IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
January 4, 2012
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
EVELYN SANCHEZ; ERIC RAY HERNANDEZ, MONICA MARIE HERNANDEZ, AKA MONICA MARIE DUARTE, EVELYN BRIGGET SANCHEZ, PATRICIA ANN KING, AND DARLING ARLETTE MONTALVO,
UNITED STATES' NOTICE AND REQUEST FOR HEARING RE STATUS
OF COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANT
Hearing Date: Jan. 17, 2012
Hearing Time: 9:00 a.m.
(Hon. Anthony W. Ishii)
The United States respectfully notifies the Court that the California State Bar website indicates that attorney Robert Dowd, counsel for defendant Evelyn Sanchez, is not eligible to practice law and that the effective date of his suspension was November 18, 2011.
The California Supreme Court order concerning Mr. Dowd's suspension, a copy of which is attached hereto, indicates that Mr. Dowd is suspended from the practice of law for 90 days. It appears that defendant Evelyn Sanchez is not currently represented by counsel. There are upcoming case deadlines including motion in limine filing deadlines on January 23, February 13, and February 27; the trial confirmation and motions in limine hearing on March 5; and the trial on March 20, 2012.
Accordingly, the government respectfully requests that the Court set a hearing in this case on January 17, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. to address the status of defendant Sanchez's legal representation.
DATED: Jan. 4, 2012 Respectfully Submitted, BENJAMIN B. WAGNER United States Attorney By: /s/ Kirk E. Sherriff KIRK E. SHERRIFF HENRY Z. CARBAJAL Assistant U.S. Attorneys
It is ordered that defendant Evelyn Sanchez appear for a hearing before this Court on January 17, 2012, at 9:00 a.m., in Courtroom Two.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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