The opinion of the court was delivered by: John A. Mendez United States District Judge
APPLICATION FOR ORDER FOR DISCLOSURE OF RETURNS AND RETURN INFORMATION
TO DEFENDANT FOR PREPARATION FOR TRIAL AND ORDER
The UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, under Title 26, United States Code, Section 6103, obtained tax returns and return information from the Internal Revenue Service through an Ex Parte Order from the Court relating to Duane Allen Eddings, Loretta C. Baldwin-Eddings, CDC Global Inc., Wise Investors Simply Excel, LLC, and Living in Faith Everyday, LLC.
The Court ordered that no disclosure be made to any other persons, other than applicants, in accordance with the provisions of 26 U.S.C. § 6103.
Since obtaining the returns and return information, a grand jury has returned an indictment in the above entitled case, charging Mail Fraud, Wire Fraud, Money Laundering, and Tax Evasion. The obtained tax returns and return information are relevant for trial, and pursuant to Rule 16, must be discovered to the defendant. The government, therefore, is requesting an order from this Court to allow such disclosure, pursuant to 26 U.S.C. § 6103(i)(4), which authorizes a district court to order disclosure of returns and return information in judicial or administrative proceedings:
(A) Returns and taxpayer return information Except as provided in subparagraph (C), any return or taxpayer return information obtained under paragraph (1) or (7)(C) may be disclosed in any judicial or administrative proceeding pertaining to enforcement of a specifically designated Federal criminal statute or related civil forfeiture (not involving tax administration) to which the United States or a Federal agency is a party...
(ii) to the extent required by order of the court pursuant to section 3500 of title 18, United States Code, or rule 16 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.
Since the returns and return information obtained must be turned over to the defendant in discovery pursuant to Rule 16, the government requests the Court order disclosure of returns and return information obtained by the government in its investigation to defendant Duane Allen Eddings.
Dated: July 8, 2011
BENJAMIN B. WAGNER
United States Attorney
Assistant U.S. Attorney
BENJAMIN B. WAGNER Acting United States Attorney MATTHEW C. STEGMAN MICHAEL D. ANDERSON Assistant U.S. Attorneys 501 I Street, Suite 10-100 Sacramento, California 95814 Telephone: (916) 554-2700
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v. DUANE ALLEN EDDINGS, Defendant.
The Court has received and considered the Application of the United States for an order for disclosure of returns and return information to defendant for preparation for trial, pursuant to Title 26, United States Code, Section 6103(i), and finds that the returns and return information is to be used in a federal criminal trial, and ...