United States District Court, W.D. Missouri, St. Joseph Division
August 18, 2014
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
NICHOLAS A. DICKINSON, Defendant.
GARY A. FENNER, District Judge.
On June 3, 2014, defendant entered a plea of guilty to Counts One, Two and Four of the Superseding Indictment before United States Magistrate Judge John T. Maughmer. On June 3, 2014, Judge Maughmer issued his Report and Recommendation (Doc. #26).
Upon careful and independent review, this Court finds that defendant's plea was knowledgeable and voluntary and that the offense charged is supported by an independent basis in fact containing each of the essential elements of such offense. Accordingly, this Court hereby adopts and incorporates as its own Opinion and Order the Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge John T. Maughmer.
Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED that defendant's plea of guilty is accepted and defendant is adjudged guilty. The parties will be advised of the date of the sentencing hearing.