IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
December 27, 2012
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
JOSEPH GEKKO, DEFENDANT
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. John A. Mendez United States District Court Judge
JOSEPH GEKKO WAIVER OF PERSONAL PRESENCE
Defendant, Joseph Gekko, hereby waives the right to be present in open court upon the hearing of any motion or other proceeding in this cause, including, but not limited to when the case is ordered set for trial, when a continuance is ordered, and when any other action is taken by the Court before or after trial, except upon arraignment, plea, empanelment of jury and imposition of sentence. Defendant Joseph Gekko hereby requests the Court to proceed during every absence of the defendant which the Court may permit pursuant to this waiver; agrees that defendant's interest will be deemed represented at all times by the presence of defendant's attorney, the same as if defendant were personally present; and further agrees to be present in person in court ready for trial any day and hour the Court may fix in defendant's absence.
Defendant Joseph Gekko further acknowledges that he has been informed of his rights under Title 18 U.S.C. 3161-3174 of the Speedy Trial Act and authorizes her counsel to set times and delays under the Act without her being present.
DATED: December 26, 2012
I consent to the above waiver of personal appearance.
/s/Joseph Gekko JOSEPH GEKKO Defendant DATED: December 26, 2012 I agree to the above waiver of personal appearance. /s/Michael B. Bigelow MICHAEL B. BIGELOW Attorney for Defendant Gekko
I approve the above waiver of personal appearance.
John A. Mendez
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