USA v. Quijije et al
Criminal

Middle District of Florida, flmd-8:2017-cr-00130-334952

ORDER: The Government's Unopposed Motion to Correct Scrivener's Error (Doc. # {{24}}) is GRANTED. The Indictment and case caption are hereby AMENDED to reflect that the correct spelling of Defendant's name is "Robinson Castillo Sevillano." Signed by Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington on 5/23/2017. (KAK)

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PageID 32 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TAMPA DIVISION UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. Case No. 8:17-cr-130-T-33AAS ERICK OSWALDO PADILLA QUIJIJE, CARLOS DELIO PADILLA AGRIS, and ROBINSON CASTILLO SEVILLANO ______________________________/ ORDER This cause is before the Court pursuant to the Government's Unopposed Motion to Correct Scrivener's Error (Doc. # 24). The Court grants the Motion. Discussion The March 22, 2017, Indictment names "Robertson Castillo Sevillano" as one of the three Defendants. (Doc. # 1). At this juncture, the Government explains that this Defendant's correct name is actually "Robinson Castillo Sevillano." The Government indicates that the Indictment and case style should be amended to correct this scrivener's error. Case law permits the correction of "obvious clerical or typographical errors in the indictment." United States v. Field, 875 F.2d 130, 133 (7th Cir. 1989). "[T]he settled rule in federal courts prohibits substantive amendments, but permits changes in indictments that are merely a matter of 1 PageID 33 form or which correct insignificant clerical errors. . . . An amendment of form and not of substance occurs when the defendant is not misled in any sense, is not subjected to any added burden, and is not otherwise prejudiced." United States v. Kegler, 724 F.2d 190, 195 (D.C. Cir. 1983)(internal citation omitted). Amendments that are merely a matter of form are freely permitted. United States v. Johnson, 741 F.2d 1338, 1340-41 (11th Cir. 1985). The Motion is unopposed, merely seeks to correct a typographical error, and is a matter of form, not substance. Upon due consideration, the Court grants the Motion. This Court takes the opportunity to remind counsel to carefully evaluate the proper spelling of each Defendant's name. Although it is Defendant Robinson Castillo Sevillano that is discussed in the present Motion and Order. The Court notes that the Government's Motion identifies another Defendant as "Erick Oswaldo Padilla Quijeje" but the Indictment refers to that Defendant as "Erick Oswaldo Padilla Quijije." The Government should carefully check the spelling of each Defendant's name and correctly identify each Defendant moving forward. Accordingly, it is ORDERED, ADJUDGED, and DECREED: 2 PageID 34 (1) The Government's Unopposed Motion to Correct Scrivener's Error (Doc. # 24) is GRANTED. (2) The Indictment and case caption are hereby AMENDED to reflect that the correct spelling of Defendant's name is "Robinson Castillo Sevillano." DONE and ORDERED in Chambers, in Tampa, Florida, this 23rd day of May, 2017. 3