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United States v. Thomas

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS


May 6, 2008

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
v.
PATRICK D. THOMAS, DEFENDANT.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, Chief Judge

ORDER

Now before the Court is Defendant's May 6, 2008 motion for continuance of trial (Doc. 22). Defendant states that his counsel needs additional time to review discovery and to prepare for trial. The Court being fully advised in the premises finds that Defendant needs additional time to review discovery and to prepare for trial. Further, 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 the Defendant in a speedy trial.

Therefore, the Court GRANTS Defendant's motion for continuance of trial (Doc. 22). The Court CONTINUES the jury trial scheduled for May 27, 2008 to Monday, August 11, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. The time from the date the original motion was filed, May 6, 2008, until the date to which the trial is rescheduled, August 11, 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 Herdo Chief Judge United States District Court

20080506

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