The opinion of the court was delivered by: John A. Mendez United States District Court Judge
VICTOR S. HALTOM, Esq. SBN - 155157 428 J Street, Suite 350 Sacramento, California 95814 Telephone: (916) 444-8663 Attorney for Defendant ANDREY ANDREYEV
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 defendants, Andrey Andreyev and Vitaliy Andreyev, by and through their counsel of record, hereby stipulate as follows:
1. By previous order, this matter was set for status on December 11, 2012.
2. By this stipulation, defendants now move to continue the status conference until January 8, 2013 at 9:45 a.m., and to exclude time between December 11, 2012 and January 8, 2013 under Local Code T4. Plaintiff does not oppose this request.
3. The parties agree and stipulate, and request that the Court find the following:
a. The discovery associated with this case includes voluminous records, including mortgage and bank records involving multiple transactions. All of this discovery has been either produced directly to counsel and/or made available for inspection and copying, and/or will be made available.
b. Counsel for defendants desire additional time to review these materials, discuss the materials with their clients, and assess the potential sentencing ramifications of the materials.
c. The government has provided proposed plea agreements to defense counsel. Defense counsel are going over the plea agreements with their clients. The parties hope to have the case resolved by the next status conference.
d. Defense counsel are unavailable to attend to status conference on December 11, 2012.
e. Counsel for defendants believe that failure to grant the above-requested continuance would deny them the reasonable time necessary for effective preparation, taking into account the exercise of due diligence.
f. The government does not object to the continuance.
g. 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.
h. 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 11, 2012 to January 8, 2013, 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 ...