Records on Aaron Swartz

Jordan Lassiter filed this request with the Manhattan District Attorney's Office of New York City, NY.
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From: Jordan Lassiter

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

I am writing to request access to any and all records that the Manhattan District Attorney's Office (Manhattan DA) may have on Aaron Swartz, who was a computer programmer and political activist. Mr. Swartz passed away in 2013 and was known for his work on various online projects and his advocacy for open access to information.

To aid in your search, please consider the following information:

Any files that mention or pertain to Aaron Swartz or his activities.
Any files related to investigations, interviews, or other interactions with Aaron Swartz.
Any files that refer to Aaron Swartz's involvement with internet activism, political or social causes, and/or computer programming.
Any files that relate to the events surrounding Aaron Swartz's arrest, prosecution, and death.
Furthermore, I request that you conduct a search of any and all electronic surveillance (ELSUR) systems that may have been used to monitor Aaron Swartz's communications or online activity.

If any responsive records are found, I request that they be provided to me in electronic format. If any responsive records are withheld, please provide a detailed explanation of the exemption(s) that justify withholding the records.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Jordan Lassiter


Dear Requestor:

Please see attached letter in connection to your Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request.

Joel N. Torres
Trial Preparation Assistant
New York County District Attorney's Office
One Hogan Place, New York, NY 10013

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