United Statesv.Shortman

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MONTANA BILLINGS DIVISIONMay 15, 2018
CR 18-28-BLG-DLC (D. Mont. May. 15, 2018)

CR 18-28-BLG-DLC

05-15-2018

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v. SAFARA ECHO SHORTMAN, Defendant.


ORDER

United States Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan entered Findings and Recommendation in this matter on April 26, 2018. Neither party objected and therefore they are not entitled to de novo review of the record. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); United States v. Reyna-Tapia, 328 F.3d 1114, 1121 (9th Cir. 2003). This Court will review the Findings and Recommendation for clear error. McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Commodore Bus. Mach., Inc., 656 F.2d 1309, 1313 (9th Cir. 1981). Clear error exists if the Court is left with a "definite and firm conviction that a mistake has been committed." United States v. Syrax, 235 F.3d 422, 427 (9th Cir. 2000).

Judge Cavan recommended this Court accept Safara Echo Shortman's guilty plea after Shortman appeared before him pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 11, and entered a plea of guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 846 (Count I), and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (Count II) of the Indictment.

I find no clear error in Judge Cavan's Findings and Recommendation (Doc. 22), and I adopt them in full.

Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that Safara Echo Shortman's motion to change plea (Doc. 13) is GRANTED and Safara Echo Shortman is adjudged guilty as charged in Counts I and II of the Indictment.

DATED this 15th day of May, 2018.

/s/_________


Dana L. Christensen, Chief District Judge


United States District Court