UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
November 29, 2008
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
MICHAEL HUGHES, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: William M. Skretny United States District Judge
DECISION AND ORDER
1. On October 24, 2008, the Defendant entered into a written plea agreement (Docket No. 54) and pled guilty to Count 1 of the Indictment (Docket No. 1) charging a violation of Title 21, U.S.C. Section 963 (conspiracy to import methamphetamine from Canada into the United States).
2. On October 24, 2008, the Honorable Jeremiah J. McCarthy, United States Magistrate Judge, filed a Report and Recommendation (Docket No. 56) 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 McCarthy's October 24, 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 McCarthy's Report and Recommendation, and will accept Judge McCarthy'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 McCarthy's October 24, 2008, Report and Recommendation (Docket No. 56) in its entirety, including the authorities cited and the reasons given therein.
FURTHER, that the plea of guilty of Defendant Michael Hughes is accepted, and he is now adjudged guilty of Title 21, U.S.C. Section 963.
Buffalo, New York
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