Freeman v. Julious et al

Filing 7

ORDER DENYING 5 Motion Requesting Funds signed by Magistrate Judge Dennis L. Beck on 8/13/2010. (Bradley, A)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 1 Plaintiff Travon Leon Freeman ("Plaintiff") is a California state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in this civil rights action. On January 11, 2010, Plaintiff filed a motion requesting a total of $2,500 from the Court. Plaintiff seeks funds to hire a private investigator and paralegal. The expenditure of public funds on behalf of an indigent litigant is proper only when authorized by Congress. Tedder v. Odel, 890 F.2d 210, 211-12 (9th Cir. 1989) (per curiam) (citations omitted). The in forma pauperis statute does not authorize the expenditure of public funds for Plaintiff to hire a private investigator and paralegal. 28 U.S.C. 1915. Accordingly, Plaintiff's request is DENIED. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: 77e0d6 v. (DOC. 5) JULIOUS, et al., Defendants. / TRAVON LEON FREEMAN, Plaintiff, CASE NO. 1:09-cv-02245-DLB (PC) ORDER DENYING MOTION REQUESTING FUNDS UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT August 13, 2010 /s/ Dennis L. Beck UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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