CRIMINAL NO.: 18-00106-KD
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION CONCERNING PLEA OF GUILTY
The Defendant, Thomas Lee Ruffin, by consent, appeared before the undersigned Magistrate Judge pursuant to Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, and has entered a plea of guilty to Counts Two and Five of the Indictment. After cautioning and examining the Defendant under oath concerning each of the subjects mentioned in Rule 11, the undersigned determined that the guilty plea was knowledgeable and voluntary and the offense(s) charged is supported by an independent basis in fact as to each of the essential elements of such offense. The undersigned therefore recommends that the plea of guilty be accepted and that the Defendant be adjudged guilty and have sentence imposed accordingly.
/s/ SONJA F. BIVINS
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
NOTICE TO PARTIES
A party has fourteen days from this date to file written objections to the Report and Recommendation's factual findings and legal conclusions. A party's failure to file written objections waives that party's right to challenge on appeal any unobjected-to factual finding or legal conclusion the district judge adopts from the Report and Recommendation. See 11 Cir. R. 3-1.