The Department of Justice has been criticized for not following its own guidelines when it seized telephone records from the Associated Press without notice, but other government bodies don’t even have such guidelines. Millman writes, "My first-hand experience of this came when agents of the Secret Service appeared at my door in 1991. I was a freelance journalist at the time, and had written a story about a tax issue for a now-defunct magazine called 'Corporate Finance.' Two agents in suits knocked on my back door one autumn day as the children were sitting down to lunch, came in and urged me to identify my sources for the story, in which I had cited an Internal Revenue Service memo. When I refused to identify anyone, the agents told me I could wind up spending five years in prison. I didn’t know at the time that they already had a record of every phone call I had made."