IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
December 28, 2006
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
JAVIER MENDEZ, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, District Judge
Before the Court is a Motion to Withdraw (Doc. 16), made by Assistant Federal Public Defender Daniel G. Cronin, who is currently serving as representative counsel for defendant Javier Mendez in this matter. For reasons stated within the Motion, the Court finds it necessary to GRANT said Motion (Doc. 16), in order to prevent Mr. Cronin from having to possibly cross-examine a former client, as well as allow for the possibility of each defendant (Mendez, Jose Antonio SalaicesArenales and Ruben Salaices-Arenales) having the same appointed counsel in his separate case (06-cr-30152-DRH, 06-cr-30149-MJR and 06-cr-30150-DRH, respectively) as well as in the drug conspiracy case (06-cr-30167-DRH).Therefore, the Court ORDERS that Assistant Federal Public Defender Daniel G. Cronin be WITHDRAWN as representative counsel for defendant Javier Mendez in this matter and that attorney G. Ethan Skaggs be designated as CJA-APPOINTED counsel to serve in his stead.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
David R. Herndon United States District Judge
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