December 3, 2013
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
THOMAS ANDREW QUINTON, Defendant.
DANA L. CHRISTENSEN, Chief District Judge.
United States Magistrate Judge Keith Strong entered Findings and Recommendation in this matter on November 12, 2013. Neither party objected and therefore they are not entitled to de novo review of the record. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); United States v. Reyna-Tapia, 328 F.3d 1114, 1121 (9th Cir. 2003). This Court will review the Findings and Recommendation for clear error. McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Commodore Bus. Mach., Inc., 656 F.2d 1309, 1313 (9th Cir. 1981). Clear error exists if the Court is left with a "definite and firm conviction that a mistake has been committed." United States v. Syrax, 235 F.3d 422, 427 (9th Cir. 2000).
Judge Strong recommended this Court accept Thomas Andrew Quinton's guilty plea after Quinton appeared before him pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 11, and entered a plea of guilty to one count of Travel with Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct, as set forth in the Indictment.
I find no clear error in Judge Strong's Findings and Recommendation (Doc. 21), and I adopt them in full, including the recommendation to defer acceptance of the Plea Agreement until sentencing when the Court will have reviewed the Plea Agreement and Presentence Investigation Report.
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that Thomas Andrew Quinton's motion to change plea (Doc. 14) is GRANTED.