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Charles D. Riel v. Warden

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


May 25, 2011

CHARLES D. RIEL
PETITIONER,
v.
WARDEN, SAN QUENTIN STATE PRISON, RESPONDENT.

ROBERT D. BACON, SB #73297 484 Lake Park Avenue, PMB 110 Oakland, California 94610 (510) 834-6219; FAX (510) 444-6861 E-mail: bacon2254@aol.com DANIEL BRODERICK, SB #89424 Federal Defender JOAN M. FISHER, ID Bar No.2854 Assistant Federal Defender TIVON SCHARDL, FL Bar No. 73016 Trial & Habeas Counsel 801 I Street, 3rd Floor Sacramento, California 95814 (916) 498-6666; FAX (916) 498-6656 Attorneys for Petitioner Riel

DEATH PENALTY CASE CERTIFICATE OF ASSISTANT FEDERAL DEFENDER FOR PAYMENT OF WITNESS FEES

Joan M. Fisher, Assistant Federal Defender Counsel for the Federal Defender of the Eastern District of California, and appointed counsel for Petitioner CHARLES RIEL, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. section 1825(b)(1), hereby certifies that the non-expert fact witnesses listed below, having appeared and testified pursuant to subpoenas approved by this Court, are entitled to fees and mileage to be paid by the United States Marshal for the Eastern District of California. At the request of the Marshal, the undersigned also requests that the Court approve this certificate.

On April 28, 2011, the following individual appeared on behalf of Petitioner as non-expert fact witnesses in this case: Joseph Berger. Section 1825(b) of the Judicial Code provides that "[i]n proceedings in forma pauperis for a writ of habeas corpus . . . the United States marshal for the district shall pay . . . all fees of witnesses for the party authorized to proceed in forma pauperis . . . ." Where non-expert fact witnesses appeared "pursuant to subpoenas issued upon approval of the court, " the marshal shall pay the witnesses' fees "on certificate of a Federal public defender or assistant Federal public defender" who represents the party authorized to proceed in forma pauperis. 28 U.S.C. § 1825(b)(1).

Petitioner in this case has been authorized to proceed in forma pauperis, and the Federal Public Defender has been appointed to represent him. The undersigned has been assigned to represent Petitioner.

Undersigned issued subpoenas to the witness named herein pursuant to the Court's orders granting an evidentiary hearing and directing that the testimony of Joseph Berger to be taken outside the courtroom.

Fact witness voucher have been prepared for the named witness, and undersigned signed the certificates thereon. However, the marshal typically requests a court order before paying the witnesses' fees.

WHEREFORE, undersigned respectfully requests that this Court approve this certificate and direct the Marshal to pay the fees.

Dated: May 16, 2011 Respectfully submitted,

APPROVED

20110525

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