Barnes v. U.S., No. 16-358, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 143017 (N.D. Ind. Oct. 17, 2016) (Miller, Jr., J.)
Re: Request for records concerning plaintiff's criminal trial
Disposition: Dismissing plaintiff's complaint
- Litigation Considerations: The court holds that, in light of the fact that the plaintiff "knows (and has known for more than a decade) that" his conviction of conspiracy was based on "a 'fictional drug shipment[,]'" his request for records on two persons purportedly serving as the source of the drugs "is a malicious attempt to force the government to waste resources defending a meritless lawsuit." Plaintiff knows these persons "were as fictional as the drugs they were described as shipping." The court dismisses plaintiff's complaint as malicious.