USA v. Johnson
Criminal

Exhibit Juror Questionaire Judge Abrams) Modified on 1/14/2019 (ka

Southern District of New York, nysd-1:2016-cr-00281-456390

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2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK UNITED STATES, v. No. 16-CR-371 (RA) JOHN GALANIS, DEVON ARCHER, and BEVAN COONEY, Defendants. RONNIE ABRAMS, United States District Judge: QUESTIONS FOR JURORS Please indicate if your answer to any of the following questions is "yes" by circling the number of that question and informing the Court when asked. If your answer to every part of a question is "no," you need not do anything. Do not write your name or make any other marks on the questionnaire. If, when asked about a "yes" answer, you prefer not to explain your answer in open court, please say so and we will talk in a more private setting. I. General Questions 1. Based on my summary, do you have any personal knowledge of the facts or allegations in this case other than what I have told you thus far? 2. Have you heard, read, or seen anything through the media, internet, or any other source that you think, for any reason, would affect your ability to be a fair and impartial juror in this case? II. Trial Participants 3. The defendants in this case are, first, John Galanis, who is also sometimes referred to as "Yanni." He is represented at this trial by David Touger of the law firm Peluso & Touger. Do you know, know of, or, to your knowledge, have you or any of your relatives or close friends had any dealings, directly or indirectly, with any of these individuals or their relatives, close friends, or associates? 2 2 4. The second defendant in this case is Devon Archer. He is represented at this trial by Matthew Schwartz of the law firm Boies Schiller Flexner LLP. Do you know, know of, or, to your knowledge, have you or any of your relatives or close friends had any dealings, directly or indirectly, with any of these individuals or their relatives, close friends, or associates? 5. The third defendant in this case is Bevan Cooney. He is represented at this trial by Paula Notari of the law office of Paula J. Notari, and Abraham Abegaz-Hassen of the law firm O'Neill and Hassen. Do you know, know of, or, to your knowledge, have you or any of your relatives or close friends had any dealings, directly or indirectly, with any of these individuals or their relatives, close friends, or associates? 6. The Government is represented here by the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York—Robert Khuzami. The conduct of the trial will be in the immediate charge of Assistant United States Attorneys Rebecca Mermelstein, Brendan Quigley, and Negar Tekeei. Joining the Assistant United States Attorneys at counsel's table are Ellie Sheinwald and Eric Wissman, paralegals with the U.S. Attorney's Office, and Shannon Bieniek, a Special Agent with the FBI. Do you know, know of, or, to your knowledge, have you or any of your relatives or close friends had any dealings, directly or indirectly, with any of these individuals or their relatives, close friends, or associates? 7. Do you know, know of, or have you had any dealings, directly or indirectly, with any of the following individuals or entities whose names may come up during the trial, or who may be witnesses in this case: Individuals Abduov, Nurlan Cohen, Neil Fascio, Adam Allen, Michael Cole, Clifford Fillman, Matthew Anderson, Tim Cooper, Jeffrey Finnerty, John Archer, Breck Crafton, Billy Fulton, Eric Archer, Kier Cole, Clifford Galanis, Chandra Archer, Krista Connell, Bill Galanis, Jared Archer, Palin Deary, Richard Galanis, Jason Atkins, Paul Devine, Marcelle Ginter, Brett Berger, Monet Driever, Catharine Gluckman, Alexis Berger, Ralph Dunkerley, Hugh Godfrey, Andrew Biden, Joe Duross, Agata Greenwood, John Biden, Hunter Eisen, Harvey Griffen, Leo Bluebird, Deb Eisen, Margaret Guess, Philip Clements, Dina Ezekiel, David Guffey, Lawrence 2 3 Haines, Martha McClory, Dan Shimaitis, Matthew Harris Keith McGinness, Michael Shone, Michael Haynes, Steven McMillan, David Smith, Mike Heinz, Chris Milken, Michael Sohn, Paul Henselen, Keith Ming, Jiang Standingbear, Wilma Hirst, Gary Momtazi, Sebastian Sugarman, Elizabeth Jannace, William Moore, Cliff Sugarman, Jason Kaplan, Mark Moran, John Sugarman, Steven Kendall, Dayna Morton, Michelle Thompson, Heather Kerry, John Moynihan, Molly Thunelius, Gerald Knight, Rory Myles, Glenn Turney, Daniel Laby, Arthur Nathaniel, Peter Underwood, Mac Laventhirarajah, Saranya Oremlund, Deborah Waddington, Mark Lisa, Carolyn Patten, Jarrod Walch, Pat Liu, Yaojun (Larry) Pigliucci, Alex Walter, Beth Leonard, Kevin Raines, Raycen Wearing, Chris Lonehill, Geneva Rasmussen, Randy Weiss, Stephen Loughran, Dennis Richerson, Timothy Wheeler, Pat Lungstrum, Justin Roche, Sara Whisnant, Steve Mahoney, Michael Santos, Enrique Wolff, Clifford Malkin, Justin Schatz, Eugene Wicker, Devin Mann, Lucas Schwerin, Eric Wilke, David Martin-Fernandez, Sellers, Ronald Wool, Kyle Francisco Schatz, Eugene McCarthy, Valerie Shapiro, Steven Entities Archer Diversified Investment LLC Calvert Capital Partners G.P. Archer Diversified TCG Chicago Transit Atlantic Asset Management City National Bank Ballybunnion Code Rebel BAM Holdings Condor Financial Birmingham Water Works Board COR Capital BOE Capital COR Fund Advisors Bonwick Capital Partners COR International Bermuda International Insurance Services COR Securities Limited ("BIISL") COR Securities Holdings BFG Socially Responsible Dillworth Paxson Investing/Investments Dodson Diversified Burnham Flikmedia Burnham & Co. Flikdate Burnham Asset Management Gerova Financial Group, Ltd. Burnham Financial Group ("BFG") Greenberg Traurig Burnham Investment Trust GMT Duncan Burnham Securities, Inc. Hughes Capital Management 2 4 Insurance Company of the Americas Tag Virgin Islands Kirin International Teneo Consulting Lausanne LLC Terrapin Insurance MBloom Thorsdale Fiduciary and Guaranty Michelin North America, Inc. Master Trust Company, Ltd. Investment Committee Thunder Valley Engineering Mgmt International Longshoremen's US Bank Association (MILA) Valor Group Ltd. Milk Drivers Local 246 Valor Investment Group Morgan Stanley Valorlife Lebensversicherungs AG Omaha School Employees' Retirement Vaudoise Assurances Holding SA System VL Assurance (Bermuda) Ltd. Philadelphia Housing Authority Wakpamni Lake Community Corporation Richmond Retirement Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Rosemont Capital LLC Wealth Assurance AG Rosemont Realty Wealth-Assurance Beteiligungs AG Rosemont Seneca Bohai Wealth Assurance Holdings Rosemont Seneca Partners Wealth Assurance Private Client Rosemont Seneca Technology Partners Corporation RSTP Capital Welling Investment Corporation PTE Ltd. Seymour Capital Wolff Law Firm Sovereign Nations 8. Certain conduct at issue in this case took place at the following locations: 1920 Bel Air Road, Los Angeles, California 260 West Broadway 152 W. 57th Street What do you know about these areas? Are you familiar with these specific locations? Do you think that your familiarity with these areas will affect your ability to be a fair and impartial juror in this case? 9. As you look around this room, do you recognize anyone else you know? III. Issues Relating to Subject Matter of this Case 10. During this trial, you are going to hear evidence about the financial industry, about the issuance of bonds, and about the operations of asset managers and investment advisors. You may have seen articles about the role of bonds and the financial industry generally in the recession that took place in 2008. But this case is not about the recession, or the causes of the recession. This case must be decided fairly and exclusively on the evidence that you see and hear during trial. Do you believe that the nature of the charges will affect your ability to be a fair and impartial juror in this case? 2 5 11. More specifically, you will hear evidence in this case concerning bonds issued by a Native American Tribal entity. In simple terms, a bond is a type of loan. Investors buy a bond from a government, municipality, corporation or other entity and the entity agrees to pay the investors back, with interest, on specified terms. You will hear evidence in this trial about the issuance of bonds, the rules that govern such issuances, and the various entities that participate in such issuances. Do you, or any of your relatives or close friends, work in the bond industry? 12. You will also hear evidence about the issuance of shares of stock, the rules that govern such share issuances and the listing of stocks on securities exchanges like the New York Stock Exchange. Is there anything about your own investment experience, or your views on the securities industry more broadly, that will affect your ability to be a fair and impartial juror in this case? 13. Have you, or any of your relatives or close friends, worked in the securities industry or for a financial services company? 14. You will also hear evidence about investment advisers, who are people that provide investment advice and manage assets for individuals or institutional investors. Have you worked as, or invested with, an investment adviser? 15. Have you lost money from your investments due not to market forces or other innocuous reasons, but instead due to alleged mismanagement by someone providing you investment advice or otherwise managing assets on your behalf? If so, would that affect your ability to be a fair and impartial juror in this case? 16. Do you have any opinion about the federal criminal laws relating to conspiracy, securities fraud, wire fraud or investment adviser fraud—or their enforcement—that would affect your ability to be a fair and impartial juror in this case? 17. You may hear about transactions involving tens of millions of dollars, and wealthy individuals. Will the fact that this case involves wealthy individuals and transactions involving large sums of money affect your ability to be a fair and impartial juror in this case? 18. Have you, or any of your relatives or close friends, ever brought a claim against a broker, investment advisor, or other person or firm in the financial industry? 2 6 19. Do you watch any financial or business-related programming, or follow any financial or business-related news, that would affect your ability to be a fair and impartial juror in this case? 20. In this case, there will a lot of finance-related and other technical testimony. Do you have any particular knowledge of any of these subjects through education, work, personal experience, or otherwise? 21. Have you ever felt that you, or any relatives or close friends, were taken advantage of in a business or financial transaction? 22. Have you ever relied on the advice of a stock broker, investment manager, investment advisor, securities trader, investment analyst, investor, or anyone else to help you make investment decisions? 23. Have you ever relied on an investment adviser or asset manager in regards to a pension or retirement fund? 24. Have you ever made or lost so much money at one time that it changed your lifestyle? 25. This case involves a Native American tribal entity. Do you, or any of your relatives or close friends, have any connection or dealings with any Native American tribal entities? If you learn that a Native American tribal entity lost money through a bond issuance in this case, would that affect your ability to be a fair and impartial juror? IV. Issues Relating to Experience with Legal System 26. Do you, or any of your relatives or close friends, work for or with any federal, state or local law enforcement agency, such as the United States Postal Inspection Service or the FBI, the police or sheriff's department, district attorney's office, the United States Attorney's Office or the Securities and Exchange Commission, commonly referred to as the SEC? 27. Do you, or any of your relatives or close friends, work for a criminal defense lawyer or private investigator? 28. Are you, or any or your relatives or close friends, law clerks, court attendants, court clerks, other types of court