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Updated October 2001



      The functions assigned to, and conducted, handled, or supervised by, the
Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division, are set forth in Department of Justice
Regulations on the Tax Division, Sections 0.70 and 0.71 (28 C.F.R.)1 which,
for convenience of reference, are reproduced below.    

      Title 28 -- Judicial Administration


            Subpart N -- Tax Division

      § 0.70  General functions.

      The following functions are assigned to and shall be conducted, handled,
      or supervised by, the Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division:

      (a) Prosecution and defense in all courts, other than the Tax Court, of
      civil suits, and the handling of other matters, arising under the internal
      revenue laws, and litigation resulting from the taxing provisions of other
      Federal statutes (except civil forfeiture and civil penalty matters
      arising under laws relating to liquor, narcotics, gambling, and firearms
      assigned to the Criminal Division by Section 0.55(d)).

      (b) Criminal proceedings arising under the internal revenue laws, except
      the following:  Proceedings pertaining to misconduct of Internal Revenue
      Service personnel, to taxes on liquor, narcotics, firearms, coin-operated
      gambling and amusement machines, and to wagering, forcible rescue of
      seized property (26  U.S.C. 7212(b)), corrupt or forcible interference
      with an officer or employee acting under the Internal Revenue laws (26
      U.S.C. 7212(a)), unauthorized disclosure of information (26 U.S.C. 7213),
      and counterfeiting, mutilation, removal, or reuse of stamps (26 U.S.C.

      (c)(1) Enforcement of tax liens, and mandamus, injunctions, and other
      special actions or general matters arising in connection with internal
      revenue matters.

         (2) Defense of actions arising under section 2410 of Title 28 of the
      United States Code whenever the United States is named as a party to an
      action as the result of the existence of a Federal tax lien, including the
      defense of other actions arising under section 2410, if any, involving the
      same property whenever a tax-lien action is pending under that section.

      (d) Appellate proceedings in connection with civil and criminal cases
      enumerated in paragraphs (a) through (c) of this section and in Section
      0.71, including petitions to review decisions of the Tax Court of the
      United States.

      [Order No. 423-69, 34 FR 20388, Dec. 31, 1969, as amended by Order No.
      445-70, 35 FR 19397, Dec. 23, 1970;  Order No. 699-77, 42 FR 15315, Mar.
      21, 1977;  Order No. 960-81, 46 FR 52346, Oct. 27, 1981]2 

      § 0.71  Delegation respecting immunity matters.

      The Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Tax Division is authorized
      to handle matters involving the immunity of the Federal Government from
      State or local taxation (except actions to set aside ad valorem taxes,
      assessments, special assessments, and tax sales of Federal real property,
      and matters involving payments in lieu of taxes), as well as State or
      local taxation involving contractors performing contracts for or on behalf
      of the United States.

      Prosecutions for obstruction of justice (18 U.S.C., Secs. 1501-1511),
perjury (18 U.S.C., Secs. 1621, 1622), false declarations before a grand jury or
court (18 U.S.C., Sec. 1623), fraud and false statements in matters within the
jurisdiction of a government agency (18 U.S.C., Sec. 1001), and conspiracy to
defraud the United States (18 U.S.C., Sec. 371) come under Sec. 0.179 (28
C.F.R.).  Section 0.179a provides, with respect to those offenses, as follows: 

      § 0.179a  Enforcement responsibilities.

      (a) Matters involving charges of obstruction of justice,  perjury, fraud
      or false statement, as described in Section 0.179,  shall be under the
      supervisory jurisdiction of the Division having responsibility for the
      case or matter in which the alleged obstruction occurred.  The Assistant
      Attorney General in charge of each Division shall have full authority to
      conduct prosecution of such charges, including authority to appoint
      special attorneys to present evidence to grand juries.  However, such
      enforcement shall be preceded by consultation with the Assistant Attorney
      General in charge of the Criminal Division, to determine the appropriate
      supervisory jurisdiction.  (See 38 CFR 0.55(p).)

      (b) In the event the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Division
      having responsibility for the case or matter does not wish to assume
      supervisory jurisdiction he shall refer the matter to the Assistant
      Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division for handling by that

      [Order No. 630-75, 40 FR 53390, Nov. 18, 1975].

      For prosecutions involving the charging of tax crimes as mail fraud, wire
fraud, or bank fraud (18 U.S.C. Secs. 1341, 1343, 1344) or as predicates to a
RICO charge or as the specified unlawful activity of a money laundering offense,
cross reference should be made to Tax Division Directive No. 99 (Mar. 30, 1993),
which is contained in Chapter 3.00, infra.

1.02 CRIMINAL ENFORCEMENT SECTIONS ORGANIZATION CHART I. Assistant Attorney General Eileen J. O'Connor II. Deputy Assistant Attorney General (Criminal Tax) Rod J. Rosenstein III. Chiefs, Four Criminal Enforcement Sections A. Criminal Appeals & Tax Enforcement Policy Section (202) 514-5396 (202) 305-8687 (FAX) Robert E. Lindsay, Chief Alan Hechtkopf, Assistant Chief B. Northern Criminal Enforcement Section (202) 514-5150 (202) 514-8455 (FAX) (202) 616-1786 (FAX) Rosemary E. Paguni, Chief Jerrold Kluger, Assistant Chief Curtis Nash, Assistant Chief States and Territories: Connecticut Massachusetts Ohio Delaware Michigan Pennsylvania Kentucky New Hampshire Rhode Island Maine New Jersey Vermont Maryland New York District of Columbia Drug Task Force Liaison Attorneys for: Boston, Baltimore, New York, and Detroit C. Southern Criminal Enforcement Section (202) 514-5145 (202) 514-0961 (FAX) Gregory Gallagher, Acting Chief Gregory Gallagher, Assistant Chief Ruth Lucas, Assistant Chief States and Territories: Alabama Missouri Virginia Arkansas New Mexico West Virginia Florida North Carolina Canal Zone Georgia South Carolina Puerto Rico Louisiana Tennessee Virgin Islands Mississippi Texas Drug Task Force Liaison Attorneys for: Atlanta, Houston, St.Louis and Miami D. Western Criminal Enforcement Section (202) 514-5247 (202) 514-5762 (202) 514-9623 (FAX) Ronald A. Cimino, Chief Mark R. Friend, Assistant Chief Mitchell J. Ballweg, Assistant Chief States and Territories: Alaska Iowa Oregon Arizona Kansas South Dakota California Minnesota Utah Colorado Montana Washington Hawaii Nebraska Wisconsin Idaho Nevada Wyoming Illinois North Dakota American Samoa Indiana Oklahoma Guam Drug Task Force Liaison Attorneys for: Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco.
1.03 CRIMINAL ENFORCEMENT SECTIONS -- DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY The delegation of authority in criminal tax cases by the Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division, to the Deputy Assistant Attorney General (Criminal Tax), Tax Division, and to officials of the Criminal Enforcement Sections, Tax Division, is set forth in Tax Division Directive No. 115. For convenience of reference, Directive No. 115 is reproduced in Chapter 3.00, infra.

1. The Code of Federal Regulations is prima facie evidence of the text of the original documents.
44 U.S.C. § 1510.

2.The contents of the Federal Register are required to be judicially noticed. 44 U.S.C. § 1507.