The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge: Kimberly J. Mueller
DATE: August 4, 2011 Time: 10:00 a.m.
STIPULATION TO CONTINUE STATUS CONFERENCE AND ORDER THEREON
It is hereby stipulated and agreed by the parties herein, that the present date for the status conference of this matter shall be vacated and re calendared for the date of September 1, 2011.
Defendant's counsel and the United States are in negotiations to resolve this case; additional witnesses and factual matters must be investigated and verified pursuant to those negotiations. The time is needed in that regard.
Based on all of the foregoing, the parties stipulate and agree that the interests of justice outweigh the interests of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial. Specifically, the parties stipulate and agree that exclusion of time under the Speedy Trial act is appropriate under local code T4 under Title 18, United States Code, as well as for preparation of counsel under section 3161(h)(7)(B)(iv).
Therefore, the parties request the Court continue the status conference/change of plea to September 1, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.
BENJAMIN B. WAGNER United States Attorney
By: /s/ MICHELLE BECKWITH Assistant U.S. Attorney
/s/ MARK J. REICHEL MARK J. REICHEL, Esq. Counsel for Defendant
IT IS SO ORDERED. GOOD CAUSE APPEARING the parties' stipulation is adopted, the status conference set for August 4, 2011 is reset for September 1, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. The court confirms September 1 as a firm date that will not further be continued absent a showing of extraordinary cause. It IS FURTHER ORDERED that time is excluded through September 1, 2011, under the Speedy Trial Act under local code referencing Title 18, United States Code section(h)(7)(B)(iv). The Court finds the ends of justice outweigh the interests of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial.