IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
April 25, 2006
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
CARVONTAE D. WASHINGTON, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Murphy, Chief District Judge
This matter is before the Court on an application to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal. Although the motion does not attach a financial affidavit, the Court recalls from the recent sentencing hearing that Defendant is without significant monetary resources. Moreover, the motion asserts that he is "totally without funds or resources of any nature to enable him to obtain a transcript on appeal or to pay any expenses incidental to said appeal."
After careful consideration, the Court GRANTS the motion to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal (Doc. 43). Defendant may proceed on appeal without prepaying or giving security for fees and costs. The Court likewise DIRECTS the Court Reporter to prepare the transcripts of any proceedings in this case at the expense of the United States. Counsel shall contact the Official Court Reporter, Molly Clayton (618/482-9226), to request the transcripts needed for the appeal.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
G. PATRICK MURPHY Chief United States District Judge
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