All EB-5 TEA Letters Sent

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Florida Governor Rick Scott has authority over the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and there is significant suspicion that Rick Scott may be exerting inappropriate influence over the issuance of TEA letters to support friends or bring in immigrants through the EB-5 VISA program (even though Rick Scott’s public position to voters is to reduce immigration).

This is enormously important because Rick Scott is a potential contender in the 2018 Senate Race, and well… given Rick Scott’s sketchy past and being a magnet for controversy - the Senate and the American people deserve transparency before something bad happens - not after.

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From: Taylor Amarel

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15 (1995)), I hereby request the following records:

To whom this may concern,

I would like to obtain all EB-5 TEA letters sent or produced by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. At least in 2013, these letters were printed on letter head including the names of Rick Scott, Florida DEO, Jesse Panuccio, and Rebecca Rust.

Please search for these records from 2013 to Present Day. As an example of the records I am seeking, on September 16, 2013, a letter was sent to Mr. James R. LaVigne, South Milhausen, P.A. Gateway Center, 1000 Legion Place, Suite 1200, Orlando, Florida 32801 and included a signature of Rebecca Rust as well as an enclosure of labor force estimates.

Please provide me with copies of all TEA letters sent during the time frame provided.

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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Taylor Amarel

From: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Good Afternoon,

This email acknowledges receipt of your public record request below. The Department is currently processing your request, and I will follow up with responsive records or additional information, once available.

Regards,

Colleen McClure
Public Record Coordinator
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
107 E. Madison Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
O: (850) 245-7140
PRRequest@deo.myflorida.com<mailto:PRRequest@deo.myflorida.com>
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From: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Good Afternoon,

Please see the attached fee estimate for your public record request below.

Regards,

Colleen McClure
Public Record Coordinator
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
107 E. Madison Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
O: (850) 245-7140
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From: Taylor Amarel

Thank you, a check has been sent.

From: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Good Morning,

A check was received today for one of the three public record requests you submitted to the Department, however it was not for the exact amount related to any of your three requests.

Your email below refers to the first request you sent (all EB-5 TEA letters sent or produced by DEO, 2013-present), however the check is for $24.98, which is closest to the fee estimate for the second request ($24.89, see attached - request for correspondence between DEO and the Kameli Law Group).

Please confirm that this payment is in reference to the second request as attached, which again is the closest amount of the three estimates provided.

If you intended to submit payment for the request below, an additional payment of $8.20 will be required ($33.18 - $24.98) before those records will be released.

Again, please advise which of your three requests you intend to have this payment applied to so that we can proceed accordingly. I have attached all three estimates again for reference.

Regards,

Colleen McClure
Public Record Coordinator
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
107 E. Madison Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
O: (850) 245-7140
PRRequest@deo.myflorida.com<mailto:PRRequest@deo.myflorida.com>
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From: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

RESENDING - PLEASE ADVISE:

Colleen McClure
Public Record Coordinator
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
107 E. Madison Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
O: (850) 245-7140
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From: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Good Morning,

I am following up for a third time in reference to which of your requests you intended to make payment for, as the check did not correctly match any of the three fee estimates provided, and did not correlate to the request you responded to as intending to pay for.

I have attached all three estimates again for your reference.

Please advise.

Thank you,

Colleen McClure
Public Record Coordinator
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
107 E. Madison Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
O: (850) 245-7140
PRRequest@deo.myflorida.com<mailto:PRRequest@deo.myflorida.com>
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From: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Good Afternoon,

Please see the attached fee estimate and correspondence related to your public record request below.

Pursuant to a phone conversation I had approximately 2 weeks ago, I was advised that I would be contacted with information related to the request you are seeking to fulfil, however, as of this date no such clarification has been received.

Please advise by COB Friday, March 16, or your check will be returned.

Regards,

Colleen McClure
Public Record Coordinator
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
107 E. Madison Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
O: (850) 245-7140
PRRequest@deo.myflorida.com<mailto:PRRequest@deo.myflorida.com>
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From: Taylor Amarel


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $33.18 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Good morning,

Please see attached correspondence, dated May 7, 2018, regarding your public records request.

Thank you,

Connor Woodburn
Administrative Assistant
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Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Connor.Woodburn@deo.myflorida.com
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This e-mail, including attachments may contain information that is confidential and may be protected by the attorney work product exemption or may contain attorney client or other privileged information exempted from Florida's public records laws. This e-mail, including attachments, constitutes information intended to be conveyed only to the designated recipient(s). If you are not an intended recipient, please delete this e-mail, including attachments, and notify me by return mail, e-mail or at (850) 245-7150. The unauthorized use, dissemination, distribution or reproduction of this e-mail, including attachments, may be prohibited and may be unlawful. However, correspondence made or received in connection with the transaction of official business by a state agency, unless exempt or made confidential by law, is considered a public record and copies may be provided upon request.

From: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Good Morning,

Payment has been received for this request and we have resumed processing the response.

Regards,

Colleen McClure
Public Record Coordinator
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
107 E. Madison Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
O: (850) 245-7140
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