Securities and Exchange Commission v. Nadel et al

Filing 791

Unopposed MOTION for extension of time to file response/reply as to 790 Memorandum in opposition to Wells Fargo's Motion to Disqualify Receiver, Disqualify Wiand Guerra King, and Disallow All Fees for Receiver and His Counsel by Securities and Exchange Commission. (Masel, Scott) Motions referred to Magistrate Judge Thomas B. McCoun III.

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TAMPA DIVISION SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, Plaintiff, v. CASE NO. 8:09-cv-87-T-26TBM ARTHUR NADEL, SCOOP CAPITAL, LLC, SCOOP MANAGEMENT, INC. Defendants, SCOOP REAL ESTATE, L.P., VALHALLA INVESTMENT PARTNERS, L.P., VALHALLA MANAGEMENT, INC., VICTORY IRA FUND, LTD, VICTORY FUND, LTD, VIKING IRA FUND, LLC, VIKING FUND, LLC, AND VIKING MANAGEMENT Relief Defendants. / PLAINTIFF SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION’S UNOPPOSED MOTION TO ACCEPT RESPONSE AS TIMELY FILED The Commission, pursuant Rule 6(b), Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and Local Rule 3.01, respectfully and without opposition moves the Court to accept as timely filed its Response in Opposition to Wells Fargo’s Motion to Disqualify the Receiver, Disqualify Wiand Guerra King P.L., and Disallow All Fees Payable to the Receiver and His Counsel (D.E. 790). This response was due by March 14, 2012, but because of the unexpected illness of his wife and child, the Commission’s undersigned counsel was unable to file the Response until 1:18 a.m. on March 15. The late filing was due only to the aforementioned illnesses and not based on any attempt to delay these proceedings or ignore the Court’s deadlines. Accepting the Response as timely will cause no prejudice to the other litigants, who, as indicated below, have no objection.1 LOCAL RULE 3.01(g) CERTIFICATION OF COUNSEL The Commission’s counsel has communicated with counsel for Wells Fargo, the Receiver, and Wiand Guerra, none of whom oppose the requested relief. WHEREFORE, the Commission respectfully asks the Court to accept its Response and deem it timely filed. March 15, 2012 Respectfully submitted, By: s/ Scott A. Masel Scott A. Masel Senior Trial Counsel Florida Bar No. 0007110 Direct Dial: (305) 982-6398 E-mail: masels@sec.gov Lead and Trial Counsel Attorney for Plaintiff SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 801 Brickell Avenue, Suite 1800 Miami, Florida 33131 Telephone: (305) 982-6300 Facsimile: (305) 536-4154 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on March 15, 2012, I electronically filed the foregoing with the Clerk of the Court by using the CM/ECF system which will send a notice of electronic filing to the following: Burton W. Wiand, Esq. Wiand Guerra King P.L. 3000 Bayport Drive, Suite 600 Tampa, FL 33607 Telephone: (813) 347-5100 Facsimile: (813) 347-5199 1 We are also filing a corrected Response, since the one filed as Docket Entry 790 has the incorrect title at the beginning of the document. That is the only change we will make in the Commission’s Response. 2 Court-appointed Receiver for Corporate Defendants and Relief Defendants Gianluca Morello, Esq. Wiand Guerra King P.L. 3000 Bayport Drive, Suite 600 Tampa, FL 33607 Telephone: (813) 347-5100 Facsimile: (813) 347-5199 Email: grmorello@wiandlaw.com Counsel for Receiver Burton W. Wiand Sean P. Keefe, Esq. James, Hoyer, Newcomer, Smiljanich & Yanchunis, PA Suite 550 4830 W Kennedy Blvd Tampa, FL 33609 813/286-4100 Fax: 813/286-4174 Email: skeefe@jameshoyer.com Counsel for Receiver Burton W. Wiand Terry Alan Smiljanich , Esq. James, Hoyer, Newcomer, Smiljanich & Yanchunis, PA Suite 550 4830 W Kennedy Blvd Tampa, FL 33609 813/286-4100 Fax: 813/286-4174 Email: tsmiljanich@jameshoyer.com Counsel for Receiver Burton W. Wiand Maya M. Lockwood, Esq. Wiand Guerra King P.L. 3000 Bayport Drive, Suite 600 Tampa, FL 33607 Telephone: (813) 347-5100 Facsimile: (813) 347-5199 Email: mlockwood@wiandlaw.com Co-counsel for Receiver Burton W. Wiand Louis Joseph Shaheen, Jr. . Esq. Akerman Senterfitt Suite 1700 401 E Jackson St Tampa, FL 33602-5803 3 813-209-5016 Fax: 813-223-2837 Email: joseph.shaheen@akerman.com Counsel for Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Steven R. Wirth, Esq. Akerman Senterfitt Suite 1700 401 E Jackson St Tampa, FL 33602-5803 813/223-7333 Fax: 813/223-2837 Email: steven.wirth@akerman.com Counsel for Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Ana T. Barnett, Esq. Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, PA Suite 2200 150 W Flagler St Miami, FL 33130 305/789-3514 Fax: 305/789-3395 Email: abarnett@stearnsweaver.com Counsel for Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Julie Fishman Berkowitz, Esq. Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, PA Suite 2200 150 W Flagler St Miami, FL 33130 305/789-3353 Fax: 305/789-2698 Email: jberkowitz@stearnsweaver.com Counsel for Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. I further certify that on the same date I mailed the foregoing document and the notice of electronic filing by U.S. Mail or as indicated below to the following non-CM/ECF participant: Arthur G. Nadel Register No. 50690-018 FCI Butner Low - Federal Correctional Institution P.O. Box 999 Butner, NC 27509 Via U.S. Mail s/ Scott A. Masel Scott A. Masel, Esq. 4

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