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Captain Neill's Seafood

Sentencing has been scheduled in regard to Capt. Neill's Seafood, Inc. and Phillip R. Carawan. Sentencing will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 9:30 AM before District Judge Louise Wood Flanagan. Court will be held at the United States Courthouse, 413 Middle Street, New Bern, North Carolina. As a victim, you have the right to be heard during the proceeding. Due to the large number of victims in this case, we ask that you please write and submit a victim impact statement no later than Tuesday, January 7th. A victim impact statement is a written statement made as part of the judicial legal process, which allows you as the victim the opportunity to speak during the sentencing. If you plan to attend the sentencing hearing, you will have the opportunity to read your statement to the court. If you are unable to attend sentencing, the statement will be read on your behalf by a representative of the court. All victim impact statements can be submitted via email to You will need to reference United States v. Phillip R. Carawan and Capt. Neill’s Seafood, Inc. –EDNC in the subject line of the email. The outcome of the sentencing will be posted on the website

Crime Victims' Rights Act, Title 18, United States Code, Section 3771:

(1) The right to be reasonably protected from the accused;

(2) The right to reasonable, accurate, and timely notice of any public court proceeding, or any parole proceeding, involving the crime or of any release or escape of the accused;

(3) The right not to be excluded from any such public court proceeding, unless the court, after receiving clear and convincing evidence, determines that testimony by the victim would be materially altered if the victim heard other testimony at that proceeding;

(4) The right to be reasonably heard at any public proceeding in the district court involving release, plea, sentencing, or any parole proceeding;

(5) The reasonable right to confer with the attorney for the Government in the case;

(6) The right to full and timely restitution as provided in law;

(7) The right to proceedings free from unreasonable delay;

(8) The right to be treated with fairness and with respect for the victim's dignity and privacy;

(9) The right to be informed in a timely manner of any plea bargain or deferred prosecution agreement; and

(10) The right to be informed of the rights under this section and the services described in section 503(c) of the Victims' Rights and Restitution Actof 1990 (34 U.S.C. 20141(c)) and provided contact information for the Office of the Victims' Rights Ombudsman of the Department of Justice.


DE 1 - Criminal Information

 DE 5- Joint Factual Statement as to Capt. Neill's Seafood, Inc.

DE 6- Joint Factual Statement as to Phillip R. Carawan

DE 10- Capt. Charlie's Seafood Corporate Resolution by USA as to Capt. Neill's Seafood, Inc., Phillip R. Carawan

 DE 34 - Waiver of Indictment (Capt Neills)

 DE 36 - Joint Written Consent to Approve Plea Agmt

 DE 37 - Plea Agreement (Capt Neills)

Updated January 2, 2020

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