UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
June 1, 2006
JEFFREY GRUNE, PETITIONER,
SUPT. MAZZUCA, SUPERINTENDENT, FISHKILL CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, RESPONDENT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Thomas J. Mcavoy, Senior United States District Judge
DECISION and ORDER
Petitioner Jeffrey Grune filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus with the Court on June 3, 2005.*fn1 Dkt. No. 1. Thereafter, Petitioner submitted a motion seeking his release on bail pending the outcome of his habeas petition. Dkt. No. 5. By Order of United States Magistrate Judge Gustave J. Di Bianco filed on November 17, 2005, Petitioner's motion for release on bail was denied. Dkt. No. 19 ("November 17, 2005 Order"). On December 8, 2005, Petitioner filed a Notice of Appeal to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals from the November 17, 2005 Order. Dkt. No. 24. Petitioner also filed a request for Certificate of Appealability, which was denied on February 24, 2006. Dkt. No. 36.
Presently before the Court is Petitioner's application to proceed in forma pauperis during the appeal of this matter. Dkt. No. 42.
A review of Petitioner's in forma pauperis application reveals that Petitioner has approximately $1000.00 in his prison account and an additional $18,000.00 in a savings account in an Albany bank.*fn2 Id. at 2. Since the Court cannot find that Petitioner is indigent based upon the information contained in his in forma pauperis application, the Court denies his application to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal.
WHEREFORE, it is hereby
ORDERED, that Petitioner's application to proceed with the appeal of this matter in forma pauperis (Dkt. No. 42) is DENIED, and it is further
ORDERED, that the Clerk serve a copy of this Order on the parties.