Some rather interesting facts came out of a recent criminal appeal in the case of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. CATHERINE ILEEN SPEAR, Defendant-Appellant. No. 06-1296 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE TENTH CIRCUIT 491 F.3d 1150; 2007 U.S. App. LEXIS 15160. Pay particular attention to the defendant's initials. The following is an excerpt from the court's opinion: This could explain why the CIS no longer accepts checks made out to "CIS" or "USCIS".