IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
April 26, 2013
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
JOSEPH TOWNSEND AND ZACHARY GOVERNMENT, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Thomas D. Thalken United States Magistrate Judge
This matter is before the court on the oral motion of defendants Joseph Townsend (Townsend) and Zachary Government (Government) for an extension of the pretrial motion deadline. The motion was made during the arraignment on the Indictment on April 26, 2013. The government had no objection to the motion. Both defendants acknowledged the additional time needed for the motion would be excluded under the calculations under the Speedy Trial Act. The oral motion was granted.
IT IS ORDERED:
1. Townsend's and Government's motion for an extension of time to file pretrial motions is granted. The defendants shall have to on or before June 17, 2013, in which to file pretrial motions in accordance with the progression order.
2. 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., from April 26, 2013, and June 17, 2013, shall be deemed excludable time in any computation of time under the requirement of the Speedy Trial Act for the reason defendants' counsel require 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)(7)(A) & (B).
BY THE COURT:
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