United States District Court, D. Idaho
January 22, 2014
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
LUCIANO CHAVEZ-MORALES, Defendant.
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
RONALD E. BUSH, Magistrate Judge.
On January 22, 2014, Defendant appeared before the undersigned United States Magistrate Judge to enter a change of plea pursuant to a written plea agreement. Defendant executed a written waiver of the right to have the presiding United States District Judge take his change of plea. Thereafter, the Court explained to Defendant the nature of the charges, the maximum penalties applicable, his constitutional rights, the effect of the Sentencing Guidelines, and that the District Judge would not be bound by any agreement of the parties as to the penalty to be imposed. Further, the undersigned ordered a pre-sentence report.
Having conducted the change of plea hearing and having inquired of Defendant and his counsel, and counsel for the United States, the Court concludes that there is a factual basis for Defendant's plea of guilty, and that it was entered voluntarily and with full knowledge of the consequences, and that the plea should be accepted.
NOW THEREFORE IT IS HEREBY RECOMMENDED:
1. The District Court accept Defendant's plea of guilty to Count Three of the Indictment, which is titled possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, and to Count Four, which is titled unlawful possession of a firearm. (Dkt. 1).
2. The District Court GRANT, at the appropriate time, the United States' motion to dismiss Counts One and Two of the Indictment (Dkt. 1).
3. The District Court order forfeiture consistent with Defendant's admission to the Criminal Forfeiture allegation in the Indictment (Dkt. 1) and detailed at pages 4-7 of the Plea Agreement (Dkt. 15).
Written objections to this Report and Recommendation must be filed within fourteen (14) days pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) and Local Rule 72.1(b), or as a result of failing to do so, that party may waive the right to raise factual and/or legal objections to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.