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United States v. Chan-MacArio

United States District Court, Fifth Circuit

December 19, 2013

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
v.
MIQUEAS HAROLDO CHAN-MACARIO

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

ANDREW W. AUSTIN, Magistrate Judge.

The undersigned submits this Report and Recommendation to the District Court pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b), 18 U.S.C. § 3401(i), and Rule 1(d) of Appendix C of the Local Court Rules of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Local Rules for the Assignment of Duties to United States Magistrate Judges. The Court conducted a hearing on December 18, 2013, and heard arguments from all of the parties with regard to the U.S. Probation Office's Petition seeking to revoke the Defendant's term of supervised release.

I. PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND

On, June 25, 2013, Judge Yeakel sentenced the Defendant to time served (82 days of custody), followed by one year of supervised release, for illegal reentry after deportation, in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1326. On the sentencing date, the Defendant was released into the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and removed from the United States to Mexico. On November 1, 2013, the Defendant was apprehended in Laredo, Texas, and arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents. He was charged in the Southern District of Texas with entry without inspection, in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1325, and on November 4, 2013, he pled guilty to that offense and was sentenced to 120 days custody.

On November 13, 2013, the Probation Office submitted its petition alleging that the Defendant violated his conditions by committing a new offense, and by illegally reentering the U.S. The undersigned authorized the issuance of a warrant on November 14, 2013. The Defendant was arrested on that warrant on November 25, 2013, and was transferred to this district.

On December 18, 2013, the Defendant and his attorney appeared before the undersigned Magistrate Judge for a hearing on the Petition. On the same date, the Defendant and his attorney signed a Consent to Allocution Before United States Magistrate Judge. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 636(a) and 18 U.S.C. § 3401(i), this Court held a Supervised Release Revocation Hearing, at which time the Defendant pleaded "True" to the petition.

II. FINDINGS OF THE COURT

1. The Defendant was competent to stand trial on the charges against him, and had both a factual as well as a rational understanding of the proceedings against him.

2. The Defendant does not suffer from any physical or mental impairment that would affect his ability to fully understand the charge against him or the consequences of his plea.

3. The Defendant received a copy of the Petition naming him, and he read it.

4. The Defendant understood the Petition and the charges against him and had the opportunity to discuss the Petition and charges with his attorney.

5. The Defendant waived his preliminary hearing.

6. The Defendant voluntarily gave consent to allocute before a U.S. Magistrate Judge.

7. The Defendant understood that he had the right to present evidence and to cross-examine witnesses at the ...


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