Case No. 1:17-cr-00160
Hon. Gordon J. Quist REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
Pursuant to W.D. MICH. L.CR.R. 11.1, I conducted a plea hearing in the captioned case on September 26, 2017, after receiving the written consent of defendant and all counsel. There is no written plea agreement. At the hearing, defendant Federico Mendez-Castillo entered a plea of guilty to the Indictment charging defendant with aggravated felon reentry, in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1326(a) and (b)(2). 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; that the defendant understands the nature of the charge and penalties provided by law; and that the plea has a sufficient basis in fact.
Accordingly, I recommend that defendant's plea of guilty to the Indictment be accepted, and that the court adjudicate defendant guilty. Acceptance of the plea, adjudication of guilt, and imposition of sentence are specifically reserved for the district judge. Date: September 27, 2017
/s/ Phillip J. Green
PHILLIP J. GREEN
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 than14 days after the plea hearing. See W.D. MICH. L.CR.R. 11.1(d).