United States District Court, E.D. Tennessee, Chattanooga
January 26, 2015
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
PONCIANO RUIZ ARAGON
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
SUSAN K. LEE, Magistrate Judge.
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b), I conducted a plea hearing in this case on January 21, 2015. At the hearing, defendant moved to withdraw his not guilty plea to Count One of the one-count Indictment and entered a plea of guilty to Count One of the Indictment. There is no plea agreement in this case. On the basis of the record made at the hearing, I find the defendant is fully capable and competent to enter an informed plea; the plea is made knowingly and with full understanding of each of the rights waived by defendant; the plea is made voluntarily and free from any force, threats, or promises, the defendant understands the nature of the charge and penalties provided by law; and the plea has a sufficient basis in fact.
Therefore, I RECOMMEND defendant's motion to withdraw his not guilty plea to Count One be granted, his plea of guilty to Count One of the Indictment be accepted, and the Court adjudicate defendant guilty of the charges set forth in Count One of the Indictment. I further RECOMMEND defendant remain in custody until sentencing in this matter. Acceptance of the plea, adjudication of guilt, and imposition of sentence are specifically reserved for the district judge.
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 days after the plea hearing. Failure to file objections within fourteen days constitutes a waiver of any further right to challenge the plea of guilty in this matter. See 28 U.S.C. §636(b).