UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
June 2, 2011
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Lawrence J. O'Neill United States District Judge
ORDER ADOPTING MAGISTRATE JUDGE'S FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS AND ENFORCING I.R.S. SUMMONS
The United States here petitions for enforcement of an I.R.S. summons. The matter was placed before United States Magistrate Sheila K. Oberto under 28 U.S.C. § 636, et seq., and Local Rule 73-302.
The Verified Petition to Enforce Internal Revenue Service Summons ("Petition") initiating this proceeding seeks to enforce an administrative summons, attached as Exhibit A to the Petition. The summons aids Revenue Officer Michael Papasergia's investigation of Rocio Stiner, sole member of First Source Staffing, LLC, to obtain financial information for the collection of assessed Employer's Federal Quarterly Tax (Form 941) for the tax periods ending June 30, 2009, and December 31, 2009.
On March 23, 2011, Judge Oberto issued an Order to Show Cause ordering the respondent, Rocio Stiner, to show cause why the I.R.S. summons issued to her on March 16, 2010, should not be enforced. The Petition, Points and Authorities, and Order to Show Cause were served upon Respondent under Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(e). Respondent did not file a written response.
The matter went before Judge Oberto for hearing on May 11, 2011. Yoshinori H. T. Himel appeared for petitioner, and investigating Revenue Officer Michael Papasergia was present. Respondent appeared and stated that she was willing to comply with the summons. Judge Oberto filed Findings and Recommendations on May 19, 2011, recommending enforcement. Neither side filed objections to the Magistrate Judge's findings and recommendations.
This Court reviewed the entire record de novo under 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(C) and Local Rule 72-304. This Court is satisfied that the Magistrate Judge's findings and recommendations are supported by the record and by proper analysis, that there is no evidence of referral of this case by the Internal Revenue Service to the Department of Justice for criminal prosecution in the record before the Court, 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 May 19, 2011, are ADOPTED IN FULL.
2. The I.R.S. summons issued to respondent, Rocio Stiner, sole member of First Source Staffing, LLC, is ENFORCED.
3. Respondent, Rocio Stiner, is ORDERED to appear at the I.R.S. offices at 4825 Coffee Road, Bakersfield, California 93308, before Revenue Officer Michael Papasergia, or his designated representative, on June 22, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., or at a time and date to be set in writing by Revenue Officer Papasergia, 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 summonses, the examination to continue from day to day until completed.
4. The court retains jurisdiction for further proceedings should they become necessary.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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