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

Emma Best filed this request with the Baltimore County Police Department of Baltimore County, MD.
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Multi Request Criminals Exploiting COVID-19 Outbreak for Financial Gain through Procurement and Consumer Fraud
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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 County Police Department

Good Morning Ms. Best,

Please find the attach 10 day letter from Alexa Ackerman, pursuant to your attached MPIA request.

Best Regards,
Joy

Joy A. Daniel
Special Assistant to County Attorney
Baltimore County Office of Law
400 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor
Towson, Maryland 21204
(410) 887-4422
(410) 296-0931 (fax)
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From: Baltimore County Police Department

Good Morning Ms. Best,

Please find the attach letter from Ms. Ackerman regarding your MPIA request.

Best Regards,
Joy

Joy A. Daniel
Special Assistant to County Attorney
Baltimore County Office of Law
400 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor
Towson, Maryland 21204
(410) 887-4422
(410) 296-0931 (fax)
Jdaniel1@baltimorecountymd.gov<mailto:Jdaniel1@baltimorecountymd.gov>

Confidentiality Notice:
This e-mail, including any attachment(s), is intended for receipt and use by the intended addressee(s), and may contain legal or other confidential and privileged information. If you are not an intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified that any unauthorized use or distribution of this e-mail is strictly prohibited, and you are requested to delete this communication and its attachment(s) without further review or making any copies thereof and to contact the sender of this e-mail immediately by reply e-mail.

Nothing contained in the body and/or header of this e-mail is intended as a signature or intended to bind the addressor or any person represented by the addressor to the terms of any agreement that may be the subject of this e-mail or its attachment(s), except where such intent is expressly indicated.

In accordance with Internal Revenue Service rules, any federal tax advice that appears to be provided in this communication is not intended or written by the author to be used, and cannot be used, by the recipient, for the purpose of avoiding penalties which may be imposed on the recipient by the IRS.

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