IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
December 17, 2012
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
[GILILLAND ET AL.] LEONARD WILLIAMS AND JOSHUA CLYMER, DEFENDANTS.
STIPULATION REGARDING EXCLUDABLE TIME PERIODS UNDER SPEEDY TRIAL ACT; [PROPOSED] FINDINGS AND ORDER
Plaintiff United States of America, by and through its counsel of record, and defendants Leonard Williams and Joshua Clymer, by and through their counsel of record, hereby stipulate as follows:
1. The two remaining defendants in this case were charged by third superseding indictment on February 23, 2012. On November 1, 2012, the Court granted defendant Clymer's proposed substitution of new counsel. (Dkt. ##459, 461.)
2. By previous order, this matter was set for status on December 18, 2012, and time was excluded under the Speedy Trial Act for defense preparation.
3. By this stipulation, defendants now move to continue the status conference and to exclude time between December 18, 2012 and January 28, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. under Local Code T4. Plaintiff does not oppose this request.
4. The parties agree and stipulate, and request that the Court find the following:
a. The government has represented that the discovery associated with this case includes over 13,500 pages of documents produced to defense counsel in searchable electronic format and with a discovery index. The government produced a small amount of new discovery on December 3, 2012. Discovery in this case consists of loan records, escrow records, banking records for entities and individuals, and IRS/FBI-related materials such as witness interview summaries and related evidence. Discovery has been available for inspection and copying, but in the interest of lessening the burden on the defense and facilitating movement of the case, the government has scanned and produced the material.
b. Because of the volume of materials and the complexity of the mortgage transactions at issue, as well as defendant Clymer's recent substitution of counsel, counsel for defendants desire additional time to consult with their clients, to review the current charges, to conduct investigation and research related to the charges, to review discovery for this matter, to discuss potential resolutions, to prepare pretrial motions, and to otherwise prepare for trial. In particular, new counsel for defendant Clymer needs additional time to review the discovery and conduct investigation.
c. Counsel for defendants believe that failure to grant the above-requested continuance and exclusion of time would deny them the reasonable time necessary for effective preparation, taking into account the exercise of due diligence.
d. The government does not object to the continuance and exclusion of time.
e. Based on the above-stated findings, the ends of justice served by continuing the case and excluding time as requested outweigh the interest of the public and the defendants 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 December 18, 2012 and January 28, 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 defendants' 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 defendants in a speedy trial.
5. 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.
IT IS SO STIPULATED.
DATED: December 14, 2012. /s/ Christopher S. Hales________ CHRISTOPHER S. HALES Assistant United States Attorney /s/ Joseph Wiseman * _ JOSEPH WISEMAN Counsel for Defendant LEONARD WILLIAMS /s/ William Portanova *________ WILLIAM PORTANOVA Counsel for Defendant JOSHUA CLYMER
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