January 15, 2014
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
DEONTAE D. GRIFFIN, Defendant.
THOMAS D. THALKEN, Magistrate Judge.
This matter is before the court on the motion of Assistant Federal Public Defender Jeffrey L. Thomas and the Office of the Federal Public Defender to withdraw as counsel for the defendant, Deontae D. Griffin (Griffin) (Filing No. 53). Mr. Thomas represents that the Office of the Federal Public Defender has a conflict of interest in this matter. Mr. Thomas' and the Office of the Federal Public Defender's motion to withdraw (Filing No. 53) is granted.
Denise E. Frost, P.O. Box 3157, Omaha, NE 68103, (402) 346-8856, is appointed to represent Griffin for the balance of these proceedings pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act.
Mr. Thomas shall forthwith provide Ms. Frost with the discovery materials provided the defendant by the government and such other materials obtained by Mr. Thomas which are material to Griffin's defense.
The clerk shall provide a copy of this order to Ms. Frost, and Ms. Frost shall file her appearance forthwith.
IT IS SO ORDERED.