|Submitted||Dec. 23, 2013|
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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:
Financial records and receipts for all Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Equitable Sharing Program revenue and expenditures for FY2011, FY2012 and FY2013. Such records are required under the 2009 Equitable Sharing Guide and should be easily accessible.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 business days, as the statute requires.
December 31, 2013
By Electronic Mail
Dear Mr. Musgrave:
I am writing regarding your request for access to public records below requesting copies of "financial records and receipts for all Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Equitable Sharing Program revenue and expenditures for FY2011, FY2012 and FY2013" for the Massachusetts Environmental Police. The Massachusetts Environmental Police do not participate in the Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Equitable Sharing Program; therefore, there are no documents that are responsive to your request.
Please note that this search does not cover records that may be in the custody of any other department or office subject to the Public Records Law. A request to inspect or copy such records must be made directly to that department or office. . I hope that you find this office’s response acceptable. If, however, you wish to challenge this response, you may appeal to the Supervisor of Public Records pursuant to section 10(b) of Chapter 66 of the General Laws, following the procedure set out in 950 CMR, Section 32.08.
Margaret M. Callanan
Deputy General Counsel
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