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The Honorable Richard A. Jones

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, No. 14-cr-00024-RAJ STIPULATED MOTION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER TO WITHDRAW AS COUNSEL NOTED: April 4, 2014

Robert S. Mahler of Foster Pepper PLLC, respectfully moves the Court to permit him to 15 withdraw as counsel in the above-captioned matter. Assistant United States Attorney, Katheryn 16 Frierson, counsel for the government, has authorized the undersigned to represent to the Court 17 that the government has no objection to this motion. 18 As grounds for this motion, the undersigned shows the Court as follows: 19 1. 20 an initial appearance, arraignment, and hearing upon the governments motion for detention. At 21 the outset of the hearing, the undersigned advised the Court he would be serving as counsel for 22 the limited purpose of appearing at that days proceedings and requested two weeks to finalize a 23 representation agreement with the defendant as provided in Local Rule CrR 5(g)(2) or, 24 alternatively, to withdraw as counsel. The Court asked counsel if the arraignment could proceed. 25 With the understanding and concurrence of the Court that counsel could nevertheless have two 26
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On March 27, 2014, the Defendant appeared before Magistrate Judge Theiler for

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weeks to finalize a representation agreement, the defendant was arraigned. On the governments motion, the detention hearing was continued for three days. 2. On April 1, 2014, the defendant and the undersigned appeared before Magistrate

Judge Donohue for the hearing on the governments Motion for Detention. At the outset of the proceeding, the undersigned advised the Court that at the March 27th hearing before Judge Theiler, he had requested and the Court granted two weeks within which to finalize a representation agreement with Mr. Lee. The request was reiterated and Magistrate Judge

Donohue agreed to permit the undersigned two weeks from March 27 to finalize a representation agreement or, alternatively to withdraw. 3. By letter dated April 2, 2014, the undersigned provided Mr. Lee a blank form of

the Financial Affidavit in Support of Request for Attorney, along with a stamped envelope addressed to Natalie Harmon, the Criminal Justice Act Administrator for this District. In

addition, the undersigned notified Ms. Harmon by email to anticipate receipt of the form from Mr. Lee. WHEREFORE, in accordance with the Magistrate Judges Orders recited above, the undersigned hereby respectfully moves to withdraw as counsel for the defendant in the aboveentitled matter. Respectfully submitted, this 4th day of April, 2014.

s/Robert S. Mahler Robert S. Mahler FOSTER PEPPER PLLC 1111 Third Avenue, Suite 3400 Seattle, WA 98101 Phone: 206-447-4400 Fax: 206-447-9700 Email: Mahler@foster.com Attorneys for Defendant

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[PROPOSED] ORDER This cause came before the undersigned upon the motion of Robert S. Mahler to withdraw as counsel for the defendant, Dickson Lee. For the reasons stated in the Motion to Withdraw as Counsel, the motion is GRANTED. It is hereby ORDERED that Robert S. Mahler is relieved as counsel for the defendant in the above-captioned matter. DATED this day of April, 2014.

Richard A. Jones United Stated District Court Judge Presented by: s/Robert S. Mahler Robert S. Mahler, WSBA No. 23913 FOSTER PEPPER PLLC 1111 Third Avenue, Suite 3400 Seattle, WA 98101 Phone: 206-447-4400 Fax: 206-447-9700 Email: Mahler@foster.com Attorneys for Defendant

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1 2 3 4 Katheryn Kim Frierson 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on April 4, 2014 I electronically filed the foregoing with the Clerk of the Court using the CM/ECF system which will send notification of such filing to the following: Katheryn.K.Frierson@usdoj.gov

Dated this 4th day of April, 2014 at Seattle, Washington. s/Debra A. Samuelson Debra A. Samuelson

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