IN RE: Contempt Proceeding of Salma Agha-Khan

Filing 40

ORDER signed by Chief Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill on 6/20/2017 referring matter of prosecution to U.S. Attorney's Office. (Lundstrom, T)

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1 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 3 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 4 5 6 IN RE CONTEMPT OF SALMA AGHAKHAN, Plaintiff, 7 1:17-MC-022-LJO ORDER REFERRING Matter of PROSECUTION TO U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE 8 9 10 The Court requested under Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 42 that the U.S. Attorney’s 11 Office for the Eastern District of California (“the USAO”) make its independent evaluation concerning 12 any potential prosecution of Plaintiff Salma Agha-Khan for contempt of this Court and its order due to 13 her repeated failures to appear. Doc. 37.The USAO has informed the Court that it would prosecute 14 Plaintiff for her failure to appear at a status conference on May 5, 2017, if that matter were referred by 15 the Court. Doc. 39 at 3. 16 Accordingly, the Court REFERS Plaintiff’s failure to appear at the May 5, 2017 status 17 conference to the USAO for such an independent evaluation concerning prosecution. 18 19 IT IS SO ORDERED. 20 Dated: /s/ Lawrence J. O’Neill _____ June 20, 2017 UNITED STATES CHIEF DISTRICT JUDGE 21 22 23 24 25 1

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