IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
February 18, 2011
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
ALEX LIAO, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
ORDER RE REQUEST FOR WAIVER OF DEFENDANT'S PERSONAL PRESENCE (FRCP 43)
Pursuant to Rule 43 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, defendant Binh Thu Lam hereby waives the right to be present in person in open court upon the hearing of any motion or other proceeding n this case, including, but not limited to, when the case is set for trial, when a continuance is ordered, and when any other action is taken by the court before or after trial, except upon arraignment, plea, empanelment of jury and imposition of sentence. Defendant hereby requests the Court to proceed during every absence of her which the Court may permit pursuant to this waiver; agrees that her interests will be deemed represented at all times by the presence of her attorney, the same as if defendant were personally present, and further agrees to be presenting court ready for trial any day and hour the Court may fix in her absence.
Defendant further acknowledges that she has been informed of her rights under Title 18 U.S.C. sections 3161-3174 (Speedy Trial Act), and authorizes her attorney to set times and delays under that Act without defendant being present.
Dated: February ___, 2011
BINH THU LAM (Original retained by attorney)
I agree with and consent to my client's waiver of appearance.
Dated: February 14, 2011 MICHAEL E. HANSEN Attorney for Defendant BINH THU LAM
I approve the above waiver of presence. IT IS SO ORDERED.
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