This matter came on for calendar for a status conference on June 9, 2009, in the courtroom of the Honorable Lawrence K. Karlton, Senior Judge. Assistant United States Attorney Todd Leras appeared on behalf of the United States of America. Assistant Federal Defender Caro Marks appeared on behalf of Defendant Aaron Vaughn, who was present in court and in custody.
Government counsel informed the court the defendant had made a counteroffer to the government's plea offer. Both parties requested a status conference in two weeks to allow government counsel, who is new to the case, to review the evidence, consider the defendant's counteroffer and ascertain whether if the defendant were to set a trial date in September, 2009, the government would withdraw its present offer. Under these circumstances, the parties moved the court to set the matter for a further status conference on June 23, 2009.
Accordingly, the parties agreed to exclude time from calculation under the Speedy Trial Act for the reasons stated above, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §3161 (h)(8)(B)(iv) and Local Code T4, for preparation of counsel, from June 9, 2009 up to and including June 23, 2009.
Good cause appearing therefor,
IT IS ORDERED that this matter is continued to June 23, 2009, at 9:15 a.m..
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §3161 (h)(8)(B) (iv) and Local Code T4, the period from April 28, 2009, up to and including June 23, 2009, is excluded from the time computations required by the Speedy Trial Act due to ongoing preparation of defense counsel.
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