IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
August 15, 2008
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PLAINTIFF,
CHARLES GOODEN, AKA "CHARLIE HUSTLE"; RONNIE JAMES WILLIAMS, JR., AKA "BIG"; DERENCE LAMONT JORDAN, AKA "D"; TRAVIS DAVIS, AND AIMEE LEE COX, DEFENDANTS.
ORDER CONTINUING STATUS CONFERENCE AND FINDING EXCLUDABLE TIME
This matter came on regularly for Status Conference on August 5, 2008, in the courtroom of the Honorable Lawrence K. Karlton. Lindsay Weston appeared on behalf of defendant, Charles Gooden who was personally present. Peter Kmeto appeared on behalf of defendant, Ronnie James Williams, Jr., who was personally present. John Manning appeared for defendant, Aimee Lee Cox, and specially appeared on behalf of David Kurowsky for defendant Darence Jordan; both Ms. Cox and Mr. Jordan were personally present. Dan Koukol and Daniel Clymo appeared for Travis Davis, who was personally present. Daniel Clymo replaced Dan Koukol as counsel of record for Travis Davis. Assistant U.S. Attorney Russell L. Carlberg appeared on behalf of the United States.
Upon motion of the defendants, the Court continued the next status conference in this case to September 16, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. The government has provided hundreds of pages of discovery, videos, audio recordings, and still photographs that the defense attorneys need to review. The continuance is necessary for counsel adequately to review the discovery provided by the government, go over the discovery with their clients and to conduct further investigation in the case. Thus, the requested continuance is for effective and diligent preparation of counsel.
The Court finds that the interests of justice served by granting this continuance outweigh the best interests of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial, 18 U.S.C. §§ 3161 (h)(8)(B)(iv) (local code T-4) and time, therefore, will be excluded from August 5, 2008 through and including September 16, 2008.
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