United States District Court, N.D. Indiana, Fort Wayne Division
FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE MAGISTRATE JUDGE UPON A PLEA OF GUILTY
ROGER B. COSBEY, Magistrate Judge.
TO: THE HONORABLE THERESA L. SPRINGMANN, JUDGE, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
Upon Defendant's request to enter a plea of guilty pursuant to Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, this matter came on for hearing before U.S. Magistrate Roger B. Cosbey, on December 2, 2014, with the written consents of the defendant, counsel for the defendant, and counsel for the United States of America. The Defendant waived in open Court prosecution by indictment and consented that the proceedings may be by information rather than by indictment.
The hearing on defendant's plea of guilty was in full compliance with Rule 11, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, before the Magistrate Judge in open court and on the record.
In consideration of that hearing and the statements made by the defendant under oath on the record and in the presence of counsel, the remarks of the Assistant United States Attorney and of counsel for defendant,
I FIND as follows:
(1) that defendant understands the nature of the charge against her to which the plea is offered;
(2) that the defendant's waiver of indictment is knowing and voluntary;
(3) that the defendant understands her right to trial by jury, to persist in her plea of not guilty, to the assistance of counsel at trial, to confront and cross-examine adverse witnesses, and her right against compelled self-incrimination;
(4) that the defendant understands what the maximum possible sentence is, including the effect of the supervised release term, and defendant understands that the sentencing guidelines apply and that the Court may depart from those guidelines under some circumstances;
(5) that the plea of guilty by the defendant has been knowingly and voluntarily made and is not the result of force or threats or of promises apart from the plea agreement between the parties;
(6) that defendant is competent to plead guilty;
(7) that the defendant understands that her answers may later be used against her in a prosecution ...