MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is before the Court on Defendant Adolfo Verdugo's Motion to Proceed In Forma Pauperis and Appoint Appellate Counsel. (Document No. 167). The Motion has been referred to me for determination. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A); LR Cv 72(a). Defendant seeks leave to appeal in forma pauperis, and Defendant's counsel requests that appellate counsel be appointed. Pursuant to Fed. R. App. P. 24(a)(1), a party seeking to appeal in forma pauperis must first seek leave from the District Court. Defendant has submitted a completed Net Worth Statement signed under penalty of perjury. Based on this information, Defendant's Motion to Proceed In Forma Pauperis is GRANTED. Defendant's request for appointed counsel, made by his current attorneys, is not properly before this Court pursuant to First Circuit Local Rules 46.5 and 46.6. Accordingly, it is DENIED.