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 12/3/2014)(dnd) (Entered: 12/03/2014)
1042014-12-04 Sealed DocumentSEALED DOCUMENT placed in vault. (nm) (Entered: 12/04/2014)
1052014-12-05 OrderORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. Attached as Exhibit A is the juror questionnaire, as provided to the Jury Department. SO ORDERED (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 12/5/14)(jw) (Entered: 12/05/2014)
1062014-12-05 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Attorney Joshua L. Dratel dated December 5, 2014 re: This letter is submitted on behalf of defendant Ross Ulbricht, and respectfully requests that the Court permit the motions in limine, the deadline for which the Court graciously extended until Monday, December 8, 2014, to be filed Tuesday, December 9, 2014, while leaving the time for any replies - due December 12, 2014 - unchanged. ENDORSEMENT: SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 12/5/2014)(bw) (Entered: 12/08/2014)
1072014-12-09 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from AUSAs Timothy T. Howard / Serrin Turner, dated December 9, 2014 re: On October 17, 2014, the Court ordered that the parties submit final pretrial materials by Wednesday, December 10, 2014, to include trial witness lists. The Government submits this letter to respectfully request leave from the Court to redact the names of cooperating witnesses from the list of Government witnesses. ENDORSEMENT: Defendant to respond to the instant letter request as soon as practicable (not later than 12/11 at 10am). (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 12/9/2014)(bw) (Entered: 12/09/2014)
1082014-12-09 Motion in LimineMOTION in Limine - Government's Pretrial Motions in Limine. Document filed by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht. (Howard, Timothy) (Entered: 12/09/2014)
1092014-12-10 LETTER by Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Joshua L. Dratel, Esq. dated December 9, 2014 re: Defendant's Objections to Government's Exhibits (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Defense Objections to Government's Exhibits)(Dratel, Joshua) (Entered: 12/10/2014)
109.1 Exhibit Defense Objections to Government's Exhibits
1102014-12-10 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Forrest Chambers from Lindsay Lewis dated 12/10/14 re: Motion in Limine & Objections to Government Exhibits...ENDORSEMENT...Post to docket. Redacted versions of all docs, which can be filed possibly in such form should be. File redacted versions by COB today. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 12/10/14)(jw) (Entered: 12/10/2014)
1112014-12-10 OrderORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht ( Status Conference set for 12/15/2014 at 10:00 AM before Judge Katherine B. Forrest.) One of the issues defendant raises in his motion in limine relates to a currently non-public matter. To discuss and resolve this issue requires receipt of the Government's response, and a conference dedicated to that issue. Accordingly, the Court has set a conference for Monday, December 15, 2014 at 10:00a.m. for this purpose. In advance of that conference, the parties shall confer regarding whether (1) the Courtroom should be sealed, or (2) the matter can/should be taken up in the robing room. The parties shall inform the Court not later than C.O.B. Friday, December 12, 2014, as to their views regarding the same. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 12/10/14)(jw) (Entered: 12/10/2014)
1122014-12-10 Motion in LimineFIRST MOTION in Limine to Preclude Certain Evidence and Proposed Government Exhibits. Document filed by Ross William Ulbricht. (Dratel, Joshua) (Entered: 12/10/2014)
1132014-12-10 Declaration in Support of MotionDECLARATION of Joshua L. Dratel in Support as to Ross William Ulbricht re: 112 FIRST MOTION in Limine to Preclude Certain Evidence and Proposed Government Exhibits.. (Dratel, Joshua) (Entered: 12/10/2014)
1142014-12-10 Memorandum in Support of MotionMEMORANDUM in Support by Ross William Ulbricht re 112 FIRST MOTION in Limine to Preclude Certain Evidence and Proposed Government Exhibits.. (Dratel, Joshua) (Entered: 12/10/2014)
1152014-12-10 Proposed Voir Dire QuestionsFILING ERROR - WRONG EVENT TYPE SELECTED FROM MENU - Proposed Voir Dire Questions by Ross William Ulbricht. (Dratel, Joshua) Modified on 12/10/2014 (ka). (Entered: 12/10/2014)
1162014-12-10 LetterLETTER by Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Lindsay A. Lewis, Esq. dated December 10, 2014 re: Defendant's Proposed Voir Dire (Lewis, Lindsay) (Entered: 12/10/2014)
1172014-12-10 LetterLETTER by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from AUSAs Serrin Turner and Tim Howard dated 12/10/2014 re: Pre-trial Order Document filed by USA. (Turner, Serrin) (Entered: 12/10/2014)
1182014-12-10 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Joshua L. Dratel dated 12/10/2014 re: This letter is submitted on behalf of defendant Ross Ulbricht, in regard to the Joint Proposed Request to Charge, due today, December 10, 2014. We are currently finishing our redlining of the governments proposed Request to Charge. After consulting with the government, two options exist: we can either send the redlined version of the Request to Charge to the court tonight, or we can send it to the government to see if there are any additional areas in which we are able to reach agreement. ENDORSEMENT: Submit tonight to the Government. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 12/10/2014)(dnd) (Entered: 12/11/2014)
1192014-12-11 Memo EndorsementMEMO ENDORSEMENT as to Ross William Ulbricht on E-Mail sent to Joseph Pecorino of Judge Forrest's Chambers from Attorney Lindsay Lewis on 12/10/2014 7:45PM re: Attached please find a letter to the Court in opposition to the government's December 9, 2014, letter requesting leave from the Court to redact the names of the cooperating witnesses from the list of government witnesses. ENDORSEMENT: All letters and filings with the Court must be filed via ECF unless there is some truly important reason not to. If something cannot be filed publicly, then it must be filed in redacted form simultaneously on within the same business day. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 12/11/2014)(bw) (Entered: 12/11/2014)
1202014-12-11 OrderMEMORANDUM DECISION & ORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. Ross Ulbricht ("defendant" or "Ulbricht") is charged with a variety of crimes relating to his alleged design, administration, and operation of an online marketplace known as "Silk Road." (ECF No. 52.) Trial is scheduled to commence on January 5, 2015. Before the Court is the Government's request for leave to redact the names of cooperating witnesses from the list of witnesses provided as part of the Government's final pretrial materials. (ECF No. 107.) The Government has agreed to provide the identities of such witnesses on January 2, 2015. According to theGovernment, disclosure on that date will provide at least ten days' notice regarding the witnesses' identities prior to their testimony at trial. Defendant has opposed this application. (ECF No. 119.). The Government has represented that it will provide the identities of thecooperating witnesses on January 2, 2015, and it has disclosed the identities of itsfirst two witnesses, both of whom are multi-day witnesses. The Court weighsdefendant's need to prepare for trial against the Government's proffered reason for withholding the identities of its cooperating witnesses until January 2, 2015. And while the Court currently has no view as to the merit of the Government's contention regarding defendant's alleged solicitations of murders-for-hire, it is in no position to find that they are baseless or that witnesses who are known to be preparing to testify against defendant would not be at risk of some retaliatory act. While defendant has limited access to the outside world, that has been true of many defendants in many cases who have creatively managed around such limitations. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 12/11/14)(jw) (Entered: 12/11/2014)
1212014-12-11 Request to ChargeFILING ERROR - WRONG EVENT TYPE SELECTED FROM MENU - Request To Charge by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht. (Attachments: # 1 Joint RTCs (redline))(Turner, Serrin) Modified on 12/12/2014 (ka). (Entered: 12/11/2014)
121.1 Joint RTCs (redline)
1222014-12-12 LetterLETTER by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Government dated 12/12/2014 re: Joint Proposed Verdict Form Document filed by USA. (Attachments: # 1 Joint Proposed Verdict Form - Redline)(Turner, Serrin) (Entered: 12/12/2014)
1232014-12-12 Request to ChargeFILING ERROR - WRONG EVENT TYPE SELECTED FROM MENU - Request To Charge by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht. (Attachments: # 1 Joint RTCs - revised redline)(Turner, Serrin) Modified on 12/12/2014 (ka). (Entered: 12/12/2014)
1242014-12-12 OrderORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. It is hereby ORDERED that in advance of, but to be discussed at the final pretrial conference, the parties shall confer on a list of terms likely to arise and determine whether there is any likelihood of stipulations to definitions. In prior trials involving complex matters, the Court has requested the parties to confer on definitions of terms and a handout has sometimes been provided to the jury with those terms. A witness in the ordinary course has then explained the terms. The Court has allowed the jury to retain the handout at their seats throughout the trial. Among the types of terminology the parties will want to consider including in such a "glossary" are the following: Online chats, Application(s), Log, Browser, Tor, IP address, Servers, Server side, Bitcoin, bitcoin process: ledger, bitcoin value, PIN, PTH, Codebase, Configuration files, Controllers, Support controllers, Administrator, administrative/administrator privileges, Path, Scripting language. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 12/12/2014)(ft) (Entered: 12/12/2014)
1252014-12-12 OrderCORRECTED MEMORANDUM DECISION & ORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. Ross Ulbricht ("defendant" or "Ulbricht") is charged with a variety of crimes relating to his alleged design, administration, and operation of an online marketplace known as "Silk Road." (ECF No. 52.) Trial is scheduled to commence on January 5, 2015. Before the Court is the Government's request for leave to redact the names of cooperating witnesses from the list of witnesses provided as part of the Government's final pretrial materials. (ECF No. 107.) The Government has agreed to provide the identities of such witnesses on January 2, 2015. According to the Government, disclosure on that date will provide at least ten days' notice regarding the witnesses' identities prior to their testimony at trial. Defendant has opposed this application. (ECF No. 119.) The Government has represented that it will provide the identities of the cooperating witnesses on January 2, 2015, and it has disclosed the identities of its first two witnesses, both of whom are multi-day witnesses. The Court weighs defendant's need to prepare for trial against the Government's proffered reason for withholding the identities of its cooperating witnesses until January 2, 2015. And while the Court currently has no view as to the merit of the Government's contention regarding defendant's alleged solicitations of murders-for-hire, it is in no position to find that they are baseless or that witnesses who are known to be preparing to testify against defendant would not be at risk of some retaliatory act. While defendant has limited access to the outside world, that has been true of many defendants in many cases who have creatively managed around such limitations. Disclosure on January 2, 2015 is sufficient. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 12/12/2014)(ft) (Entered: 12/12/2014)
1262014-12-12 Memorandum in Opposition to MotionMEMORANDUM in Opposition by Ross William Ulbricht re 108 MOTION in Limine - Government's Pretrial Motions in Limine.. (Dratel, Joshua) (Entered: 12/12/2014)
1272014-12-12 Memorandum in Opposition to MotionMEMORANDUM in Opposition by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht re 112 FIRST MOTION in Limine to Preclude Certain Evidence and Proposed Government Exhibits.. (Howard, Timothy) (Entered: 12/12/2014)
1282014-12-15 OrderORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. The Court has made several minor non-substantive edits to the juror questionnaire. The revised version, as provided to the Jury Department, is attached as Exhibit A. The Court will email the parties a revised version of the Excel spreadsheet, which the parties shall fill in and provide to the Court as set forth in the Court's December 1, 2014 order. (ECF No. 100.) SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 12/15/2014)(dnd) (Entered: 12/15/2014)
1292014-12-16 OrderORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. Further to the Court's questions and concerns as expressed on the record on December 15, the court needs to further understand the government's legal theory as to the following: 1. Does the government contend that the defendant was the hub in a hub and spoke conspiracy -- or would the government characterize his alleged position otherwise? 2. If the defendant is alleged to be at the center of the conspiracy as a hub or occupying a position akin to a hub, does the government agree that it must prove the existence of a rim to connect the various co-conspirators to each other? If not, please provide case law support for the government's position. 3. Does the government contend that all sellers of all types of drugs during the entire conspiracy timeframe were part of a single conspiracy? If so, please provide case law support. 4. What does "mutual dependence" mean as a matter of law and what must the government prove to demonstrate this? Put another way, apart from asserting mutual dependence, must the government show that a seller of LSD on day one of the launch was mutually dependent on a seller of heroin on day 250? 5. How does mutual dependence work when buyers and sellers are targeting particular drugs only? (That is, why does a seller of LSD care about the vibrancy of the marketplace for heroin? What type of proof could establish any necessary inference?) The court would like to have the government's responses before or at the final pre-trial conference. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 12/16/2014)(bw) (Entered: 12/16/2014)
1302014-12-16 LetterLETTER by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from AUSA Timothy T. Howard dated 12/16/2014 re: Court's Order Regarding List of Defined Terms Document filed by USA. (Howard, Timothy) (Entered: 12/16/2014)
1312014-12-17 Letter MotionLETTER MOTION addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from the Government dated 12/17/2014 re: 129 Order,,,,,, re: Response to the Court's December 16 Order . Document filed by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht. (Turner, Serrin) (Entered: 12/17/2014)
1322014-12-17 Memo EndorsementMEMO ENDORSEMENT as to Ross William Ulbricht on re: 130 Letter filed by USA. ENDORSEMENT: Ordered: Fine. I just want us to discuss the concept at the FPTC today. I don;t need the stip. before 12/30. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 12/17/2014)(ft) (Entered: 12/17/2014)
1332014-12-18 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Forrest NYSD Chambers from NYSD Help Desk dated 12/10/2014 re: Letter received from attorney Joshua Dratel to have document number 109 removed from docket. Document was inadvertently filed on the CM/ECF system, and should have instead been filed under seal. ENDORSEMENT: ECF No. 109 to be removed from the public docket. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 12/17/2014)(dnd) (Entered: 12/18/2014)
1342014-12-19 Letter MotionLETTER MOTION addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from the Government dated 12/19/2014 re: Request for One-Week Adjournment of Trial . Document filed by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht. (Turner, Serrin) (Entered: 12/19/2014)
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1392014-12-19 OrderORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. Potential jurors will be given the questionnaire on Monday, January 5, 2015. It is anticipated that the parties will have access to the questionnaires by 3:00 p.m. on that day. The parties shall agree as between themselves which side shall take the laboring oar of filling in the spreadsheet based on juror responses. Both sides must agree that the Excel spreadsheet properly reflects the questionnaire responses. The parties shall then confer and present the Court with a list of jointly agreed strikes as well as a list of non-agreed requested strikes not later than Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. (The Court must call prospective jurors who do not need to appear.) The Court shall review all agreed cause-strikes and those proposed by one side but not agreed by the other. The Court may determine that it is appropriate to strike one or more of these (or other) potential jurors. The Court will then separate the remaining jurors into two waves: the first wave will be those jurors who do not have potential or likely cause issues, and the second wave will be all others. The Court intends to proceed with voir dire initially using the first wave of potential jurors. The second wave of potential jurors shall only be called to the courtroom if necessary. The updated juror questionnaire (reflecting the change in trial start date) is attached. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 12/19/2014)(ft) (Entered: 12/19/2014)
1402014-12-19 Memo EndorsementMEMO ENDORSEMENT as to Ross William Ulbricht on re: 134 LETTER MOTION addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from the Government dated 12/19/2014 re: Request for One-Week Adjournment of Trial filed by USA. ENDORSEMENT: ORDERED: Application Granted. Trial adjourned to Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at 9:00 am. Order re jury selection process to follow. (Jury Trial set for 1/13/2015 at 09:00 AM before Judge Katherine B. Forrest.) (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 12/19/2014)(ft) Modified on 12/19/2014 (ft). (Entered: 12/19/2014)
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1422015-01-07 Memorandum & OpinionOPINION & ORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. Defendant's motion to preclude certain evidence regarding Silk Road product listings and transactions is DENIED, subject to the ruling in subpart F. Defendant's motions to preclude evidence of defendant's murder-for-hire solicitations and to strike references to such solicitations as surplusage are DENIED. The Government's corresponding motion to allow the murder-for-hire evidence is GRANTED. Defendant's motion to preclude certain Government exhibits as insufficiently authenticated is DENIED. Defendant can renew this motion as to any particular exhibit when it is offered at trial. Defendant's motion to preclude evidence that he ordered fraudulent identification documents from Silk Road is DENIED. The Government's corresponding motion to allow this evidence is GRANTED. Defendant's motion to preclude a variety of government exhibits not covered by the other motions in limine is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part. The specific rulings are set forth above. DENIED. The Government's motions to preclude argument and evidenceregarding (1) any potential consequences of conviction, and (2) defendant's political views or other excuses is DENIED as moot. The Clerk of Court is directed to terminate the motions at ECF Nos. 108 and 112. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 1/7/2015)(ft) (Entered: 01/07/2015)
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1442015-01-09 OrderORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. The Court has reviewed the list of strikes to which both parties have consented. The Court agrees, and hereby strikes the following prospective jurors: 3, 9, 13, 18, 22, 24, 25, 34, 35, 36, 40, 42, 44, 47, 48, 54, 57, 67, 68, 69, 71, 72, 74, 76, 78, 79, 80, 82, 83, 84, 88, 94, 95, 96, 99, 100, 103, 105, 108, 109, 125, 126, 128, 129, 131, 132, 133, 142, 145, 147, 149, 150, 151, 161, 172, 174, 177, 179, 182. Based on its review of the questionnaires, the Court also strikes the following prospective jurors: 6, 7, 8, 14, 16, 20, 31, 37, 39, 45, 46, 56, 58, 60, 62, 64, 86, 91, 117, 118, 120,122, 123, 130, 139, 144, 148, 152, 157, 158, 160, 167, 183. The parties shall provide the Court with printed copies of all filled-out juror questionnaires, marked with each jurors number, as soon as is practicable, but not later than Saturday, January 10, 2015. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 1/9/15)(jw) (Entered: 01/09/2015)
1452015-01-09 TranscriptTRANSCRIPT of Proceedings as to Ross William Ulbricht re: Conference held on 12/17/2014 before Judge Katherine B. Forrest. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Andrew Walker, (212) 805-0300, Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 2/2/2015. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 2/12/2015. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 4/13/2015. (McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 01/09/2015)
1462015-01-09 Notice of Filing TranscriptNOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT as to Ross William Ulbricht. Notice is hereby given that an official transcript of a Conference proceeding held on 12/17/2014 has been filed by the court reporter/transcriber in the above-captioned matter. The parties have seven (7) calendar 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.... (McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 01/09/2015)
1472015-01-09 LetterLETTER by Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Joshua L. Dratel, Esq. dated January 9, 2015 re: the reading of internet communications during trial (Dratel, Joshua) (Entered: 01/09/2015)
1482015-01-12 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Serkin Turner dated 10/13/2014 re: The Government respectfully submits this letter in response to the Court's order dated October 8, 2014. ENDORSEMENT: Ordered: Post to docket. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 1/12/2015)(ft) (Entered: 01/12/2015)
1492015-01-12 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Lindsay Lewis dated 1/8/2015 re: As per the Court's September 16, 2014, Order, attached please find (1) the Excel spreadsheet prepared from the juror questionnaire submitted on behalf of Mr. Ulbricht in the above-captioned case; and (2) s a cover letter explaining the contents of the spreadsheet. ENDORSEMENT: Ordered: Post to docket. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 1/12/2015)(ft) (Entered: 01/12/2015)
1502015-01-12 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Serkin Turner dated 8/21/2014 re: The Government respectfully requests that the defendant's arraignment on the Superseding Indictment be scheduled for the same time as the upcoming pretrial conference presently scheduled for September 5, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. ENDORSEMENT: Ordered: Post to docket. Dealt with in ordinary course. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 1/12/2015)(ft) (Entered: 01/12/2015)
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1542015-01-19 Letter MotionLETTER MOTION addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from the Government dated 01/19/2015 re: Striking/Preclusion of Testimony . Document filed by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E)(Turner, Serrin) (Entered: 01/19/2015)
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1552015-01-19 Letter MotionLETTER MOTION addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Joshua L. Dratel, Esq. dated January 19, 2015 re: 154 LETTER MOTION addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from the Government dated 01/19/2015 re: Striking/Preclusion of Testimony . re: the governments January 19, 2015, letter seeking preclusion of certain questioning of Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Jared Der-Yeghiayan . Document filed by Ross William Ulbricht. (Lewis, Lindsay) (Entered: 01/19/2015)
1562015-01-20 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Joshua L. Dratel dated 1/19/15 re: About twenty minutes ago, while eating dinner, I broke a tooth. Obviously, I would very much like to get to the dentist as quickly as possible but of course there's the ongoing trial. I'm confident I could get in to see my dentist tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. but don't know anything beyond that. I also don't know how I would feel in the morning. If anyone (including AUSA's) sees this e-mail tonight, please let me know everyone's position on how to proceed..ENDORSEMENT: It is too late to have the jury stay home so they will be here. Go to the dentist and let us know ASAP what your schedule/status is. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 1/20/15)(jw) (Entered: 01/20/2015)
1572015-01-21 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Serrin Turner dated 1/20/15 re: Please find attached highlighted excerpts of SA Der-Yeghiayan's testimony that the Government respectfully requests be stricken from the record in accordance with the Court's ruling from this morning...ENDORSEMENT...Post to docket. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 1/21/15)(jw) (Entered: 01/21/2015)
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1622015-01-23 OrderORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. Attached to this Order are draft jury instructions. The Court will separately e-mail a Word version of these instructions to the parties. The parties shall submit any proposed revisions to the instructions not later than Monday evening, January 26, 2015. The Court will hold the first charging conference on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at 9 a.m. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 1/23/2015)(bw) (Entered: 01/23/2015)
1632015-01-26 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht on E-Mail addressed to Judge Forrest's Chambers from AUSA Serrin Turner dated 1/22/2015 08:40 AM re: Please see the attached letter concerning the admissibility of the statement from the Complaint that was raised yesterday morning. The Government will plan to file the letter later today on ECF. Also attached is a relevant case. ENDORSEMENT: Post to docket. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 1/23/2015)(bw) (Entered: 01/26/2015)
1642015-01-28 Letter MotionLETTER MOTION addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from the Government dated 01/28/2015 re: 162 Order, Set Deadlines/Hearings,, re: Modification of Jury Charges . Document filed by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht. (Turner, Serrin) (Entered: 01/28/2015)
1652015-01-29 Letter MotionLETTER MOTION addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from the Government dated 01/29/2015 re: Preclusion of Expert Testimony . Document filed by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Turner, Serrin) (Entered: 01/29/2015)
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1662015-01-30 OrderORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. Any party wishing to submit additional materials regarding the jury instructions shall do so not later than 5 p.m. today, January 30, 2015. This applies to all proposed changes except those that cannot be reasonably anticipated because the evidentiary record has not yet been closed. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 1/30/2015)(ft) (Entered: 01/30/2015)
1672015-01-30 LetterLETTER by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from AUSA Timothy T. Howard dated 1/30/2015 re: Requests to Charge and Defense Exhibits Document filed by USA. (Howard, Timothy) (Entered: 01/30/2015)
1682015-01-30 LetterLETTER by Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Joshua L. Dratel dated January 30, 2015 re: Requests to Charge (Dratel, Joshua) (Entered: 01/30/2015)
1692015-01-30 LetterLETTER by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from the Government dated 01/30/2015 re: Defense Letter re: Requests to Charge Document filed by USA. (Turner, Serrin) (Entered: 01/30/2015)
1702015-01-31 Letter MotionLETTER MOTION addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from AUSA Timothy T. Howard dated 1/31/2015 re: Motion to Preclude Expert Testimony of Dr. Steven M. Bellovin . Document filed by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Howard, Timothy) (Entered: 01/31/2015)
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1712015-01-31 Letter MotionFILING ERROR - WRONG EVENT TYPE SELECTED FROM MENU - LETTER MOTION addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Joshua L. Dratel, Esq. dated January 31, 2015 re: 165 LETTER MOTION addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from the Government dated 01/29/2015 re: Preclusion of Expert Testimony . re: To Permit the Expert Testimony of Defense Witness Andreas Antonopoulos . Document filed by Ross William Ulbricht. (Dratel, Joshua) Modified on 2/3/2015 (ka). (Entered: 01/31/2015)
1722015-02-01 Letter MotionFILING ERROR - WRONG EVENT TYPE SELECTED FROM MENU - LETTER MOTION addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Joshua L. Dratel, Esq. dated February 1, 2015 re: 170 LETTER MOTION addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from AUSA Timothy T. Howard dated 1/31/2015 re: Motion to Preclude Expert Testimony of Dr. Steven M. Bellovin . re: To Admit the Expert Testimony of Defense Witness Dr. Steven Bellovin . Document filed by Ross William Ulbricht. (Dratel, Joshua) Modified on 2/3/2015 (ka). (Entered: 02/01/2015)
1732015-02-01 Memorandum & OpinionOPINION & ORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. Lawyers and clients make tactical decisions. The Court cannot always understand why certain decisions are made, nor need it. But when tactical decisions run contrary to established rules and case law, the Court's duty is clear. The Court is duty-bound to apply the law as it exists, not as any party wishes it to be....[See this Opinion & Order]... Why did the defense choose to proceed as it has? This Court cannot know.Perhaps a tactical choice not to show the defenses hand; perhaps to try andaccumulate appeal points; perhaps something else. In any event, the outcome ofthese choices is that the Court hereby GRANTS the Government's motions topreclude the testimony of both experts. (ECF Nos. 165, 170.)...[See this Opinion & Order]... II. CONCLUSION: For the reasons set forth above, the Government's motions to preclude are GRANTED. The Clerk of Court is directed to close the motions at ECF Nos. 165 and 170. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 2/1/2015)(bw) (Entered: 02/02/2015)
1742015-02-02 Memorandum & OpinionOPINION & ORDER as to (14-Cr-68-1) Ross William Ulbricht. Pending before the Court are several applications by the parties to modify the proposed jury instructions circulated by the Court on January 23, 2015. (ECF No. 162.) This Opinion & Order sets forth the Court's determinations as to several proposed modifications.(See Footnote 1 on page 1 of this Opinion & Order)....[See Opinion & Order]... The Clerk of Court is directed to terminate the motion at ECF No. 164. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 2/2/2015)(bw) (Entered: 02/02/2015)
1752015-02-04 Response to MotionLETTER RESPONSE to Motion by Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Joshua L. Dratel dated January 31, 2015 re: 165 LETTER MOTION addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from the Government dated 01/29/2015 re: Preclusion of Expert Testimony .. (Dratel, Joshua) (Entered: 02/04/2015)
1762015-02-04 Response to MotionLETTER RESPONSE to Motion by Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Joshua L. Dratel dated February 1, 2015 re: 170 LETTER MOTION addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from AUSA Timothy T. Howard dated 1/31/2015 re: Motion to Preclude Expert Testimony of Dr. Steven M. Bellovin .. (Dratel, Joshua) (Entered: 02/04/2015)
1772015-02-04 OrderORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. Attached are the jury instructions as delivered on February 4, 2015. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 2/4/2015)(bw) (Entered: 02/04/2015)
1782015-01-31 Memorandum & OpinionOPINION & ORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. Any further submissions regarding defendants proposed expert witness Andreas M. Antonopoulos shall be submitted not later than 2:00 p.m. today, January 31, 2015. Any other motions regarding experts must be received by 4:00 p.m. today, January 31, 2015. Any response to any such new motions shall be submitted not later than 12:00 p.m. tomorrow, February 1, 2015. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 1/31/2015)(ft) (Entered: 02/05/2015)
1792015-01-31 OrderORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. The defense shall disclose any exhibits it proposes to use with experts or otherwise to the Government not later than 5 p.m. today, January 31, 2015. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 1/31/2015)(ft) (Entered: 02/05/2015)
1802015-01-31 Memorandum & OpinionOPINION & ORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. The Court is unclear as to whether there is an additional expert who has been disclosed. Any additional expert would have to have been disclosed before nowif such a disclosure has not been made by now, it is untimely and shall not be allowed. All exhibits relating to defense witnesses shall be made not later than 10:00 p.m. this evening, January 31, 2015. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 1/31/2015)(ft) (Entered: 02/05/2015)
1812015-01-31 Memorandum & OpinionOPINION & ORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. The Court has just learned that on January 30, 2015, defendant noticed an additional expert witness, Mr. Steven M. Bellovin. The Government has moved to preclude Bellovin from testifying. (ECF No. 70.) Defendant shall respond to the Government's motion to preclude Bellovin's testimony not later than Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Today's 10:00 p.m. deadline for defendant's response to the Government's motion to preclude the testimony of Andreas M. Antonopoulos (ECF No. 165) remains in place. SO ORDERED. (Responses due by 2/1/2015) (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 1/31/2015)(ft) (Entered: 02/05/2015)
1822015-02-05 Jury NotesJury Note docketed as Court Exhibit 1 as to Ross William Ulbricht filed. (jp) (Entered: 02/05/2015)
1832015-02-05 Jury VerdictJURY VERDICT as to Ross William Ulbricht (1) Guilty on Count 1s,2s,3s,4s,5s,6s,7s. (jp) (Entered: 02/05/2015)
1842015-02-05 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Serrin Turner dated 2/2/2015 re: Statement by Andrew Jones. ENDORSEMENT: Ordered: Post to Docket. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 2/5/2015)(ft) (Entered: 02/05/2015)
1852015-02-05 OrderORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. Attached to this order as Exhibit A is the resume of Steven M. Bellovin, which was submitted by the Government in connection with their motion to preclude him from testifying as an expert. (ECF No. 170.). SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 2/5/2015)(ft) (Entered: 02/05/2015)
1862015-02-05 Memo EndorsementMEMO ENDORSEMENT on DEFENDANT'S SUPPLEMENTAL REQUESTS TO CHARGE as to Ross William Ulbricht. ENDORSEMENT: Ordered: Post to docket. All handwriting is the Court's. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 2/5/2015)(ft) (Entered: 02/05/2015)
1872015-02-06 OrderORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. This Order recites and, where necessary, attaches the various drafts and requests in connection with the jury instructions. 1. The parties' initial joint requests to charge, filed on December 12, 2014, are at ECF No. 123. 2. The draft jury charge provided to the parties on January 23, 2015, is at ECF No. 162. 3. The blackline draft jury charge provided to the Court by the parties on January 27, 2015 is attached as Exhibit A. This blackline reflects the parties' proposed edits to the January 23, 2015 draft jury charge. Appended to the blackline is a list specifying who made each change. 4. The draft jury charge provided to the parties on February 1, 2015 is attached as Exhibit B. 5. Defendant's Supplemental Requests to Charge and proposed jury instruction with respect to character evidence, both submitted to the Court on February 2, 2015, are attached as Exhibit C. 6. The jury charge as delivered is at ECF No. 177.(See Footnote 1 on page 2 of Order). 7. The verdict form provided to the jury is attached as Exhibit D. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 2/6/2015)(bw) (Entered: 02/06/2015)
1882015-02-06 OrderORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. The Court requires that post-trial motions be fully briefed one (1) month prior to sentencing, which is currently scheduled for May 15, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. The parties are directed to confer and not later than February 10, 2015, submit to the Court a schedule in which to accomplish the above. In the absence of a proposed schedule from the parties, the Court will set one (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 2/6/15)(jw) (Entered: 02/06/2015)
1892015-02-06 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht re: You have reputation evidence about the defendant's character trait for peacefulness and non-violence. You should consider character evidence together with and in the same way as all the other evidence in the case..ENDORSEMENT: Requested by defendant. Post to docket. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 2/6/15)(jw) (Entered: 02/06/2015)
1902015-02-09 LetterFILING ERROR - DEFICIENT DOCKET ENTRY - SIGNATURE ERROR - LETTER by Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Lindsay A. Lewis, Esq. dated January 31, 2015 re: Extension for Time for Filing of Response to the government's motion to preclude expert testimony and for the production of defense exhibits to the government (Lewis, Lindsay) Modified on 2/10/2015 (ka). (Entered: 02/09/2015)
1912015-02-09 LetterLETTER by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from the Government dated 02/09/2015 re: briefing schedule for post-trial motions Document filed by USA. (Turner, Serrin) (Entered: 02/09/2015)
1922015-02-10 LetterLETTER by Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Lindsay A. Lewis, Esq. dated January 31, 2015 re: Extension for Time for Filing of Response to the government's motion to preclude expert testimony and for the production of defense exhibits to the government (Lewis, Lindsay) (Entered: 02/10/2015)
1932015-02-10 Memo EndorsementMEMO ENDORSEMENT as to Ross William Ulbricht on re: 191 Letter filed by USA. ENDORSEMENT: Ordered: The Government's schedule is adopted. Briefing shall be: defense motions: March 6, 2015, Gov't response: April 3, 2015, defense reply: April 15, 2015. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 2/10/2015)(ft) (Entered: 02/10/2015)
1942015-02-18 Sealed DocumentSEALED DOCUMENT placed in vault. (mps) (Entered: 02/18/2015)
1952015-02-20 Sealed DocumentSEALED DOCUMENT placed in vault. (mps) (Entered: 02/20/2015)
1962015-02-25 TranscriptTRANSCRIPT of Proceedings as to Ross William Ulbricht re: Trial held on 1/13/2015 before Judge Katherine B. Forrest. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Sabrina D'Emidio, (212) 805-0300, Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 3/23/2015. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 4/2/2015. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 5/29/2015. (McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 02/25/2015)
1972015-02-25 Notice of Filing TranscriptNOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT as to Ross William Ulbricht. Notice is hereby given that an official transcript of a Trial proceeding held on 1/13/2015 has been filed by the court reporter/transcriber in the above-captioned matter. The parties have seven (7) calendar 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.... (McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 02/25/2015)
1982015-02-25 TranscriptTRANSCRIPT of Proceedings as to Ross William Ulbricht re: Trial held on 1/14/2015 before Judge Katherine B. Forrest. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Sabrina D'Emidio, (212) 805-0300, Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 3/23/2015. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 4/2/2015. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 5/29/2015. (McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 02/25/2015)
1992015-02-25 Notice of Filing TranscriptNOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT as to Ross William Ulbricht. Notice is hereby given that an official transcript of a Trial proceeding held on 1/14/2015 has been filed by the court reporter/transcriber in the above-captioned matter. The parties have seven (7) calendar 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.... (McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 02/25/2015)
2002015-02-25 TranscriptTRANSCRIPT of Proceedings as to Ross William Ulbricht re: Trial held on 1/15/2015 before Judge Katherine B. Forrest. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Vincent Bologna, (212) 805-0300, Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 3/23/2015. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 4/2/2015. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 5/29/2015. (McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 02/25/2015)
2012015-02-25 Notice of Filing TranscriptNOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT as to Ross William Ulbricht. Notice is hereby given that an official transcript of a Trial proceeding held on 1/15/2015 has been filed by the court reporter/transcriber in the above-captioned matter. The parties have seven (7) calendar 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.... (McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 02/25/2015)
2022015-02-25 TranscriptTRANSCRIPT of Proceedings as to Ross William Ulbricht re: Trial held on 1/20/2015 before Judge Katherine B. Forrest. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Sabrina D'Emidio, (212) 805-0300, Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 3/23/2015. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 4/2/2015. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 5/29/2015. (McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 02/25/2015)
2032015-02-25 Notice of Filing TranscriptNOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT as to Ross William Ulbricht. Notice is hereby given that an official transcript of a Trial proceeding held on 1/20/2015 has been filed by the court reporter/transcriber in the above-captioned matter. The parties have seven (7) calendar 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.... (McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 02/25/2015)
2042015-02-25 TranscriptTRANSCRIPT of Proceedings as to Ross William Ulbricht re: Trial held on 1/21/2015 before Judge Katherine B. Forrest. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Vincent Bologna, (212) 805-0300, Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 3/23/2015. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 4/2/2015. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 5/29/2015. (McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 02/25/2015)
2052015-02-25 Notice of Filing TranscriptNOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT as to Ross William Ulbricht. Notice is hereby given that an official transcript of a Trial proceeding held on 1/21/2015 has been filed by the court reporter/transcriber in the above-captioned matter. The parties have seven (7) calendar 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.... (McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 02/25/2015)
2062015-02-25 TranscriptTRANSCRIPT of Proceedings as to Ross William Ulbricht re: Trial held on 1/22/2015 before Judge Katherine B. Forrest. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Sabrina D'Emidio, (212) 805-0300, Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 3/23/2015. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 4/2/2015. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 5/29/2015. (McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 02/25/2015)
2072015-02-25 Notice of Filing TranscriptNOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT as to Ross William Ulbricht. Notice is hereby given that an official transcript of a Trial proceeding held on 1/22/2015 has been filed by the court reporter/transcriber in the above-captioned matter. The parties have seven (7) calendar 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.... (McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 02/25/2015)
2082015-02-25 TranscriptTRANSCRIPT of Proceedings as to Ross William Ulbricht held on 1/22/2015 corrected trial before Judge Katherine B. Forrest. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Sabrina D'Emidio, (212) 805-0300, Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 3/23/2015. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 4/2/2015. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 5/29/2015. (McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 02/25/2015)
2092015-02-25 Notice of Filing TranscriptNOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT as to Ross William Ulbricht. Notice is hereby given that an official transcript of a Trial proceeding held on 1/22/2015 corrected trial has been filed by the court reporter/transcriber in the above-captioned matter. The parties have seven (7) calendar 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.... (McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 02/25/2015)
2102015-02-25 TranscriptTRANSCRIPT of Proceedings as to Ross William Ulbricht re: Trial held on 1/26/2015 before Judge Katherine B. Forrest. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Sabrina D'Emidio, (212) 805-0300, Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 3/23/2015. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 4/2/2015. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 5/29/2015. (McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 02/25/2015)
2112015-02-25 Notice of Filing TranscriptNOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT as to Ross William Ulbricht. Notice is hereby given that an official transcript of a Trial proceeding held on 1/26/2015 has been filed by the court reporter/transcriber in the above-captioned matter. The parties have seven (7) calendar 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.... (McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 02/25/2015)
2122015-02-25 TranscriptTRANSCRIPT of Proceedings as to Ross William Ulbricht re: Trial held on 1/29/2015 before Judge Katherine B. Forrest. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Sabrina D'Emidio, (212) 805-0300, Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 3/23/2015. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 4/2/2015. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 5/29/2015. (McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 02/25/2015)
2132015-02-25 Notice of Filing TranscriptNOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT as to Ross William Ulbricht. Notice is hereby given that an official transcript of a Trial proceeding held on 1/29/2015 has been filed by the court reporter/transcriber in the above-captioned matter. The parties have seven (7) calendar 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.... (McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 02/25/2015)
2142015-02-25 TranscriptTRANSCRIPT of Proceedings as to Ross William Ulbricht re: Trial held on 1/28/2015 before Judge Katherine B. Forrest. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Vincent Bologna, (212) 805-0300, Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 3/23/2015. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 4/2/2015. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 5/29/2015. (McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 02/25/2015)
2152015-02-25 Notice of Filing TranscriptNOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT as to Ross William Ulbricht. Notice is hereby given that an official transcript of a Trial proceeding held on 1/28/2015 has been filed by the court reporter/transcriber in the above-captioned matter. The parties have seven (7) calendar 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.... (McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 02/25/2015)
2162015-02-25 TranscriptTRANSCRIPT of Proceedings as to Ross William Ulbricht re: Trial held on 2/2/15 before Judge Katherine B. Forrest. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Sabrina D'Emidio, (212) 805-0300, Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 3/23/2015. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 4/2/2015. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 5/29/2015. (McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 02/25/2015)
2172015-02-25 Notice of Filing TranscriptNOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT as to Ross William Ulbricht. Notice is hereby given that an official transcript of a Trial proceeding held on 2/2/15 has been filed by the court reporter/transcriber in the above-captioned matter. The parties have seven (7) calendar 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.... (McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 02/25/2015)
2182015-02-25 TranscriptTRANSCRIPT of Proceedings as to Ross William Ulbricht re: Trial held on 2/3/2015 before Judge Katherine B. Forrest. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Sabrina D'Emidio, (212) 805-0300, Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 3/23/2015. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 4/2/2015. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 5/29/2015. (McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 02/25/2015)
2192015-02-25 Notice of Filing TranscriptNOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT as to Ross William Ulbricht. Notice is hereby given that an official transcript of a Trial proceeding held on 2/3/2015 has been filed by the court reporter/transcriber in the above-captioned matter. The parties have seven (7) calendar 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.... (McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 02/25/2015)
2202015-02-25 TranscriptTRANSCRIPT of Proceedings as to Ross William Ulbricht re: Trial held on 2/4/15 before Judge Katherine B. Forrest. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Vincent Bologna, (212) 805-0300, Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 3/23/2015. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 4/2/2015. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 5/29/2015. (McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 02/25/2015)
2212015-02-25 Notice of Filing TranscriptNOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT as to Ross William Ulbricht. Notice is hereby given that an official transcript of a Trial proceeding held on 2/4/15 has been filed by the court reporter/transcriber in the above-captioned matter. The parties have seven (7) calendar 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.... (McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 02/25/2015)
2222015-03-06 Motion for New TrialMOTION for New Trial Pursuant to Rule 33, Fed.R.Crim.P.. Document filed by Ross William Ulbricht. (Dratel, Joshua) (Entered: 03/06/2015)
2232015-03-06 Declaration in Support of MotionDECLARATION of Joshua L. Dratel in Support as to Ross William Ulbricht re: 222 MOTION for New Trial Pursuant to Rule 33, Fed.R.Crim.P... (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 3500 Material Chart, # 2 Exhibit Government Exhibit Chart, # 3 Exhibit 1/8/15 Email)(Dratel, Joshua) (Entered: 03/06/2015)
223.1 Exhibit 3500 Material Chart
223.2 Exhibit Government Exhibit Chart
223.3 Exhibit 1/8/15 Email
2242015-03-06 Memorandum in Support of MotionMEMORANDUM in Support by Ross William Ulbricht re 222 MOTION for New Trial Pursuant to Rule 33, Fed.R.Crim.P... (Dratel, Joshua) (Entered: 03/06/2015)
2252015-03-13 Sealed DocumentSEALED DOCUMENT placed in vault. (mps) (Entered: 03/13/2015)
2262015-03-30 Endorsed LetterENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Serrin Turner and Timothy T. Howard dated 3/30/2015 re: The Government writes respectfully to inform the Court that the complaint attached hereto as Exhibit A, which concerns a corruption investigation conducted by the U.S. Attorneys Office for the Northern District of California (NDCA), was unsealed today..ENDORSEMENT: SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 3/30/2015)(jw) (Entered: 03/31/2015)
2272015-03-31 LetterLETTER by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from the Government dated 03/31/2015 re: Sealed Filings Document filed by USA. (Attachments: # 1 Sealed Filings)(Turner, Serrin) (Entered: 03/31/2015)
227.1 Sealed Filings
2282015-03-31 LetterLETTER by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from the Government dated 03/31/2015 re: unsealing of trial transcripts Document filed by USA. (Turner, Serrin) (Entered: 03/31/2015)
2292015-03-31 Memo EndorsementMEMO ENDORSEMENT as to Ross William Ulbricht on re: 228 LETTER by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from the Government (by AUSA Serrin Turner / Timothy T. Howard) dated 03/31/2015 re: unsealing of trial transcripts. Yesterday, at the request of the Government, the Court ordered the unsealing of certain sealed filings relating to a corruption investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California (the "NDCA Investigation"). For the same reasons underlying its original request, the Government additionally requests that any courtroom transcripts that were previously scaled due to the existence of the NDCA Investigation now be unsealed. The defense consents to this request. The transcripts at issue include: the sealed portion of the pre-trial conference held on December 15, 2014; and the sealed portions of the trial transcripts, to include: pages 118-19 (January 13, 2015); pages 594-614 (January 20, 2015); pages 1440-42 (January 28, 2015); and pages 2084-97 (February 3, 2015). ENDORSEMENT: SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 3/31/2015)(bw) (Entered: 04/01/2015)
2302015-04-03 MEMORANDUM in Opposition by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht re 222 MOTION for New Trial Pursuant to Rule 33, Fed.R.Crim.P... (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Turner, Serrin) (Entered: 04/03/2015)
230.1 Exhibit A
2312015-04-15 ENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Lindsay A. Lewis dated 4/15/2015 re: Adjournment of Reply. ENDORSEMENT: Ordered: Application granted. (Replies due by 4/16/2015.) (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 4/15/2015)(ft) (Entered: 04/15/2015)
2322015-04-16 REPLY MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Support as to Ross William Ulbricht re: 222 MOTION for New Trial Pursuant to Rule 33, Fed.R.Crim.P.. . (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1: 5/29/13 Email, # 2 Exhibit 2: 8/15/13 Email, # 3 Exhibit 3: Athavale Report 1, # 4 Exhibit 4: Athavale Report 2, # 5 Exhibit 5: Undated Report, # 6 Exhibit 6: Silk Road Investigation Report, # 7 Exhibit 7: 9/20/13 Emails, # 8 Exhibit 8: Defense Exhibit C, # 9 Exhibit 9: Defense Exhibit E)(Dratel, Joshua) (Entered: 04/16/2015)
232.1 Exhibit 1: 5/29/13 Email
232.2 Exhibit 2: 8/15/13 Email
232.3 Exhibit 3: Athavale Report 1
232.4 Exhibit 4: Athavale Report 2
232.5 Exhibit 5: Undated Report
232.6 Exhibit 6: Silk Road Investigation Report
232.7 Exhibit 7: 9/20/13 Emails
232.8 Exhibit 8: Defense Exhibit C
232.9 Exhibit 9: Defense Exhibit E
2332015-04-17 ORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. The Government shall notify the Court as soon as practicable as to whether any victims intend to speak at Mr. Ulbricts sentencing; and, if so, the number and the likely duration. The Government shall update the Court on an ongoing basis until the sentencing. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 4/17/2015)(jw) (Entered: 04/17/2015)
2342015-04-17 LETTER by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from the Government dated 04/17/2015 re: Sentencing Document filed by USA. (Turner, Serrin) (Entered: 04/17/2015)
2352015-04-24 LETTER MOTION addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Joshua L. Dratel, Esq. dated April 24, 2015 re: Sentencing Adjournment . Document filed by Ross William Ulbricht. (Dratel, Joshua) (Entered: 04/24/2015)
2362015-04-24 MEMO ENDORSEMENT granting 235 LETTER MOTION Adjournment of Sentencing as to Ross William Ulbricht (1). ENDORSEMENT: Ordered: The Government shall provide the Court with its view as to the request not later than 4/28/15. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 4/24/2015) (ft) (Entered: 04/24/2015)
2372015-04-27 OPINION & ORDER denying 222 Motion for New Trial as to Ross William Ulbricht (1). For the reasons set forth above, Ulbricht's motion for a new trial is DENIED. The Clerk of Court is directed to terminate the motion at ECF No. 222. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 4/27/2015) (ft) (Entered: 04/27/2015)
2382015-04-28 LETTER by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from AUSA Timothy T. Howard dated 04/28/2015 re: Defendant's Request for an Adjournment of Sentencing Document filed by USA. (Howard, Timothy) (Entered: 04/28/2015)
2392015-04-28 ENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Joshua L. Dratel dated 4/24/15 re: Reschedule Sentencing...ENDORSEMENT: The Court shall have a Fatico Hearing on May 22 at 9am. Defendant shall inform the Court and the Government not later than May 15. The matters as to which the hearing is requested; defendant shall provide any evidence is support of his position and a list of witnesses also by May 15. The sentencing is adjourned only until 5/29/15 at 1pm., as to Ross William Ulbricht( Fatico Hearing set for 5/22/2015 at 09:00 AM before Judge Katherine B. Forrest., Sentencing set for 5/29/2015 at 01:00 PM before Judge Katherine B. Forrest.) (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 4/28/15)(jw) (Entered: 04/28/2015)
2402015-05-15 Sentencing Letter by Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Joshua L. Dratel, Esq. dated May 15, 2015 re: the Matters to Which the Fatico Hearing is Addressed and the Evidence in Support of Mr. Ulbricht's Position. (Dratel, Joshua) (Entered: 05/15/2015)
2412015-05-15 LETTER MOTION addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Joshua L. Dratel, Esq. dated May 15, 2015 re: the Matters to Which the Fatico Hearing is Addressed and the Evidence in Support of Mr. Ulbricht's Position . Document filed by Ross William Ulbricht. (Lewis, Lindsay) (Entered: 05/15/2015)
2422015-05-15 DECLARATION of Lindsay A. Lewis, Esq. in Support as to Ross William Ulbricht re: 241 LETTER MOTION addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Joshua L. Dratel, Esq. dated May 15, 2015 re: the Matters to Which the Fatico Hearing is Addressed and the Evidence in Support of Mr. Ulbricht's Position .. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1--Bingham Article: Single Case Study, # 2 Exhibit 2-- Bingham Article: Study of User Experiences, # 3 Exhibit 3-- Bingham Article: Responsible Vendors, # 4 Exhibit 4- Ask a Drug Expert Physician SR Forum Thread, # 5 Exhibit 5-- Dr. X Private Msgs, # 6 Exhibit 6-- Weekly Report ro DPR of Thread Topics, # 7 Exhibit 7-- Msgs Btwn DPR and Dr. X, # 8 Exhibit 8-- Barratt Article: Use of SR, # 9 Exhibit 9-- Ralston Article: End of SR, # 10 Exhibit 10-- Ralston Article: SR Was Better, Safer, # 11 Exhibit 11-- Declaration of Tim Bingham, # 12 Exhibit 12-- Declaration of Dr. Fernando Caudevilla (Dr. X), # 13 Exhibit 13 -- Declaration of Dr. Monica Barratt, # 14 Exhibit 14-- Declaration of Meghan Ralston, # 15 Exhibit 15 -- Curriculum Vitae for Dr. Mark Taff, # 16 Exhibit 16-- List of Documentary Evidence Provided to Dr. Taff)(Lewis, Lindsay) (Entered: 05/15/2015)
242.1 Exhibit 1--Bingham Article: Single Case Study
242.2 Exhibit 2-- Bingham Article: Study of User Experiences
242.3 Exhibit 3-- Bingham Article: Responsible Vendors
242.4 Exhibit 4- Ask a Drug Expert Physician SR Forum Thread
242.5 Exhibit 5-- Dr. X Private Msgs
242.6 Exhibit 6-- Weekly Report ro DPR of Thread Topics
242.7 Exhibit 7-- Msgs Btwn DPR and Dr. X
242.8 Exhibit 8-- Barratt Article: Use of SR
242.9 Exhibit 9-- Ralston Article: End of SR
242.10 Exhibit 10-- Ralston Article: SR Was Better, Safer
242.11 Exhibit 11-- Declaration of Tim Bingham
242.12 Exhibit 12-- Declaration of Dr. Fernando Caudevilla (Dr. X)
242.13 Exhibit 13 -- Declaration of Dr. Monica Barratt
242.14 Exhibit 14-- Declaration of Meghan Ralston
242.15 Exhibit 15 -- Curriculum Vitae for Dr. Mark Taff
242.16 Exhibit 16-- List of Documentary Evidence Provided to Dr. Taff
2432015-05-18 ORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. Please respond by C.O.B. 5/19/2015 or sooner to the following: 1. Does the Government request a Fatico hearing on the facts proffered by the defendant? -- Will the Government be offering any responsive factual materials on those topics? 2. The Court assumes the parties understand that even if they waive a Fatico hearing, the Court will make any necessary findings of fact based on the evidence before it as to matters relevant to sentencing. 3. The Court would like information within five (5) days the parties may have as to whether Silk Road transactions typically involved personal use quantities or resale quantities of narcotics. SO ORDERED: (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 5/18/2015)(bw) (Entered: 05/18/2015)
2442015-05-18 LETTER by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from the Government dated May 18, 2015 re: Fatico hearing Document filed by USA. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Turner, Serrin) (Entered: 05/18/2015)
244.1 Exhibit A
244.2 Exhibit B
2452015-05-19 ORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. The parties are advised that the Court shall review a number of sources cited in the articles submitted by the defense and, to the extent appropriate, refer to them. Among those is Not an Ebay for Drugs: The Cryptomarket Silk Road as a Paradigm Shifting Criminal Innovation by Judith Aldridge and David Dcary-Htu. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 5/19/15)(jw) (Entered: 05/19/2015)
2462015-05-19 ENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Lindsay A. Lewis dated 5/18/2015 re: Fatico Letter. ENDORSEMENT: Ordered: Post on Docket. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on Lindsay A. Lewis)(ft) (Entered: 05/19/2015)
2472015-05-19 ORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. As neither side is seeking a Fatico hearing in this matter, the hearing currently scheduled for Friday, May 22, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. is adjourned. Sentencing is scheduled for Friday, May 29, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. Sentencing submissions from the defendant are due May 22, 2015. Government submissions are due May 26, 2015. SO ORDERED. (Brief due by 5/22/2015, Responses due by 5/26/2015, Sentencing set for 5/29/2015 at 01:00 PM before Judge Katherine B. Forrest.) (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 5/19/2015)(ft) (Entered: 05/19/2015)
2482015-05-19 ORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. The Government has indicated that it has access to a computer with a searchable copy of the Silk Road website. On May 20, 2015, at 4:40 p.m., the Court will hold a conference in Chambers to view the website and run various searches. If defense counsel believe that defendant's presence is necessary, they shall make appropriate arrangements. SO ORDERED. (Status Conference set for 5/20/2015 at 04:40 PM before Judge Katherine B. Forrest.) (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 5/19/2015)(ft) (Entered: 05/19/2015)
2492015-05-20 ORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. The Court has been reviewing the mitigation materials provided by defendant and has several questions. (*** See this Order complete text. ***). (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 5/20/2015)(bw) (Entered: 05/20/2015)
2502015-05-20 LETTER by Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Timothy T. Howard dated 5/19/2015 re: Please find a copy of the article requested. (ft) (Entered: 05/20/2015)
2512015-05-22 Sentencing Letter by Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Joshua L. Dratel, Esq. dated May 22, 2015 re: Sentencing Letter on Behalf of Ross Ulbricht. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1-- Letter of Ross Ulbricht, # 2 Exhibit 2-- Letters on Behalf Of Ross Ulbricht (Part 1), # 3 Exhibit 2--Letters on Behalf Of Ross Ulbricht (Part 2), # 4 Exhibit 2--Letters on Behalf Of Ross Ulbricht (Part 3), # 5 Exhibit 2--Letters on Behalf Of Ross Ulbricht (Part 4), # 6 Exhibit 22-- Letters on Behalf Of Ross Ulbricht (Part 5), # 7 Exhibit 3-- Email Re Dr. X, # 8 Exhibit 4-- Photos of Ross Ulbricht With Friends and Family)(Dratel, Joshua) (Entered: 05/22/2015)
251.1 Exhibit 1-- Letter of Ross Ulbricht
251.2 Exhibit 2-- Letters on Behalf Of Ross Ulbricht (Part 1)
251.3 Exhibit 2--Letters on Behalf Of Ross Ulbricht (Part 2)
251.4 Exhibit 2--Letters on Behalf Of Ross Ulbricht (Part 3)
251.5 Exhibit 2--Letters on Behalf Of Ross Ulbricht (Part 4)
251.6 Exhibit 22-- Letters on Behalf Of Ross Ulbricht (Part 5)
251.7 Exhibit 3-- Email Re Dr. X
251.8 Exhibit 4-- Photos of Ross Ulbricht With Friends and Family
2522015-05-26 Sentencing Letter by Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Joshua L. Dratel, Esq. dated May 22, 2015 re: CORRECTED Sentencing Letter on Behalf of Ross Ulbricht. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1-- Letter of Ross Ulbricht, # 2 Exhibit 2-- Letters on Behalf of Ross Ulbricht (Part 1), # 3 Exhibit 2-- Letters on Behalf Of Ross Ulbricht (Part 2), # 4 Exhibit 2--Letters on Behalf Of Ross Ulbricht (Part 3), # 5 Exhibit 2--Letters on Behalf Of Ross Ulbricht (Part 4), # 6 Exhibit 2--Letters on Behalf Of Ross Ulbricht (Part 5), # 7 Exhibit 3-- Email Re Dr X, # 8 Exhibit 4 -- Photos of Mr. Ulbricht With Family and Friends)(Dratel, Joshua) (Entered: 05/26/2015)
252.1 Exhibit 1-- Letter of Ross Ulbricht
252.2 Exhibit 2-- Letters on Behalf of Ross Ulbricht (Part 1)
252.3 Exhibit 2-- Letters on Behalf Of Ross Ulbricht (Part 2)
252.4 Exhibit 2--Letters on Behalf Of Ross Ulbricht (Part 3)
252.5 Exhibit 2--Letters on Behalf Of Ross Ulbricht (Part 4)
252.6 Exhibit 2--Letters on Behalf Of Ross Ulbricht (Part 5)
252.7 Exhibit 3-- Email Re Dr X
252.8 Exhibit 4 -- Photos of Mr. Ulbricht With Family and Friends
2532015-05-26 ORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht. Do defense counsel have, and can they allow the Court to temporarily borrow, the following book in hard copy: Jonathan P. Caulkins et al., Rand Drug Policy Research Center, Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentences: Throwing Away the Key or the Taxpayers Money? (1997). This book is cited at page 54 of defendants sentencing submission. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 5/26/2015)(ft) (Entered: 05/26/2015)
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2552015-05-26 ENDORSED LETTER as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Joshua L. Dratel dated 5/26/2015 re: Removal of #251. ENDORSEMENT: So ordered. Dkt. #251 to be removed (& replaced). (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 5/26/2015)(ft) (Entered: 05/26/2015)
2562015-05-26 SENTENCING SUBMISSION by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I)(Turner, Serrin) (Entered: 05/26/2015)
256.1 Exhibit A
256.2 Exhibit B
256.3 Exhibit C
256.4 Exhibit D
256.5 Exhibit E
256.6 Exhibit F
256.7 Exhibit G
256.8 Exhibit H
256.9 Exhibit I
2572015-05-26 Sentencing Letter by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from the Government dated 05/26/2015 re: Victim Impact Letters. (Attachments: # 1 victim letter from father of Bryan B, # 2 victim letter from sister of Bryan B, # 3 victim letter from mother of Preston B, # 4 victim letter from father of Preston B, # 5 victim letter from mother of Jacob L)(Turner, Serrin) (Entered: 05/26/2015)
257.1 victim letter from father of Bryan B
257.2 victim letter from sister of Bryan B
257.3 victim letter from mother of Preston B
257.4 victim letter from father of Preston B
257.5 victim letter from mother of Jacob L
2582015-05-27 ORDER as to Ross William Ulbricht: The parties are advised that the Court is considering whether any of Counts 1 to 4 are duplicative for sentencing purposes and whether Congress intended separate punishments for each. See, e.g., Rutledge v. United States, 517 U.S. 292 (1996) (even concurrent sentences may create issues). In particular, the Court is considering whether Counts 1 and 2, which are based on the same conduct, are duplicative for sentencing purposes, and whether Counts 3 and 4 are. If the parties have views on this issue, they should provide their views in writing not later than May 28, 2015 at noon. (Signed by Judge Katherine B. Forrest on 5/27/2015)(jp) (Entered: 05/27/2015)
2592015-05-27 LETTER by USA as to Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from the Government dated 05/27/2015 re: Lesser Included Offenses to Be Dismissed at Sentencing Document filed by USA. (Turner, Serrin) (Entered: 05/27/2015)
2602015-05-27 Sentencing Letter by Ross William Ulbricht addressed to Judge Katherine B. Forrest from Lindsay A. Lewis, Esq. dated May 27, 2015 re: questions posed in the Court's May 20, 2015, Order regarding the mitigation materials relevant to Mr. Ulbricht's sentencing. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1-- Additional Weekly Reports to DPR, # 2 Exhibit 2-- Buyer Questionnaire, # 3 Exhibit 3-- Vendor Questionnaire, # 4 Exhibit 4-- Dr. X Thread Excerpts)(Lewis, Lindsay) (Entered: 05/27/2015)
260.1 Exhibit 1-- Additional Weekly Reports to DPR
260.2 Exhibit 2-- Buyer Questionnaire
260.3 Exhibit 3-- Vendor Questionnaire
260.4 Exhibit 4-- Dr. X Thread Excerpts