UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
February 14, 2012
MICHAEL P TARAS, PLAINTIFF,
U.S. ATTORNEYS, ST. LOUIS SECRET SERVICE EZELL, SPECIAL AGENT ROSS, FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND CHIEF JUSTICE JAMES L. FOREMAN, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: J. Phil Gilbert District Judge
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter comes before the Court for case management. Plaintiff Michael P. Taras filed this lawsuit on January 26, 2012. However, he has not yet paid the $350 filing fee for this action, nor has he filed a motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis. See 28 U.S.C. §§ 1914, 1915.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that on or before March 9, 2012, the plaintiff shall pay the $350 filing fee applicable to this action. In the alternative, the plaintiff may file a motion to proceed in forma pauperis, supported by an affidavit that includes a statement of his assets. Plaintiff is 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 he 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, should Plaintiff fail to comply in a timely manner with this order, this case will be dismissed 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).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
J. Phil Gilbert
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