IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION
December 21, 2011
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PETITIONER,
PRONTO STAFFING, INC, WILLIAM J. BRANDT AND ESPERANZA A. BRANDT, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Milton I. Shadur Senior United States District Judge
Although this three-defendant criminal case began back in May 2009 with the contemporaneous waiver of an indictment by all three defendants, plus their entry of a guilty plea to the criminal information, that swift disposition was coupled with an agreed-upon deferral of sentencing.*fn1 Almost exactly 2-1/2 years later, the parties have recently been submitting sentencing memoranda looking to a current sentencing.
But just the other day counsel for defendant William Brandt ("Brandt") has tendered his Response to Government's Sentencing Memoranda. If this Court were presiding over an English course rather than a criminal sentencing, that submission might put Brandt in hot water,*fn2 but as a legal document it makes several forceful points that call for further input from the United States Attorney's office.
Accordingly the scheduled December 21 sentencing is deferred, and the government is ordered to file a response to Brandt's Response as soon as that is feasible. This Court will then reset the sentencing date.