All DOJ Documents of DOJ Investigation into Former Maryland U.S. Attorney, Lynne Battaglia

Don Stone filed this request with the Executive Office for United States Attorneys of the United States of America.
Tracking #

EOUSA-2018-004761, DOJ-AP-2018-008001

EOUSA-2018-004761

Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Appeal

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From: Don Stone

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the { FOIA law }, I hereby request the following records:

Please provide all DOJ documents pertaining to the DOJ investigation of former U.S. Attorney for Maryland, Lynne Battaglia (Rod Rosenstein's former boss) involving the allegations that Battaglia destroyed evidence and leaked secret grand jury testimony in order to sustain misconduct and criminal allegations against a state trooper. (See Attached The Washington Times article, June 15, 2001) The yellow hi-lites in attachment are those of the requester.

This request is 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 { 20 days }.

Sincerely,

{ Donald Stone }

From: Executive Office for United States Attorneys

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://www.foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/submissionDetails?trackingNumber=EOUSA-2018-004761&type=request)
* Tracking Number: EOUSA-2018-004761
* Requester Name: Donald Stone
* Date Submitted: 07/03/2018
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Battaglia (public only)/MD
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From: Executive Office for United States Attorneys

The FOIA request EOUSA-2018-004761 has had its Tracking Number changed to EOUSA-2018-004761. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number: EOUSA-2018-004761
* New Tracking Number: EOUSA-2018-004761
* Requester Name: Donald Stone
* Date Submitted: 07/19/2018
* Long Description: Battaglia (public only)/MD
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Enclosure
Form  No. 006 - 12/15

From: Don Stone

Donald Stone Requester, Appeal DOJ Decision in SUBJECT: Lynne Battaglia Case No: EOUSA-2018-004761
August 12, 2018

Please see attached file for APPEAL with Attachments.

Regards
Donald Stone

From: Executive Office for United States Attorneys

This message is to notify you of a new appeal submission to the FOIAonline application. Appeal information is as follows:
* Appeal Tracking Number: DOJ-AP-2018-008001
* Request Tracking Number: EOUSA-2018-004761
* Requester Name: Donald Stone
* Date Submitted: 08/23/2018
* Appeal Status: Submitted
* Description: EOUSA

From: Executive Office for United States Attorneys

The FOIA appeal DOJ-AP-2018-008001 has had its Tracking Number changed to DOJ-AP-2018-008001. This is normally due to the appeal being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this appeal are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number: DOJ-AP-2018-008001
* New Tracking Number: DOJ-AP-2018-008001
* Requester Name: Donald Stone
* Date Submitted: 08/31/2018
* Long Description: EOUSA

From: Executive Office for United States Attorneys

see attachment

From: Executive Office for United States Attorneys

This message is to notify you of a new appeal submission to the FOIAonline application. Appeal information is as follows:
* Appeal Tracking Number: EOUSA-2018-005533
* Request Tracking Number: EOUSA-2018-004761
* Requester Name: Donald Stone
* Date Submitted: 09/05/2018
* Appeal Status: Submitted
* Description: See attached open appeal letter

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