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District Court of Appeal of Florida, First District.

DEREK B. BETTS, Appellant, v. STATE OF FLORIDA, Appellee.

No. 1D17-3239

Decided: January 22, 2018

Derek B. Betts, pro se, Appellant. Pamela Jo Bondi, Attorney General, Tallahassee, for Appellee.

This Court issued an order on October 12, 2017, directing Appellant to show cause why sanctions should not be imposed against him in light of his having instituted numerous repetitive, meritless proceedings in this Court. See State v. Spencer, 751 So. 2d 47 (Fla. 1999). We have reviewed Appellant's response and determined it does not provide a legal basis to justify withholding imposition of sanctions.

Appellant is hereby prohibited from filing any pro se filings in this Court challenging his conviction and sentence imposed in Duval County case number 91-CF-5199. The Clerk of this Court is directed to not accept any filings in this case unless they are signed by a member in good standing of the Florida Bar. Additionally, we find this appeal is a frivolous proceeding brought before this Court by a state prisoner. See § 944.279(1), Fla. Stat. (2017). We direct the clerk to forward a certified copy of this opinion to the appropriate institution or facility within the Florida Department of Corrections for disciplinary procedures pursuant to department rules.


LEWIS, KELSEY, and M.K. THOMAS, JJ., concur.

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