The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge: Honorable William B. Shubb
STIPULATION REGARDING EXCLUDABLE TIME PERIODS UNDER SPEEDY TRIAL ACT; [PROPOSED] FINDINGS AND ORDER
Date: November 13, 2012 Time: 9:30 a.m.
The United States of America through its undersigned counsel, Jill Thomas, Assistant United States Attorney, together with counsel for defendant Michael Leonard Lovato, John R. Manning, Esq., hereby stipulate the following:
1. By previous order, this matter was set for status conference on October 22, 2012.
2. By this stipulation, defendant now moves to continue the status conference until November 13, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. for a change of plea and to exclude time between October 22, 2012 and November 13, 2012 under the Local CodeT-4 (to allow defense counsel time to prepare).
3. The parties agree and stipulate, and request the Court find the following:
a. Counsel for the defendant needs additional time to meet with the defendant in order to review the discovery; review investigation reports, discuss and analyze relevant USSG calculations; and, review the plea agreement.
b. Currently the discovery includes 2,250 pages and six CDs of Pen Data.
c. Counsel for defendant believes the failure to grant a continuance in this case would deny defense counsel reasonable time necessary for effective preparation, taking into account the exercise of due diligence.
d. The Government does not object to the continuance.
e. Based on the above-stated findings, the ends of justice served by granting the requested continuance outweigh the best interests of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial within the original date prescribed by the Speedy Trial Act.
f. For the purpose of computing time under the Speedy Trial Act, 18 United States Code Section 3161(h)(7)(A) within which trial must commence, the time period of October 22, 2012 to November 13, 2012, inclusive, is deemed excludable pursuant to 18 United States Code Section 3161(h)(7)(A) ) and (B)(ii) and (iv), corresponding to Local Code T-4 because it results from a continuance granted by the Court at defendant's request on the basis of the Court's finding that the ends of justice served by taking such action outweigh the best interest of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial.
4. Nothing in this stipulation and order shall preclude a finding that other provisions of the Speedy Trial Act dictate that additional time periods are excludable from ...