Dokes v. USA
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the motion of Eugene Dokes to vacate, set aside, or correct sentence [Doc. # 1 ] is denied without prejudice. Signed by District Judge Carol E. Jackson on 9/23/2016. (CLO)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
No. 4:16-CV-1490 CEJ
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is before the Court on the motion of Eugene Dokes to vacate, set
aside, or correct sentence under 28 U.S.C. § 2255. The motion is denied without
Movant pled guilty to theft of government funds, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §
641. On September 19, 2016, he was sentenced to a five-year term of probation
and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $45,835.60. Movant filed a notice
of appeal that same day.
Movant filed the instant motion to vacate on September 20, 2016. “Ordinarily
resort cannot be had to 28 U.S.C. § 2255 or habeas corpus while an appeal from
conviction is pending.”
Masters v. Eide, 353 F.2d 517, 518 (8th Cir. 1965).
exception to this rule exists for “extraordinary circumstances.” Adv. Comm. Notes
to Rule 5 of the Rules Governing § 2255 Proceedings.
circumstances exist is a question the answer to which depends upon the need for
speedy relief against the need for conservation of judicial resources.” United States
v. Davis, 604 F.2d 474, 485 (7th Cir. 1979). In this case, there is no demonstrated
need for speedy relief. As a result, the motion will be denied without prejudice as
Additionally, the Court finds that Movant has not made a substantial showing
of the denial of a constitutional right. Therefore, the Court will not issue a certificate
of appealability. See 28 U.S.C. § 2253.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the motion of Eugene Dokes to vacate, set
aside, or correct sentence [Doc. # 1] is denied without prejudice.
CAROL E. JACKSON
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated this 23rd day of September, 2016
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