The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. John A. Mendez United States District Court Judge
PURSUANT TO RULE 43 OF THE FED. RULES OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND ORDER
Pursuant to Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 43, defendant, Gregory Peter Torlai, Jr., herby waives the right to be present in person in open court upon the hearing of any motion or other proceeding in this case, including, but not limited to, when the case is set for trial, when a continuance is ordered, and when any other action is taken by the Court before or after trial, except upon arraignment, initial appearance, trial confirmation hearing, entry of plea, and every stage of trial including verdict, inpanelment of jury and imposition of sentence.
Defendant hereby requests the Court to proceed during every absence of his which the Court 26 may permit pursuant to this waiver and agrees that his interests will be deemed represented at all 27 28 times by the presence of his attorney, the same as if the defendant were personally present.
Defendant further agrees to be present in Court ready for trial any day and hour the Court may fix in his absence.
The defendant further acknowledges that he has been informed of his rights under Title 18 U.S.C. §§ 3161-3174 (The Speedy Trial Act) and authorizes his attorney to schedule dates and consent to the exclusion of time pursuant to said Act without her personal appearance.
Gregory Peter Torlai, Jr.
DONALD H. HELLER, A Law Corporation
I certify that I have a duly signed and executed copy of this Waiver signed by Defendant Gregory Peter Torlai, Jr., in accordance with this District's Local Rules.
DONALD H. HELLER, ESQ. Attorney for Defendant