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|Judge Richard J Leon|
In the motion, it revealed the reason for the delay request:
“Mr. Beltrán Leyva became aware of evidence located outside of the United States that has a direct bearing on the credibility of several of the government’s cooperating witnesses, whom the government named just this week.
A prosecution that is principally based on cooperator testimony, such evidence is material and crucial to the defense of the charges.
Mr. Beltrán Leyva cannot proceed to trial without being able to obtain the evidence and use it in his defense. Counsel has made an ex parte proffer to the Court pertaining to the nature of the evidence. Considering that the evidence is outside the United States and efforts must be made to obtain it in time for trial, Mr. Beltrán Leyva respectfully requests a 90-day continuance of trial.”
FURTHER ORDERED that the Jury Trial presently scheduled for Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at 10:00 AM is vacated, and will be rescheduled to and date and time to be determined. SO ORDERED. By Judge Richard J. Leon
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