United States District Court, W.D. Michigan, Northern Division
November 21, 2014
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
DYLAN MACKENZIE QUIGLEY-ROBINSON, Defendant
For Dylan Mackenzie Quigley-Robinson, defendant: Elizabeth A. LaCosse (FPD), LEAD ATTORNEY, Federal Public Defender (Marquette), Negaunee, MI.
For USA, Plaintiff: Maarten Vermaat, LEAD ATTORNEY, U.S. Attorney (Marquette), Marquette, MI.
TIMOTHY P. GREELEY, United States Magistrate Judge. HON. ROBERT HOLMES BELL.
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
TIMOTHY P. GREELEY United States Magistrate Judge.
Pursuant to W.D.Mich. L.Cr.R. 11.1, I conducted a plea hearing in the captioned case on November 21, 2014, after receiving the written consent of defendant and all counsel. At the hearing, defendant DYLAN MACKENZIE QUIGLEY-ROBINSON entered a plea of guilty to the one count Superseding Information, charging defendant with Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute in violation of 21 U.S.C. § § 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C), in exchange for the undertakings made by the government in the written plea agreement. On the basis of the record made at the hearing, I find that defendant is fully capable and competent to enter an informed plea; that the plea is made knowingly and with full understanding of each of the rights waived by defendant; that it is made voluntarily and free from any force, threats, or promises, apart from the promises in the plea agreement; that the defendant understands the nature of the charge and penalties provided by law; and that the plea has a sufficient basis in fact.
I therefore recommend that defendant's plea of guilty to one count Superseding Information be accepted, that the court adjudicate defendant guilty, and that the written plea agreement be considered for acceptance at the time of sentencing. It is further recommended that defendant remain detained pending sentencing. Acceptance of the plea, adjudication of guilt, acceptance of the plea agreement, determination of defendant's status pending sentencing, and imposition of sentence are specifically reserved for the district judge.