UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
August 13, 2010
TRAVON LEON FREEMAN, PLAINTIFF,
JULIOUS, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Dennis L. Beck United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER DENYING MOTION REQUESTING FUNDS (DOC. 5)
Plaintiff Travon Leon Freeman ("Plaintiff") is a California state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in this civil rights action. On January 11, 2010, Plaintiff filed a motion requesting a total of $2,500 from the Court. Plaintiff seeks funds to hire a private investigator and paralegal. The expenditure of public funds on behalf of an indigent litigant is proper only when authorized by Congress. Tedder v. Odel, 890 F.2d 210, 211-12 (9th Cir. 1989) (per curiam) (citations omitted). The in forma pauperis statute does not authorize the expenditure of public funds for Plaintiff to hire a private investigator and paralegal. 28 U.S.C. § 1915. Accordingly, Plaintiff's request is DENIED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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