United States District Court, D. New Jersey
February 6, 2014
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
JONATHAN ROMANKOW, Assistant U.S. Attorney.
JOSHUA MARKOWITZ, Esq., Counsel for Defendant Joseph Aversa.
ORDER FOR CONTINUANCE
DOUGLAS ARPERT, Magistrate Judge.
This matter having been opened to the Court by Paul J. Fishman, United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey (Jonathan W. Romankow, Assistant U.S. Attorney, appearing), and defendant JOSEPH AVERSA (Joshua Markowitz, Esq., appearing), for an order granting a continuance of the proceedings in the above-captioned matter; and ten continuances having previously been granted; and the defendant being aware that he has the right to have the matter presented to a Grand Jury within thirty (30) days of the date of his arrest pursuant to Title 18 U.S.C. § 3161; and the defendant through his attorney having waived such rights and consented to the continuance; and for good and sufficient cause shown,
IT IS THE FINDING OF THIS COURT that this action should be continued for the following reasons:
1. Plea negotiations currently are in progress, and both the United States and the defendant desire additional time to enter a plea in Court, which would thereby renkder trial of this matter unnecessary.
2. Defendant has consented to the aforementioned continuance.
3. The grant of a continuance will likely conserve judicial resources.
4. Pursuant to Title 18 of the United States Code, Section 3161(h)(7)(A), the ends of justice served by granting the continuance outweigh the best interests of the public and the defendants in a speedy trial.
WHEREFORE on this 6th day of Feb. 2014:
ORDERED that the proceedings in the above-captioned matter are continued from January 24, 2014 through March 25, 2014; and it is further
ORDERED that the period between from January 24, 2014 through March 25, 2014 shall be excludable in computing time under the Speedy Trial Act of 1974.