IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
April 28, 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: May 11, 2009
TIME: 9:00 a.m.
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 January 21, 2009, the parties submitted a joint request to extend the stay previously entered in this action 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 trafficking charges, and was scheduled to be sentenced on February 20, 2009. Ma's sentencing has been continued again and is now scheduled for July 10, 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 May 11, 2009, is rescheduled to August 24, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. A joint status report is to be filed fourteen days prior to the hearing.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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