IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
March 24, 2009
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND CHARLES DUFF, REVENUE OFFICER, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, PETITIONERS,
ARTHUR RALPH SILL, TAXPAYER: ARTHUR RALPH SILL RESPONDENT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Morrison C. England, Jr. United States District Judge
ORDER ADOPTING MAGISTRATE JUDGE'S FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS AND ENFORCING I.R.S. SUMMONS
The United States and Revenue Officer Charles Duff hereby petition for enforcement of two I.R.S. summonses. The matter was placed before United States Magistrate Gregory G. Hollows under 28 U.S.C. § 636 et seq. and Local Rule 73-302. On October 23, 2008, Judge Hollows issued an Order to Show Cause, ordering the respondent, Arthur Ralph Sill, to show cause why the I.R.S. summonses issued to him on May 9, 2008, should not be enforced. The Petition, Points and Authorities, and Order to Show Cause were personally served upon the respondent according to Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(e). Respondent did not file an opposition to enforcement.
Judge Hollows presided at the show-cause hearing on February 5, 2009. Respondent did not appear. On February 24, 2009, Judge Hollows filed Findings and Recommendations, finding that the requirements for summons enforcement had been satisfied and recommending that the summons be enforced. Neither side filed objections to the Magistrate Judge's findings and recommendations.
I have reviewed the entire record de novo under 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(C) and Local Rule 72-304. I am satisfied that the Magistrate Judge's findings and recommendations are supported by the record and by proper analysis, and that the requested and unopposed summons enforcement should be granted. Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED as follows:
1. The Magistrate Judge's Findings and Recommendations Re: I.R.S. Summons Enforcement, filed February 24, 2009, are ADOPTED IN FULL.
2. The I.R.S. summonses issued to respondent, Arthur Ralph Sill, is ENFORCED.
3. Respondent, Arthur Ralph Sill, is ORDERED to appear at the I.R.S. offices at 4330 Watt Avenue, Sacramento, California, 95821, before Revenue Officer Charles Duff, or his designated representative, within 21 days of the issuance of this order, or at an alternate time and date to be set by Revenue Officer Duff, then and there to be sworn, to give testimony, and to produce for examining and copying the books, checks, records, papers and other data demanded by the summons, the examination to continue from day to day until completed.
It is SO ORDERED.
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