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Criminal Resource Manual

723. Procedure Upon Receipt of Letter of Authority -- Obtaining the Court Order

Upon receiving a letter of authority to seek an order to compel testimony, the United States Attorney will prepare a written motion and order for submission to the court. The court's function in reviewing the government's request for immunity is ministerial. In re Perlin, 589 F.2d 260 (7th Cir. 1978); United States v. Frans, 697 F.2d 188 (7th Cir. 1983), cert. denied, 464 U.S. 828 (1983). The letter of authority may be presented to the court ex parte.

[cited in Criminal Resource Manual 720; USAM 9-23.130]