At the time of the Initial Motion, trial was set forFebruary 7, 2012. After the Court ruled on the Initial Motion,the trial date was continued for one day to February 8, 2012.See ECF No. 320.3Defendant Tubchumpol, and Dana M. Cole, Esq. appeared on behalfof Defendant Knoller via telephone. Based on the following, andafter careful consideration of the Renewed Motion, the supportingand opposing memoranda and declarations attached thereto, and therecord established in this action, the Court HEREBY GRANTS theUnited States’ Renewed Motion, CONTINUES the trial date untilAugust 28, 2012, and ISSUES the Rule 502(d) Protective Orderattached hereto as Exhibit A.BACKGROUNDOn October 25, 2011, the United States filed itsinitial Motion for Continuance (“Initial Motion”), whichrequested a nine-month continuance of the February 7, 2012 trialdate.
See ECF No. 303. The United States cited two primaryreasons as to why this continuance was necessary: (1) thevoluminous discovery it had to sift through, including 77computer hard drives seized from Defendant Orian’s Los Angelesoffice; and (2) the assignment of new trial counsel in August andOctober 2011. See id.On November 3, 2011, the undersigned Magistrate Judgeissued an Order Denying the United States’ Motion forContinuance. See ECF No. 314. Although the Court recognized thelarge amount of discovery at issue, it was particularly concerned
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