United States District Court, N.D. Indiana, Hammond Division
FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE MAGISTRATE JUDGE UPON A PLEA OF GUILTY
ANDREW P. RODOVICH, Magistrate Judge.
Upon defendant's request to enter a plea of guilty pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 11, this matter came on for hearing before the Honorable Andrew P. Rodovich, United States Magistrate Judge, on January 14, 2015, with the written consents of the defendant, counsel for the defendant, and counsel for the United States of America.
The hearing on defendant's plea of guilty was in full compliance with Rule 11, 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 Assistant United States Attorney Dean Lanter, and of Attorney James Thiros, counsel for the defendant,
I FIND as follows:
1. that the defendant understands the nature of the charge against him to which the plea is offered;
2. that the defendant understands his right to trial by jury, to persist in his plea of not guilty, to the assistance of counsel at trial, to confront and cross-examine adverse witnesses, and his right against compelled self-incrimination;
3. that the defendant understands what the maximum possible sentence is, including the effect of the supervised release term, and the defendant understands that the Probation Department will prepare a pre-sentence report based upon the sentencing guidelines but that the court may depart from those guidelines under some circumstances;
4. 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;
5. that the defendant is competent to plead guilty;
6. that the defendant understands that his answers may later be used against him in a prosecution for perjury or false statement;
7. that there is a factual basis for the defendant's plea; and further,
I RECOMMEND that the court accept the defendant's plea of guilty to the offenses charged in Counts 1 and 31 of the Fourth Superseding Indictment and have sentence ...