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Stephen J. Ingle Plea Agreement

Stephen J. Ingle Plea Agreement

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Stephen J. Ingle's plea agreement for smuggling cocaine in religious statues.
Stephen J. Ingle's plea agreement for smuggling cocaine in religious statues.

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IN
THEUNITEDSTATESDISTRICT
COURTFOR
THE
EASTERNDISTRICT
OFVIRGIf
AlexandriaDivision
UNITEDSTATESOF
AMERICA
CRIMINAL
NO.1:10CR412
STEPHENJAMES
INGLE,
Defendant.PLEA
AGREEMENT
NeilH.MacBride,UnitedStatesAttorneyfortheEasternDistrict
of
Virginia,PriyaB.
Viswanath,SpecialAssistantUnitedStatesAttorney,thedefendant,StephenJamesIngle,and
thedefendant'scounselhaveenteredintoanagreementpursuanttoRule
11
of
theFederalRules
of
CriminalProcedure.Theterms
of
theagreementareasfollows:
1.
Offense
and
Maximum
Penalties
ThedefendantagreestopleadguiltytoCountTwo
of
theindictmentchargingthe
defendantwithunlawfully,knowingly,andintentionallyimportingintotheUnitedStates,froma
placeoutsidethereof,500gramsormore
of
amixtureorsubstancecontainingadetectable
amount
of
cocaine,a
Schedule
IIcontrolledsubstance,inviolation
of
Title21,UnitedStates
Code,Section952(a).Themaximumpenaltiesforthisoffenseare:amandatoryminimumterm
of
imprisonment
of
fiveyears,amaximumterm
of
40years
of
imprisonment,amaximumfine
of
$250,000,fullrestitution,a$100specialassessment,andfiveyears
of
supervisedrelease.Thedefendantunderstandsthatthissupervisedreleasetermisinadditiontoanyprisontermthe
defendantmayreceive,andthataviolation
of
aterm
of
supervisedreleasecouldresultinthe
defendantbeingreturnedtoprisonforthefullterm
of
supervisedrelease.
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2.DetentionPendingSentencing
ThedefendantunderstandsthatthiscaseisgovernedbyTitle18,UnitedStatesCode,Sections3143(a)(2)and3145(c).Theseprovisionsprovidethatajudicialofficershallorderthat
apersonwhohasbeenfoundguilty
of
anoffense
of
thiskindbedetainedunlesstherearestatutoryjustificationswhysuchperson'sdetentionwouldnotbeappropriate.
3.
Factual
Basis
for
the
Plea
Thedefendantwillpleadguiltybecausethedefendantisinfactguiltyofthecharged
offense.TheUnitedStatesandthedefendantwilleachprofferfactssufficienttosupportthepleaatthepleahearing.
4.
Assistance
andAdvice
of
Counsel
Thedefendantissatisfiedthatthedefendant'sattorneyhasrenderedeffectiveassistance.Thedefendantunderstandsthatbyenteringintothisagreement,defendantsurrenderscertain
rightsasprovidedinthisagreement.Thedefendantunderstandsthattherights
of
criminal
defendantsincludethefollowing:
a.therighttopleadnotguiltyandtopersistinthatplea;
b.therighttoa
jury
trial;
c.therighttoberepresentedbycounsel-andifnecessaryhavethecourtappointcounsel-attrialandateveryotherstage
of
theproceedings;and
d.therightattrialtoconfrontandcross-examineadversewitnesses,tobe
protectedfromcompelledself-incrimination,totestifyandpresent
evidence,andtocompeltheattendance
of
witnesses.
Case 1:10-cr-00412-JCC Document 15 Filed 12/15/10 Page 2 of 17
 
5.
Role
of
theCourt
and
the
ProbationOffice
ThedefendantunderstandsthattheCourthasjurisdictionandauthoritytoimposeanysentencewithinthestatutorymaximumdescribedabovebutthattheCourtwilldeterminethe
defendant'sactualsentenceinaccordancewithTitle18,UnitedStatesCode,Section3553(a).
ThedefendantunderstandsthattheCourthasnotyetdeterminedasentenceandthatanyestimate
of
theadvisorysentencingrangeundertheU.S.SentencingCommission'sSentencing
GuidelinesManualthedefendantmayhavereceivedfromthe
defendant's
counsel,theUnited
States,ortheProbationOffice,isaprediction,notapromise,andisnotbindingontheUnitedStates,theProbationOffice,ortheCourt.Additionally,pursuanttotheSupremeCourt'sdecisionin
UnitedStatesv.Booker,
543U.S.220,125S.Ct.738(2005),theCourt,after
consideringthefactorssetforthinTitle18,UnitedStatesCode,Section3553(a),mayimposea
sentenceaboveorbelowtheadvisorysentencingrange,subjectonlytoreviewbyhighercourts
forreasonableness.TheUnitedStatesmakesnopromiseorrepresentationconcerningwhatsentencethedefendantwillreceive,andthedefendantcannotwithdrawaguiltypleabasedupontheactualsentence.TheUnitedStatesandthedefendantagreethatthedefendanthasassistedthegovernmentintheinvestigationandprosecution
of
thedefendant'sownmisconductby
timelynotifyingauthoritiesofthedefendant'sintentiontoenterapleaofguilty,therebypermittingthegovernmentto
avoid
preparingfortrialandpermittingthegovernmentandthe
Courttoallocatetheirresourcesefficiently.Ifthedefendantqualifiesforatwo-leveldecreasein
offense
level
pursuant
to
U.S.S.G.
§
3E1.1
(a)andthe
offense
level
priortothe
operation
ofthat
sectionisa
level
16orgreater,thegovernmentagreestofile,pursuanttoU.S.S.G.§3E1.1(b),a
motionpriorto,oratthetimeof,sentencingforanadditionalone-leveldecreaseinthe
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