IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
July 28, 2009
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND ROXANE WILLETT, REVENUE OFFICER, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, PETITIONERS,
STEVEN M. SHERWOOD RESPONDENT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Frank C. Damrell, Jr. United States District Judge
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: CIVIL CONTEMPT Taxpayer: STEVEN M. SHERWOOD Date: October 16, 2009 Time: 10:00 a.m. Ctrm: Honorable Frank C. Damrell, Jr. (Crtrm. # 2, 15th Floor)
Upon the petition of LAWRENCE G. BROWN, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California, including the declaration of Revenue Officer ROXANE WILLETT, it is hereby:
ORDERED that the respondent, STEVEN M. SHERWOOD, appear before United States District Judge Frank C. Damrell, in that Judge's courtroom in the United States Courthouse, 501 I Street, Sacramento, California, on October 16, 2009, at 10:00 o'clock a.m., and that respondent show cause as follows:
1. Why respondent, STEVEN M. SHERWOOD, should not be held in civil contempt of this Court for his failure to comply with the Order filed on June 3, 2009, directing respondent to comply with the I.R.S. Summons issued on April 9, 2008.
2. Why the respondent should not incarcerated and ordered to pay a daily fine until he complies with the Order, and ordered to pay a compensatory fine to the United States.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that within 7 calendar days after the filing of this Order, the respondent shall file and serve a written response to the Petition re: Civil Contempt of Order Filed June 3, 2009. Only those issues brought into controversy by the responsive papers and supported by declaration will be considered at the hearing on this Order, and any uncontested allegation in the Petition Re: Civil Contempt will be considered admitted.
Respondent is hereby notified that a failure to comply with this Order will subject respondent to possible further sanctions for contempt of Court.
The Clerk shall forward copies of this Order to the respondent and the United States Attorney.
It is SO ORDERED.
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