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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

                  v.

ATLAS IRON PROCESSORS, INC.,    
et al.,

         Defendants.





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CASE NO. 97-0853-CR-NESBITT

Magistrate Judge Robert L. Dubé
(February 11, 1998 Order of Reference)

MOTION TO STRIKE
JOINT RESPONSE OF
DEFENDANTS ANTHONY J.
GIORDANO, SR., ANTHONY J.
GIORDANO, JR., AND DAVID
GIORDANO TO GOVERNMENT'S
REPLY AND PROPOSED ORDER
PRECLUDING DEFENDANTS
FROM PRESENTING ANY ALIBI
WITNESSES AT TRIAL




Pursuant to Local Rule 7.1C(2), the United States moves to strike the Joint Response of Defendants Anthony J. Giordano, Sr., Anthony J. Giordano, Jr., and David Giordano to Government's Reply and Proposed Order Precluding Defendants from Presenting Any Alibi Witnesses at Trial ("Joint Surreply"), which the Giordano defendants filed on July 9, 1998.

The procedural posture of this issue is as follows. On April 20, 1998, pursuant to Fed. R. Crim. P. 12.1(a), the United States filed separate demands for each of the Giordano defendants requesting notice of intention to offer a defense of alibi. See Demands of Notice Pursuant to Rule 12.1 of Defendants Anthony J. Giordano, Sr., Anthony J. Giordano, Jr. and David Giordano's Intention to Offer Defense of Alibi. Each of the Giordano defendants responded to the government's demand. On June 17, 1998, the United States replied to each Giordano defendant's response, and also filed proposed orders precluding each Giordano defendant from presenting any alibi witnesses at trial. See Orders Precluding Defendants Anthony J. Giordano, Sr., Anthony J. Giordano, Jr. and David Giordano from Presenting Any Alibi Witnesses Identified in the Notice of Demand Served Upon the Defendant Pursuant to Fed. R.. Crim. P. 12.1.

On June 18, 1998, the Giordano defendants filed a motion requesting additional time to file a surreply response to the United States's reply brief and proposed orders. See Unopposed Joint Motion of Anthony J. Giordano, Sr., Anthony J. Giordano, Jr. and David Giordano for Enlargement of Time Within Which to Responds to the Government's Proposed Order Precluding Each Defendant from Presenting Any Alibi Witnesses, and Joint Response to Government's Reply Concerning Notice of Intention to Offer Defense of Alibi.

When the Giordano defendants finally filed their Joint Surreply on July 9, 1998, it was fourteen pages long -- a full four pages more than allowed under L.R. 7.1C(2). The Giordano defendants neither sought prior permission of this Court to file their enlarged surreply response; nor did they file a motion seeking permission

from this Court to do so instanter. Consequently, the United States moves to strike the Giordano defendants' Joint Surreply. A proposed Order is attached.

    Respectfully submitted,



WILLIAM J. OBERDICK
Acting Chief
Cleveland Field Office

By:
_______________________________
RICHARD T. HAMILTON, JR.
Court I.D. No. A5500338

PAUL L. BINDER
Court I.D. No. A5500339

IAN D. HOFFMAN
Court I.D. No. A5500343

Trial Attorneys,
U.S. Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
Plaza 9 Building
55 Erieview Plaza, Suite 700
Cleveland, OH 44114-1816
Phone: (216) 522-4107
FAX: (216) 522-8332


CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I hereby certify that true and correct copies of the following:

  1. Motion To Strike Joint Response of Defendants Anthony J. Giordano, Sr., Anthony J. Giordano, Jr., and David Giordano To Government's Reply and Proposed Order Precluding Defendants From Presenting Any Alibi Witnesses At Trial;
  2. and

  3. Order Granting United States' Motion To Strike Joint Response of Defendants Anthony J. Giordano, Sr., Anthony J. Giordano, Jr., and David Giordano To Government's Reply and Proposed Order Precluding Defendants From Presenting Any Alibi Witnesses At Trial.

were sent via Federal Express to the Office of the Clerk of Court on this 22nd day of July, 1998. Copies of the above-captioned pleadings also were served upon the defendants via U.S. Mail on this 22nd day of July, 1998.


Benedict P. Kuehne, Esq.
Sale & Kuehne, P.A
Nationsbank Tower, Suite 3550
100 Southeast 2nd Street
Miami, FL 33131-2154

Robert C. Josefsberg, Esq.
Podhurst, Orseck, Josefsberg,
Eaton, Meadow, Olin & Perwin, P.A.
City National Bank Building, Suite 800
25 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130-1780

Roberto Martinez, Esq.
Colson, Hicks, Eidson, Colson
Matthews, Martinez & Mendoza, P.A.
First Union Financial Center, 47th Floor
200 South Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33131-2351




WILLIAM J. OBERDICK
Acting Chief
Cleveland Field Office

                   

Ralph E. Cascarilla, Esq.
Walter & Haverfield
1300 Terminal Tower
Cleveland, OH 44113-2253


Patrick M. McLaughlin, Esq.
McLaughlin & McCaffrey, L.L.P.
Ohio Savings Plaza, Suite 740
1801 East Ninth Street
Cleveland, OH 44114-3103


Marc S. Nurik, Esq.
Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster,
& Russell, P.A.
First Union Plaza, 15th Floor
200 East Broward Boulevard
Post Office Box 1900
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301


_______________/s/________________
RICHARD T. HAMILTON, JR.
Court I.D. No. A5500338

Trial Attorney,
U.S. Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
Plaza 9 Building
55 Erieview Plaza, Suite 700
Cleveland, OH 44114-1816
Phone: (216) 522-4107
FAX: (216) 522-8332