United States District Court, D. Nebraska
February 18, 2014
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
ANNA MARIE CHOVANCEK, Defendant.
THOMAS D. THALKEN, Magistrate Judge.
This matter is before the court on the motion for an extension of time by defendant Anna Marie Chovancek (Chovancek) (Filing No. 17). Chovancek seeks additional time in which to file pretrial motions in accordance with the progression order. Chovancek has filed an affidavit wherein she consents to the motion and acknowledges she understands the additional time may be excludable time for the purposes of the Speedy Trial Act (Filing No. 22). Chovancek's counsel represents that government's counsel has no objection to the motion. Upon consideration, the motion will be granted.
IT IS ORDERED:
Defendant Chovancek's motion for an extension of time (Filing No. 17) is granted. Chovancek is given until on or before March 14, 2014, 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 18, 2014, and March 14, 2014, 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)(7)(A) & (B).