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v. Almanza et al.


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Most Recent Update 10/02 (See end of document)

United States v. Almanza, et al., Cr. No. 98-CR-55S (D. Colo.)

1/01 Update:

On October 3 and October 11, 2000, respectively, Darin D. Asay
and Wendy E. Almanza entered guilty pleas in United States v. Almanza,
et al., 98 Cr-55-S. Defendants each pleaded guilty to three counts of
mail fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud pharmaceutical manufacturers.
All known victims of the scheme have been notified. Pursuant to plea
agreements reached with the defendants, restitution may be available.
Any restitution award must be made by the Court, however. If the Court
does award restitution, the award will be part of defendants' sentencings.

6/01 Update:

On February 6, 2001, Darin Asay was sentenced to 78 months
imprisonment. On February 23, 2001, Wendy Almanza was sentenced to 37
months imprisonment. Both were sentenced to pay restitution to 17 identified
drug manufacturers. The exact amount of restitution has not yet been
determined.

9/01 Update:

Still awaiting determination of restitution, see 6/01 Update entry.

12/01 Update:

Still awaiting determination of restitution, see 6/01 Update entry.

3/02 Update:

Still awaiting determination of restitution, see 6/01 Update entry.

6/02 Update:

Internal Revenue Service overseeing distribution of restitution monies
to 17 drug manufacturers approved in court Order dated 3/4/02, D. CO,
Dkt. No. Civ. 97-S-2001.

10/02 Update:

Distribution of monies complete.