Plaintiff's complaint incorrectly names Mr. Kohn as "Director of the Financial Litigation
Unit of the Department of Justice." Plaintiff has apparently confused the Department with the
United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas, which houses the Financial
Litigation Unit responsible for the collection of the funds here at issue. See Compl. Ex. 2.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
HARRY R. SCHREIBER,
) Civil Action No. 06-1051 (ESH)
J. CHRISTOPHER KOHN, Director,
Commercial Litigation Branch,
U.S. Department of Justice, et al.,
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER
Proceeding pro se, plaintiff Harry R. Schreiber filed the present action against J.
Christopher Kohn, Director of the Department of Justice's Commercial Litigation Branch, and
ten other "unidentified agents, assistants, deputies, and/or employees" of the Department.
Compl. at 2. According to Schreiber, defendants are engaged in an unlawful attempt to collect
funds in excess of the restitution amount ordered in a July 20, 1999 judgment of the United
States District Court for the Western District of Texas. Plaintiff further contends that the
criminal fine included in the same judgment exceeds that allowable by law, thus barring
defendants from collecting the penalty. Because this district is not the appropriate venue for
plaintiff's claims, the Court will transfer the case to the Western District of Texas.
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SCHREIBER v. KOHN et al
Section 1391(e) provides that:
[a] civil action in which a defendant is an officer or employee of the
United States or any agency thereof acting in his official capacity or
under color of legal authority, or an agency of the United States, or
the United States, may, except as otherwise provided by law, be
brought in any judicial district in which (1) a defen