IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
December 10, 2009
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PLAINTIFF(3),
GURMEET BISLA, DEFENDANT(S)
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Oliver W. Wanger Senior United States District Judge.
DEFENDANT GURMEET BISLA'S JOINDER OF APPLICATION TO EXTEND TIME FOR FILING OF MOTION FOR A TRIAL, FOR DIRECTED VERDICT OF ACQUITTAL AND FOR SENTENCING;SUPLEMENTAL DECLARATION OF MARIO DISALVO TO THE ABOVE-ENTITLED COURT AND TO THE INTERESTED PARTIES:
Defendant, GURMEET BISLA, by and through undersigned counsel, will and hereby does join in the Application to Extend Time for Filing of Motion for New Trial, for Directed Verdict of Acquittal, and for Sentencing, previously filed with the court by Defendant SUKHRAJ DHALIWAL. Included in the above-mentioned motion for joined is the Declaration of Mario DiSalvo.
Date: December 7, 2009
Mario DiSalvo, Esq. Attorney for Defendant GURMEET BISLA
I am an attorney for Gurmeet Bisla GURMEET BISLA was found guilty on 6/25/09.
GURMEET BISLA has not been sentenced yet. Out office has been retained almost a month after the verdict, on 7/22/09
Our office received voluminous discovery from the previous counsel one week after our office has been retained.
Since then, our office was and still is in the process of reviewing the entire voluminous pretrial and trial discovery.
On November 12, 2009, out office received access to the transcripts of the trail hearing.
Since then, we printed the transcripts and are presently reviewing 1278 pages of the trial transcripts.
At this time, we are reviewing the voluminous discovery.
On 7/22/09 our office has been retained by the family of Gurmeet Bisla.
While interviewing the family, I became that Mr. Bisla might have been suffering from various psychiatric illnesses, stemming from his childhood.
We began investigation the possibility of obtaining Mr. Bisla's medical records, however some of the records are in India, where Mr. Bisla was born.
In late November family members of Mr. Bisla traveled to India in an attempt to collect pertinent medical information.
At present, family members inform me that they are collecting medical history information from doctors and hospitals in India.
At this time the time for the motion for application for Extension of Time, has been set for 12/14/09.
Defendant requests that the deadline for the new motions for new trial and for acquittal be extended to February 22, 2010, or such other date as the court may deem appropriate.
Mario DiSalvo, Esq. SBN 199113 Attorney at Law 332 E. Olive Avenue Fresno, California 93728 Phone (559) 442-1552 Facsimile (559) 442-1567
Based on the above, and good cause appearing therefore it is hereby ordered that the deadline for filing motions for new trial and for acquittal by Defended GURMEET BISLA is extended to February 22, 2010. Sentencing of Defendant GURMEET BISLA remains on March 1, 2010.
IT IS SO ORDERED
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