IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
January 20, 2009
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
APPROXIMATELY $9,000.00 IN U.S. CURRENCY, AND APPROXIMATELY $4,580.00 IN U.S. CURRENCY, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Garland E. Burrell, Jr. United States District Judge
JOINT REQUEST TO EXTEND STAY, ORDER THEREON [PROPOSED] DATE: February 2, 2009 TIME: 9:00 a.m. COURTROOM:10
Plaintiff United States of America and claimants Wei Jie Ma and Cindy Woo submit the following Joint Request to Extend Stay and Order Thereon (Proposed).
On October 16, 2008, the parties submitted a joint request for a 6-month stay due to criminal charges pending against claimant Ma in this district (one count of "Conspiracy to Manufacture and Possess with Intent to Distribute at Least 1,000 Marijuana Plants," and one count of "Manufacturing at Least 1,000 Marijuana Plants." United States v. Wei Jie Ma, et al., 2:07-CR-0025 EJG. At that time claimant Wei Jie Ma was awaiting sentencing on federal drug traffickihg charges, and was scheduled to be sentenced on December 12, 2008. However, the sentencing has been continued to February 20, 2009. Accordingly, the parties jointly request that this matter be stayed an additional three months. Assuming that claimant is sentenced as scheduled, the parties will then ask the court to lift the stay and fully schedule this case.
For the reasons set forth above, this matter is stayed pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §§ 981(g)(1), 981(g)(2) and 21 U.S.C. § 881(i) for three months.
The scheduling conference scheduled for February 2, 2009, is rescheduled to May 11, 2009. A joint status report is to be filed fourteen days prior to the hearing.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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