UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA SOUTH BEND DIVISION
December 19, 2012
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
AURELIO GUERRA (02) ) JOSEPH OLIVO (03) ) RUBEN TREVINO (04)
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Jon E. Deguilio Judge United States District Court
On October 11, 2012, the grand jury returned a five count indictment charging Defendants Hayle Doty, Aurelio Guerra, Joseph Olivo, and Ruben Trevino with crimes relating to the distribution of marijuana and unlawful transport or possession of firearms [DE 11]. Defendant Hayle Doty has filed a plea agreement [DE 50] and the Magistrate Judge has issued a report and recommendation on Mr. Doty's plea of guilty . Pending before the Court is the government's motion to sever [DE 40] the trial of Mr. Olivo from the joint trial of Mr. Trevino and Mr. Guerra due to alleged statements made by one of the Defendants which would trigger confrontation issues consistent with Bruton v. United States, 391 U.S. 123 (1968). Every defendant, by counsel, has filed a notice of no objection to the government's request [DE 42, 49, 56, 66]. As a result, the Court GRANTS the government's motion consistent with Fed. R. Crim. P. 14 and ORDERS the jury trial of Mr. Olivo to go forward as currently scheduled for January 14, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. in South Bend, while the joint jury of Mr. Trevino and Mr. Guerra is SET for February 4, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. in South Bend-a time that complies with the Defendants' speedy trial rights. Further, the final pretrial conference for Mr. Trevino and Mr. Guerra is SET for January 24, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. in South Bend. Should counsel need additional time to review the recently received discovery and adequately prepare for trial, counsel may file a motion to continue indicating the basis of the needed continuance.
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