IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
November 24, 2008
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
JOE STEWART, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Stiehl, District Judge
On August 25, 2008, the United States of America and defendant Joe R. Stewart consented to appear before Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 11 and SDIL Rule 72.1(b)(2). At that time, the defendant entered a plea of guilty to Count 1 of the Indictment.
On September 2, 2008, Judge Wilkerson submitted a Report recommending that the undersigned District Judge accept the plea of guilty, that a presentence investigation and report be prepared, and that the Defendant be adjudicated guilty and have sentence imposed accordingly (Doc. 19).
The Report was sent to the parties along with a "NOTICE" informing them of their right to appeal by way of filing "Objections" within ten days of service of the Report and Recommendation. Neither party has filed an objection, therefore, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b), this Court need not conduct de novo review. Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 149-52 (1985); Video Views Inc. v. Studio 21, Ltd., 797 F.2d 538 (7th Cir. 1986).
Accordingly, the undersigned District Judge ADOPTS Magistrate Judge Wilkerson's Report and Recommendation (Doc. 19), ACCEPTS defendant Joe R. Stewart's plea of guilty, and ADJUDGES defendant Joe R. Stewart guilty.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
WILLIAM D. STIEHL DISTRICT JUDGE
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