THIS QUESTION IS ONLY FOR FEDERAL ATTORNEYS: On October 20, 2008, I was sentenced to seven and a half years incarceration, three years supervised release, and $3.3M restitution for a guilty verdict on one count of 18 U.S.C. § 371 and two counts of 26 U.S.C.
§7212 by the USDC Eastern District of PA, “Philadelphia Court
.” On February 5, 2014, I was released from Alderson Federal Prison Camp to a Residential Rehabilitation Center in Detroit in the Eastern District of Michigan, to which district Federal Bureau of
Prisons (“FBOP”) custody had been transferred. On August 5, 2014, I was released from FBOP custody and reported to the United States Probation Office for the Eastern District of Michigan to serve three years of supervised release. On or about October 20, 2014,
I filed a Petition to Vacate, Set Aside or Correct Sentence
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255, hereinafter “2255,” with the Philadelphia Court, as required by the statute, even though I live and work in the Eastern District of Michigan. On August 12, 2015, the
Philadelphia Court set an evidentiary hearing on part of my 2255 for October 13, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., in courtroom 7-B of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania,***** Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The distribution
list on the notice of the October 13, 2015 hearing issued by the Philadelphia Court listed only personnel in the United States Probation Office of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and not the Eastern District of Michigan. Over the course of a month, and
eventually working through my PO, the Philadelphia Court acknowledged it had transferred probation jurisdiction to Michigan, which was accepted on December 3, 2014. However, the Philadelphia Court denied my motion to transfer jurisdiction of the 2255 to Michigan
on September 30, 2015, without any reason. (NB: My co-defendant was released from FBOP custody to the Central District of California, to which the jurisdiction of his supervised release was transferred. On or about June 5, 2015, the Philadelphia Court sua
sponte transferred the jurisdiction of all outstanding motions, including his 2255, to the Central District of California.) Today, the Philadelphia Court, “on the record” by way of a voice mail left by the judge, denied my emergency motion for appointment
of counsel to represent me in the evidentiary hearing, and all other adversarial proceedings related to the 2255, again, without a reason, even though I have filed 2 applications to proceed in forma pauperis; stated its expectation that I appear for this hearing
via teleconference from Judge Steeh’s courtroom in Detroit; and said, “You can represent yourself.” QUESTION: What are my options?