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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
EASTERN DIVISION



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,    

                  Plaintiff,

                  v.

POOL FISH DISTRIBUTORS, INC.

                  Defendant.


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Criminal No. 1:04 CR 521

Honorable Ann Aldrich

Filed: October 19, 2004

 

Violation: 18 U.S.C. § 1512(c)(2)



INFORMATION

OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE
(18 U.S.C. § 1512(c)(2))

  1. During all relevant time periods covered by this Information, POOL FISH DISTRIBUTORS, INC., a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Arkansas, was engaged in the production, distribution and sale of feeder goldfish and was located in Lonoke, Arkansas.
  2. POOL FISH DISTRIBUTORS is hereby made a defendant on this charge.
  3. Beginning at least as early as June 19, 2002 and continuing until at least until May 2004, in the Eastern District of Michigan, in the Eastern District of Arkansas and in the Northern District of Ohio, POOL FISH DISTRIBUTORS did corruptly obstruct or impede an official proceeding, specifically a grand jury in the Northern District of Ohio which is investigating allegations of price-fixing, market allocation and other violations of federal law arising in the feeder-goldfish industry, by among other things, intentionally delaying the production of documents that the grand jury subpoenaed and that were material to its investigation or intentionally failing to produce such documents to the grand jury in a timely manner; thereby obstructing or impeding the grand jury's ability to consider the materiality of one or more documents before one or more of the alleged violations became time-barred.

ALL IN VIOLATION OF TITLE 18, UNITED STATES CODE, SECTION 1512(c)(2)

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R. HEWITT PATE
Assistant Attorney General

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JAMES M. GRIFFIN
Deputy Assistant Attorney General

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SCOTT D. HAMMOND
Director of Criminal Enforcement

Antitrust Division
U.S. Department of Justice

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GREGORY A. WHITE
United States Attorney
Northern District of Ohio


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SCOTT M. WATSON
Chief, Cleveland Field Office

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KEVIN C. CULUM
[3460--MT]

ANTOINETTE T. BACON
[474696--DC]

BRIAN J. STACK
[069796--OH]

Attorneys
Antitrust Division
U.S. Department of Justice
Plaza 9 Building
55 Erieview Plaza, Suite 700
Cleveland, OH 44114-1836
Telephone: (216) 522-4070
Fax: (216) 522-8332
E-mail: kevin.culum@usdoj.gov