In Re: Armando Pons, No. 14-2095 (4th Cir. 2014)

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 14-2095 In re: ARMANDO D. PONS, Petitioner. On Petition for Writ of Mandamus. Submitted: December 18, 2014 Decided: December 22, 2014 Before SHEDD, WYNN, and THACKER, Circuit Judges. Petitions denied by unpublished per curiam opinion. Armando D. Pons, Petitioner Pro Se. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Armando D. Pons petitions for a writ of mandamus and a writ of prohibition investigation indictment. into seeking his orders activities and prohibiting dismissing further a pending We conclude that Pons is not entitled to relief. Mandamus relief and a writ of prohibition are drastic remedies and should be used only in extraordinary circumstances. Kerr v. United States Dist. Court, 426 U.S. 394, 402 (1976); United States v. 2003); In Vargas, re Moussaoui, 723 333 F.2d F.3d 1461, 509, 1468 516-17 (10th (4th Cir. Cir. 1983). Further, mandamus relief is available only when the petitioner has a clear right to the relief sought. Loan Ass’n, 860 F.2d 135, 138 (4th In re First Fed. Sav. & Cir. 1988). A writ prohibition may not be used as a substitute for appeal. of Vargas, 723 F.2d at 1468. Pons has not shown any basis for the relief he seeks. Accordingly, although we grant pauperis, we deny the petitions. leave to proceed in forma We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before this court and argument would not aid the decisional process. PETITIONS DENIED 2