|Submitted||July 20, 2014|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:
Copies of the annual asset forfeiture and special law enforcement trust fund reports for the years 2009-2013. These reports are required by law to be submitted to the Senate and House ways and means committees:
The District Attorneys Association "Shall work in conjunction with the 11 district attorneys' offices to prepare and submit a report to the house and senate
committees on ways and means and the clerks of the house of
representatives and the senate not later than February 14,
2014, detailing all district attorneys' offices' use of drug forfeiture funds collected pursuant to chapter 94C of
the General Law; provided further, that the report shall
include, but not be limited to: (a) the amount of the funds
deposited into an office's special law enforcement trust
fund in fiscal years 2011, 2012 and 2013; (b) how the funds
were used in those fiscal years; and (c) the balance in the
I request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist employed by the Boston Globe and intend to use any pertinent information I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the state's asset forfeiture practices. Additionally, since the documents I am requesting are reports submitted to the legislature, they should be easy to find and duplicate.
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.
Dear Mr. Feathers:
In response to your public record request, attached please find the annual asset forfeiture and special law enforcement trust fund reports for the years 2009-2013, in electronic format as you requested.