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Case l:17-mj-00539-BAH Document 7 Filed 08/03/17 Page 1 of 2 


UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 



AUG 0 3 2017 

Clerk, U.S. Districts Bankruptcy 
Courts for the District of Columbia 


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 


v. 


GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS, 

Defendant 


Criminal No. l:17-mj-539 
UNDER SEAL 


ORDER ADJOURNING P RELIMINARY HEARING 
GRANTING A CONTINUANCE UNDER THE SPEEDY TRIAL ACT 

CONTINUING SEALING OF THE CRIMINAL COMPLAINT AND 

SEALING MOTION AND COURT ORDE R 

The Court having considered the unopposed motion of the United States to adjourn the 
preliminary hearing currently scheduled for August 8,2017; to continue for 30 days the time within 
which an indictment or information would otherwise have to be filed, pursuant to the Speedy Trial 
Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3161(b) and (h)(7)(A); and to maintain the criminal complaint and associated 
filings under seal for the duration of the requested continuance, it is hereby 
ORDERED that the United States’ motion is GRANTED; it is further 
ORDERED that, the defendant having waived his right to a preliminary hearing, the 
hearing scheduled for August 8, 2017 is adjourned; it is further 

ORDERED that, the Court having found that the government has been engaged in 
discussions with counsel for the defendant about possible dispositions of this case and that the 
granting of a continuance to allow such discussions best serves the ends of justice and outweighs 
the best interests of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial, the motion to continue for 30 
days the time within which to file an indictment is GRANTED; it is further 


ORDERED that, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(A), the time within which to file an 
indictment or information is continued through and including September 27, 2017; it is further 


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ORDERED that, the Court having found that revealing the material sought to be sealed 
would jeopardize an ongoing criminal investigation, no available alternatives less drastic than 
sealing would suffice to protect the government’s legitimate interest in concluding the 
investigation, and the government’s legitimate interest outweighs at this time any interest in the 
disclosure of the material, the government’s motion to maintain the criminal complaint and 
associated filings under seal is GRANTED; and it is further 

ORDERED that the criminal complaint, arrest warrant, and all associated filings— 
including this Order and the government’s motion seeking the Order—shall remain under seal 
until further order of the Court. 

Date: August 3, 2017 _ - 

Hon. Beryl A. Howell 
Chief United States District Judge 



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