28 U.S. Code § 526 - Authority of Attorney General to investigate United States attorneys, marshals, trustees, clerks of court, and others

(a) The Attorney General may investigate the official acts, records, and accounts of—
(1) the United States attorneys, marshals, trustees, including trustees in cases under title 11; and
(2) at the request and on behalf of the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, the clerks of the United States courts and of the district court of the Virgin Islands, probation officers, United States magistrate judges, and court reporters;
for which purpose all the official papers, records, dockets, and accounts of these officers, without exception, may be examined by agents of the Attorney General at any time.
(b) Appropriations for the examination of judicial officers are available for carrying out this section.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 89–554, § 4(c),Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 615; amended Pub. L. 95–598, title II, §§ 219(a), (b), 220,Nov. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 2662; Pub. L. 99–554, title I, § 144(c),Oct. 27, 1986, 100 Stat. 3096; Pub. L. 101–650, title III, § 321,Dec. 1, 1990, 104 Stat. 5117; Pub. L. 107–273, div. B, title IV, § 4003(b)(2),Nov. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 1811.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Derivation U.S. Code Revised Statutes and Statutes at Large
5 U.S.C. 341b. July 28, 1950, ch. 503, § 4, 64 Stat. 380.
July 7, 1958, Pub. L. 85–508, § 12(q), 72 Stat. 349.

In subsection (b), the words “now or hereafter” and “the provisions of” are omitted as unnecessary.
Codification

Pub. L. 95–598, title IV, § 408(c),Nov. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 2687, as amended by Pub. L. 98–166, title II, § 200,Nov. 28, 1983, 97 Stat. 1081; Pub. L. 98–353, title III, § 323,July 10, 1984, 98 Stat. 358; Pub. L. 99–429, Sept. 30, 1986, 100 Stat. 985; Pub. L. 99–500, § 101(b) [title II, § 200], Oct. 18, 1986, 100 Stat. 1783–39, 1783–45, and Pub. L. 99–591, § 101(b) [title II, § 200], Oct. 30, 1986, 100 Stat. 3341–39, 3341–45; Pub. L. 99–554, title III, § 307(a),Oct. 27, 1986, 100 Stat. 3125, provided for the deletion of any references to United States Trustees in this title at a prospective date, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 99–554, title III, § 307(b),Oct. 27, 1986, 100 Stat. 3125.
Amendments

2002—Pub. L. 107–273, § 4003(b)(2)(A), struck out “and” before “trustees” in section catchline.
Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 107–273, § 4003(b)(2)(B), substituted “marshals,” for “marshals,,”.
1986—Pub. L. 99–554, § 144(c)(1), substituted “trustees” for “trustee” in section catchline.
Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 99–554, § 144(c)(2)(A), inserted reference to trustees in cases under title 11.
Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 99–554, § 144(c)(2)(B), struck out references to courts of the Canal Zone and trustees in cases under title 11.
1978—Pub. L. 95–598, § 219(b), substituted “marshals, and trustee” for “and marshals” in section catchline.
Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 95–518, § 219(a), substituted “marshals, and trustees” for “and marshals”.
Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 95–598, § 220, substituted “officers, trustees in cases under title 11” for “officers, referees, trustees and receivers in bankruptcy” and “magistrates” for “commissioners”.
Change of Name

“United States magistrate judges” substituted for “United States magistrates” in subsec. (a)(2) pursuant to section 321 ofPub. L. 101–650, set out as a note under section 631 of this title.
Effective Date of 1986 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 99–554effective 30 days after Oct. 27, 1986, see section 302(a) ofPub. L. 99–554, set out as a note under section 581 of this title.
Effective Date of 1978 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 95–598effective Oct. 1, 1979, see section 402(c) ofPub. L. 95–598, set out as an Effective Date note preceding section 101 of Title 11, Bankruptcy.

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