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United States v. Ball

May 24, 2007

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
v.
JOHN BALL, ET AL., DEFENDANT.



The opinion of the court was delivered by: Reagan, District Judge

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER ADOPTING REPORT & RECOMMENDATION AND ACCEPTING DEFENDANT'S GUILTY PLEA

On March 23, 2007, the parties appeared before the Honorable Clifford J. Proud, United States Magistrate Judge of this District Court. Pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 11 and Southern District of Illinois Local Rule 72.1(b)(2), with the consent of all parties and following a thorough colloquy, Defendant Ball entered a guilty plea to the sole charge in the Indictment (Doc. 27).

By Report filed March 27, 2007, Judge Proud recommends that the undersigned District Judge accept Defendant Ball's guilty plea, find Defendant Ball guilty, direct the Probation Office to prepare a presentence investigation report, and schedule sentencing herein (Doc. 65). The parties were given an opportunity to object to Judge Proud's Report. That deadline has elapsed without any party filing objections.

Accordingly, the Court ADOPTS in its entirety Judge Proud's Report and Recommendation (Doc. 65), ACCEPTS Defendant Ball's guilty plea, and ADJUDGES Ball guilty of the sole offense set forth in the Indictment (violation of 21 U.S.C. § 846). The Court DIRECTS the United States Probation Office to prepare a presentence investigation report. Finally, the Court SETS SENTENCING for July 13, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

MICHAEL J. REAGAN United States District Judge

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