February 25, 2015
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee,
LINDSEY KENT SPRINGER, Defendant-Appellant.
(D.C. Nos. 4:13-CV-00145-SPF-TLW and 4:09-CR-00043-SPF-1) (N.D. Okla.)
Before HARTZ, McKAY, and MATHESON, Circuit Judges.
ORDER DENYING CERTIFICATE OF APPEALABILITY [*]
Monroe G. McKay Circuit Judge
Appellant seeks a certificate of appealability to appeal the district court's dismissal of his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 habeas petition.
In 2010, Appellant was convicted on several tax evasion charges and sentenced to 180 months' imprisonment. We affirmed his convictions and sentence on direct appeal. United States v. Springer, 444 F.App'x 256 (10th Cir. 2011). Appellant then filed the instant § 2255 petition, in which he raised seventy-six grounds for relief. The district court dismissed the majority of these grounds as procedurally barred, then concluded that each of the remaining grounds failed on the merits.
We have thoroughly reviewed the appellate record and Appellant's filings on appeal, as well as the applicable legal standards. Having done so, we conclude that reasonable jurists would not debate the correctness of the district court's comprehensive orders disposing of this case. We accordingly DENY Appellant's request for a certificate of appealability and DISMISS the appeal. We DENY Appellant's motion to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal. All other pending motions are likewise DENIED.