UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION
June 23, 2010
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
SURIYA SRITHONG, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Maxine M. Chesney United States District Court Judge
STIPULATION TO CONTINUE AND EXCLUDE TIME UNDER THE SPEEDY TRIAL ACT AND ORDER THEREON
This matter came on for an initial status conference on April 28, 2010. At the hearing, the parties agreed that (1) the defense needed additional time to review the discovery that was produced and that (2) in the intervening period the government would provide an index of the discovery to defendant's counsel. The matter was calendared for a status hearing on June 30, 2010. Following the last status hearing, the government produced a written summary of selected evidence as those documents relate to the specific charges. Along with the summary, the government provided additional copies of the discovery for review. The parties agree that the defense needs additional time to review these documents and that it would be in the interests of justice to continue the status hearing previously set for June 30, 2010, to July 21, 2010.
The parties, through their counsel of record, hereby stipulate and agree that the period of time from June 30, 2010 to July 21, 2010, shall be excluded under the Speedy Trial Act pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §§ 3161(h)(7)(A), and (B)(iv) to allow the defendant and his counsel reasonable time necessary for effective preparation of the defenses taking into account the exercise of due diligence, and for continuity of counsel.
This Court agrees and finds that the ends of justice served by excluding time from June 30, 2010 to July 21, 2010, outweigh the best interests of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial, because of the complexity of this case and the defendant and his counsel are entitled to a reasonable time necessary for effective preparation of the defenses.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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