IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
May 20, 2009
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
THOMAS BOUFFARD, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable Morrison C. England Jr.
STIPULATION AND -ORDER CONTINUING STATUS CONFERENCE AND EXCLUDING TIME UNDER THE SPEEDY TRIAL ACT Date: 5-21-09 Time: 9:00 a.m.
Defendant Thomas Bouffard through his counsel of record, Patrick K. Hanly, Esq., and plaintiff United States of America, through its counsel, Assistant United States Attorney Samantha S. Spangler, agree and stipulate that the current status conference set for May 21, 2009, in the above case shall be re- scheduled for June 11, 2009 at 9:00 a.m.
The parties further agree and stipulate that under 18 U.S.C. §3161(h) (8) (B) (iv), and Local Code T4, time from the date of this stipulation shall be excluded from computation of time within which the trial of this matter must be commenced under the Speedy Trial Act until and including June 11, 2009, for counsel preparation time and to permit the parties to further investigate, review and complete the exchange of discovery, and prepare the case for further proceedings.
Dated: May 18, 2009
Based on the stipulation of the parties and good cause appearing there from, the Court hereby finds that the failure to grant a continuance in this case would deny both counsel reasonable time necessary for effective preparation, taking into account the exercise of due diligence. The Court specifically finds that the ends of justice served by the granting of such continuance outweigh the interests of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial Based on these findings and pursuant to the stipulation of the parties, the Court hereby adopts the stipulation of the parties in its entirety as its Order.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
MORRISON C. ENGLAND, JR UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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