United States District Court, D. Nebraska
January 31, 2014
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
SHANE D. SWEENEY, Defendant.
THOMAS D. THALKEN, Magistrate Judge.
This matter is before the court on the motion to continue by defendant Shane D. Sweeney (Sweeney) (Filing No. 17). Sweeney seeks a continuance of the trial scheduled for February 10, 2014. Sweeney's counsel represents Sweeney will submit an affidavit in accordance with paragraph 9 of the progression order whereby Sweeney consents to the motion and acknowledges he understands the additional time may be excludable time for the purposes of the Speedy Trial Act. Sweeney's counsel represents that government's counsel has no objection to the motion. Upon consideration, the motion will be granted.
IT IS ORDERED:
1. Sweeney's motion to continue trial (Filing No. 17) is granted.
2. Trial of this matter is re-scheduled for April 14, 2014, before Judge Joseph F. Bataillon and a jury. 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 January 31, 2014, and April 14, 2014, shall be deemed excludable time in any computation of time under the requirement of the Speedy Trial Act for the reason that defendant's counsel requires additional time to adequately prepare the case. The failure to grant additional time might result in a miscarriage of justice. 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(A) & (B).