IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, FRESNO
February 20, 2013
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
FERNANDO AVILA, DEFENDANT.
Request to File Under Seal Character Letters and Attach to Presentence Report.
TO THE ABOVE ENTITLED COURT AND THE ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA:
Defendant, Fernando Avila, by and through his attorney Anthony P. Capozzi, hereby requests that the Character Letters be attached to the Presentence Report and filed under seal with copies of said letters being served upon the United States Attorney and the Probation Department.
This request is made pursuant to Local Rule 141(a) which states that presentence reports are confidential records of the United States District Court. Under the Local Rule the reports are only to be disclosed to the court, court personnel, the defendant, the defendant's counsel, the defense investigator, and the United States Attorney's office. Only these people or parties should have access to the Character Letters.
The contents of the Presentence Report sets out confidential and sensitive information that is subject to the Defendant's privacy rights.
The Character Letters are from the following individuals:
a. Madeline Perez,
b. Marcos Perez,
c. Elva Leticia Mercado,
d. Elizabeth Moreno,
e. Jessica Mercado,
f. Mayra Alejandra Mercado,
g. Angelica Avila,
h. Miranda Avila, and
i. Jose Avila.
The total number of pages is eleven(11).
Accordingly, it is requested that the Character Letters be attached to the Presentence Report and be Sealed with copies served electronically upon the United States Attorney and the Probation Department.
Respectfully submitted, DATED: February 19, 2013 /s/ Anthony P. Capozzi Anthony P. Capozzi Attorney for, FERNANDO AVILA
For reasons set forth above, the defendants request to have Character Letters attached to the Presentence Report and filed Under Seal is granted.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
SENIOR DISTRICT JUDGE
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