The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge: Honorable Morrison C. England, Jr.
STIPULATION REGARDING EXCLUDABLE TIME PERIODS UNDER SPEEDY TRIAL ACT; ORDER Date: January 24, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m.
The United States of America through its undersigned counsel, Lee Bickley, Assistant United States Attorney, together with counsel for defendant Anton Tkachev, Chris Haydn-Myer, Esq., and counsel for defendant Nazhmudin Rustamov, John R. Manning, Esq., hereby stipulate the following:
1. By previous order, this matter was set for status conference on December 6, 2012. 2. By this stipulation, defendants now move to continue the status conference until January 24, 2013 and to exclude time between December 6, 2012 and January 24, 2013 under the Local Code T-4 (to allow defense counsel time to prepare).
3. The parties agree and stipulate, and request the Court find the following:
a. This case includes over 1,500 pages of discovery and three co-defendants.
b. Counsel for the defendants need additional time to review the discovery and conduct investigation.
c. Counsel for defendants believe 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 defendants 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 December 6, 2012 to January 24, 2013, inclusive, is deemed excludable pursuant to 18 United States Code Section 3161(h)(7)(A) and (B)(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 the period within which a trial must commence.
Dated: November 27, 2012 /s/ Chris Haydn-Myer CHRIS HAYDN-MYER Attorney for Defendant Anton Tkachev Dated: November 27, 2012 /s/ John R. Manning JOHN R. MANNING Attorney for Defendant Nazhmudin Rustamov Dated: November 27, 2012 Benjamin B. Wagner United States Attorney by:/s/ Lee Bickley LEE BICKLEY Assistant U.S. Attorney
IT IS SO FOUND AND ORDERED. The status conference is continued to January 24, 2013, at 9 a.m. The time period between December 6, 2012 and January 24, 2013 is excluded under the Local Code T-4 ...