IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
February 25, 2013
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
ALEX LIAO ET AL.,
ORDER AFTER HEARING
This matter came on calendar for a status conference hearing on January 23, 2013, in the courtroom of the Honorable Lawrence K. Karlton, Senior Judge. Assistant United States Attorney Todd Leras on behalf of the United States of America. Assistant Federal Defender Matthew Scoble appeared on behalf of Defendant Alex Liao, who was present before the court and in custody, and Michael Hansen appeared on behalf of Defendant Binh Thu Lam was not present and has a waiver on file.
Defense counsel explained that a settlement offer had just been received and the defense needed time to discuss the matter with Mr Liao. Defense counsel therefore requested that this matter be set for a further status conference on February 26, 2013, at 9:15 am.
The parties agreed on the need for additional time.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that this matter be set for further status conference on February 26, 2013 at 9:15 am..
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §3161 (h)(7)(A) and (B)(iv), and Local Code T4, the period from January 23, 2013, up to and including February 26, 2013, is excluded from the time computations required by the Speedy Trial Act due to counsel preparation.
THE COURT SPECIFICALLY FINDS that the ends of justice served by granting a continuance outweigh the interests of the public and the defendants in a speedy trial.
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