United States of America v. Francois
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS in re 5 Report and Recommendations - IRS Summons. This court, finding that a bench warrant should issue for respondent's failure to comply, hereby adopts said Report and Recommendation as the order of this court. Signed by District Judge Carlton W. Reeves on 5/18/2017 (ND)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CAUSE NO. 3:16-MC-00968-CWR-FKB
BRENNAN L. FRANCOIS
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
This matter is before the Court pursuant to the Report and Recommendation of United
States Magistrate Judge F. Keith Ball entered on April 3, 2017. Docket No. 5. Therein, Judge
Ball recommended this Court direct respondent to appear before Rita T. Collins, Revenue
Officer, Internal Revenue Service, at 10:00 a.m. on April 24, 2017, for the purpose of full
compliance with the IRS summons, served upon respondent on May 24, 2016. Judge Ball further
recommended, in the event of respondent’s failure to comply, a bench warrant should issue. On
May 16, 2017, the United States filed with this Court notice of respondent’s failure to comply.
Docket No. 7. Therein, the government notes that respondent did not receive service of the April
3, 2017 Report and Recommendation until April 25, 2017, the day following the scheduled
appearance before Revenue Officer Collins. Ms. Collins, therefore, requested respondent deliver
the required financial statements to her office by May 15, 2017. Respondent failed to comply.
This court, finding that a bench warrant should issue for respondent’s failure to comply, hereby
adopts said Report and Recommendation as the order of this court.
SO ORDERED, this the 18th day of May, 2017.
s/ Carlton W. Reeves
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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