IT IS HEREBY stipulated between the United States of America through its undersigned counsel, Michael M. Beckwith, Assistant United States Attorney, together with counsel for defendant Uriel Ochoa-Espindola, Preciliano Martinez, Esq., counsel for defendant Jose Sergio Espindola, Mark J. Rosenblum, Esq., counsel for defendant Valentin Ramirez- Cardinez, Robert L. Forkner, Esq., counsel for defendant Rafael Arreola-Sahagun, Fred N. Dawson, Esq., counsel for defendant Emiliano Vera-Gil, John R. Manning, Esq., counsel for defendant Hector Carretero-Flores, Dwight M. Samuel, Esq., counsel for defendant Brenda Meza-Rodrigues, Olaf W. Hedberg, Esq., and counsel for defendant Luis Miguel-Rodrigues, Dan F. Koukol, Esq., that the status conference presently set for March 22, 2010 be continued to April 19, 2010, at 8:30 a.m., thus vacating the presently set status conference. Counsel for the parties agree that this is an appropriate exclusion of time within the meaning of Title 18, United States Code § 3161(h)(7)(B)(iv) (continuity of counsel/ reasonable time for effective preparation, specifically the defense requests more time to investigate the case and review discovery) and Local Code T4, and agree to exclude time from the date of the filing of the order until the date of the status conference April 19, 2010.
GOOD CAUSE APPEARING, it is hereby ordered that the March 22, 2010 status conference be continued to April 19, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. I find that the ends of justice warrant an exclusion of time and that the defendant's need for continuity of counsel and reasonable time for effective preparation exceeds the public interest in a trial within 70 days. THEREFOR IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that time be excluded pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3161 (h) (7) (B) (iv) and Local Code T4 from the date of this order to April 19, 2010.