United States District Court, S.D. Illinois
December 19, 2014
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
JAMES J. YOUNG, Defendant
For James J. Young, Defendant: Thomas C. Gabel, LEAD ATTORNEY, Assistant Federal Public Defender - East St. Louis, East St. Louis, IL.
For USA, Plaintiff: Laura V. Reppert, LEAD ATTORNEY, Assistant U.S. Attorney - Fairview Heights, Fairview Heights, IL.
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
STEPHEN C. WILLIAMS, United States Magistrate Judge.
The United States of America and the Defendant, having both filed a written consent, appeared before me pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 11 and Southern District of Illinois Local Rule 72.1(b)(2). The Defendant entered a plea of guilty to Count 1 of the Indictment.
After cautioning and examining the Defendant under oath concerning each of the subjects mentioned in Rule 11, I determined that the guilty plea was knowing and voluntary, and that the offenses charged are supported by an independent factual basis containing each of the essential elements of such offense.
I therefore RECOMMEND that the Defendant's plea of guilty be accepted; that a presentence investigation report be prepared, and that the Defendant be adjudicated guilty and have sentence imposed accordingly.