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United States v. Morgan

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS


January 8, 2010

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
v.
TARA MORGAN, ALSO KNOWN AS TARA PRINCE, ALSO KNOWN AS TARA JONES, DEFENDANT.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: J. Phil Gilbert District Judge

ORDER

This matter comes before the Court on Magistrate Judge Clifford J. Proud's Report and Recommendation ("R&R") (Doc. 7) of December 30, 2009, wherein Magistrate Judge Proud recommends to the Court that Defendant Tara Morgan's plea of guilty to the instant Information (Doc. 2) be accepted, that a presentence investigation and report be prepared, and that Morgan be adjudicated guilty and have sentence imposed accordingly. While the parties have up to and including January 19, 2010, to file objections to the R&R, neither party has filed an objection thus far, and Morgan has filed a Notice (Doc. 10) that indicates her acceptance of the R&R's terms.

After reviewing a magistrate judge's report and recommendation, the Court may accept, reject or modify, in whole or in part, the findings or recommendations of the magistrate judge in the report. Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b). The Court must review de novo the portions of the report to which objections are made. The Court has discretion to conduct a new hearing and may consider the record before the magistrate judge anew or receive any further evidence deemed necessary.

Id. "If no objection or only partial objection is made, the district court judge reviews those unobjected portions for clear error." Johnson v. Zema Sys. Corp., 170 F.3d 734, 739 (7th Cir. 1999).

The Court has not received any objections to the R&R and does not find the R&R to be clearly erroneous. Accordingly, the Court hereby ADOPTS the R&R (Doc. 7) in its entirety. Specifically, the Court ACCEPTS Morgan's plea of guilty to the instant Information (Doc. 2), ORDERS a presentence investigation and report be undertaken, and ADJUDGES Morgan guilty of one count of mail fraud as provided in said information. Finally, the Court ORDERS that sentencing shall be held on May 31, 2010, at 1:30 p.m.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

20100108

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