IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
April 20, 2010
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
JUAN ANGELO TORRES-TORRES, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, Chief Judge
This matter was referred to United States Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson for the specific purpose of conducting a change of plea for Defendant Torres-Torres, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636, LOCAL RULE 72.1(b)(2) and Defendant
Torres-Torres' consent (Doc. 21). Pursuant to FEDERAL RULE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE 11, the change of plea hearing was held on April 2, 2010 (Doc. 20). During the change of plea, Defendant Torres-Torres pleaded guilty to the Indictment, illegal re-entry, following a thorough colloquy with Judge Wilkerson. Thereafter, Judge Wilkerson issued a Report and Recommendation ("the Report") recommending that the Court accept Defendant Torres-Torres' plea of guilty (Doc. 24).
In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B), the parties were allowed fourteen days to file written objections. As of this date, neither party has filed an objection. Therefore, the Court ADOPTS the Report in its entirety. Thus, it is the finding of the Court in the case of United States v. Juan Angelo Torres-Torres, that Defendant Torres-Torres was fully competent and capable of entering an informed plea, that Defendant Torres-Torres was aware of the nature of the charges and the consequences of the plea, and that the plea of guilty was a knowing and voluntary plea supported by an independent basis in fact containing each of the essential elements of the offense. Accordingly, the Court ACCEPTS the guilty plea and ADJUDGES Juan Angelo Torres-Torres GUILTY on the charge in the Indictment. The Court REMINDS the parties that this matter for sentencing on July 9, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
David R Herndon Chief Judge United States District Court
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