Sparkman v. Louisiana State et al
ORDER and Reasons denying 6 Motion to Reconsider Pauper Status. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby on 4/4/2017. (cml)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
STATE OF LOUISIANA, WARDEN
ORDER AND REASONS
The petitioner, Nakeith Sparkman, submitted a petition for issuance of writ of habeas
corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254 along with an application to proceed in forma pauperis. The
certification attached to the pauper application indicated that Sparkman had an account balance of
$24.89. Rec. Doc. No. 4. The Court denied the pauper application on March 6, 2017, finding that
Sparkman had sufficient funds to pay the $5.00 filing fee. Rec. Doc. No. 5.
Sparkman has filed a second pauper application which has been docketed by the Clerk of
Court as a Motion to Reconsider Pauper Status (Rec. Doc. No. 6) the denial of the first
application. Sparkman claims that, since the denial of his pauper application, he has learned that
he no longer has sufficient funds to pay the $5.00 filing fee. He contends that the funds may have
been depleted to pay for other services at the prison.
Sparkman has provided no proof of his contention that the funds were used for legitimate
purposes at the purposes by means of an account summary, nor has he provided a current pauper
application with a certified statement of his account balances to accompany this new request for
pauper status. Sparkman, therefore, has failed to meet the requirements of 28 U.S.C. § 1915 or
otherwise provide the necessary information for the Court to reconsider the denial of pauper status.
IT IS ORDERED that Sparkman’s Motion to Reconsider Pauper Status (Rec. Doc. No.
6) is DENIED.
New Orleans, Louisiana, this 4th day of April, 2017.
KAREN WELLS ROBY
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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