IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
January 15, 2010
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
MARY ANN BERRETTINI, DEFENDANT
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge Conner
AND NOW, this 15th day of January, 2010, upon consideration of the pro se status of defendant Mary Ann Berrettini, and upon review of the docket in this matter, the court deems it appropriate to appoint G. Scott Gardner, Esquire, to act as standby counsel for defendant. See United States v. Bertoli, 994 F.2d 1002, 1017 (3d Cir. 1993) (stating that "standby counsel should always be appointed in cases expected to be long or complicated or in which there are multiple defendants" and finding that the court possesses the inherent power to appoint standby counsel even for non-indigent defendants who object to the appointment).
Accordingly, it is hereby
ORDERED that G. Scott Gardner, Esquire, 2117 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, Pennsylvania; (570)322-7653, is hereby APPOINTED as standby counsel for defendant Mary Ann Berrettini, effective Monday, January 11, 2010.
CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER United States District Judge
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