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 HEARING
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 May 11, 2012, be continued to May 22, 2012, at 2:00 p.m.
The government has proposed pre-indictment resolution of this matter. Defense counsel needs additional time to review the settlement proposal with defendant. Both parties are therefore requesting additional time for attorney preparation.
The government and defendant agree that defense review of the proposed settlement constitutes 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 May 22, 2012.
Jeffrey Staniels agrees to this request and has authorized Assistant United States Attorney Todd D. Leras to sign this stipulation on his behalf.
1. The preliminary hearing set for May 11, 2012, is continued to May 22, 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 May 22, 2012. (18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(B)(iv) and Local Code T4 (reasonable time to prepare)).
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