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United States v. Ross-Morales

United States District Court, Ninth Circuit

December 11, 2013

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
v.
CASSANDRA ROSS-MORALES, Defendant.

BENJAMIN B. WAGNER, United States Attorney, TODD A. PICKLES, Assistant United States Attorney, Attorneys for Plaintiff United States of America.

STIPULATION REGARDING EXCLUDABLE TIME PERIODS UNDER SPEEDY TRIAL ACT; [PROPOSED] FINDINGS AND ORDER

GARIAND E. BURRELL, Jr., District Judge.

STIPULATION

Plaintiff United States of America, by and through its counsel of record, and defendant Cassandra Ross-Morales, by and through her counsel of record, hereby stipulate as follows:

1. By previous order, this matter was set for status on December 13, 2013.

2. By this stipulation, defendant now moves to continue the status conference until January 24, 2014 and to exclude time between December 13, 2013 and January 24, 2014 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 wiretap applications in electronic form constituting approximately 800 pages of documents. All of this discovery has been produced directly to counsel.

b) Further, the United States anticipates making a further production of documents and audio recordings, including intercepted communications, within the next few weeks which are anticipated to be voluminous.

c) Counsel for defendant desires additional time to consult with his client, to conduct investigation and research related to the charges, to review discovery for this matter, to discuss potential resolutions with his client, and to otherwise prepare for trial.

d) Counsel for defendant believes that failure to grant the above-requested continuance would deny him the reasonable time necessary for effective preparation, taking into account the exercise of due diligence.

e) The United States does not object to the continuance.

f) 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 defendant in a trial within the original date prescribed by the Speedy Trial Act.

g) 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 December 13, 2013 to January 24, 2014, inclusive, is deemed excludable pursuant to 18 U.S.C.§ 3161(h)(7)(A), B(iv) [Local Code T4] because it results from a continuance granted by the Court at defendant's request on the basis of the Court's finding that the ends of justice served by taking such action outweigh the best interest of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial.

4. Nothing in this stipulation and order shall preclude a finding that other provisions of the Speedy Trial Act dictate that additional time periods are excludable from the period within which a trial must commence.

IT IS SO STIPULATED.

ORDER

IT IS SO FOUND AND ORDERED.


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