IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
February 22, 2012
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
JESUS RUIZ, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Kendall J. Newman United States Magistrate Judge
BENJAMIN B. WAGNER United States Attorney TODD D. LERAS Assistant U.S. Attorney 501 I Street, Suite 10-100 Sacramento, California 95814 Telephone: (916) 554-2918
STIPULATION AND ORDER CONTINUING PRELIMINARY
IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED between Plaintiff United States of America, by and through Assistant United States Attorney Todd D. Leras, and Assistant Federal Defender Jeffrey Staniels, Counsel for Defendant Jesus Ruiz, that the preliminary hearing scheduled for February 23, 2012, be continued to March 15, 2012, at 2:00 p.m.
The government has presented the defense with a proposed Plea Agreement. Defense counsel needs time to review and discuss the proposed pre-indictment resolution with Mr. Ruiz. In addition, defense counsel is engaged in continuing investigation which may impact the terms of the final plea agreement. Both parties are therefore requesting additional time for attorney preparation.
The government and defendant agree that the combination of the proposed resolution and continuing investigation constitute 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 March 15, 2012.
Jeffrey Staniels agrees to this request and has authorized Assistant United States Attorney Todd D. Leras to sign this stipulation on his behalf.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:
1. The preliminary hearing set for February 23, 2012, is continued to March 15, 2012, 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 March 15, 2012. (18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(B)(iv) and Local Code T4 (reasonable time to prepare)).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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