Padgett v. USA

Filing 2

ORDER that no later than fourteen (14) days from entry of this Order, Petitioner shall verify the § 2255 Motion to Vacate re 1 . Signed by Senior Judge Graham Mullen on 9/8/2021. (eef)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA CHARLOTTE DIVISION 3:21-cv-463-GCM (3:93-cr-215-GCM-4) JERMAINE MAURICE PADGETT, ) ) Petitioner, ) ) vs. ) ) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ) ) Respondent. ) ____________________________________) ORDER THIS MATTER is before the Court on Petitioner’s Motion to Vacate, Set Aside, or Correct Sentence by a Person in Federal Custody under 28 U.S.C. § 2255, filed through counsel. (Doc. No. 1). A § 2255 petition “must … be signed under penalty of perjury by the movant or a person authorized to sign it for the movant.” Rule 2(b)(5), 28 U.S.C. foll. § 2255. “[T]he appropriate remedy for a violation [of Rule 2(b)(5)] is to allow the movant to bring his motion into conformity with the rules rather than dismissing the motion outright.” United States v. Lopez, 570 F. App’x 291, 292 (4th Cir. 2014). Here, the § 2255 Motion to Vacate is not signed by Petitioner or a person authorized to sign for him under penalty of perjury. Petitioner shall, within fourteen (14) days of this Order, verify the § 2255 Motion to Vacate. Petitioner is cautioned that the failure to comply with this Order will likely result in dismissal of this case without further notice. IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that no later than fourteen (14) days from entry of this Order, Petitioner shall verify the § 2255 Motion to Vacate. Failure to comply with this 1 Case 3:21-cv-00463-GCM Document 2 Filed 09/08/21 Page 1 of 2 Order will likely result in this case’s dismissal without further notice. Signed: September 8, 2021 2 Case 3:21-cv-00463-GCM Document 2 Filed 09/08/21 Page 2 of 2

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