United States District Court, D. Montana, Butte Division
DANA L. CHRISTENSEN, Chief District Judge.
United States Magistrate Judge Jeremiah C. Lynch entered Findings and Recommendation in this matter on May 8, 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 William Wise's guilty plea after Wise appeared before him pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 11, and entered his plea of guilty to one count of mail fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1342 as set forth in the Information. Defendant further admits to the forfeiture allegation.
I find no clear error in Judge Lynch's Findings and Recommendation (Doc. 16), and I adopt them in full, including the recommendation to defer acceptance of the Plea Agreement until sentencing when the Court will have ...