Civil Action No. 18-280 (MAS) (LHG)
MEMORANDUM ORDER ON APPLICATION TO PROCEED WITHOUT PREPAYMENT OF FEES
This matter comes before the Court on the application of Plaintiff Liqiang Wei to proceed without prepayment of fees under 28 U.S.C. § 1915. (Application, ECF 2-1.) The Court denies Plaintiff's application for indigence without prejudice because Plaintiff failed to use the proper in forma pauperis application. Moreover, the Court notes that although Plaintiff claims to not receive monthly income and has several monthly expenses, he also stated he has $15,050.00 "in cash or in a checking or savings account . . . ." (ECF. No 2.) Accordingly,
IT IS on this 12th day of September 2018, ORDERED that:
1. Plaintiff's application to proceed in forma pauperis (ECF No. 2-1) is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
2. By September 21, 2018, Plaintiff may refile an application to proceed in forma pauperis using the Long Form Application entitled Form AO 239, found at http://www.uscourts.gov/forms/fee-waiver-application-forms/application-proceed-district-court-without-prepaying-fees-or.
3. The clerk is ordered to close the file. Plaintiff may submit payment in the amount of $400 by September 21, 2018, at which time the Court will reopen the matter. If
Plaintiff refiles an amended in forma pauperis application, the Court will reopen the matter and review the application pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915.
MICHAEL A. SHIPP
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE