USA v. Cortes et al
Criminal

District of Nebraska, ned-8:2004-cr-00171-31496

ORDER - Defendant Cortes's motion for an extension of time {{69}} is granted. Defendant Cortes is given until on or before 3/9/07, in which to file pretrial motions pursuant to the progression order. The time between 2/9/07 and 3/9/07 shall be e xcluded under the Speedy Trial Act. The evidentiary hearing tentatively scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on 2/16/07, is canceled and will be rescheduled, if necessary, following the filing of any pretrial motions in accordance with this order as to defendant Alejandro Cortes. Pretrial Motion Deadline set for 3/9/2007. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Thomas D. Thalken. (KBJ) Modified on 2/9/2007 to correct the spelling of the name of the defendant

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8:04-cr-00171-JFB-TDT Doc # 71 Filed: 02/09/07 Page 1 of 1 - Page ID # 211 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,)) 8:04CR171 Plaintiff,)) vs.) ORDER) ALEJANDRO CORTES,)) Defendant.) This matter is before the court on the motion for an extension of time by defendant Alejandro Cortes (Cortes) (Filing No. 69). Cortes seeks until March 9, 2007, in which to file pretrial motions in accordance with the progression order (Filing No. 64). Cortes has submitted an affidavit wherein Cortes consents to the motion and acknowledges that he understands the additional time may be excludable time for the purposes of the Speedy Trial Act (Filing No. 70). Upon consideration, the motion will be granted. IT IS ORDERED: 1. Defendant Cortes's motion for an extension of time (Filing No. 69) is granted. Defendant Cortes is given until on or before March 9, 2007, in which to file pretrial motions pursuant to the progression order. The ends of justice have been served by granting such motion and outweigh the interests of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial. The additional time arising as a result of the granting of the motion, i.e., the time between February 9, 2007 and March 9, 2007, shall be deemed excludable time in any computation of time under the requirement of the Speedy Trial Act for the reason defendant's counsel requires additional time to adequately prepare the case, taking into consideration due diligence of counsel, and the novelty and complexity of this case. The failure to grant additional time might result in a miscarriage of justice. 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(8)(A) & (B). 2. The evidentiary hearing tentatively scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on February 16, 2007, is canceled and will be rescheduled, if necessary, following the filing of any pretrial motions in accordance with this order. DATED this 9th day of February, 2007. BY THE COURT: s/Thomas D. Thalken United States Magistrate Judge