IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
April 4, 2012
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
ARUNA KUMARI CHOPRA,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Dennis L. Beck United States Magistrate Judge
BENJAMIN B. WAGNER United States Attorney MARK J. McKEON Assistant U.S. Attorney 2500 Tulare St, Suite 4401 Fresno, California 93721 Telephone: (559) 497-4000 Facsimile: (559) 497-4099 Attorneys for the United States of America
STIPULATION AND ORDER TO EXCLUDE TIME
The parties request that the first status conference in this case be continued from April 9, 2012 to April 23, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. They stipulate that the time between April 9, 2012 and April 23, 2012 should be excluded from the calculation of time under the Speedy Trial Act. The parties stipulate that the ends of justice are served by the Court excluding such time, so that counsel for the defendant may have reasonable time necessary for effective preparation, taking into account the exercise of due diligence and to assure continuity of government counsel. 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(B)(iv). Specifically, the government just delivered initial discovery consisting of 4,346 pages and counsel needs to time to complete even an initial review of the documents. In addition, counsel for the government is unavailable on April 9, 2012, and joins in the request for a continuance so that he can personally be present at the first status conference and for continuity of counsel. The parties stipulate and agree that the interests of justice served by granting this continuance outweigh the best interests of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial. 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(A).
Time is excluded the Court finds that the interests of justice served by granting this continuance outweigh the best interests of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial. 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(A).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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