IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION
July 26, 2012
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
DEAN ANTHONY GILL, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Milton I. Shadur Senior United States District Judge
This Court has received a newly-filed timely motion under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 ("Section 2255"), brought by Dean Anthony Gill ("Gill") to seek relief from the 66-month custodial sentence that this Court imposed on him on July 27, 2011. Its threshold examination of that motion (see Rule 4(b) of the Rules Governing Section 2255 Proceedings for the United States District Courts ("Section 2255 Rules")) has found the motion difficult to decipher, no doubt in large part because English is not Gill's primary language.*fn1
To enable this Court to deal effectively with the motion, it orders government counsel to file an answer on or before September 6, 2012 (see Section 2255 Rule 5(b)). It may also prove to be necessary to involve Gill's defense lawyer in the proceedings, but that can be better determined after the government has filed its answer.