This matter is before the Court on the motion of defendant Jeronimo Castro-Prada (Castro-Prada) for an extension of the pretrial motion deadline (Filing No. 14). The motion does not comply with NECrimR 12.1 (a) and paragraph 9 of the Progression Order (Filing No. 9) in that the motion is not accompanied by the defendant's affidavit or declaration stating that defendant:
(1) Has been advised by counsel of the reasons for seeking a continuance;
(2) Understands that the time sought by the extension may be excluded from any calculation of time under the Speedy Trial Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3161 et seq.; and
(3) With this understanding and knowledge, agrees to the filing of the motion.
Accordingly, the motion (Filing No. 14) is :
(X) Held in abeyance pending compliance with NECrimR 12.1(a) and Paragraph 9 of the Progression Order. Absent compliance on or before October 10, 2012, the motion will be deemed withdrawn and termed on the docket.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
BY THE COURT:
Thomas D. Thalken
United States Magistrate Judge