Vue, Kong v. State of Wisconsin
ORDER on ifp request: Plaintiff to submit amended financial affidavit. Amended Financial Affidavit due 7/25/2012. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen L. Crocker on 6/27/2012. (jef),(ps)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN
KONG PHENG VUE,
STATE OF WISCONSIN,
Plaintiff Kong Vue has requested leave to proceed in forma pauperis in this civil action
for monetary relief. From the affidavit of indigency accompanying plaintiff’s proposed
complaint, I cannot determine whether he qualifies for indigent status. First, plaintiff’s
affidavit is more than five months old, dated January 19, 2012.
Furthermore, in his
affidavit, plaintiff states that he is unemployed and has no income. Plaintiff says he has no
monthly expenses, such as rent or other financial obligations, but plaintiff does not include
information as to how he is able to pay or who is paying for his basic living expenses such
as food, clothing and shelter. Without such information, I am unable to conclude that
plaintiff qualifies for indigent status. Therefore, I will provide plaintiff with the opportunity
to supplement his request for leave to proceed in forma pauperis by completing the enclosed
affidavit of indigency. In completing the affidavit, he should take care to show how he pays
for his basic necessities and make sure the affidavit contains his actual gross monthly income
from all sources for the last twelve months.
Finally, I note that in his complaint, plaintiff appears to be alleging that he is being
repeatedly sexually assaulted by unknown assailants in his own bed in his own home at night,
leaving unknown substances in his new pillow. Looking past the fantastical nature of these
allegations, the court can only urge plaintiff promptly to report these assaults to law enforcement
authorities if hasn’t already done so.
IT IS ORDERED that a decision whether plaintiff Kong Vue may proceed in forma
pauperis in this action is STAYED. Plaintiff may have until July 25, 2012, in which to
amend his affidavit of indigency and return it to the court. Plaintiff should take particular
care to show where he receives the means to pay for his basic necessities, such as food,
clothing and shelter. If plaintiff fails to provide this requested financial information in a
timely fashion, then the court will deny his request for leave to proceed in forma pauperis for
failure to show that he is indigent.
Entered this 27th day of June, 2012.
BY THE COURT:
STEPHEN L. CROCKER
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