UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
September 28, 2009
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
FRANCISCO ACOSTA ASTORGA, DEFENDANT AND MOVANT.
ORDER AUTHORIZING TESTING AND USE OF VIDEOCONFERENCING EQUIPMENT Fed. R. Crim. P. 43(a)
On September 28, 2009, the parties, through their respective counsel, appeared for a hearing on the Motion of Francisco Acosta Astorga to permit the taking of his testimony at the evidentiary hearing in this matter on October 19, 2009 at 2:00 p.m., by way of videoconference from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.
GOOD CAUSE APPEARING, THIS COURT AUTHORIZES the designated operators of this Court's videoconferencing equipment to test that equipment for transmission to and from the videoconferencing equipment located at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Tijuana. (See www.tij.uia.mx/sisinfo/) If the videoconference test demonstrates an adequate audio and video transmission to and from these locations this Court's videoconference operator is authorized to use the Court's equipment for such transmission on October 19, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
This Court's videoconferencing operators are also authorized to confer with counsel for defendant, Clyde M. Blackmon or James F. Smith, and with Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Grad with respect to such test.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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