United States District Court, E.D. Tennessee, Chattanooga
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
WILLIAM B. MITCHELL CARTER, Magistrate Judge.
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b), I conducted a plea hearing in this case on November 18, 2014. At the hearing, defendant entered a plea of guilty to Count One of the One-Count Indictment. There is no plea agreement in this case. On the basis of the record made at the hearing, I find that the defendant is fully capable and competent to enter an informed plea; that the plea is made knowingly and with full understanding of each of the rights waived by defendant; that it is made voluntarily and free from any force, threats, or promises; that the defendant understands the nature of the charge and penalties provided by law; and that the plea has a sufficient basis in fact.
I therefore recommend that defendant's plea of guilty to Count One of the One-Count Indictment be accepted and that the Court adjudicate defendant guilty of the charges set forth in Count One of the One-Count Indictment at the time of sentencing. I further recommend that, based on a finding of exceptional circumstances, defendant remain on bond pending sentencing in this matter. Acceptance of the plea, adjudication of guilt, and imposition of sentence are specifically reserved for the district judge.
The defendant=s sentencing date is scheduled for Monday, March 2, 2015, at 2:00 pm.
NOTICE TO PARTIES
You have the right to de novo review of the foregoing findings by the district judge. Any application for review must be in writing, must specify the portions of the findings or proceedings objected to, and must be filed and served no later than fourteen (14) days after the plea hearing. Failure to file objections within fourteen days constitutes a waiver ...