The opinion of the court was delivered by: William B. Shubb United States District Judge
BENJAMIN B. WAGNER United States Attorney TODD A. PICKLES LEE S. BICKLEY Assistant United States Attorneys 501 I Street, Suite 10-100 Sacramento, CA 95814 Telephone: (916) 554-2700 Facsimile: (916) 554-2900 Attorneys for Plaintiff United States of America
STIPULATION REGARDING EXCLUDABLE TIME PERIODS UNDER SPEEDY TRIAL ACT; FINDINGS AND ORDER
Plaintiff United States of America, by and through its counsel of record, and defendants Edward Khalfin and Robin Dimiceli, by and through their counsel of record, *fn1 hereby stipulate as follows:
1. By previous order, this matter was set for status on May 6, 2013.
2. By this stipulation, defendants now move to continue the status conference until August
5, 2013 and to exclude time between May 6, 2013 and August 5, 2013, under Local Code T4. The United States does not oppose this request.
3. The parties agree and stipulate, and request that the Court find the following:
a. The United States has represented that the discovery associated with this case includes investigative reports and related documents in electronic form, including approximately 40,000 pages of discovery. All of this discovery has been either produced directly to counsel and/or made available for inspection and copying.
b. Counsel for defendants desire additional time to consult with each of their clients, to review the current charges, to conduct investigation and research related to the charges, to review and copy discovery for this matter, to discuss potential resolutions with each of their clients, to prepare pretrial motions and otherwise prepare for trial.
c. Counsel for defendants believe that failure to grant the above-requested continuance would deny them the reasonable time necessary for effective preparation, taking into account the exercise of due diligence.
d. The United States does not object to the continuance.
e. Based on the above-stated findings, the ends of justice served by continuing the case 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 May 6, 2013 to August 5, 2013 inclusive, is deemed excludable pursuant to 18 U.S.C.§ 3161(h)(7)(A), B(iv) [Local Code T4] because it results the ends of justice served by taking ...