UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
September 19, 2012
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Margaret A. Nagle United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER OF DETENTION AFTER HEARING (18 U.S.C. § 3142(i))
A. (X) On motion of the Government in a case allegedly involving:
1. ( ) a crime of violence;
2. ( ) an offense with a maximum sentence of life imprisonment or death;
3. (X) a narcotics or controlled substance offense with a maximum sentence of ten or more years;
4. ( ) any felony - where the defendant has been convicted of two or more prior offenses described above;
5. ( ) any felony that is not otherwise a crime of violence that involves a minor victim, or possession or use of a firearm or destructive device or any other dangerous weapon, or a failure to register under 18 U.S.C. § 2250.
B. (X) On motion by the Government / ( ) on Court's own motion, in a case allegedly involving:
1. (X) a serious risk that the defendant will flee;
2. ( ) a serious risk that the defendant will:
a. ( ) obstruct or attempt to obstruct justice;
b. ( ) threaten, injure, or intimidate a prospective witness or juror or attempt to do so.
C. The Government (X) is/ ( ) is not entitled to a rebuttable presumption that no condition or combination of conditions will reasonably assure the defendant's appearance as required and the safety of any person or the community.
A. (X) The Court finds that no condition or combination of conditions will reasonably assure:
1. (X) the appearance of the defendant as required. (X) and/or
2. (X) the safety of any person or the community.
B. (X) The Court finds that the defendant has not rebutted by evidence to the contrary the presumption provided by statute.
The Court has considered:
A. the nature and circumstances of the offense(s) charged;
B. the weight of evidence against the defendant;
C. the history and characteristics of the defendant; and
D. the nature and seriousness of the danger to any person or to the community.
The Court also has considered all the evidence adduced at the hearing and the arguments and/or statements of counsel, and the Pretrial Services Report and recommendation.
The Court bases the foregoing finding(s) on the following: A. (X) The history and characteristics of the defendant indicate a serious risk that he will flee, because: the risk of flight is presumed in this case; the defendant is a citizen of Canada; and no bail resources have been proffered to mitigate the presumed risk of flight.
B. (X) The defendant poses a risk to the safety of other persons or the community because of: the nature and seriousness of the allegations in this presumption case; and his prior criminal history in the United States and Canada.
A. ( ) The Court finds that a serious risk exists that the defendant will:
1. ( ) obstruct or attempt to obstruct justice.
2. ( ) attempt to/ ( ) threaten, injure or intimidate a witness or juror.
A. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the defendant be detained prior to trial.
B. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the defendant be committed to the custody of the Attorney General for confinement in a corrections facility separate, to the extent practicable, from persons awaiting or serving sentences or being held in custody pending appeal.
C. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the defendant be afforded reasonable opportunity for private consultation with counsel.
D. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, on order of a Court of the United States or on request of any attorney for the Government, the person in charge of the corrections facility in which the defendant is confined deliver the defendant to a United States Marshal for the purpose of an appearance in connection with a court proceeding.
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