IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
December 10, 2008
UNITED STATES, PLAINTIFF,
KENNETH LAY, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: The Honorable Edward J Garcia United States District Court Judge
STIPULATION AND ORDER RESETTING THE STATUS CONFERENCE
Defendant Kenneth Lay, by and through counsel Krista Hart, and the United States (government) by and through counsel Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Beckwith stipulate and agree the status conference currently set for December 12, 2008, should be reset to January 30, 2009, at 10:00 a.m.
The parties stipulate and agree the time from December 12, 2008, up to and including January 30, 2009, should be excluded in computing the time within which the trial of the above criminal prosecution must commence for purposes of the Speedy Trial Act. The parties stipulate that the ends of justice are served by the Court excluding such time, so that counsel for the government and the defendant may have reasonable time necessary for effective preparation, taking into account the exercise of due diligence. 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(8)(B)(iv) (Local Code T4).
Present counsel for the defense was appointed on November 17, 2008. Defense counsel has received the file and reviewed it and met with the client. However, additional time is necessary to conduct further investigation and legal research.
It is so ordered.
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