United States of America v. Schmidt

Filing 5

Order to Show Cause re: tax summons enforcement, signed by Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe on 2/12/2018. Show Cause Hearing set for 4/6/2018 at 09:00 AM in Courtroom 8 (BAM) before Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe. (Rosales, O)

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1 MCGREGOR W. SCOTT United States Attorney 2 KELLI L. TAYLOR Assistant United States Attorney 3 Eastern District of California 501 I Street, Suite 10-100 4 Sacramento, CA 95814-2322 Telephone: (916) 554-2741 5 Facsimile: (916) 554-2900 Email: Kelli.L.Taylor @usdoj.gov 6 7 Attorneys for Petitioner United States of America 8 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1:18-CV-00196-DAD-BAM Petitioner, 12 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: TAX SUMMONS ENFORCEMENT v. 13 tTaxpayer: ARNOLD H. SCHMIDT 14 ARNOLD H. SCHMIDT, Date: Friday, April 6, 2018 Time: 9:00 a.m. Crtm: 8, 6th Floor Judge: Honorable Barbara A. McAuliffe Respondent. 15 16 17 18 19 Upon the petition of KELLI L. TAYLOR, Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern 20 District of California, including the verification of Revenue Officer LISA R. LOPEZ, and the Exhibit 21 attached thereto, it is hereby: 22 ORDERED that the Respondent, ARNOLD H. SCHMIDT, appear before United States 23 Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe, in that Magistrate Judge’s courtroom in the United States 24 Courthouse, 2500 Tulare St., Fresno, California, on Friday, April 6, 2018, to show cause why the 25 respondent should not be compelled to obey the IRS summons issued on May 24, 2017. It is further ORDERED that: 26 27 1. The United States Magistrate Judge will preside, under 28 U.S.C. Section 636(b)(1) and 28 Local Rule 302(c)(9), at the hearing scheduled above. After hearing, the Magistrate Judge intends to 30 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: TAX SUMMONS ENFORCEMENT 1 1 submit proposed findings and recommendations under Local Rule 304(a), with the original thereof filed 2 by the Clerk and a copy provided to all parties. 3 2. Under Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(c)(1), the Court hereby appoints the investigating IRS employee, 4 and all federal employees designated by that employee, to serve process in this case. 5 3. To afford the respondent an opportunity to respond to the petition and the petitioner an 6 opportunity to reply, a copy of this order, the Petition and its Exhibits, and the Points and Authorities, 7 shall be served by delivering a copy to the respondent personally, or by leaving a copy at the 8 respondent’s dwelling house or usual place of abode with some person of suitable age and discretion 9 then residing therein, or by any other means of service permitted by Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(e), at least 30 days 10 before the show cause hearing date including any continued date, unless such service cannot be made 11 despite reasonable efforts. 12 4. Proof of any service done under paragraph 3, above, shall be filed with the Clerk as soon 13 as practicable. 14 5. If the federal employee assigned to serve these documents is not reasonably able to serve 15 the papers as provided in paragraph 3, petitioner may request a court order granting leave to serve by 16 other means. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 81(a)(5). The request shall detail the efforts made to serve the 17 respondent. 18 6. The file reflects a prima facie showing that the investigation is conducted pursuant to a 19 legitimate purpose, that the inquiry may be relevant to that purpose, that the information sought is not 20 already within the Commissioner’s possession, and that the administrative steps required by the Code 21 have been followed. See United States v. Powell, 379 U.S. 48, 57-58 (1964). The burden of coming 22 forward therefore has shifted to whoever might oppose enforcement. 23 7. If the respondent has any defense or opposition to the petition, such defense or opposition 24 shall be made in writing and filed with the Clerk and a copy served on the United States Attorney at 25 least 10 days before the show cause hearing date including any continued date. 26 8. At the show cause hearing, the Magistrate Judge intends to consider the issues properly 27 raised in opposition to enforcement. Only those issues brought into controversy by the responsive 28 pleadings and supported by affidavit will be considered. Any uncontested allegation in the petition will 30 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: TAX SUMMONS ENFORCEMENT 2 1 be considered admitted. 2 9. The respondent may notify the Court, in a writing filed with the Clerk and served on the 3 United States Attorney at least 10 days before the date set for the show cause hearing, that the 4 respondent has no objections to enforcement of the summons. The respondent’s appearance at the 5 hearing will then be excused. 6 7 IT IS SO ORDERED. 8 Dated: /s/ Barbara February 12, 2018 9 _ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 30 A. McAuliffe ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: TAX SUMMONS ENFORCEMENT 3

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