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Ugochukwu v. Ballard

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS


August 7, 2006

OBIEKWE STEPHEN OKWUDIL UGOCHUKWU, PLAINTIFF,
v.
FRED BALLARD, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, District Judge

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

Plaintiff, a prisoner proceeding pro se, filed this civil action in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; that court transferred the action to this District. However, Plaintiff has not paid the $350 filing fee for this action nor, in the alternative, has he filed a properly supported motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis. See 28 U.S.C. §§ 1914, 1915.

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that, within THIRTY (30) DAYS of the date of the entry of this order, Plaintiff shall pay the $350 filing fee applicable to this action. In the alternative, Plaintiff may file a motion to proceed in forma pauperis, supported by a certified copy of his prison trust fund account statement for the six-monthperiod immediately preceding the filing of the complaint and an affidavit that includes a statement of his assets. Plaintiff is ADVISED that in the event he has been transferred among institutions during this six-month period, it is Plaintiff's responsibility to obtain a copy of his prison trust account statement from each such facility and to forward it to the Court. Plaintiff is FURTHER ADVISED that his obligation to pay the filing fee for this action was incurred at the time the action was filed; such an obligation will exist whether or not Plaintiff is granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis. 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(1); see also Lucien v. Jockisch, 133 F.3d 464, 467 (7th Cir. 1998).

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that upon conclusion of this thirty-day period, should Plaintiff fail to comply with this order, this case will be closed for failure to comply with an order of this Court. FED.R.CIV.P. 41(b); see generally Ladien v. Astrachan, 128 F.3d 1051 (7th Cir. 1997); Johnson v. Kamminga, 34 F.3d 466 (7th Cir. 1994).

The Clerk is DIRECTED to provide Plaintiff with the proper forms to file an in forma pauperis motion, should he choose to do so.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

David R. Herndon DISTRICT JUDGE

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