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United States v. Liao

United States District Court, Ninth Circuit

August 9, 2013

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
v.
ALEX LIAO, et al., Defendants.

Michael E. Hansen [CSBN 191737], Attorney-at-Law, Sacramento, CA, Attorney for Defendant. BINH LAM

BENJAMIN B. WAGNER, United States AttorneyM,

TODD LERAS, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Attorney for Plaintiff.

AMENDED STIPULATION AND ORDER TO CONTINUE STATUS CONFERENCE, AND TO EXCLUDE TIME PURSUANT TO THE SPEEDY TRIAL ACT

LAWRENCE K. KARLTON, District Judge.

IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED by and between the parties hereto through their respective counsel, Todd Leras, Assistant United States Attorney, attorney for plaintiff, and Michael E. Hansen, attorney for defendant Binh Lam, that the previously-scheduled status conference date of August 13, 2013, be vacated and the matter set for status conference on October 16, 2013, at 9:15 a.m.

This continuance is requested to allow counsel additional time to negotiate a disposition.

The Government concurs with this request.

Further, the parties agree and stipulate the ends of justice served by the granting of such a continuance outweigh the best interests of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial and that time within which the trial of this case must be commenced under the Speedy Trial Act should therefore be excluded under 18 U.S.C. section 3161(h)(7)(B)(iv), corresponding to Local Code T-4 (to allow defense counsel time to prepare), from the date of the parties' stipulation, August 9, 2013, to and including October 16, 2013.

Accordingly, the parties respectfully request the Court adopt this proposed stipulation.

IT IS SO STIPULATED.

ORDER

The Court, having received, read, and considered the stipulation of the parties, and good cause appearing therefrom, adopts the stipulation of the parties in its entirety as its order. Based on the stipulation of the parties and the recitation of facts contained therein, the Court finds that it is unreasonable to expect adequate preparation for pretrial proceedings and trial itself within the time limits established in 18 U.S.C. section 3161. In addition, the Court specifically finds that the failure to grant a continuance in this case would deny defense counsel to this stipulation reasonable time necessary for effective preparation, taking into account the exercise of due diligence. The Court finds that the ends of justice to be served by granting the requested continuance outweigh the best interests of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial.

The Court orders that the time from the date of the parties' stipulation, August 9, 2013, to and including October 16, 2013, shall be excluded from computation of time within which the trial of this case must be commenced under the Speedy Trial Act, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. section 3161(h)(7)(B)(iv), and Local Code T4 (reasonable time for defense counsel to prepare). It is further ordered that the August 13, 2013, status conference shall be continued until October 16, 2013, at 9:15 a.m.

IT IS SO ORDERED.


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