May 23, 2013
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
ERIC DEMETRIUS SMITH, Defendant. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
ERIC DEMETRIUS SMITH AND SAMANTHA E. LEWIS, Defendants.
ORDER ON NOTICE OF RELATED CASES
CLAUDIA WILKEN, District Judge.
The United States has filed a notice of related cases in these cases. The Court finds that, in their present posture, these cases are not related within the meaning of the rule. However, if Defendant Smith reached a negotiated global disposition of both matters, his case could be severed from Defendant Lewis', and this Court would relate the two cases against Defendant Smith for plea and sentence. Alternatively, if both Defendants were prepared to agree to negotiated dispositions, this Court would relate the cases.