United States District Court, C.D. California, Western Division
February 10, 2014
United States of America, Petitioner,
Royce Gracie and Marianne Cuttic, Respondents.
ANDRE BIROTTE JR., United States Attorney, SANDRA R. BROWN, Assistant United States Attorney Chief, Tax Division, ROBERT F. CONTE, Assistant United States Attorney, Los Angeles, CA, Attorneys for United States of America.
TO SHOW CAUSE
PHILIP S. GUTIERREZ, District Judge.
Based upon the Petition to Enforce Internal Revenue Service Summonses, Memorandum of Points and Authorities, and supporting Declaration, the Court finds that Petitioner has established a prima facie case for judicial enforcement of the subject Internal Revenue Service (IRS) summonses. See United States v. Powell , 379 U.S. 48, 57-58, 85 S.Ct. 248, 255, 13 L.Ed.2d 112, 119 (1964).
IT IS ORDERED that Respondents appear before this District Court of the United States for the Central District of California, at the following date, time, and address, to show cause why the testimony and production of books, papers, records, and other data demanded in the subject IRS summonses should not be compelled:
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that copies of the following documents be served on Respondents (a) by personal delivery, (b) by leaving a copy at Respondents' dwelling or usual place of abode with someone of suitable age and discretion who resides there, or (c) by 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 Respondents of the herein described documents, Respondents 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, Respondents file a response with the Court stating that Respondents do not oppose the relief sought in the Petition, nor wish to make an appearance, then the appearance of Respondents at any hearing pursuant to this Order to Show Cause is excused, and Respondents 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.