IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
December 21, 2012
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
REGINALD BOWERS, ET AL.,
GOVERNMENT'S MOTION TO DISMISS THE INDICTMENT AGAINST DEFENDANT DOROTHY WILLIAMS AND [PROPOSED] ORDER [FED. R. CRIM. P. 48(a)]
The United States of America, through its attorneys of record, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hitt, hereby moves for an order dismissing the indictment against defendant Dorothy WILLIAMS in Case No. 2:06-cr-0288 WBS, pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 48(a).
Rule 48(a) provides: The government may, with leave of court, dismiss an indictment, information, or complaint. The government may not dismiss the prosecution during trial without the defendant's consent.
Fed. R. Crim. P. 48(a).
This motion seeks leave of court to dismiss the indictment against defendant Dorothy WILLIAMS in Case No. 2:06-cr-0288 WBS because the government has conducted an extensive review of the evidence against both of this defendant, considered the declining health and advanced age of this particular defendant, and other relevant factors and concluded that it is in the interests of justice to dismiss the indictment against this defendant. Therefore, pursuant to Rule 48(a), the undersigned respectfully requests that the Court enter an order dismissing the pending indictment against defendant Dorothy WILLIAMS in Case No. 2:06-cr-0288 WBS in the interests of justice.
BENJAMIN B. WAGNER United States Attorney DATED: December 21, 2012 By:/s/Jason Hitt JASON HITT Assistant U.S. Attorney
For the reasons set forth in the motion to dismiss filed by the United States, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
The pending counts of the indictment against Dorothy WILLIAMS in Case No. 2:06-cr-0288 WBS are hereby DISMISSED pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 48(a).
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