UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
June 19, 2009
MUHAREM KURBEGOVICH, PLAINTIFF,
UNKNOWN FBI AGENTS, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Oliver W. Wanger United States District Judge
ORDER FINDING PLAINTIFF INELIGIBLE TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS AND REQUIRING PLAINTIFF TO PAY $350.00 FILING FEE WITHIN FIFTEEN DAYS OR ACTION WILL BE DISMISSED
(Docs. 1, 12, 13)
Plaintiff Muharem Kurbegovich ("plaintiff") is a state prisoner proceeding pro se in this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiff filed this action on May 19, 2009. This action was transferred from the United States District Court, Northern District of California on May 29, 2009.
28 U.S.C. § 1915 governs proceedings in forma pauperis. Section 1915(g) provides that "[i]n no event shall a prisoner bring a civil action... under this section if the prisoner has, on 3 or more prior occasions, while incarcerated or detained in any facility, brought an action or appeal in a court of the United States that was dismissed on the grounds that it is frivolous, malicious, or fails to state a claim upon which relief may be granted, unless the prisoner is under imminent danger of serious physical injury." A review of the actions filed by plaintiff reveals that plaintiff is subject to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g) and is precluded from proceeding in forma pauperis unless plaintiff is, at the time the complaint is filed, under imminent danger of serious physical injury.*fn1
Plaintiff alleges in his complaint that his mail to attorneys, professors and journalists is being stolen and/or destroyed by FBI agents, acting in collusion with the prison warden. The Court has reviewed plaintiff's complaint and finds that plaintiff has alleged no facts that support a finding that he is under imminent danger of serious physical injury.*fn2 Accordingly, plaintiff may not proceed in forma pauperis in this action, and must submit the appropriate filing fee in order to proceed with this action.
Based on the foregoing, it is HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g), plaintiff is ineligible to proceed in forma pauperis in this action;
2. Plaintiff shall pay the $350.00 filing fee in full within fifteen (15) days from the date of service of this order; and
3. If plaintiff fails to pay the $350.00 filing fee in full within fifteen (15) days, this action shall be dismissed, without prejudice.
IT IS SO ORDERED.