United States of America v. Balcewicz
OPINION and ORDER Denying Defendant's 18 Motion for Appointment of Counsel. Signed by District Judge Linda V. Parker. (RLou)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Case No. 13-50478
Honorable Linda V. Parker
OPINION AND ORDER DENYING DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR
APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL [ECF NO. 18]
On June 13, 2017, Defendant George J. Balcewicz III (“Defendant”)
submitted a letter to the Court requesting a public defender to assist him in settling
his debt with the IRS. (ECF No. 18.) This Court construes Defendant’s letter as a
motion to appoint counsel.
The Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3006A provides an amended plan for
when a court shall provide representation of any person otherwise financially
unable to obtain adequate representation. Public defenders may be appointed in
criminal cases. Because this is a civil matter, the appointment of a federal public
defender is unavailable to Defendant.
IT IS ORDERED that Defendant’s motion for the appointment of counsel
(ECF No. 18) is DENIED.
s/ Linda V. Parker
LINDA V. PARKER
U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated: August 1, 2017
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was mailed to counsel of
record and/or pro se parties on this date, August 1, 2017, by electronic and/or U.S.
First Class mail.
s/ R. Loury
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