WIGGINS v. SHERMAN et al

Filing 3

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS that the pltf's 1 MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis be denied and that the case be dismissed without prejudice. Objections to R&R due by 2/21/2006. Signed by Judge Susan Paradise Baxter on 2/2/06. (tt)

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WIGGINS v. SHERMAN et al Doc. 3 Case 1:06-cv-00020-SJM-SPB Case 1:06-cv-00020-SJM-SPB Document 3 Document 2 Filed 02/02/2006 Filed 02/02/2006 Page 1 of 2 Page 1 of 2 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA MICHAEL A. WIGGINS, Petitioner, v. WARDEN JAMES SHERMAN, et al., Respondent. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Civ. A. No. 06-20 Erie District Judge McLaughlin Magistrate Judge Baxter MAGISTRATE JUDGE'S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION I. RECOMMENDATION It is respectfully recommended that the Petitioner's Motion to Proceed In Forma Pauperis [Document # 1] be denied and the case dismissed without prejudice. II. REPORT When submitting a Motion to Proceed In Forma Pauperis, the Petitioner is required to submit "an affidavit that includes a statement of all assets such prisoner possesses that the person is unable to pay such fees or give security therefor." 28 U.S.C. 1915(a)(1). In addition to the afore-mentioned affidavit, Petitioner is further required to "submit a certified copy of the trust fund account statement (or institutional equivalent) for the prisoner for the 6-month period immediately preceding the filing of the complaint or notice of appeal, obtained from the appropriate official of each prison at which the prisoner is or was confined." 28 U.S.C. 1915(a)(2). In this case, Petitioner has failed to submit a copy of his institutional account statement, certified or otherwise. Because Petitioner has failed to comply with the statutory prerequisites for proceeding In Forma Pauperis, Petitioner's Motion to Proceed In Forma Pauperis should be denied and the case dismissed without prejudice. Dockets.Justia.com Case 1:06-cv-00020-SJM-SPB Case 1:06-cv-00020-SJM-SPB Document 3 Document 2 Filed 02/02/2006 Filed 02/02/2006 Page 2 of 2 Page 2 of 2 III. CONCLUSION For the reasons set forth above, it is respectfully recommended that the Petitioner's Motion to Proceed In Forma Pauperis [Document # 1] be denied and the case dismissed without prejudice. In accordance with the Magistrates Act, 28 U.S.C. 636(b)(1)(B) and (C), and Rule 72.1.4(B) of the Local Rules for Magistrates, the parties are allowed ten (10) days from the date of service to file objections to this report and recommendation. Any party opposing the objections shall have seven (7) days from the date of service of objections to respond thereto. Failure to file timely objections may constitute a waiver of any appellate rights. S/Susan Paradise Baxter SUSAN PARADISE BAXTER Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Dated: February 2, 2006 cc: The Honorable Sean J. McLaughlin Unit ed States District Judge 2

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