IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
June 23, 2010
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
JOSE MAGDELANO LECHUGA, DEFENDANT.
STIPULATION RE: CONTINUANCE AND ORDER
Defendant JOSE MAGDELANO LECHUGA, by and through his attorneys, ROGER LITMAN and CAROL MOSES, and the United States of America, by and through its attorneys, BENJAMIN B. WAGNER, United States Attorney, and KAREN A. ESCOBAR, Assistant United States Attorney, hereby enter into the following stipulation:
1. The parties to the above-captioned matter agree to vacate the July 6, 2010, hearing in this matter and reset it for July 26, 2010, at 9:00 a.m.*fn1
2. The parties stipulate that the continuance is necessitated by the government's need to have non-elective surgery on July 6, a surgery scheduled on June 21 following a medical examination that day.
3. The parties further stipulate that time should be excluded in the interest of justice.
DATED: June 22, 2010
ROGER LITMAN Attorney for Defendant JOSE MAGDELANO LECHUGA
CAROL MOSES Attorney for Defendant JOSE MAGDELANO LECHUGA
Having read and considered the foregoing stipulation, IT IS THE ORDER of the Court that the current hearing date of July 6 is hereby vacated in this matter and is reset for July 26, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. The Court further finds that the ends of justice served by granting the requested continuance outweigh the best interests of the public and the defendants in a speedy trial, in that the failure to grant the continuance would deny the government continuity of counsel and would deny the defendants an opportunity to further investigate and properly negotiate.
WHEREFORE IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that time shall be excluded in the interest of justice, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(8)(A).
IT IS SO ORDERED.