UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION
November 10, 2008
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
MICHAEL OKUN, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Bernard Zimmerman United States Magistrate Judge
STIPULATION TO CONTINUE INITIAL APPEARANCE
The above-captioned matter came before the Court on November 7, 2008, for initial appearance. The defendant was specially represented by Ted Cassman, Esq., and the government was represented by Jeffrey Finigan, Assistant United States Attorney. The matter was continued to November 21, 2008, before the Honorable Bernard Zimmerman, United States Magistrate Judge, at 9:30 a.m. for identification of counsel. The Court made a finding that the time from and including November 7, 2008, through and including November 21, 2008, should be excluded under the Speedy Trial Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(8)(A), because the ends of justice served by taking such action outweighed the best interest of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial. The finding was based on the need for the defendant to have reasonable time necessary to retain counsel pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(8)(B)(iv).
The parties hereby agree to and request that the case be continued until November 21, 2008, and that the exclusion of time until then be granted. The parties agree and stipulate that the additional time is appropriate and necessary under Title 18, United States Code, § 3161(h)(8)(A), because the ends of justice served by this continuance outweigh the best interest of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial. This time exclusion will allow the defendant a reasonable amount of time to retain counsel.
DATED: November 7, 2008
TED CASSMAN Appearing Specially as Counsel for Michael Okun
JEFFREY R. FINIGAN Assistant U.S. Attorney
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