U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Criminal No. 3:03 CR 00424-001
Being new to horses, I didn’t feel comfortable with the horse world’s sales methods. I was told, “It’s always done this way.” When my daughter’s show pony was sold, not only did the horse trainers not tell me, they also kept the sale price of almost $20,000.
Excerpt from US Attorney General
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOSHUA CARDINE, Defendant
Criminal Action Number 3:03CR424-01
This matter is before the Court on the Petition on Supervised Release and on the government’s motion to modify the conditions of supervised release. Base on the record in this matter, including the Presentence Report, the proffers made by counsel during the hearing held on January 6, 2006, the letters presented as evidence by the government, and the letters presented as evidence by the defendant, the Court GRANTS the government’s motion to modify the conditions of supervised release. The Court finds that the following additional condition of supervised release is necessary to protect the public, and further finds that a partial prohibition would not provide adequate protection. Accordingly, the Court MODIFIES the Judgement in a Criminal Case dated June 24, 2004, by adding this additional condition of supervised release:
The defendant is prohibited from any employment – self-employment or employment through a legitimate employer – in the equestrian/horse industry. This includes but is not limited to the buying and selling of horses, the breeding of horses, acting as an agent during the sale of horses, acting as a horse trainer, or acting as an instructor for riding lessons to any individual.
It is so ORDERED.
Let the Clerk send a copy of this Order to all counsel of record and U.S. Probation.
Richard L. Williams
SENIOR UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE