IN RE: Leone Figueroa, petitioner, v. Kathleen Rice, etc., et al, respondents.
DECISION, ORDER & JUDGMENT
Proceeding pursuant to CPLR article 78, inter alia, in the nature of mandamus to compel the respondents to dismiss the indictment in an underlying criminal action entitled People v. Figueroa, pending in the Supreme Court, Nassau County, under Indictment No. 116/12, and application by the petitioner for poor person relief.
ORDERED that the application for poor person relief is granted to the extent that the
filing fee imposed by CPLR 8022(b) is waived, and the application is otherwise denied; and it is further,
ADJUDGED that the petition is denied and the proceeding is dismissed on the merits,
without costs or disbursements.
The extraordinary remedy of mandamus will lie only to compel the performance of a ministerial act, and only where there exists a clear legal right to the relief sought (see Matter of Legal Aid Socy. of Sullivan County v Scheinman, 53 N.Y.2d 12, 16).
The petitioner has failed to demonstrate a clear legal right to the relief sought.
SKELOS, J.P., DILLON, DICKERSON and AUSTIN, JJ., concur.
Clerk of the Court