I.R.C. § 5557(a) General
The Secretary shall investigate violations of this subtitle and in any case in which
prosecution appears warranted the Secretary shall report the violation to the United
States Attorney for the district in which such violation was committed, who is hereby
charged with the duty of prosecuting the offenders, subject to the direction of the
Attorney General, as in the case of other offenses against the laws of the United
States; and the Secretary may swear out warrants before United States magistrate judges
or other officers or courts authorized to issue warrants for the apprehension of
such offenders, and may, subject to the control of such United States Attorney, conduct
the prosecution at the committing trial for the purpose of having the offenders held
for the action of a grand jury. Section 3041 of title 18 of the United States Code
is hereby made applicable in the enforcement of this subtitle.
I.R.C. § 5557(b) Cross Reference
For provisions relating to the issuance of search warrants, see the Federal Rules
of Criminal Procedure.
(Added by Pub. L. 85-859, title II, 201, Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1396, and amended by Pub. L. 94-455, title XIX, 1906(b)(13)(A), Oct. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1834.)
1976--Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94-455 struck out “or his delegate” after “Secretary” wherever appearing.
A prior section 5557, act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 681, related to applicability
of other provisions, prior to the general revision of this chapter by Pub. L. 85-859. See section 5560 of this title.
Provisions similar to those comprising this section were contained in prior section
5314, act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 659, prior to the general revision of
this chapter by Pub. L. 85-859.