IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
March 20, 2008
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
ANTAWON M. CHAIRS, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, Chief Judge
Now before the Court is Defendant Chairs' motion to dismiss representation (Doc. 17). On March 20, 2008, the Court held a hearing on the motion and GRANTED Defendant's motion. Thus, the Court APPOINTS attorney Mr. Eric Butts, 720 Olive, Suite 1630, St. Louis, Missouri 63101, to represent Chairs in this matter.
Currently, this matter is set for trial for March 24, 2008. The Court concludes that a continuance is necessary as Mr. Butts will not be prepared to try the case as scheduled. Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(8)(A), the Court finds that the ends of justice served by continuing this matter outweigh the best interests of the public and the Defendant in a speedy trial. The Court CONTINUES the jury trial set for March 24, 2008 to Monday, June 2, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. The time from the date this Order is entered, March 20, 2008, until the date to which the trial is rescheduled, June 2, 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.
Signed this 20th day of March, 2008.
David R Her|do| Chief Judge United States District Court
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