IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
August 7, 2006
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
RICHARD PITTMAN, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, District Judge
This matter is before the Court on defendant Richard Pittman's Motion to Continue Trial Setting (Doc. 217). Defendant requests a continuance from the current trial date of September 11, 2006, so that he may continue negotiations with the U.S. Attorney "to hopefully resolve the case" (Id.). Defendant states that the Government does not oppose this request (Id.).
Therefore, the Court finds that pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(8)(A), the ends of justice served by the granting of such continuance outweigh the best interests of the public and Defendant in a speedy trial. Therefore, the Court GRANTS Defendant's Motion to Continue (Doc. 217). The Court CONTINUES the jury trial as to all Defendants, scheduled for Monday, September 11, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. and reschedules it for Monday, January 22, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. The time from the date the motion to continue (Doc. 217) was filed, August 4, 2006, until the date to which the trial is rescheduled, January 22, 2007, is excludable time for the purposes of speedy trial.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
David R Herndon United States District Judge
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