IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
May 16, 2012
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
DEBRA GAIL SIMMONS,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gregory G. Hollows United States Magistrate Judge
Date: June 4, 2012 Time: 9:00 a.m.
Judge: Hon. Gregory G. Hollows
Defendant has filed a waiver of appearance in this misdemeanor action. Nevertheless, in Class A misdemeanor actions involving fraud in which the government has suffered significant loss, the undersigned's policy is to require personal appearance despite that fact that Fed.R.CrimP. 43(b)(2) would allow a misdemeanor defendant to never appear if the court so permitted. In this case, however, an exception will be made due to the showing of defendant's medical problems. The defendant, DEBRA GAIL SIMMONS, will be permitted to waive her personal appearance at her judgment and sentencing hearing on June 4, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. before this Court and shall appear telephonically.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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