United States District Court, D. Montana, Missoula Division
February 6, 2014
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
AMBER TYLER, Defendant.
DANA L. CHRISTENSEN, Chief District Judge.
United States Magistrate Judge Jeremiah C. Lynch entered Findings and Recommendation in this matter on January 2, 2014. 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 Lynch recommended this Court accept Amber Tyler's guilty plea after Tyler appeared before him pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 11, and entered her plea of guilty to one count of the theft of government money in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 641 as set forth in Count I of the Indictment. In exchange for Defendant's plea, the United States has agreed to dismiss Count II of the Indictment.
I find no clear error in Judge Lynch's Findings and Recommendation (Doc. 19), 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 Amber Tyler's motion to change plea (Doc. 11) is GRANTED.