Criminals Exploiting COVID-19 Outbreak for Financial Gain through Procurement and Consumer Fraud (Baltimore Police Department)

Emma Best filed this request with the Baltimore Police Department of Baltimore, MD.
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20-1412

Multi Request Criminals Exploiting COVID-19 Outbreak for Financial Gain through Procurement and Consumer Fraud
Due Aug. 15, 2020
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Emma Best


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maryland Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Documents, memos, emails, reports and other records describing exploitation by criminals of the COVID-19 the outbreak as well as records mentioning or generated as part of or as a result of Liaison Information Report (LIR) 200323006, titled "Criminals Exploiting COVID-19 Outbreak for Financial Gain through Procurement and Consumer Fraud."

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

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From: Baltimore Police Department

Good Morning:

In reference to your request please be advised that any type of information you are requesting would be maintained by the FBI. Please send this request to them.

Thank you
Ken Hurst
Contract Specialist
Baltimore Police Department
Office of Legal Affairs
Document Compliance Unit
410-637-8684

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From: Baltimore Police Department

Good morning,

Please find attached BPD's response in regards to your MPIA request.

Kind regards,

Dana Abdul Saboor
Paralegal
Baltimore Police Department
Legal Affairs
Document Compliance Unit
242 W. 29th Street
Baltimore Maryland, 21211

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