Sunday, April 20, 2014
 

FOI Request

Aaron Swartz (Secret Service)

Requested by george.levines on Feb. 19, 2013 for the United States Secret Service of United States of America

Status: Awaiting Response, past due by 1 year, 1 month


From George LeVines on Feb. 19, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Any and all documents containing the name and/or relating to "Aaron Swartz"

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. 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.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

George LeVines

 
From MuckRock.com to United States Secret Service on April 4, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 19, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

 
From MuckRock.com to United States Secret Service on May 15, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 19, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

 
From MuckRock.com to United States Secret Service on June 14, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 19, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

 
From MuckRock.com on July 9, 2013:

In light of the order by U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly that the USSS release its files on Aaron Swartz, please respond to the FOIA request below, which was originally submitted on February 19 via the MuckRock site but which has not received even an acknowledgement.

Thank you.

 
From MuckRock.com to United States Secret Service on Aug. 8, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 19, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Requests Muckrock to George LeVines on Aug. 8, 2013:

United States Secret Service
United States Secret Service
Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts Branch
245 Murray Drive, Building 410
Washington, D.C. 20223
FOIA Officer/Requester Service Center Contact: Latita Payne

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 19, 2013. Please let me know
when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On July 9, 2013:

In light of the order by U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly that
the USSS release its files on Aaron Swartz, please respond to the FOIA
request below, which was originally submitted on February 19 via the
MuckRock site but which has not received even an acknowledgement.

Thank you.

---

On June 14, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 19, 2013. Please let me know
when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On May 15, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 19, 2013. Please let me know
when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On April 4, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 19, 2013. Please let me know
when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Feb. 19, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:

Any and all documents containing the name and/or relating to "Aaron Swartz"

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this
request is in the public interest. 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.

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 20 business
days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

George LeVines

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 2903
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might
be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

 
From George LeVines to United States Secret Service on Aug. 15, 2013:

Hello,

As the Secret Service has begun releasing its files on Aaron Swartz, please release them to all requesters at the same time.

Thank you.

 
From Requests Muckrock to George LeVines on Aug. 15, 2013:

United States Secret Service
United States Secret Service
Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts Branch
245 Murray Drive, Building 410
Washington, D.C. 20223
FOIA Officer/Requester Service Center Contact: Latita Payne

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hello,

As the Secret Service has begun releasing its files on Aaron Swartz, please
release them to all requesters at the same time.

Thank you.

---

On Aug. 8, 2013:

United States Secret Service
United States Secret Service
Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts Branch
245 Murray Drive, Building 410
Washington, D.C. 20223
FOIA Officer/Requester Service Center Contact: Latita Payne

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 19, 2013. Please let me know
when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On July 9, 2013:

In light of the order by U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly that
the USSS release its files on Aaron Swartz, please respond to the FOIA
request below, which was originally submitted on February 19 via the
MuckRock site but which has not received even an acknowledgement.

Thank you.

---

On June 14, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 19, 2013. Please let me know
when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On May 15, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 19, 2013. Please let me know
when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On April 4, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 19, 2013. Please let me know
when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Feb. 19, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:

Any and all documents containing the name and/or relating to "Aaron Swartz"

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this
request is in the public interest. 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.

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 20 business
days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

George LeVines

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 2903
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might
be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

---

On Aug. 8, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 19, 2013. Please let me know
when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On July 9, 2013:

In light of the order by U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly that
the USSS release its files on Aaron Swartz, please respond to the FOIA
request below, which was originally submitted on February 19 via the
MuckRock site but which has not received even an acknowledgement.

Thank you.

---

On June 14, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 19, 2013. Please let me know
when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On May 15, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 19, 2013. Please let me know
when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On April 4, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 19, 2013. Please let me know
when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Feb. 19, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:

Any and all documents containing the name and/or relating to "Aaron Swartz"

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this
request is in the public interest. 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.

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 20 business
days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

George LeVines

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 2903
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might
be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

 
From FOIA to George LeVines on Sept. 10, 2013:

To Whom This May Concern:

Please be advised, The United States Secret Service (USSS) does not have record of receiving the below mentioned request. If you choose, you may formally submit this request to the United Secret Service.

Sincerely,

United States Secret Service
FOIA/PA Program

 
From George LeVines to United States Secret Service on Sept. 10, 2013:

Hello,

I hereby formally submit the records request below for fulfillment in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act.

Thank you.

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To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Any and all documents containing the name and/or relating to "Aaron Swartz"

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. 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.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

George LeVines

 
From MuckRock.com to United States Secret Service on Oct. 10, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 19, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

 
From United States Secret Service to George LeVines on Oct. 17, 2013:

Dear Requester,

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Attached you will find a letter acknowledging your recent FOIA/PA request
submitted to the United States Secret Service. ****

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Sincerely,****

** **

** **

United States Secret Service****

FOIA/PA Program****

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FOIA-PA Request 20131475 - Acknowledgement Letter
FOIA-PA Request 20131475 - Acknowledgement Letter
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From FOIA to George LeVines on Oct. 17, 2013:

FOIA-PA Request 20131475 - Acknowledgement Letter
FOIA-PA Request 20131475 - Acknowledgement Letter
View | Download
 
From United States Secret Service to George LeVines on Nov. 1, 2013:

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

Payment Required
Payment Required
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From Secret Service FOIA Library to MuckRock on Nov. 4, 2013:
Editors Note: This file was downloaded after a response from the Department of Justice announced that the first section of Swartz's Secret Service file had been released publicly online.
Aaron Swartz SS File (partial)
Aaron Swartz SS File (partial)
View | Download
 
From George LeVines to United States Secret Service on Nov. 4, 2013:

I agree to pay fees up to $50 dollars. Please notify if you expect fees will be in excess of that before processing.

 
From MuckRock.com to United States Secret Service on Dec. 4, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 19, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #20131475.

Thank you for your help.

 
From FOIA to George LeVines on Dec. 4, 2013:

Dear Requester,

For your information, additional documents responsive to your request are currently being processed. At this time we do not have an estimated date of completion. Upon completion of the processing, documents that can be released will be made available to you on a rolling basis.

Sincerely,

United States Secret Service
FOIA/PA Program

 
From MuckRock.com to United States Secret Service on Jan. 4, 2014:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 19, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #20131475.

Thank you for your help.

 
From FOIA to George LeVines on Jan. 8, 2014:

Dear Requester:

Please be advised, a portion of the requested documents have been posted online. We are currently processing additional documents and releasing them on a rolling basis. You will be notified when additional documents are available. At this time we do not have an estimated date of completion.

Sincerely,

United States Secret Service
FOIA/PA Program

 
From MuckRock.com to United States Secret Service on Feb. 7, 2014:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 19, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #20131475.

Thank you for your help.

 
From MuckRock.com to United States Secret Service on March 9, 2014:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 19, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #20131475.

Thank you for your help.

 
From FOIA to George LeVines on March 10, 2014:

Dear Requester,

This office is currently processing your request for information. If you would like to discuss this matter further, please contact this office at (202) 406-5838.

Sincerely,

United States Secret Service
FOIA/PA Program

 
From MuckRock.com to United States Secret Service on April 9, 2014:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 19, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #20131475.

Thank you for your help.

 
  • FOIA-PA Request 20131475 - Acknowledgement Letter
  • FOIA-PA Request 20131475 - Acknowledgement Letter
  • Payment Required
  • Aaron Swartz SS File (partial)
 
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