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United States District Court
______________________DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA______________________


United States of America                   


Smithfield Foods, Inc.                  

Case Number: 1:03CV00434 (HHK)

To the Clerk of this court and all parties of record:

Enter my appearance as counsel in this case for the Plaintiff , United States of America.

March 26, 2003



 Jessica K. Delbaum    
Print Name

325  Seventh Street,  N.W.,  Suite 500

Washington, DC    20004
City      State         Zip Code

(202) 616-1636
Phone Number

Certificate of Service

I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing Appearance, entering the appearance of Jessica K. Delbaum, Esq., as counsel for the United States of America, was sent via first-class mail, postage prepaid, to the individuals listed below on this _26th__ day of __March____, 2003:

Thomas G. Slater, Jr., Esq.
Hunton & Williams
951 East Byrd Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219-4074


Thomas M. Hughes, Esq.
Hunton & William
1900 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006

__________" /s/"_____________
C. Alexander Hewes, Jr.