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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,   

                  v.

MITSUBISHI CORPORATION,

         Defendant.

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Criminal No. 00-033

Judge Marvin Katz

Violations: 15 U.S.C. § 1 and 18 U.S.C. § 2 (a)

Filed: 03-15-00



ORDER PROVIDING FOR THE DISCLOSURE AND PROTECTION OF
GRAND JURY MATERIALS PURSUANT TO FED. R. CRIM. P. 6(e)(3)(C)

The United States has moved pursuant to Rule 6(e)(3)(C) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure for an order, preliminarily to or in connection with the trial in the above-captioned case, (1) authorizing the limited disclosure to counsel for the defendants of grand jury materials that must be disclosed under normal circumstances pursuant to the Jencks Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3500; Rules 16 and 26.2 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure; and Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963) and its progeny; and (2) limiting the kind and extent of disclosure of these materials, the purposes for which such disclosure may be made, and the use of such disclosed materials.

Having considered the representations of the attorneys for the United States and the applicability of Rule 6(e)(3)(C) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, it is hereby

ORDERED that:

1. The attorneys for the United States may disclose to counsel for the defendants grand jury material that must be disclosed under normal circumstances pursuant to the Jencks Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3500; Rules 16 and 26.2 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure; and Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963) and its progeny.

2. Except as permitted by Fed. R. Crim. P. 6(e), this Order, or any other court order, counsel for any party shall not disclose any grand jury materials or the contents thereof to any other person, provided that, for the sole purpose of preparing for trial:

  1. counsel may use their knowledge of grand jury materials to interview prospective witnesses;

  2. counsel may show a prospective witness, or his or her own counsel, documents, and provide a prospective witness, or his or her own counsel, with a transcript of that witness' own testimony;

  3. counsel may allow secretaries, clerical workers, paralegals, contract personnel and experts, retained to assist in the preparation of this case for trial, to view grand jury materials solely for the purpose of preparing for the trial of this case; and

  4. counsel for the United States may show documents and transcripts to employees of the United States solely for the purpose of preparing for the trial of this case.

  5. counsel for Mitsubishi Corporation may show discovery material, transcripts of grand jury testimony, material produced pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3500, or any other document provided by the United States to Mitsubishi Corporation or any of its officers, executives, employees or representatives.

3. Except as permitted by Fed. R. Crim. P. 6(e), each person to whom grand jury materials have been shown or their contents disclosed pursuant to Paragraph 2 of this Order, shall be informed of his or her responsibilities under this Order by the person making disclosure and shall not discuss with, show or otherwise disclose the contents thereof to anyone other than counsel for the parties or his or her own counsel, who shall not be permitted to further disclose such material.

4. Nothing contained herein shall restrict or prevent any party from offering any materials into evidence or citing any materials in court papers filed in this case.

5. All grand jury materials discussed pursuant to Paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Order and all copies thereof shall either be promptly destroyed or returned to the United States after this case is disposed of by trial, appeal, if any, or other resolution of the charges against the defendants.

6. The parties may apply to the Court for a modification of this Order at any time.


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UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE