UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
November 18, 2008
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
PHILLIP VO, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: William M. Skretny United States District Judge
DECISION AND ORDER
1. On October 17, 2008, the Defendant entered into a written plea agreement (Docket No. 18) and pled guilty to a One Count Felony Information (Docket No. 17) charging a violation of Title 21, U.S.C. Section 952(a) (unlawful importation of marijuana into the United States).
2. On October 20, 2008, the Honorable Hugh B. Scott, United States Magistrate Judge, filed a Report and Recommendation (Docket No. 20) recommending that Defendant's plea of guilty be accepted and the Defendant adjudicated guilty.
3. This Court has not received objections to the Report and Recommendation in accordance with 28 U.S.C. §636(b)(1)(C) and Local Rule 58.2(a)(3).
4. This Court has carefully reviewed de novo Judge Scott's October 20, 2008, Report and Recommendation, the plea agreement, transcript of the proceeding, and the applicable law. Upon due consideration, this Court finds no legal or factual error in Judge Scott's Report and Recommendation, and will accept Judge Scott's recommendation that Defendant's plea of guilty be accepted and that the Defendant be adjudicated guilty as charged.
IT HEREBY IS ORDERED, that this Court accepts Judge Scott's October 20, 2008 Report and Recommendation (Docket No. 20) in its entirety, including the authorities cited and the reasons given therein.
FURTHER, that the plea of guilty of Defendant Philip Vo is accepted, and he is now adjudged guilty of Title 21, U.S.C. Section 846.
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