The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable Gregory G. Hollows United States Magistrate Judge
STIPULATION AND ORDER CONTINUING PRELIMINARY HEARING
IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED between Plaintiff United States of America, by and through Assistant United States Attorney Todd D. Leras, and Attorney Dina L. Santos, Counsel for Defendant Miguel Ronqui Ruiz, that the preliminary hearing scheduled for November 10, 2010 be continued to November 22, 2010, at 2:00 p.m.
The government has provided defense counsel with a draft plea agreement and other documents in connection with a pre-indictment resolution of this matter. In light of the settlement discussions and the need for counsel to review investigative reports, both parties are requesting additional time for attorney preparation.
The government and defendant agree that the combination of the settlement proposal and review of investigation reports constitutes good cause to extend the time for preliminary hearing under Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 5.1(d), as well as under the Speedy Trial Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(B)(iv). This exclusion of time includes the period up to and including November 22, 2010.
Dina Santos agrees to this request and has authorized Assistant United States Attorney Todd D. Leras to sign this stipulation on her behalf.
1. The preliminary hearing set for November 10, 2010, is continued to November 22, 2010, at 2:00 p.m.
2. Based on the stipulations and representations of the parties, the Court finds good cause to extend the time for the preliminary hearing, and time is excluded up to and including November 22, 2010. (18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(B)(iv) and Local Code T4 (reasonable time to prepare)).
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