Jo v. Six unknown names agents et al (DO NOT ACCEPT FURTHER FILINGS PER ORDER#5)
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER regarding Complaint 1 filed by Young Yil Jo, Chul Hyun Cho. 1. This matter is dismissed with prejudice because it is frivolous andmalicious. 2. The clerk's office is directed to accept no further filings from Plaintiff i n this matter except for a notice of appeal. 3. Any future case proposed to be filed in this court by Plaintiff shall be referred to the Supervising Pro Se Judge for review before filing. 4. A separate judgment will be entered in accordance with thi s Memorandum and Order. 5. The clerk's office is directed to change the caption of this case to reflect that Young Yil Jo is the proper Plaintiff. 6. Plaintiff is WARNED the continued submission of frivolous pleadings and lawsuits in this district will result in the imposition of monetary sanctions. Ordered by Senior Judge Richard G. Kopf. (Copy mailed to pro se party) (JAB)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
YOUNG YIL JO,
SIX UNKNOWN NAMES AGENTS, )
and BARACK OBAMA, Mr
President of The United States,
On July 5, 2013, Plaintiff Young Yil Jo1 filed a document titled, “Under 42
USC 1983 a civil rights action PLRA” against “Six Unknown Names Agents or Mr
President of the United States Barack Obama.” (Filing No. 1 at CM/ECF pp. 1-2.)
Plaintiff is a prisoner in federal custody at the United States Immigration and Customs
Enforcement Processing Center in El Paso, Texas.
Plaintiff is an experienced pro se litigant with an extensive history of abusive
filings in multiple federal district courts. The court has reviewed the United States
Case/Party Index and notes that, to date, Plaintiff has filed over 400 federal civil
lawsuits in 34 federal district courts. He has been barred from proceeding IFP by 28
U.S.C. § 1915(g) because he has three or more strikes, a fact he has been informed of
numerous times. See, e.g., Joe v. Bush, No. 1:2004-cv-3830 (N.D. Ill. June 14, 2004);
Joe v. Bush, No. 1:2004-cv-8065 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 7, 2005); Bustamante v. Six Unknown
Names Agents, No. 1:09-cv-7154 (N.D. Ill. Nov. 17, 2009); and Gutierrez-Arias v. Six
Unknown Agents, et al., No. 3:10-cv-105 (N.D. Ind. April 23, 2010).
The court notes that the name “Chul Hyun Cho” is included in the caption of
Plaintiff’s complaint. However, the complaint is signed only by Young Yil Jo, and
there is no indication that Chul Hyun Cho agreed to participate in this lawsuit.
Therefore, the court does not recognize Chul Hyun Cho as a Plaintiff in this case.
Moreover, Plaintiff has been barred from filing any further lawsuits in the
Western District of Texas (see Zapata-Lara v. Six Unknown Names Agents, No. 1:10cv-88 (W.D. Tex. March 19, 2010)), the Northern District of Illinois (see In re Young
Yil Jo, 1:10-cv-390 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 20, 2010)), the Northern District of Indiana
(see Gutierrez-Arias v. Six Unknown Names Agents, 3:10-cv-105 (N.D. Ind. April 23,
2010)), and the Northern District of Texas (see Jo v. Six Unknown Names Agents, No.
1:10-cv-131 (N.D. Tex. June 24, 2010)). In addition, both the Western and Northern
Districts of Texas have imposed monetary sanctions against Plaintiff due to his abuse
of the court’s resources. See Montoya v. Six Unknown Names Agents, No. 4:10-cv-27
(W.D. Tex. April 27, 2010); Jo v. Six Unknown Names Agents, No. 3:13-cv-2432
(N.D. Tex. July 3, 2013).
It appears Plaintiff has now turned his attention to this district. In less than one
year’s time, Plaintiff has filed 10 nearly-identical rambling, incoherent, and baseless
cases in his own name and in the names of others. See Jo v. Six Unknown Names
Agents, No. 8:12-cv-333 (D. Neb. Sept. 10, 2012); Jo v. Six Unknown Names Agents,
No. 8:12-cv-415 (D. Neb. Dec. 3, 2012); Jo v. Obama, No. 8:12-cv-442 (D. Neb. Dec.
26, 2012); Jo v. Six Unknown Names Agents, No. 8:13-cv-30 (D. Neb. Jan. 22, 2013);
Jo v. Six Unknown Names Agents, No. 8:13-cv-36 (D. Neb. Jan. 25, 2013); Jo v. Six
Unknown Names Agents, No. 8:13-cv-48 (D. Neb. Feb. 11, 2013); Lopez v. Six
Unknown Names Agents, No. 8:13-cv-176 (D. Neb. May 31, 2013); Lopez v. Six
Unknown Names Agents, No. 8:13-cv-207 (D. Neb. June 24, 2013); Cho v. Six
Unknown Names Agents, No. 8:13-cv-209 (D. Neb. July 5, 2013) and Jo v. Six
Unknown Names Agents, No. 8:13-cv-219 (D. Neb. July 22, 2013).
Plaintiff has not paid the filing fee in any of these cases and, as set forth above,
he is barred from proceeding IFP because he has three or more strikes under the
provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g). Plaintiff’s conduct is a drain on the court’s judicial
resources. With this in mind, Plaintiff’s Complaint will be dismissed with prejudice
because Plaintiff has not paid the filing fee and his complaint is frivolous and
malicious. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2) (the court must dismiss a complaint or any
portion thereof that states a frivolous or malicious claim, that fails to state a claim
upon which relief may be granted, or that seeks monetary relief from a defendant who
is immune from such relief). In addition, to prevent further abuse of this court’s
resources, Plaintiff will no longer be permitted to file a complaint without paying the
filing fee without first seeking leave to do so. If plaintiff proposes to file a complaint
without paying the filing fee (i.e., it appears he intends to proceed IFP), but the
complaint does not show on its face that Plaintiff is under imminent danger of serious
physical injury, the court will direct the clerk’s office to return the proposed complaint
to Plaintiff without filing it, as set forth below. See id. (“In no event shall a prisoner
bring a civil action . . . under this section if the prisoner has, on 3 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 on the grounds that it is frivolous,
malicious, or fails to state a claim upon which relief may be granted, unless the
prisoner is under imminent danger of serious physical injury.”). In addition, the
clerk’s office will be directed to accept no further filings from Plaintiff in this matter
except for a notice of appeal. See also In re McDonald, 489 U.S. 180, 185 n. 8 (1989)
(“Federal courts have both the inherent power and constitutional obligation to protect
their jurisdiction from conduct which impairs their ability to carry out Article III
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that:
This matter is dismissed with prejudice because it is frivolous and
The clerk’s office is directed to accept no further filings from Plaintiff
in this matter except for a notice of appeal. If Plaintiff seeks to appeal this dismissal,
his notice of appeal must be accompanied by an appellate filing fee in the amount of
$455.00. Plaintiff will not be permitted to appeal in forma pauperis.
Any future case proposed to be filed in this court by Plaintiff shall be
referred to the Supervising Pro Se Judge for review before filing. The Supervising
Pro se Judge will review any such tendered complaint, and if it fails to comply with
this Memorandum and Order and applicable law, it will be returned to Plaintiff
without filing. A record of any such submission and return will be maintained in the
CM/ECF system under the “PS” designation or as otherwise directed by the
Supervising Pro Se Judge.
A separate judgment will be entered in accordance with this
Memorandum and Order.
The clerk’s office is directed to change the caption of this case to reflect
that Young Yil Jo is the proper Plaintiff.
Plaintiff is WARNED the continued submission of frivolous
pleadings and lawsuits in this district will result in the imposition of monetary
DATED this 25th day of July, 2013.
BY THE COURT:
Richard G. Kopf
Senior United States District Judge
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