Board of Professional Conduct

William Fernandes filed this request with the Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States of America.
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Due April 29, 2022
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: William Fernandes

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

I was seeking copies any and all DEA OPR investigation reports referred to the Board of Professional Conduct for disciplinary recommendations for the years 2015 -2019. This information and procedures and data is highly publicized as cited in the related hyperlinked news. Produce the reports in a properly redacted format on par with other agencies who regularly make these types of disclosures.

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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 20 business days, as the statute requires.


William Fernandes

From: William Fernandes

I'm sorry I didn't get to connect with you on Office Day Monday's about this request. But I wanted to offer some Adobo. You are welcomed to narrow the request to 200 pages. You can spice up 50 pages per year or even send 200 pages from the 4 years that were selected to 'not have disciplinary action taken'.


From: Drug Enforcement Administration

Dear William Fernandes: Please see the attached response to your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA) request 22-00549-F.  If you have any questions, please contact our FOIA Requester Service Center at (571) 776-2300. Sincerely, JoyceWhitley, Program Specialist DEA IntakeSub-Unit, Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Unit U.S. Departmentof Justice Drug EnforcementAdministration 8701 MorrissetteDrive Springfield,Virginia 22152 Telephone:(571) 776-2300 PRIVACY ACT NOTICE: This e-mail (including any attachments herein) may contain personal andprivileged information that requires protection in compliance with the PrivacyAct of 1974 (5 U.S.C. § 552a). Any useof this information by anyone other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you have received this communication inerror, please immediately delete all copies of this information and notify meby e-mail. The use, dissemination,distribution, or reproduction of this communication by unintended recipients is not authorized and may be unlawful.

From: William Fernandes

Hi Joyce:

I sent an email to make the request less broad. Unfortunately, I see we got a 'quick lazy response which' didn't allow you redact the records like a normal agency to show some transparency. Can you send me a response to confirm you received my response to narrow the search?

Just want to make sure we have the 'facts' correct for the appeal.


From: William Fernandes

Miss Davis:

I just wanted to share the precedent as I already offered you to narrow the scope. You can redact these records.


From: Drug Enforcement Administration

The Office of Information Policy has received your FOIA Appeal.  Please see the attached acknowledgment letter.

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

The Office of Information Policy has made its final determination on your FOIA Appeal Number A-2022-01240 .  A copy of this determination is enclosed for your review, along with any enclosures, if applicable.  Thank you.