The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon.William B. Shubb
TO DISMISS INDICTMENT AS TO DEFENDANT PLAINTIFF'S EX PARTE MOTION PINEDA AND ORDER THEREON
Whereas, defendant Jesus Pineda Estrada is also charged in United States v. Maria Del Rocio Arceo-Rangel, et al., Case No. 2:09-CR-407 KJM, under the name Luis Renee Estrada Castanon, aka Jesus Pineda Estrada, with certain drug and firearms violations;
Whereas, the United States and Jesus Pineda Estrada have entered into a Plea Agreement in Case No. 2:09-CR-407 KJM that settles both that case and the instant case in that the United States has agreed to move to dismiss the charges in the instant case within ten days after his judgment and conviction in Case No. 2:09-CR-407 KJM becomes final; andWhereas, Jesus Pineda Estrada (using his alias Luis Renee Estrada Castanon) pled guilty to a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)(i) in Case No. 2:09-CR-407 KJM and was sentenced, inter alia, to five years incarceration on May 19, 2011. The Judgment In A Criminal Case was filed or entered in that case on June 15, 2011, and no appeal has been filed. Therefore, the time for the filing of defendant's appeal has run out and there is a final judgment and conviction in that case.
Accordingly, pursuant to the parties' Plea Agreement, plaintiff United States of America hereby moves ex parte to: (1) dismiss the Indictment in the case against defendant Jesus Estrada Pineda only; and (2) vacate the presently set July 11, 2011, status conference. The undersigned prosecutor represents that on this date he contacted Michael Hansen, Esq., attorney for defendant Jesus Estrada Pineda, and Mr. Hansen advised that he had no objection to this ex parte motion.
BENJAMIN B. WAGNER United States Attorney Samuel Wong By: SAMUEL WONG Assistant U.S. Attorney
The Court, having received, read, and considered the ex parte motion of plaintiff United States of America to: (1) dismiss the Indictment in the case against defendant Jesus Estrada Pineda only; and (2) vacate the presently set July 11, 2011, status conference. Good cause appearing therefrom, it is hereby ordered that the United States' motion to dismiss the Indictment against defendant Jesus Estrada Pineda only is granted and that the presently set July 14, 2011, status conference is vacated.
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