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United States v. Hill

United States District Court, Ninth Circuit

December 12, 2013

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v.
EUGENE HILL, Defendant.

MELINDA HAAG (CABN 132612), United States Attorney, J. DOUGLAS WILSON (DCBN 412811), Chief, Criminal Division, ARIANNA R. BERG (NYBN 4127825), Assistant United States Attorney, San Francisco, California, Attorneys for the United States of America.

[PROPOSED] ORDER OF DETENTION OF DEFENDANT EUGENE HILL

ELIZABETH D. LAPORTE, Magistrate Judge.

The defendant Eugene Hill came before this Court on December 6, 2013, for a detention hearing. The defendant was present and represented by Daniel Blank, Esq. Assistant United States Attorney Arianna Berg represented the United States.

The government requested detention, submitting that no condition or combination of conditions would reasonably assure the defendant's appearance or reasonably assure the safety of the community.

Pretrial Services submitted a report recommending detention.

Upon consideration of the Pretrial Services report, the court file and the parties' proffers as discussed below, the Court finds by (1) clear and convincing evidence that the defendant is a danger to the community, and (2) a preponderance of the evidence that no condition or combination of conditions would reasonably assure the defendant's appearance as required by the Court. The Court orders the defendant detained.

The present order supplements the Court's findings at the detention hearing and serves as a written findings of fact and statement of reasons as required by 18 U.S.C. § 3142(i).

The Bail Reform Act of 1984, 18 U.S.C. §§ 3141-50, sets forth the factors which the Court must consider in determining whether pretrial detention is warranted. In coming to its decision, the Court has considered those factors, paraphrased below:

(1) the nature and seriousness of the offense charged;
(2) the weight of the evidence against the person;
(3) the history and characteristics of the person including, among other considerations, employment, past conduct and criminal history, and records of court appearances; and
(4) the nature and seriousness of the danger to any person or the community that would be posed by the person's release.

18 U.S.C. § 3142(g).

Defendant Eugene Hill is charged with one count of violating 18 U.S.C. § 922(g) (felon in possession of firearm) and one count of violating 18 U.S.C. § 1512(a)(2)(A) (witness tampering). The instant charges stem from the defendant's alleged possession of ammunition and a firearm. The witness tampering charge stems from the defendant's alleged ...


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