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JEANE HAMILTON (CA State Bar No. 157834)
NATHANAEL M. COUSINS (CA State Bar No. 177944)
DAVID J. WARD (CA State Bar No. 239504)
Antitrust Division
Attorneys for the United States
FILED

DEC - 4 2007

RICHARD W. WIEKING
CLERK, U.S. DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,    

                  Plaintiff,

                  v.

MICHAEL BEKER, a.k.a.
Mikhail Lvovich, a.k.a. Mendel Beker,     
ARIE PRILIK and
NEWCON INTERNATIONAL LTD.

                  Defendants.


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PJH

No. 07-CR-0765

Filed Under Seal: 12/04/2007
Seal Lifted: 04/15/2008

UNITED STATES' MOTION TO
SEAL INDICTMENT AND
ARREST WARRANT
DOCUMENTS AND [PROPOSED]
ORDER

The government hereby moves the Court for an order sealing this motion, the Indictment, the arrest warrant documents, and the sealing order until further order of the Court. The government requests that the order permit disclosure only to government counsel identified on this motion, law enforcement officials assisting in the investigation, and judicial officers, when necessary to perform their official duties. The defendants reside in Canada. The government believes that disclosure of the existence of the Indictment and arrest warrant, or the information contained in those documents, may jeopardize the progress of an ongoing criminal investigation, in that disclosure might assist the defendants avoid this jurisdiction.

DATED: December 4, 2007 Respectfully submitted,


     _______________/s/________________
JEANE HAMILTON
Attorney, Antitrust Division
U.S. Department of Justice
450 Golden Gate Avenue
Box 36046, Room 10-0101
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 436-6660