Case No. 2:18-cr-00005
HON. JANET T. NEFF REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
Pursuant to W.D. MICH. L.CR.R. 11.1, I conducted a plea hearing in the captioned case on August 1, 2018, after receiving the written consent of defendant and all counsel. At the hearing, defendant Derek Alan Decota entered a plea of guilty to Count 1, charging defendant with Distribution of Methamphetamine in violation of 21:841(a)(1), 21:841(b)(1)(C), in exchange for the undertakings made by the government in the written plea agreement. On the basis of the record made at the hearing, I find that defendant is fully capable and competent to enter an informed plea; that the plea is made knowingly and with full understanding of each of the rights waived by defendant; that it is made voluntarily and free from any force, threats, or promises, apart from the promises in the plea agreement; that the defendant understands the nature of the charge and penalties provided by law; and that the plea has a sufficient basis in fact.
I therefore recommend that defendant's plea of guilty to Count 1 be accepted, that the court adjudicate defendant guilty, and that the written plea agreement be considered for acceptance at the time of sentencing. It is further recommended that defendant remain detained pending sentencing. Acceptance of the plea, adjudication of guilt, acceptance of the plea agreement, determination of defendant's status pending sentencing, and imposition of sentence are specifically reserved for the district judge. Date: August 1, 2018
/s/ Timothy P . Greeley
TIMOTHY P. GREELEY
United States Magistrate Judge
NOTICE TO PARTIES
You have the right to de novo review of the foregoing findings by the district judge. 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 days after the plea hearing. See W.D. MICH. L.CR.R. 11.1(d).