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United States v. Grant

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


September 10, 2010

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
v.
GARY JASON GRANT, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. Garland E. Burrell

STIPULATION AND ORDER CONTINUING STATUS CONFERENCE DATE AND EXCLUDING TIME UNDER THE SPEEDY TRIAL ACT

It is hereby stipulated and agreed by and between plaintiff United States of America, on the one hand, and defendant Gary Jason Grant, and defendant Timothy Seaver, on the other hand, through their respective attorneys, that: (1) the presently set September 10, 2010, status conference shall be continued to October 8, 2010, at 9:00 a.m.; and (2) time from the date of the parties' stipulation, September 9, 2010, through, and including, October 8, 2010, shall be excluded from computation of time within which the trial of this matter must be commenced under the Speedy Trial Act, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(A) and (B)(ii) and (iv) and Local Codes T2 (complex and unusual case) and T4 (reasonable time for defense counsel to prepare).

The parties note that this case stems from the investigation and prosecution of Daren Glosser and Shannon Selle, Case No. CRS 05-309 GEB, which this Court previously determined to be complex and unusual within the meaning of the Speedy Trial Act based on the grounds that the conspiracy charge spans almost four years and the case involves approximately 22 search warrants, hundreds of exhibits, numerous witnesses, and multiple law enforcement agencies. Consequently, in the instant case, the United States has produced substantial voluminous discovery consisting of thousands of documents to defense counsel and they will need additional time to review the discovery, investigate the facts, and conduct legal research regarding possible defenses.

Based on these facts, the parties stipulate and agree that the instant case is unusual and complex and it is unreasonable to expect adequate preparation for pretrial proceedings and trial itself within the time limits established in § 3161. In addition, the parties stipulate and agree that the trial delay and exclusion of time requested herein is necessary to provide defense counsel reasonable time to prepare their respective clients' defenses taking into account due diligence.

Dated: September 9, 2010

PREETI K. BAJWA Attorney for Defendant Gary Jason Grant (per email authorization)

Dated: September 9, 2010

MATTHEW BOCKMON Attorney for Defendant Timothy Seaver (per email authorization)

Dated: September 9, 2010

BENJAMIN B. WAGNER UNITED STATES ATTORNEY By: SAMUEL WONG Assistant U.S. Attorney

ORDER

The Court, having received, read, and considered the stipulation of the parties, and good cause appearing therefrom, adopts the stipulation of the parties in its entirety as its order. Based on the stipulation of the parties and the recitation of facts contained therein, the Court finds that this case is unusual and complex and that it is unreasonable to expect adequate preparation for pretrial proceedings and trial itself within the time limits established in 18 U.S.C. § 3161. In addition, the Court specifically finds that the failure to grant a continuance in this case would deny defense counsel reasonable time necessary for effective preparation, taking into account the exercise of due diligence. The Court finds that the ends of justice to be served by granting the requested continuance outweigh the best interests of the public and the defendants in a speedy trial.

The Court orders that the time from the date of the parties' stipulation, September 9, 2010, to and including the new October 8, 2010, status conference hearing date shall be excluded from computation of time within which the trial of this case must be commenced under the Speedy Trial Act, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(A) and (B)(ii) and (iv), and Local Codes T2 (unusual and complex case) and T4 (reasonable time for defense counsel to prepare). It is further ordered that a status conference shall be held on October 8, 2010, at 9:00 a.m.

GARLAND E. BURRELL, JR. United States District Judge

20100910

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