December 4, 2013
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Petitioner,
TODD BUSSELL, Respondent.
Aandre Birotte Jr., United States Attorney, Sandra R. Brown, Assistant United States Attorney, Chief, Tax Division, Darwin Thomas (SBN 80745), Assistant United States Attorney, Las Angeles, CA, Attorneys for the United States of America.
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
PATRICK J. WALSH, Magistrate Judge.
Upon the Petition and supporting Memorandum of Points and Authorities and Declaration to the Petition, the Court finds that petitioner has established its prima facie case for judicial enforcement of the subject IRS administrative summons. See United States v. Powell , 379 U.S. 48, 57-58, 85 S.Ct. 248, 13 L.Ed.2d 112 (1964); United States v. Abrahams , 905 F.2d 1276, 1280 (9th Cir. 1990) (the Government's prima facie case is typically made through the sworn declaration of the I.R.S. agent who issued the summons).
Therefore, IT IS ORDERED that respondent Todd Bussell appear before this District Court of the United States for the Central District of California, in Courtroom No. 23,
[✓] United States Court House 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, California, 90012
[ ] Roybal Federal Building 255 E. Temple Street, Los Angeles, California, 90012
[ ] Ronald Reagan Federal Building and United States Court House 411 West Fourth Street, Santa Ana, California 92701
on January 13, 2014 January 24, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. 11:30 a.m., and show cause why testimony and production of books, records, papers and other data demanded in the subject Internal Revenue Service summons should not be compelled.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that copies of this Order, the Petition, Memorandum of Points and Authorities and accompanying Declaration be served promptly upon respondent Todd Bussell by any employee of the Internal Revenue Service by personal delivery or by certified mail.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that within ten (10) days after service upon respondent Todd Bussell 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 Todd Bussell files a response with the Court stating that he does not desire to oppose the relief sought in the Petition, nor wishes to make an appearance, then respondent's appearance at any hearing pursuant to this Order to Show Cause is excused, and respondent shall be deemed to have complied with the legal requirements of this Order.
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 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.