Conde v. Department of the Treasury et al

Filing 3

ORDER DENYING Without Prejudice 2 Application to Proceed Without the Prepayment of Fees and Requiring Plaintiff to File an Amended Application or Filing Fee Within Thirty (30) Days signed by Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto on 7/13/2021. (Attachments: # 1 IFP Application). (Jessen, A)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 8 9 CHRISTOPHER CONDE, 10 Plaintiff, 11 v. 12 13 14 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, et al., Defendants. 15 16 _____________________________________/ Case No. 1:21-cv-01072-DAD-SKO ORDER DENYING WITHOUT PREJUDICE APPLICATION TO PROCEED WITHOUT THE PREPAYMENT OF FEES AND REQUIRING PLAINTIFF TO FILE AN AMENDED APPLICATION OR FILING FEE WITHIN THIRTY DAYS (Doc. 2) 30-DAY DEADLINE 17 18 Plaintiff Christopher Conde, a prisoner proceeding pro se, filed a complaint on July 9, 2021, 19 along with an application to proceed in forma pauperis. (Docs. 1, 2.) In order for the Court to 20 consider Plaintiff’s application to proceed without prepayment of fees, Plaintiff must provide the 21 Court with a certified copy of his trust fund account statement (or institutional equivalent), including 22 the supporting ledger sheets, for the six-month period immediately preceding the filing of this 23 complaint, obtained from the appropriate official of each prison at which Plaintiff is or was confined. 24 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(2). After submission of the trust fund information, the Court will determine 25 Plaintiff’s ability to pay the $350.00 filing fee required by federal law in one payment. If the Court 26 determines that Plaintiff does not have sufficient funds to pay the filing fee at one time, the Court 27 will assess an initial partial filing fee. After payment of the initial filing fee, monthly payments of 28 twenty percent of the deposits made to Plaintiff’s trust fund account during the preceding month 1 will be forwarded to the Clerk of the Court each time the account balance exceeds $10.00. Payments 2 will continue until the filing fee is paid. 3 Because Plaintiff failed to provide a certified copy of his trust account statement showing 4 transactions for the past six months, and to comply with the specific informational requirements for 5 affidavits submitted pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §1915(a)(1), the Court is unable to determine if Plaintiff 6 is entitled to proceed without prepayment of fees in this action. 7 Accordingly, it is HEREBY ORDERED that: 8 1. 9 Plaintiff’s application to proceed without the prepayment of fees is DENIED without prejudice; and 10 2. Within thirty (30) days of the date of service of this order, Plaintiff shall file an 11 application to proceed without the prepayment of fees that includes the information 12 described above or provide the Court with the reasoning as to why Plaintiff cannot 13 obtain such information. Alternatively, Plaintiff may pay the $402.00 filing fee for 14 this action. Failure to comply with this order will result in the recommendation 15 that this action be dismissed. 16 17 IT IS SO ORDERED. 18 Dated: 19 /s/ Sheila K. Oberto July 13, 2021 . UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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