IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
December 17, 2012
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
BERNARDO LAREDO, ET AL.,
Michael E. Hansen Attorney at Law, SBN 191737 711 Ninth Street, Suite 100 Sacramento, CA 95814 916.438.7711 FAX 916.864.1359 Attorney for Defendant BERNARDO LAREDO
STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER TO VACATE TRIAL CONFIRMATION HEARING AND TRIAL DATE, AND TO EXCLUDE TIME PURSUANT TO THE SPEEDY TRIAL ACT
IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED by and between the parties hereto through their respective counsel, Daniel McConkie, Assistant United States Attorney, attorney for plaintiff; Michael Hansen, attorney for defendant Bernardo Laredo; Dina Santos, attorney for defendant Mara Stiles; Toni Carbone, attorney for defendant Angela Boschke; Preciliano Martinez, attorney for defendant Jose Aguilar-Madriz; Tim Pori, attorney for defendant Richard Thurman; and Tim Warriner, attorney for defendant Lori Thurman, that the previously-scheduled trial confirmation hearing date of December 18, 2012, be vacated and the matter set for change of plea/trial setting conference on January 28, 2013, at 9:30 a.m.
Accordingly, the parties also request that the January 14, 2013, trial date should be vacated.
This continuance is requested to allow counsel additional time to engage in plea negotiations. At least two of the above defendants will be dismissed, and the remaining defendants expect to change their pleas.
The Government concurs with this request.
Further, the parties agree and stipulate the ends of justice served by the granting of such a continuance outweigh the best interests of the public and the defendants in a speedy trial and that time within which the trial of this case must be commenced under the Speedy Trial Act should therefore be excluded under 18 U.S.C. section 3161(h)(7)(B)(iv), corresponding to Local Code T-4 (to allow defense counsel time to prepare), from the date of the parties' stipulation, December 13, 2012, to and including January 28, 2013.
Accordingly, the parties respectfully request the Court adopt this proposed stipulation. IT IS SO STIPULATED.
The Court, having received, read, and considered the stipulation of the parties, and good cause appearing therefrom, adopts the stipulation of the parties in its entirety as its order. Based on the stipulation of the parties and the recitation of facts contained therein, the Court finds that it is unreasonable to expect adequate preparation for pretrial proceedings and trial itself within the time limits established in 18 U.S.C. section 3161. In addition, the Court specifically finds that the failure to grant a continuance in this case would deny defense counsel to this stipulation reasonable time necessary for effective preparation, taking into account the exercise of due diligence. The Court finds that the ends of justice to be served by granting the requested continuance outweigh the best interests of the public and the defendants in a speedy trial.
The Court orders that the time from the date of the parties' stipulation, December 13, 2012, to and including January 28, 2013, shall be excluded from computation of time within which the trial of this case must be commenced under the Speedy Trial Act, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. section 3161(h)(7)(B)(iv), and Local Code T4 (reasonable time for defense counsel to prepare). It is further ordered that the December 18, 2012, trial confirmation hearing shall be vacated and the matter set for change of plea/trial setting conference on January 28, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. Additionally, the January 14, 2013, trial date is hereby vacated.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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