Billiot v. Dyess et al
ORDER & REASONS: ORDERED that the 2 MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis filed by Melvin Raymond Billiot is DENIED pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1915(g). Signed by Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby.(cml)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
MELVIN RAYMOND BILLIOT
SGT. LARRY DYESS, CYNTHIA M.
CIMINO, BRETT BREAVERS,
STEPHEN SADOWSKI, BILLY
LEWIS, RYAN SINGLETON
ORDER AND REASONS
Plaintiff, Melvin Raymond Billiot, is a prisoner currently incarcerated in the Jefferson Parish
Correctional Center. He is a frequent filer of frivolous lawsuits in the federal courts. Billiot filed
the instant complaint pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the defendants, Sergeant Larry Dyess,
Cynthia M. Cimino, Brett Beavers, Stephen Sadowski, Billy Lewis, Ryan Singleton. (Rec. Doc. No.
1). Billiot alleges that he received ineffective assistance of counsel during his criminal trial,
evidence of the crime scene was manipulated, and under a broad reading, he was wrongly convicted
of murder. He seeks monetary compensation and requests that the State drop the charges against
him and that his attorney be disbarred.
With his complaint, plaintiff submitted an application to proceed in forma pauperis pursuant
to 28 U.S.C. § 1915. This is a non-dispositive pretrial matter which was referred to the undersigned
magistrate judge pursuant to Local Rule 72.1(B)(1) and 28 U.S.C. § 636(b).
The Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1996, Pub. L. No. 104-134, 110 Stat. 1321, now
codified at Title 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g), provides that a prisoner shall not be allowed to bring a civil
action pursuant to § 1915 if he has, on three or more prior occasions, while incarcerated or detained
in any facility, brought an action or appeal in a court of the United States that was dismissed as
frivolous, malicious, or for failure to state a claim for which relief can be granted, unless the prisoner
is under imminent danger of serious physical injury.
The Court’s records establish that Billiot has filed ten civil lawsuits in this district alone. At
least four of his prior civil complaints, filed while he was incarcerated, were dismissed as frivolous
and/or for failure to state a claim. These include, but are not limited to, the following: Billiot v.
Correct Care Health, Civ. Action 12-648“I”(5); Billiot v. Mercadel, Civ. Action 14-2514“C”(5);
Billiot v. Sullivan, Civ. Action 14-2748“C”(1); and Billiot v. Mercadel, Civ. Action 14-2745“I”(2).
In addition, Billiot has previously been barred from proceeding with a civil complaint as a pauper
in this Court pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §1915(g) in Billiot v. Cynthia Cimino, Civ. Action 151981“J”(3).
Billiot has not alleged or shown that he is under imminent danger of serious physical injury
that would excuse the bar to his proceeding as a pauper. Billiot, therefore, is not entitled to proceed
in forma pauperis pursuant to the provisions of § 1915(g). Accordingly,
IT IS ORDERED that Billiot’s motion to proceed in forma pauperis (Rec. Doc. No. 2) is
DENIED pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g).
New Orleans, Louisiana this 3rd day of August, 2015.
KAREN WELLS ROBY
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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