Michael Harriot v. Robert Waizenhofer, No. 18-6523 (4th Cir. 2018)

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 18-6523 MICHAEL OWEN HARRIOT, Plaintiff - Appellant, v. ROBERT WAIZENHOFER, FBI; SCARLETT LOUTHIAN, Esq.; NATHANIEL ROBERSON, WILSON; HERBERT Defendants - Appellees. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, at Columbia. Joseph F. Anderson, Jr., Senior District Judge. (3:18-cv-00540-JFA) Submitted: September 25, 2018 Decided: November 30, 2018 Before GREGORY, Chief Judge, FLOYD, Circuit Judge, and TRAXLER, Senior Circuit Judge. Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Michael Owen Harriot, Appellant Pro Se. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Michael Owen Harriot appeals the district court’s order accepting the recommendation of the magistrate judge and dismissing under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B) (2012) his complaint filed pursuant to Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of Fed. Bureau of Narcotics, 403 U.S. 388 (1971). “[W]e may affirm a district court’s ruling on any ground apparent in the record.” United States ex rel. Drakeford v. Tuomey, 792 F.3d 364, 375 (4th Cir. 2015). A federal court may sua sponte dismiss a complaint as barred by the statute of limitations on initial review pursuant to § 1915. Eriline Co. S.A. v. Johnson, 440 F.3d 648, 656-57 (4th Cir. 2006); Nasim v. Warden, Md. House of Corr., 64 F.3d 951, 954-55 (4th Cir. 1995) (en banc). We affirm the district court’s order because Harriot’s claims are barred by the applicable three-year statute of limitations. S.C. Code Ann. § 15-3-530(5) (2005); Robinson v. Clipse, 602 F.3d 605, 606-07 (4th Cir. 2010). We deny Harriot’s motion to reconsider our order directing him to pay the filing fee and his motion to disqualify the magistrate judge and district judge. 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. AFFIRMED 2