Any Investigation by Rod Rosenstein U.S. Attorney for Maryland Into the source of the approx. $3.5 million Gilbert Sapperstein Paid in Restitution in 1995

Don Stone filed this request with the Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys of the United States of America.
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From: Don Stone

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to FOIA, I hereby request the following records:

Any investigation by Rod Rosenstein, U.S. Attorney for Maryland into the source of the money Gilbert Sapperstein obtained to pay the approx. $3.5 million in restitution to the Maryland School Board. (See ATTACHMENT)

The question is whether the $3.5 million restitution Sapperstein paid was obtained from alleged legal or illegal activities.

In 2018 the requester Donald Stone was informed by the DOJ (via a FOIA request) that the Maryland DOJ file on Gilbert Sapperstein went missing in 2001.

Stone is particularly interested in the rather unique relationship the DOJ/FBI in Maryland, Florida, Virginia and D.C. had between Gilbert Sapperstein and his associate, Charles Richard Longo Sr. while they were allegedly busy perpetrating a multitude of fraud schemes at the federal and state level on the U.S. taxpayer.

Stone is particularly interested in the years that Rod Rosenstein (2017-2005) and Lynne Battaglia 2001-1993) were the U.S. Attorneys for Maryland.

In 2003 it became public knowledge that Gilbert Sapperstein (known associate of Charles Richard Longo Sr.) had been running a fraud scheme on the Baltimore School Board for about $3.5 million beginning in the early 1990's to 2003.

In 2005 Sapperstein pled guilty to the fraud scheme and paid an estimated $3.5 million in restitution.
The prosecution of Sapperstein was by Maryland State and it is unknown whether there were any federal charges pending against Sapperstein that the DOJ declined to prosecute.

Gilbert Sapperstein also had a rather unique relationship with Maryland State prosecutors, his trial and sentencing were controversial, the Victim Impact Statements of Florida resident Donald Stone and Maryland resident George McDermott were blocked at sentencing and even though Sapperstein was sentenced to 18 months in a Maryland State prison it appears that he spent a month in prison and the balance of his sentence was spent at home in the comfort of his personal residence.

Sapperstein and/or his known associate Charles Richard Longo were alleged to be the target of several DOJ/FBI investigations at various times possibly late 1980's to approx. 2002.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and 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.


Donald Stone

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