IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 1, 2012
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
UNDER SEAL MARTIN WAYNE FLANDERS, AND LIGIA SANDOVAL SPAFFORD, DEFENDANTS.
REQUEST TO UNSEAL AND
REQUEST TO UNSEAL TO THIS HONORABLE COURT: COMES NOW Todd A. Pickles, Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California, to petition this Court and respectfully represent:
1. On Friday, September 28 2012, this Court issued an order sealing the complaint, supporting affidavit, and arrest warrants in the above-referenced case until the arrest of the defendants or further order of the Court.
2. The undersigned is informed and believes that defendant Ligia Sandoval Spafford was arrested on Monday, October 1, 2012, and it is anticipated that co-defendant Martin Wayne Flanders will be taken into custody soon. It is now necessary to unseal the complaint and other documents so that the defendants may be fully apprised of the charges against them.
THEREFORE, your petitioner prays that the aforesaid complaint, affidavit, and arrest warrants, as well as the Petition to Seal, and the Order sealing these documents be unsealed and made part of the public record.
Dated: October 1, 2012 Respectfully submitted, BENJAMIN B. WAGNER U.S. ATTORNEY By: /s/ Todd A. Pickles TODD A. PICKLES Assistant U.S. Attorney
The Court hereby orders that the criminal complaint, supporting affidavit, and arrest warrants in criminal case No. 2:12-mj-252 EFB, as well as the Petition to Seal, and the Order sealing these documents, shall be unsealed and made part of the public record.
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