IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
March 15, 2012
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
SERGEY PUKHKAN, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: John A. Mendez United States District Court Judge
Michael E. Hansen [CSBN 191737] Attorney-at-Law 711 Ninth Street, Suite 100 Sacramento, CA 95814 916.438.7711 Fax 916.864.1359 Attorney for Defendant NORMA GONZALEZ
WAIVER OF DEFENDANT'S PERSONAL PRESENCE (FRCP 43)
Pursuant to Rule 43 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, defendant Sergey Pukhkan hereby waives the right to be present in person in open court upon the hearing of any motion or other proceeding in 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 him which the Court may permit pursuant to this waiver; agrees that his interests will be deemed represented at all times by the presence of his attorney, the same as if defendant were personally present, and further agrees to be present in court ready for trial any day and hour the Court may fix in his absence.
Defendant further acknowledges that he has been informed of his rights under Title 18 U.S.C. sections 3161-3174 (Speedy Trial Act), and authorizes his attorney to set times and delays under that Act without defendant being present.
I approve the above waiver of presence. IT IS SO ORDERED.
John A. Mendez
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