IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
January 12, 2010
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
APPROXIMATELY $9,000.00 IN U.S. CURRENCY, AND APPROXIMATELY $4,580.00 IN U.S. CURRENCY, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Edward J. Garcia United States District Judge
STIPULATION TO EXTEND ORDER THEREON STAY, DATE: January 29, 2010 COURTROOM:10
Plaintiff United States of America and claimants Wei Jie Ma and Cindy Woo submit the following Joint Request to Extend Stay and Order Thereon (Proposed).
On September 17, 2007, the parties submitted a joint request to stay proceedings in this civil action due to criminal charges pending against claimant Ma in this district (one count of "Conspiracy to Manufacture and Possess with Intent to Distribute at Least 1,000 Marijuana Plants," and one count of "Manufacturing at Least 1,000 Marijuana Plants." United States v. Wei Jie Ma, et al., 2:07-CR-0025 EJG. Claimant Wei Jie Ma is now awaiting sentencing on those charges. Ma's sentencing has been continued several times, and is now scheduled for June 15, 2010.
Accordingly, the parties jointly request that this matter be stayed an additional six months, until July 30, 2010. Assuming that claimant is sentenced as scheduled, the parties will then ask the court to lift the stay and fully schedule this case.
DATED: January 12, 2010
BENJAMIN B. WAGNER United States Attorney
KRISTIN S. DOOR Assistant U.S. Attorney Attorney for plaintiff
LAW OFFICES OF HANLON & RIEF SARA RIEF Attorney for claimants Wei Jie Ma and Cindy Woo
For the reasons set forth above, this matter is stayed pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §§ 981(g)(1), 981(g)(2) and 21 U.S.C. § 881(i) until July 30, 2010. The scheduling conference scheduled for January 29, 2010, is rescheduled to July 30, 2010. A joint status report is to be filed fourteen days prior to the hearing.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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