(a)Execution of Request for Assistance.—
Upon application, duly authorized by an appropriate official of the Department of Justice, of an attorney for the Government, a Federal judge may issue such orders as may be necessary to execute a request from a foreign authority for assistance in the investigation or prosecution of criminal offenses, or in proceedings related to the prosecution of criminal offenses, including proceedings regarding forfeiture, sentencing, and restitution.
(2)Scope of orders.—Any order issued by a Federal judge pursuant to paragraph (1) may include the issuance of—
(b)Appointment of To Take Testimony or .—
(2)Authority of appointed person.—Any person appointed under an order issued pursuant to paragraph (1) may—
issue orders requiring the appearance of a person, or the production of documents or other things, or both;
take testimony or statements and receive documents or other things.
(c)Filing of Requests.—Except as provided under subsection (d), an application for execution of a request from a foreign authority under this section may be filed—
in the district in which a person who may be required to appear resides or is located or in which the documents or things to be produced are located;
(d)Search Warrant Limitation.—
(e)Search Warrant Standard.—
(f)Service of Order or Warrant.—
Except as provided under subsection (d), an order or warrant issued pursuant to this section may be served or executed in any place in the United States.
(g)Rule of Construction.—
(h)Definitions.—As used in this section, the following definitions shall apply:
The term “foreign authority” means a foreign judicial authority, a foreign authority responsible for the investigation or prosecution of criminal offenses or for proceedings related to the prosecution of criminal offenses, or an authority designated as a competent authority or central authority for the purpose of making requests for assistance pursuant to an agreement or treaty with the United States regarding assistance in criminal matters.