United States District Court, W.D. Kentucky, Owensboro Division
ACCEPTANCE OF PLEA OF GUILTY, ADJUDICATION OF GUILT, AND NOTICE OF SENTENCING
JOSEPH H. McKINLEY, Jr., Chief District Judge.
Pursuant to the Report and Recommendation of the United States Magistrate Judge, the plea of guilty of the Defendant to Count 1 of the Superseding Indictment is hereby accepted, and the Defendant is adjudged guilty of such offense.
In order to proceed under the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984 (Pub. L. 98-473, Title II, c. 2, Sections 211-239), 18 U.S.C. Sections 3551-3559,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED as follows:
1. Sentencing proceedings are set in this case on the 5th day of March, 2015, at 10:00 AM CST, U.S. Courthouse, Owensboro, Kentucky.
2. Not less than thirty-five (35) days prior to the date set for sentencing, the Probation Officer shall provide a copy of the Presentence Investigation Report to the defendant and to counsel for both the defendant and the United States. Within fourteen (14) days thereafter, counsel shall communicate, in writing, to the Probation Office and to opposing counsel any objections they may have as to any material information, sentencing classifications, sentencing guideline ranges, and policy statements contained in or omitted from the Report.
3. After receiving counsel's objections, the Probation Officer shall conduct any further investigation and make any revisions to the Presentence Report that may be necessary. The Probation Officer may require counsel for both parties to meet with the officer to discuss unresolved factual and legal issues.
4. Prior to the date of the sentencing hearing, the Probation Officer shall submit the Presentence Report to the sentencing Judge. The Report shall be accompanied by the written objections of counsel, and by an addendum setting forth any objections counsel may have made that have not been resolved, together with the officer's comments thereon. The Probation Officer shall provide a copy of any addendum to the Presentence Investigation Report, including any revisions thereof, to the defendant and to counsel for the defendant and the United States.
5. Not less than twenty (20) days prior to the sentencing hearing, the parties shall communicate with each other to discuss the scope of the sentencing hearing and make certain disclosures. Each party shall disclose to the other if it intends to argue for a non-guideline sentence. The parties shall disclose whether they intend to call witnesses at the hearing and if so, the nature of the testimony shall be revealed. The parties shall disclose the identity of any expert witness and exchange a written summary of the witness's opinions, the bases and reasons for the opinions, and the witness's qualifications.
For any sentencing in which testimony is expected, the parties shall estimate the length of time required for the sentencing hearing and communicate same to Erica A. Skinner, Case Manager for Judge McKinley.
6. Not less than ten (10) days prior to the sentencing hearing, the parties shall file a Sentencing Memorandum in support of their respective positions on any unresolved objections to the Presentence Investigation Report, including any objections to the calculation of the advisory sentencing guidelines contained therein. Furthermore, in the event a non-guideline sentence is advocated, the Sentencing Memorandum shall address the factors of 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a).
7. Except with regard to any objection made under Paragraph 4 that has not been resolved, the Report of the Presentence Investigation may be accepted by the Court as accurate. The Court, however, for good cause shown, may allow new objections to be raised at any time before the imposition of sentence. In resolving disputed issues of fact, the Court may consider any reliable information presented by the Probation Officer, the defendant or the United States.
8. The time set forth in this Order may be modified by the Court for good cause shown, except that the ten (10) day period provided for disclosure of the Presentence Report pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 3552(d) may be diminished only with the consent of the defendant.
9. Nothing in this Order requires the disclosure of any portions of the Presentence Report that are not ...