The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. Paul L. Abrams United States Magistrate Judge
The Court has received the formal request filed March 16, 2009, by an Assistant United States Attorney for the Central District California, for and on behalf of the Government of Mexico, for the extradition of JOSE MIGUEL ANGEL CANUL RAMIREZ. The Court has also received the Extradition Memorandum filed by the United States in support of the Mexican extradition request.
On September 2, 2009, JOSE MIGUEL ANGEL CANUL RAMIREZ appeared before the Court in open session, accompanied by his attorney and in the presence of an Assistant United States Attorney. The Court addressed JOSE MIGUEL ANGEL CANUL RAMIREZ and his counsel and is satisfied that JOSE MIGUEL ANGEL CANUL RAMIREZ has knowingly and voluntarily chosen not to present any evidence or argument in opposition to the issuance of a Certificate of Extraditability in this matter.
Therefore, THE COURT FINDS on the basis of the record herein that:
1. the undersigned judicial officer is authorized under Title 18, United States Code, Section 3184, to conduct an extradition hearing;
2. the Court has personal jurisdiction over JOSE MIGUEL ANGEL CANUL RAMIREZ and subject matter jurisdiction over the case;
3. there is currently in force an extradition treaty between the Government of the United States and the Government of Mexico;
4. JOSE MIGUEL ANGEL CANUL RAMIREZ has been charged in Mexico with "Qualified" (Aggravated) Homicide;
5. this charge constitutes an extraditable offense within the meaning of the Treaty;
6. Mexico seeks the extradition of JOSE MIGUEL ANGEL CANUL RAMIREZ for trial for this offense; and
7. there is probable cause to believe that JOSE MIGUEL ANGEL CANUL RAMIREZ committed the offense for which his extradition is sought.
Based on the foregoing findings, the Court concludes that JOSE MIGUEL ANGEL CANUL RAMIREZ is extraditable for the offense for which extradition was requested, and certifies this finding to the Secretary of State pursuant to Title 18, United States Code, Section 3184.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court deliver to the Assistant United States Attorney a certified copy of this Certificate of Extraditability, that the Clerk forward certified copies of the same to the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., 20520, and the Director, Office of International Affairs, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1301 New York Ave. NW, Washington, D.C., 20005, for appropriate disposition.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that JOSE MIGUEL ANGEL CANUL RAMIREZ be committed to the custody of the United States Marshal pending ...