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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Government’s Response Concurring In Defendant Musto’s Motion For Temporary Release From Custody For Medical Treatment

     On March 31, 2014, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania filed its response to a motion filed previously on behalf of the Defendant in United States v. Musto.  Both filings relate to the trial Court’s prior Amended Order of January 7, 2014 committing the Defendant to the custody of the Attorney General for mental health evaluation.

     The Government’s response contains the report of the staff psychiatrist at the Federal Medical Facility at Butner, N.C.  In light of that report the Government concurred in the defense motion seeking release of the Defendant from Butner temporarily for examination, medical analysis and treatment by his local physicians.

     The Government further requested that the defense be directed to provide (1) the Court and the Government with an update report in one month including all appropriate medical diagnoses and decisions regarding his medical treatment;(2) if appropriate, a renewed defense motion for indefinite continuance.  In the absence of such a motion, the Government requested that the Court hold a hearing to schedule the next appropriate step in the case.

Updated April 9, 2015