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Judge Lee: Change of Defendant's Plea

- Counsel are advised in the scheduling order entered after the arraignment of the deadline for the filing of a plea agreement. Accordingly, Judge Lee's expectation is that if a plea is to be filed, it will be executed and filed of record prior to the date of the final pre trial conference.

- Upon the filing of the plea agreement in the record, the case will be referred to Magistrate Judge Susan Collins for the scheduling of a plea hearing and the issuance of a Report and Recommendation. The trial date will be VACATED and a plea hearing date will be scheduled before Magistrate Judge Collins.

- The sentencing date will be assigned, to take place before Judge Lee, at the time the Report and Recommendation is adopted by Judge William C. Lee.