Funderburk v. USA
ORDER granting 3 Motion to Dismiss § 2255 and § 2241 claims, and Petitioner's claim seeking coram nobis relief is DISMISSED without prejudice. Signed by District Judge Max O. Cogburn, Jr on 3/1/2012. (tmg)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
THIS MATTER is before the court on the government’s Motion to Dismiss
Defendant’s § 2255 Motion. On February 29, 2012, the court terminated petitioner’s
supervised release, making him no longer under the judgment of this court in criminal action
3:04cr121. Thus, petitioner is no longer "in custody under sentence of a court" and,
therefore, does not meet the in-custody requirements of 28 U.S.C. § 2255(a). The court will,
therefore, dismiss the § 2255 and § 2241 claims.
Petitioner has also included in his § 2255 petition a request for alternative relief based
on coram nobis. At the SRV hearing, the court inquired of counsel concerning the impact
satisfaction of the court’s criminal judgment would have on the pending civil action. Neither
counsel nor petitioner indicated any desire to further pursue such matter. While a motion for
issuance of a writ of coram nobis has no custodial requirement, such motion is intertwined
with the motion seeking relief under Sections 2255 and 2241, which is no longer viable.
While the court has no indication that petitioner desires to pursue coram nobis relief, the
court will, in an abundance of caution, dismiss such motion without prejudice.
IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that
Respondent’s Motion to Dismiss Defendant’s § 2255 Motion is ALLOWED,
and the § 2255 and § 2241 claims are DISMISSED as moot; and
Petitioner’s claim seeking coram nobis relief is DISMISSED without
The Clerk of Court is instructed to terminate this civil action.
Signed: March 1, 2012
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