IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
November 13, 2007
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
ARCADIO R. ABURTO, DENO B. GREEN, DAVID BARRIOS, KENNETH D. DAY, WILLIAM BIRKLA, JR., STEPHEN DODD, AND ROBERT LISKA, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, Chief Judge
Now before the Court is Defendant Birkla's November 6, 2007 motion to continue December 3, 2007 trial (Doc. 224). Defendant Birkla's counsel, John Stobbs, needs a continuance as Mr. Stobbs is scheduled to begin a criminal trial in the Eastern District of Missouri before the Honorable Charles A. Shaw that same date. 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 all the Defendants in a speedy trial. The Court also finds that to deny a continuance of the matter would result in a miscarriage of justice.
Therefore, the Court GRANTS Defendant Birkla's motion to continue December 3, 2007 trial (Doc. 224). The Court CONTINUES the jury trial scheduled for December 3, 2007 to Monday, March 3, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. The time from the date the original motion was filed, November 6, 2007, until the date to which the trial is rescheduled, March 3, 2008, is excludable time for the purposes of speedy trial. The parties shall notify the Court if a change of plea hearing is necessary.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
David R Herndon Chief Judge United States District Court
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