United States District Court, W.D. Arkansas, Fort Smith Division
August 18, 2014
UNITED STATES, Plaintiff,
ELLIS STONE, Defendant.
P.K. HOLMES, III, Chief District Judge.
Currently before the Court are the findings and recommendations (Doc. 19) filed in this case on August 15, 2014, by the Honorable James R. Marschewski, Chief United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Arkansas. Both parties have waived the right to object to the report and recommendation for the purpose of expediting acceptance of the guilty plea in this matter. (Doc. 18).
The Court has reviewed this case and, being well and sufficiently advised, finds as follows: the report and recommendation is proper and should be and hereby is ADOPTED IN ITS ENTIRETY, with the following clarification:
The case has been assigned to, and Defendant's plea is subject to the final approval of, the undersigned.
Accordingly, for the reasons stated in the Magistrate Judge's report and recommendation, Defendant's guilty plea is accepted, and the written plea agreement is tentatively approved, subject to final approval at sentencing.
A preliminary order of forfeiture will be entered by separate order.
IT IS SO ORDERED.