United States District Court, E.D. Tennessee, Winchester
March 19, 2015
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
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 March 18, 2015. At the hearing, defendant moved to withdraw her 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 her not guilty plea to Count One be granted, her 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 The parties agreed Defendant should remain on bond pending sentencing. Therefore, I further RECOMMEND Defendant remain on bond until sentencing in this matter. Acceptance of the plea, adjudication of guilt, and imposition of sentence are specifically reserved for the district judge.