Case No. 1:18-cr-114
District Judge Travis R. McDonough REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b), the undersigned United States Magistrate Judge conducted a plea hearing in this case on May 20, 2019. At the hearing, Defendant entered a plea of guilty to Count One of the twenty count Indictment. On the basis of the record made at the hearing, the Court finds that Defendant is fully competent and capable of entering an informed plea; the plea is made knowingly and with full understanding of each of the rights waived by Defendant; it is made voluntarily and free from any force, threats, or promises; Defendant understands the nature of the charges and penalties provided by law; and the plea has a sufficient basis in fact. Acceptance of the plea, adjudication of guilt, acceptance of the Plea Agreement, and imposition of sentence are specifically reserved for the District Court Judge.
I therefore recommend that the Court: (1) grant Defendant's motion to withdraw his not guilty plea to Count One of the twenty count Indictment; (2) accept Defendant's guilty plea to Count One of the twenty count Indictment; (3) adjudicate Defendant guilty of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute fifty grams or more of methamphetamine (actual) and five hundred grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A) and 846; and (4) order that Defendant remain in custody until sentencing or further order of this Court.
The Defendant's sentencing hearing is scheduled before the Honorable District Judge Travis R. McDonough on September 6, 2019, at 2:00 p.m.
/s/ Christopher H . Steger
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
NOTICE TO PARTIES
You have the right to de novo review by the district judge of the foregoing findings. Any application for review must be in writing; must specify the portions of the findings or proceedings objected to; and must be filed and served no later than fourteen (14) days after the plea hearing. Failure to file objections within fourteen days constitutes a waiver of any further right to challenge the plea of guilty in this matter. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b).