Farak analyst cases (Department of Public Health)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Department of Public Health of Massachusetts.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # CO-16-125
Status
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

The lists, spreadsheets or other documents which enumerate criminal cases where Sonja Farak analyzed samples at both the Hilton and Amherst labs.

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 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,

Shawn Musgrave

From: RAO, DPH (DPH)

Dear Mr. Musgrave,
Thank you for contacting the MA Department of Public Health. I searched through our records, but I could not find a prior public records request from you on this topic. I am more than happy to forward this to the appropriate department and have someone respond to your request within the ten calendar days.
Thank you,
Helen

Helen Rush-Lloyd
Records Access Officer
Director of Constituent Services
Office of the Commissioner
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-624-6000
Website: www.mass.gov/dph<http://www.mass.gov/dph>
Blog: http://publichealth.blog.state.ma.us<http://publichealth.blog.state.ma.us/>
Follow us on www.Twitter.com/MassDPH<http://www.twitter.com/MassDPH>
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From: Shawn Musgrave

Helen -

Thanks so much! I do appreciate your help.

Best,
Shawn

From: Department of Public Health

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hi Helen -

I just read your August 15 letter. Thank you for clarifying — yes, I meant to write "Hinton." I appreciate the swap!

Please let me know if I can clarify anything else.

Thanks, and have a great weekend!

-Shawn

From: RAO, DPH (DPH)

Hi Shawn,
I am following up on your request.
Helen

Helen Rush-Lloyd
Director of Constituent Services
Records Access Officer
Office of the Commissioner
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108
Helen.Rush-Lloyd@state.ma.us<mailto:Helen.Rush-Lloyd@state.ma.us>
Office: 617-624-5223

Website: www.mass.gov/dph<http://www.mass.gov/dph>
Blog: http://publichealth.blog.state.ma.us<http://publichealth.blog.state.ma.us/>
Follow us on www.Twitter.com/MassDPH<http://www.twitter.com/MassDPH>

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hi Helen -

I appreciate it. Have a great weekend!

Best,
Shawn

From: Lyons, Tom (DPH)

Hi Shawn,

Can you give me a call tomorrow about your public records request #CO-16-125?

Thank you,

Tom Lyons

Tom Lyons | Director of Communications
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Tom.Lyons@state.ma.us<mailto:Tom.Lyons@state.ma.us>
Desk: 617-624-5293
Cell: 617-872-9020

DPH Online:
Web: www.mass.gov/dph<http://www.mass.gov/dph>
Blog: http://publichealth.blog.state.ma.us<http://publichealth.blog.state.ma.us/>
Twitter: www.twitter.com/MassDPH<http://www.twitter.com/MassDPH>

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hi Mr. Lyons -

I just left a voicemail for you regarding my records request. Please give me an update when you can?

Best,
Shawn

From: Shawn Musgrave

Mr. Lyons -

Can you provide an update on this request?

Thanks,
Shawn

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hi Tom -

I just left a VM on your desk line. Give me a call about this request, or send an update?

Thanks,
Shawn

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hi Tom -

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Checking in on this request — any update on delivery timeframe?

Thanks,
Shawn

From: Lyons, Tom (DPH)

Shawn –

Hope you had a good holiday as well. I apologize for the delay in getting back to you, but I thought someone from our legal office had gotten back to you. I will check it out right now.
Thanks,

Tom

From: Shawn Musgrave

Thanks, Tom.

From: RAO, DPH (DPH)

Dear Mr. Musgrave,
Please find attached to this email a status update regarding your public records request of August 5, 2016.
Sincerely,
Helen

Helen Rush-Lloyd
Records Access Officer
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108
Helen.Rush-Lloyd@state.ma.us<mailto:Helen.Rush-Lloyd@state.ma.us>
Office: 617-624-5223
Website: www.mass.gov/dph<http://www.mass.gov/dph>
Blog: http://publichealth.blog.state.ma.us<http://publichealth.blog.state.ma.us/>
Follow us on www.Twitter.com/MassDPH<http://www.twitter.com/MassDPH>
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From: Department of Public Health

A first set of responsive documents from the agency, with more to be sent at a specified date.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello -

Apologies for my delay in responding. The spreadsheet does appear to be responsive to my request – please send in its entirety.

Best,
Shawn

From: Department of Public Health

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Pina, Jay (DPH)

Hi Shawn,

Attached please find our public records response, one of the thirty Farak’s emails with the attached “Court Log” and the public record appeal regulation (originals being sent via regular mail). As we discussed, I am sending you all 30 “Court Logs” on a thumb drive. Sorry for the delay, I thought this had been sent already. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks. Jay

John “Jay” Pina III
Deputy General Counsel
Department of Public Health
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108
phone: (617) 624-5251
fax: (617) 624-5234
email: Jay.Pina2@state.ma.us<mailto:Jay.Pina2@state.ma.us>
website: www.mass.gov/dph<http://www.mass.gov/dph>

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hi Jay,

Thanks so much for your help. I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Shawn Musgrave

From: Rush-Lloyd, Helen (DPH)

Hi Shawn,
Are you all set?
Helen

Helen Rush-Lloyd
Records Access Officer
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108
Helen.Rush-Lloyd@state.ma.us<mailto:Helen.Rush-Lloyd@state.ma.us>
Office: 617-624-5223
Website: www.mass.gov/dph<http://www.mass.gov/dph>
Blog: http://publichealth.blog.state.ma.us<http://publichealth.blog.state.ma.us/>
Follow us on www.Twitter.com/MassDPH<http://www.twitter.com/MassDPH>

From: Shawn Musgrave

Yes! Thanks so much.

Best,
Shawn

From: Pina, Jay (DPH)

You’re welcome Shawn. Thanks for your patience.

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