IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
February 18, 2009
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
LOURDES GIOVANNINI, DEFENDANT.
WAIVER OF DEFENDANT'S PRESENCE
Pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 43(c)(2), defendant Lourdes Giovannini, in the above matter, hereby waives the right to be present in person in open court upon the hearing of any motion or other pre-trial proceeding in this case, including, but not limited to, when the case is ordered set for trial, when a continuance is ordered, and when any other action is taken by the court except for trial, entry of plea, or sentencing.
Defendant agrees that hers interest will be deemed represented at all times by the presence of his attorney, the same as if defendant were personally present.
Defendant further acknowledges that she has been informed of his rights under Title 18 U.S.C. §§ 3164-3174 (Speedy Trial Act), and authorizes her attorney to set time and delays under that Act without defendant being present.
Dated: February 3, 2009
LOURDES GIOVANNINI Defendant
Dated: February 17, 2009
JOHN BALAZS Attorney for Defendant LOURDES GIOVANNINI
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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