Case No. 13-cr-00764-WHO-1.


United States District Court, N.D. California.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Alfonzo Williams, Defendant, represented by John R. Grele , Law Office of John R. Grele, John Timothy Philipsborn , Attorney at Law & Steve Gary Kalar , Federal Public Defender's Office.

Antonio Gilton, Defendant, represented by Mark Stuart Goldrosen , Law Offices of Mark S. Goldrosen.

Barry Gilton, Defendant, represented by Richard Alan Tamor , Law Offices of Tamor & Tamor & Jason Shawn Nelson , The Nelson Defense Firm.

Lupe Mercado, Defendant, represented by Tony Tamburello , Attorney at Law & Mohammad Ali Hamoudi .

Adrian Gordon, Defendant, represented by Julia Mezhinsky Jayne , Jayne Law Group, P.C..

Reginald Elmore, Defendant, represented by James Scott Thomson , Law Offices of James S. Thomson & Josh Alan Cohen , Clarence Dyer & Cohen LLP.

Charles Heard, Defendant, represented by Mark Rendon Vermeulen , Law Office of Mark R. Vermeulen & David Lee Andersen , Andersen & Zimmer.

Esau Ferdinand, Defendant, represented by Doron Weinberg , Law Offices of Doron Weinberg & Robert Frederick Waggener , Law Office of Robert Waggener.

Paul Robeson, Defendant, represented by Winston Y. Chan , Gibson Dunn Crutcher LLP, Cassandra Lee Gaedt-Sheckter , Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP & Joseph Richard Rose .

Monzell Harding, Jr, Defendant, represented by Severa Keith , The Keith Law Office, P.C..

Jaquain Young, Defendant, represented by Amy E. Craig , Ramsey & Ehrlich LLP & Ismail Jomo Ramsey , Ramsey & Ehrlich LLP.

USA, Plaintiff, represented by William Frentzen , U.S. Attorney's Office, NDCA, Damali A. Taylor , U.S. Attorney's Office, Ronnie Montana Wagner , San Francisco Police Department, S. Waqar Hasib , U.S. Attorney's Office & Scott D. Joiner , U.S. Attorney's Office.


Re: Dkt. Nos. 1089, 1097

WILLIAM H. ORRICK, District Judge.

In October, 2016, I became aware of an issue regarding the volume of jailhouse telephone recordings (some 2800 involving defendant Williams and some 375 for other defendants) produced by the government. Dkt. No. 1089. I noted that the "cost of reviewing them would be substantial and might be unnecessary depending on which, if any, the government intends to use." Id. I ordered that counsel meet and confer on the scope of the calls that would be used and to then outline any disagreement for the Court to make a decision. Dkt. No. 1097.

While no party has outlined any disagreement, it would appear from a recent, expensive CJA request that little progress has been made. I am responsible to insure that CJA funds are authorized for reasonable requests necessary for the defense of a case. I cannot fulfill that responsibility unless the concerned parties do as I directed. Given the time that has elapsed, I now direct that the government identify the calls that it intends to use in this case, if it has not already done so, and that it produce a log that indicates which defendant is involved in which call. This should be completed by February 21, 2017. If any issues remain between the parties, I will address them at the next Status Conference, scheduled for February 27, 2017.



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