United States District Court, S.D. Illinois
May 30, 2015
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
MAJDI ODEH, Defendant.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER ADOPTING REPORT & RECOMMENDATION AND ACCEPTING DEFENDANT'S GUILTY PLEA
MICHAEL J. REAGAN, Chief District Judge.
On May 11, 2015, the parties appeared before the Honorable Donald G. Wilkerson, United States Magistrate Judge. Pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 11 and Southern District of Illinois Local Rule 72.1(b)(2), with the consent of all parties and following a thorough colloquy, Defendant Odeh entered a guilty plea to Counts 1 through 4 of the indictment - charging violations of 18 U.S.C. 371, 26 U.S.C. 7206(2), and 18 U.S.C. 2320(a).
By Report and Recommendation docketed May 12, 2015 (Doc. 115), Judge Wilkerson recommends that the undersigned District Judge accept Defendant's guilty plea, find Defendant guilty, direct the United States Probation Office to prepare a presentence investigation report, and schedule sentencing herein.
The parties were given an opportunity to object to the Report and Recommendation. That deadline (May 29, 2015) elapsed without any party filing objections or seeking additional time in which to do so.
Accordingly, the Court ADOPTS in its entirety the Report and Recommendation (Doc. 115), ACCEPTS Defendant's guilty plea, and ADJUDGES Defendant guilty of the offenses set forth in the indictment to which Defendant pled guilty herein. The Court DIRECTS the United States Probation Office to prepare a presentence investigation report. The Court CONFIRMS that SENTENCING shall proceed at 11:00 a.m. on September 3, 2015.
Finally, the Court SETS the following important deadlines. Any sentencing memorandum must be filed no later than 14 days before the sentencing hearing. Any response to a sentencing memorandum must be filed no later than 7 days before the sentencing hearing. If a party intends to present live testimony at the sentencing hearing, a notice identifying the witness(es) and summarizing the nature and anticipated length of the testimony must be filed no later than 14 days before the sentencing hearing.
IT IS SO ORDERED.