Evans Lee Gordon, Plaintiff-appellant, v. United States Marshal Service; United States of America,defendants-appellees, 998 F.2d 1009 (4th Cir. 1993)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 998 F.2d 1009 (4th Cir. 1993)

Submitted: June 7, 1993. Decided: July 2, 1993

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Richmond. Richard L. Williams, Senior District Judge; David G. Lowe, Magistrate Judge. (CA-93-46)

Evans Lee Gordon, Appellant Pro Se.

E.D. Va.


Before HALL, WILKINSON, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.



Evans Lee Gordon filed suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (1988), and sought leave to proceed in forma pauperis. The district court assessed the full filing fee in accordance with Evans v. Croom, 650 F.2d 521 (4th Cir. 1981), cert. denied, 454 U.S. 1153 (1982). Gordon did not pay the assessed fee or present an explanation of inability to do so. He instead filed this appeal. This appeal is properly before us. Roberts v. United States, 339 U.S. 844, 845 (1950). Finding no abuse of discretion, we deny leave to proceed in forma pauperis and dismiss the appeal. We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented and argument would not aid the decisional process.