IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
September 18, 2011
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
JESSE ALVIN CRIPPS, SR., DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge: Hon. Lawrence J. O'Neill
REQUEST FOR TRAVEL ASSISTANCE
PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C § 4285;
Date: September 30, 2011 Time: 11:00 a.m.
Mr. Cripps, through his undersigned counsel, hereby requests that pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 4285, this Court direct the United States Marshal to furnish him with the cost of a one-way ticket so that he may travel from Texas, to Fresno, California, to attend his sentencing hearing on September 30, 2011.
Mr. Cripps has been found to be indigent and eligible for appointed counsel. To date, he has been able to travel to Fresno on the dates required, and has been able to pay for all travel expenses. Mr. Cripps' sentencing date was set for August 26, 2011, and he traveled to Fresno for that court hearing. Unfortunately, that hearing date was cancelled after Mr. Cripps had already arrived in Fresno and paid for his trip and hotel. During the past three weeks, Mr. Cripps has been unable to work in order to care for his wife prior to and following surgery. At this time, Mr. Cripps is unable to afford the price of a round-trip airline ticket to travel from his home in Texas for the new sentencing date without financial assistance.
He, therefore, respectfully requests the Court direct that the expense of a one-way ticket be provided for him as contemplated by 18 U.S.C. § 4285.
DATED: September 16, 2011 Respectfully submitted, DANIEL J. BRODERICK Federal Defender By: /s/ Francine Zepeda FRANCINE ZEPEDA Assistant Federal Defender Attorney for Defendant JESSE ALVIN CRIPPS, SR.
A Request For Travel Assistance having been made to this Court, and good cause appearing therefore, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED pursuant to the provisions of Title 18 U.S.C. § 4285 that the United States Marshal shall furnish defendant, Mr.Cripps, with a one-way ticket so that he may travel from Texas, to Fresno, California, to appear before United States District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill for sentencing on Friday, September 30, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. This order includes a one-way ticket from Texas to Fresno and includes subsistence expenses not to exceed the amount authorized as a per diem allowance for travel under 5 U.S.C. § 5702(a). Such expenses shall be paid by the U.S. Marshal out of funds authorized by the Attorney General for such expenses.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Lawrence J. O'Neill UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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