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Marshall D. Banks
Statement of the Offense
November 21, 2011

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U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney
District of Columbia
Judiciary Center
555 Fourth St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530

November 21, 2011

Vandy L. Jamison, Jr.
Law Office of Vandy L. Jamison, Jr.
1300 Caraway Court
Suite 200
Largo, MD 20774

Re: United States v. Marshall D. Banks

Dear Counsel:

This letter sets forth the full and complete plea offer to your client, Marshall D. Banks, from the Criminal Division of Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia and the Public Integrity Section, Criminal Division, United States Department of Justice (hereinafter also referred to as "the Government" or "this Office"). If your client accepts the terms and conditions of this offer please have your client execute this document in the space provided below. Upon receipt of the executed document, this letter will become the Plea Agreement. The terms of the offer are as follows:

I. Charges and Statutory Penalties

Your client agrees to waive Indictment and plead guilty to a criminal Information charging him with one count of Misprision of a Felony (Theft or bribery concerning programs receiving Federal funds), in violation of 18 U.S.C. 4 and 18 U.S.C. 666.

Your client understands that pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 4, this offense carries a maximum sentence of 3 years of imprisonment, a fine of $250,000 or a fine of twice the pecuniary gain or loss pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 3571(d), a $100 special assessment, a 1-year term of supervised release, an order of restitution, and an obligation to pay any applicable interest or penalties on fines or restitution not timely made.

In consideration of your client's plea to the above offense, your client will not be further prosecuted criminally by this Offense for the conduct set forth in the attached Statement of the Offense.

II. Factual Stipulations

Your client agrees that the attached "Statement of the Offense" fairly and accurately describes your client's actions and involvement in the offense to which your client is pleading guilty. It is anticipated that prior to or during the plea hearing, your client will adopt and sign the Statement of the Offense as a written offer of evidence.

III. Sentencing Guidelines Stipulations

Your client understands that the sentence in this case will be determined by the Court, pursuant to the factors set forth in 18 U.S.C. 3553(a), including a consideration of the guidelines and policies promulgated by the United States Sentencing Commission, Guidelines Manual (2011 ed.) (hereinafter "Sentencing Guidelines" or "U.S.S.G."). Pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 11(c)(1)(B), and to assist the Court in determining the appropriate sentence, the parties stipulate to the following:

A. Offense Level under the Sentencing Guidelines

1. Offense

The parties agree that the following is a correct calculation of all relevant Sentencing Guidelines factors for the offense of Misprision of a Felony:

2B1.1 (Offenses involving theft, embezzlement, and fraud)

(a) Base Offense Level                                                                                            6

(b) Specific Offense Characteristics 2B1.1(b)(1) - Loss of more than $200,000    12

SUBTOTAL

2X4.1 (Misprision of a felony)

(a) Base Offense Level Adjustment                                                                          -9

TOTAL OFFENSE LEVEL                                                                                     9

2. Acceptance of Responsibility: 2-level reduction:

The Government agrees that a 2-level reduction would be appropriate, U.S.S.G. 3E, provided that your client clearly demonstrates acceptance of responsibility, to the satisfaction of the Government, although your client's allocution, adherence to every provision of this Agreement, and subsequent conduct prior to the imposition of sentence.

3. Summary

In accordance with the above, the applicable Sentencing Guidelines Offense Level is 7.

B. Criminal History Category

Based upon the information now available to this Office (including representations by the defense), it is believed that the defendant has no relevant criminal history.

In accordance with the above, your client's Criminal History Category is 1.

C. Applicable Guideline Range

Based upon the calculations set forth above, your client's stipulated Sentencing Guidelines range is 0 to 6 months (the "Stipulated Guidelines Range"). In addition, the parties agree should the Court impose a fine, at Sentencing Guidelines level 7, the applicable fine range is $500 to $5,000.

The parties agree that under the Sentencing Guidelines neither a downward nor an upward departure from the Stipulated Guidelines Range set forth above is warranted. Accordingly, neither party will seek such a departure or seek any adjustment not set forth herein. Nor will either party suggest that the Court consider such a departure or adjustment.

IV. Agreement as to Sentencing Allocution

The parties further agree that a sentence within the Stipulated Guidelines Range would constitute a reasonable sentence in light of all of the factors set forth in Title 18, United States Code, Section 3553(a). In addition, neither party will seek a sentence outside of the Stipulated Guidelines Range or suggest that the Court consider a sentence outside of the Stipulated Guidelines Range.

Nothing in this Agreement limits the right of the parties to make any arguments regarding where within the Stipulated Guidelines Range (or such other range as the Court may determine) your client should be sentenced or to seek an appropriately adjusted sentenci3ng range if it is determined based upon new information that your client's criminal history category is different from that set forth above. Nothing in this Agreement limits the right of the Government to seek denial of the adjustment for acceptance of responsibility, see U.S.S.G. 3E1.1, and/or imposition of an adjustment for obstruction of justice, see U.S.S.G. 3C1.1, regardless of any stipulation set forth above, should your client move to withdraw your client's guilty plea after it is entered, or should it be determined that your client has either (i) engaged in conduct, unknown to the Government at the time of the signing of this Agreement, that constitutes obstruction of justice or (ii) engaged in additional criminal conduct after signing this Agreement.

V. Cooperation

Your client agrees to cooperate completely, candidly, and truthfully in any criminal investigation or prosecution conducted by this Office or by other prosecutors. Specifically, your client agrees:

A. To provide complete, truthful and candid disclosure of information and all records, writings, tangible objects, or other requested materials of any kind or description that your client has, including financial records and tax returns;

B. To answer completely, truthfully and candidly all questions put to your client by attorneys and law-enforcement officials;

C. To be available for interviews by attorneys and law-enforcement officials of the government upon request and reasonable notice;

D. Not to attempt to protect any person or entity through false information or omission, nor falsely to implicate any person or entity;

E. To comply with any and all reasonable requests from federal government authorities with respect to the specific assistance that your client shall provide; and

F. To answer, at trial, before the grant jury, or at any hearing arising out of an investigation, all questions put to your client by the Court or by the attorney for any party completely, truthfully, and candidly.

VI. Departure Committee

At the time of your client's sentencing, the Government will advise the sentencing judge and the United States Probation Office in the District of Columbia of the full nature, extent, and value of the cooperation provided by your client to the Government. In addition, before sentencing, the government will inform the Departure Committee of the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia and the Departure Committee of the Public Integrity Section of the full nature, extent, and value of the cooperation provided by your client to the Government. If the Departure Committees determine that your client has provided substantial assistance in the investigation or prosecution of another person or entity that has committed any offense, then the Government will file a motion pursuant to 5K1.1. Your client understands that the determination of whether he has provided "substantial assistance" is within the sole discretion of the Government. Your client further understands that the failure of the Government to file a "substantial assistance" departure motion is not a ground for him to more to withdraw his plea of guilty in this case.

VII. Use of Certain Information

The Government and your client agree that because your client has agreed to cooperated with the Government in a criminal investigation, under Section 1B1.8 of th Sentencing Guidelines, self-incriminating information provided by your client pursuant to his cooperation agreement shall not be used against your client in the determining the applicable Sentencing Guidelines range, except as otherwise provided in this Agreement.

The preceding paragraph shall not be applied to restrict the use of information:

A. known to the Government prior to the date that your client enters a plea of guilty;

B. concerning the existence of your client's prior convictions and sentences;

C. in a prosecution for perjury, giving a false statement, or obstruction of justice;

D. in the event that there is a prosecution for perjury or giving a false statement; and

E. in determining whether, or to what extent, a downward departure is warranted under Section 5K1.1 of the Sentencing Guidelines.

VIII. Court Not Bound by the Plea Agreement

It is understood that pursuant to Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure 11(c)(1)(B) and 11(c)(3)(B) the Court is not bound by the above stipulations, either as to questions of fact or as to the parties' determination of the applicable Sentencing Guidelines range, or other sentencing issues. In the event that the Court considers any Sentencing Guidelines adjustments, departures, or calculations different from any stipulations contained in this Agreement, or contemplates a sentence outside the Sentencing Guidelines range based upon the general sentencing factors listed in Title 18, United State Code, Section 3553(a), the parties reserve the right to answer any related inquires from the Court.

IX. Court Not Bound by the Non-Mandatory Sentencing Guidelines

It is understood that the sentence to be imposed upon your client is determined solely by the Court. It is understood that the Sentencing Guidelines are not binding on the Court. Your client acknowledges that your client's entry of a guilty plea to the charged offense authorizes the sentencing court to impose any sentence up to and including the statutory maximum sentence, which may be greater than the applicable Sentencing Guidelines range. The Government cannot, and does not, make any promise or representation as to what sentence your client will receive. Moreover it is understood that your client will have to right to withdraw your client's plea of guilty should the Court impose a sentence outside the Sentencing Guidelines range.

X. Restitution

In addition to the other penalties provided by law, the Court must order that your client make restitution under 18 U.S.C. 3663A. Restitution is payable immediately unless ordered otherwise by the Court.

In addition to any restitution that may be ordered by the Court, your client agrees to be jointly and severally liable to make restitution in the amount of $392,000 to all victims of your client's criminal conduct and not merely for those victims included in the count to which your client agrees to plead guilty.

XI. Appeal Waiver

Your client is aware that federal law, specifically 18 U.S.C. 3742, affords your client the right to appeal the sentence in this sentence. Your client is aware that the Government's factual stipulations and predictions about the calculation of the Sentencing Guidelines are not binding on the sentencing judge. Knowing that, your client waives the right to appeal his sentence or the manner in which it was determined pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 3742, except to the extent that (a) the Court sentences your client to a period of imprisonment longer than the statutory maximum, or (b) the Court departs upward from the applicable Sentencing Guideline range pursuant to the provisions of U.S.S.G. 5K.2 or based on a consideration of the sentencing factors set forth in 18 U.S.C. 3553(a). Further,, your client reserves the right to make a collateral attack upon your client's sentence pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2255, if new and currently unavailable information becomes known to him. In agreeing to this waiver, your client is aware that your client's sentence has yet to be determined by the Court. Realizing the uncertainty in estimating what sentence the Court ultimately will impose, your client knowingly and willingly waives your client's right to appeal the sentence, to the extent noted above, in exchange for the concessions made by the Government in this Agreement.

XII. Wiring of Plea Agreement

Your client understands and acknowledges that this Agreement and any plea of guilty which your client may enter pursuant to this Plea Agreement are expressly conditioned and contingent upon your client's co-defendant, James Garvin, executing a plea agreement, and upon the entry of a guilty plea by co-defendant James Garvin. If Mr. Garvin fails to execute a plea agreement with the United States, or a guilty plea is not entered by Mr. Garvin, this Plea Agreement and any proceedings pursuant to this Plea Agreement shall be withdrawn or voided, except that the Government will be free to use against your client, directly or indirectly, in any criminal or civil proceeding, all statements, information or materials provided pursuant to this Plea Agreement or during the course of any debriefing conducted in anticipation of, or after entry of this Plea Agreement, including your client's statements made during proceedings before the Court pursuant to Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.

XIII. Release/Detention

Your client acknowledges that while the Government will not seek a change in your client's release conditions pending sentencing, the final decision regarding your client's bond status or detention will be made by the Court at the time of your client's plea of guilty. The Government may move to change your client's conditions of release if your client engages in further criminal conduct prior to sentencing or if the Government obtains information that it did not possess at the time of your client's plea of guilty and that is relevant to whether your client is likely to flee or to pose a danger to any person or the community.

XIV. Breach of Agreement

Your client understands and agrees that if, after entering this Plea Agreement, your client fails specifically to perform or to fulfill completely each and every one of your client's obligations under this Plea Agreement, or engages in any criminal activity prior to sentencing, your client will have breached this Plea Agreement. In the event of such a breach: (a) the Government will be free from its obligations under the Agreement; (b) your client will not have the right to withdraw the guilty plea; (c) your client shall be fully subject to criminal prosecution for any other crimes, including perjury and obstruction of justice; and (d) the Government will be free to use against your client, directly and indirectly, in any criminal or civil proceeding, all statements made by your client and any of the information or materials provided by  your client, including such statements, information and materials provided pursuant to this Agreement or during the course of any debriefings conducted in anticipation of, or after entry of this Agreement, including your client's statements made during proceedings before the Court pursuant to Fed. R. Crim. P. 11.

Your client acknowledges discussing with you Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 11(f) and Federal Rule of Evidence 410, rules which ordinarily limit the admissibility of statements made by a defendant in the course of plea discussions or plea proceedings if a guilty plea is later withdrawn. Your client knowingly and voluntarily waives the rights which arise under these rules.

Your client understands and agrees that the Government shall only be required to prove a breach of this Plea Agreement by a preponderance of the evidence. Your client further understands and agrees that the Government need only prove a violation of federal, state, or local criminal law by probable cause in order to establish a breach of this Plea Agreement.

Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to permit your client to commit perjury, to make false statements or declarations, to obstruct justice, or to protect your client from prosecution for any crimes not included within this Agreement or committed by your client after the execution of this Agreement. Your client understands and agrees that the Government reserves the right to prosecute your client for any such offenses. Your client further understands that any perjury, false statements or declarations, or obstruction of justice relating to your client's obligations under this Agreement shall constitute a breach of this Agreement. However, in the event of such a breach, your client will not be allowed to withdraw this guilty plea.

XV. Waiver of Statute of Limitations

It is further agreed that should the conviction following your client's plea of guilty pursuant to this Agreement be vacated for any reason, then any prosecution that is not time-barred by the applicable statute of limitations on the date of the signing of this Agreement (including any counts that the Government has agreed not to prosecute or to dismiss at sentencing pursuant to this Agreement) may be commenced or reinstated against your client, notwithstanding the expiration of the statute of limitations between the signing of this Agreement and the commencement or reinstatement of such prosecution. It is the intent of this Agreement to waive all defenses based on the statute of limitations with respect to any prosecution that is not time-barred on the date that this Agreement is signed.

XVI. Complete Agreement

No other agreements, promises, understandings, or representations have been made by the parties or their counsel than those contained in writing herein,, nor will any such agreements,, promises, understandings, or representations be made unless committed to writing and signed by your client, defense counsel, and an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia.

Your client further understands that this Agreement is binding only upon the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia and the Public Integrity Section, Criminal Division, United States Department of Justice. This Agreement does not bind the Civil Division of this Office or any other United States Attorney's Office, nor does it bind any other state, local, or federal prosecutor. It also does not bar or compromise any civil, tax, or administrative claim pending or that may be made against your client.

If the foregoing terms and conditions are satisfactory, your client may so indicate by signing the Agreement in the space indicated below and returning the original to me once it has been signed by your client and by you or other defense counsel.

Sincerely yours,

RONALD C. MACHEN JR.
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY

By: Jonathan W. Haray, D.C. Bar 480140
Courtney G. Saleski, D.C. Bar 496744
Bridget M. Fitzpatrick, D.C. Bar 474946
Assistant U.S. Attorneys

JACK SMITH
Chief, Public Integrity Section

By: Peter Mason, D.C. Bar 987804
Trial Attorney
Public Integrity Section
Criminal Division
U.S. Department of Justice

DEFENDANT'S ACCEPTANCE

I have read this Plea Agreement and have discussed it with my attorney, Vandy L. Jamison,, Jr., Esquire. I fully understand this Agreement and agree to it without reservation. I do this voluntarily and of my own free will, intending to be legally bound. No threats have been made to me nor am I under the influence of anything that could impede my ability to understand this Agreement fully. I am pleading guilty of the offense identified in this Agreement.

I reaffirm that absolutely no promises, agreements, understandings, or conditions have been made or entered into in connection with my decision to plead guilty except those set forth in this Plea Agreement. I am satisfied with the legal services provided by my attorney in connection with this Plea Agreement and matters related to it.

Date: 11-21-11

Marshall D. Banks
Defendant

ATTORNEY'S ACKNOWLEDGMENT

I have read each of the pages constituting this Plea Agreement,, reviewed them with my client, and discussed the provisions of the Agreement with my client, fully. These pages accurately and completely sets forth the entire Plea Agreement. I concur in my client's desire to plead guilty as set forth in this Agreement.

Date: 11-21-11

Vandy L. Jamison, Jr., Esquire
Attorney for the Defendant Marshall D. Banks

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