IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
July 25, 2011
MARCUS W. ROUGEAU, PLAINTIFF,
GARY SWARTHOUT, WARDEN, DEFENDANT.
Plaintiff, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, has filed a civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 together with a request for leave to proceed in forma pauperis pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915. On his request to proceed in forma pauperis, plaintiff represents that he is not employed at the prison and that he has not received any money from any source for the past twelve months. The trust account statement appended to the application reflects twelve deposits to his inmate trust account between December 2010 and May 2011 in amounts ranging from $25.00 to $200.00, and totaling $795.00. Good cause appearing, plaintiff will be given an opportunity to explain the discrepancy between his in forma pauperis application and the trust account statement appended thereto. Plaintiff shall explain the source of the cash deposits to his account and whether he expects to continue to receive funds from those or any other sources.
Plaintiff is cautioned that Fed. R. Civ. P. 11 provides for imposition of sanctions on parties who intentionally file false information with the court.
In accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that within twenty days from the date of this order plaintiff shall file an affidavit explaining the discrepancies between his in forma pauperis application and the trust account statement appended thereto. Plaintiff's failure to comply with this order will result in a recommendation that this action be dismissed.
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