The opinion of the court was delivered by: Morrison C. England, JR United States District Judge
STIPULATION REGARDING EXCLUDABLE TIME PERIODS UNDER SPEEDY TRIAL ACT; FINDINGS AND ORDER
Plaintiff United States of America, by and through its counsel of record, and defendant, by and through his counsel of record, hereby stipulate as follows:
1. By previous order, this matter was set for status on November 8, 2012.
2. By this stipulation, defendant now moves to continue the status conference until December 6, 2012, and to exclude time between November 8, 2012 and December 6, 2012 under Local Code T4. The United States does not oppose this request.
3. The parties agree and stipulate, and request that the Court find the following: a. The United States has represented that the discovery associated with this case includes investigative reports and related documents in electronic form amounting to approximately 75 pages of documents. All of this discovery has been produced directly to Mr. Harris's counsel of record.
b. After consultation, Mr. Harris and his counsel desire additional time to consult, to review discovery, and to discuss potential options, including setting the matter for trial or for change of plea. c. Counsel for defendant believes that failure to grant the above-requested continuance would deny him the reasonable time necessary for effective preparation, taking into account the exercise of due diligence. d. The United States does not object to the continuance. e. Based on the above-stated findings, the ends of justice served by continuing the case as requested outweigh the interest of the public and the defendant in a trial within the original date prescribed by the Speedy Trial Act. f. For the purpose of computing time under the Speedy Trial Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3161, et seq., within which trial must commence, the time period of November 8, 2012 to December 6, 2012, inclusive, is deemed excludable pursuant to 18 U.S.C.§ 3161(h)(7)(A), B(iv) [Local Code T4] 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 the period within which a trial must commence.
Dated: November 1, 2012 BENJAMIN B. WAGNER United States Attorney By: /s/ Todd A. Pickles TODD A. PICKLES Assistant U.S. Attorney For the United States DANIEL BRODERICK Federal Public Defender Dated: November 1, 2012 By: /s/ Todd A. Pickles for JEFFREY STANIELS Assistant Federal Defender For the Defendant
Pursuant to the parties' stipulation, IT IS SO FOUND AND ORDERED.
The status conference, currently scheduled for November 8, 2012, is continued to December 6, 2012, at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 7. The time period between November 8, 2012 and December 6, 2012 is excluded under Local Code T4.
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