UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS URBANA DIVISION
January 4, 2012
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
DAVID MICHAEL DIEDRICH, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Michael P. McCUSKEY Chief U.S. District Judge
Wednesday, 04 January, 2012 01:22:57 PM
Clerk, U.S. District Court, ILCD
ORDER APPROVING MAGISTRATE RECOMMENDATION
On December 13, 2011,, a Report and Recommendation (#23) was filed by United States Magistrate Judge David G. Bernthal in the above cause. More than ten (10) days have elapsed since the filing of the recommendation and no objections have been made. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1).
Magistrate Judge Bernthal has recommended that the plea of guilty be accepted, that a pre-sentence investigation report be prepared, and that the defendant be adjudged guilty. Because the magistrate judge has no authority to determine or recommend a sentence pursuant to Rule 11(c)(1)(C) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, I have reviewed the plea agreement in this case and agree with the Government's recommendation that the defendant be sentenced to a 12-month term of imprisonment if the plea agreement has not been breached at the time of sentencing.
WHEREFORE, this court approves the recommendation of the Magistrate Judge. See Video Views, Inc. v. Studio 21, Ltd., 797 F.2d 538 (7th Cir. 1986). Accordingly, the defendant's plea of guilty is accepted by the Court and the defendant is adjudged guilty. The Court orders that a pre-sentence investigation report is to be prepared. A sentencing hearing remains set for March 30, 2012, at 9:30 a.m.
Michael P. McCuskey
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