IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
July 9, 2012
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: John A. Mendez U. S. District Court Judge
MICHAEL CHASTAINE, State Bar #121209 THE CHASTAINE LAW OFFICE 101 Parkshore Drive, Suite 100 Folsom, CA 95630 Telephone: 916-732-7150 Attorney for Defendant Peter Kuzmenko
WAIVER OF DEFENDANT'S PRESENCE
Pursuant to Rule 43 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, the defendant, PETER KUZMENKO, 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, impanelment 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 him interests will be deemed represented at all times by the presence of him 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. §§3161-3174 (Speedy Trial Act), and authorizes his attorney to set times and delays under that Act without defendant being present.
It is so order
John A. Mendez
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