UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA WESTERN DIVISION
November 2, 2009
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PETITIONER,
JAMES P. STONEMAN, RESPONDENT.
Order to Show Cause
Upon the Petition and supporting Memorandum of Points and Authorities, and the supporting Declaration, the Court finds that Petitioner has established a prima facie case for judicial enforcement of the subject Internal Revenue Service (IRS) summons. See United States v. Powell, 379 U.S. 48, 57-58, 85 S.Ct. 248, 13 L.Ed.2d 112 (1964).
Therefore, IT IS ORDERED that Respondent appear before this District Court of the United States for the Central District of California, at the following address on specified dated and time, and show cause why the testimony and production of books, papers, records, and other data demanded in the subject IRS summons should not be compelled:
Date: Monday, December 14, 2009
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Address: X United States Courthouse 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, California, 90012 G Roybal Federal Building and United States Courthouse 255 E. Temple Street, Los Angeles, California, 90012 G Ronald Reagan Federal Building and United States Courthouse 411 West Fourth Street, Santa Ana, California, 92701 G Brown Federal Building and United States Courthouse 3470 Twelfth Street, Riverside, California, 92501
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that copies of the following documents be served on Respondent by personal delivery, leaving a copy at Respondent's dwelling or usual place of abode with someone of suitable age and discretion who resides there, or certified mail:
1. This Order; and
2. The Petition, Memorandum of Points and Authorities, and accompanying Declaration.
Service may be made by any employee of the IRS or the United States Attorney's Office.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that within ten (10) days after service upon Respondent of the herein described documents, Respondent shall file and serve a written response, supported by appropriate sworn statements, as well as any desired motions. If, prior to the return date of this Order, Respondent files a response with the Court stating that Respondent does not oppose the relief sought in the Petition, nor wish to make an appearance, then the appearance of Respondent at any hearing pursuant to this Order to Show Cause is excused, and Respondent shall comply with the summons within ten (10) days thereafter.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that all motions and issues raised by the
pleadings will be considered on the return date of this Order. Only those issues raised by motion or brought into controversy by the responsive pleadings and supported by sworn statements filed within ten (10) days after service of the herein described documents will be considered by the Court. All allegations in the Petition not contested by such responsive pleadings or by sworn statements will be deemed admitted.
GEORGE S. CARDONA Acting United States Attorney SANDRA R. BROWN Assistant United States Attorney Chief, Tax Division GAVIN L. GREENE Assistant United States Attorney Attorneys for United States of America
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