Craig J. Spence

Joseph Lloyd filed this request with the United States Secret Service of the United States of America.
Tracking # 20171696
Due June 29, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Joseph Lloyd

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all files you hold on Craig J. Spence a Republican lobbyist who was found dead in the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Boston in 1989.

Spence's name came to national prominence in the aftermath of a June 28, 1989 article in the Washington Times identifying Spence as a customer of a homosexual escort service being investigated by the Secret Service, the District of Columbia Police and the United States Attorney's Office for suspected credit card fraud. The newspaper said he spent as much as $20,000 a month on the service. He had also been linked to a White House guard who has said he accepted an expensive watch from Mr. Spence and allowed him and friends to take late-night White House tours.

http://www.nytimes.com/1989/11/12/us/lobbyist-linked-to-sex-case-is-found-dead.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1989/11/13/dc-sex-scandal-figure-taped-farewell-to-friends/1c2fcd73-876f-4394-84c1-50948d41589d/

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.

Sincerely,

Joseph Lloyd

From: FOIA

MuckRock
DEPT MR 38349
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
Attn: Joseph Lloyd

File Number: 20171696
Dear Requester:

This letter is intended to acknowledge the receipt of your recent Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Acts (FOIA/PA) request, received by the United States Secret Service (Secret Service) on June 2, 2017, for information pertaining to any and all files you hold on Craig J. Spence a Republican lobbyist who was found dead in the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Boston in 1989.

Please be advised, provisions of the Acts allow us to recover part of the cost of complying with your request. We shall charge you for the records in accordance with Interim FOIA regulations as they apply to "media" requesters. The first 100 pages of duplication are free of charge. As a "media" requester, you will be charged .10 cents a page for the duplication of each additional page.

Furthermore, the submission of your request is considered a firm commitment, by you, to pay all applicable duplication and search time costs charged, under 6 C.F.R., Chapter I, Part 5 ยง 5.11, up to $25.00. A search for files responsive to your request is being conducted. The appropriate components of the Secret Service are being queried for responsive documents. If any responsive records are located, they will be reviewed for a disclosure determination. You will be contacted before any additional fees are accrued.

Due to the increasing number of FOIA/PA requests received by this office, we may encounter some delay in processing your request. Per Section 5.5(a) of the FOIA regulations, 6 C.F.R, Part 5, the Secret Service processes FOIA/PA requests according to their order of receipt.

Your request has been assigned FOIA/PA File No. 20171696. We solicit your cooperation and assure you that the search will be conducted as expeditiously as possible.

To check the status of your FOIA/PA request, please contact this office at (202) 406-6370. Please use the file number indicated above in all future correspondence with this office.

Thank You,

Freedom of Information Act & Privacy Act Program
United States Secret Service
245 Murray Lane, SW, Building T-5
Washington, DC 20223
Phone: (202) 406-6370
Fax: (202) 406-5586
Email: FOIA@USSS.DHS.GOV<mailto:Foia@usss.dhs.gov>

All e-mail to/from this account is subject to official review and is for official use only. Action may be taken in response to any inappropriate use of the Secret Service's e-mail system. This e-mail may contain information that is privileged, law enforcement sensitive, or subject to other disclosure limitations. Such information is loaned to you and should not be further disseminated without the permission of the Secret Service. If you have received this e-mail in error, do not keep, use, disclose, or copy it; notify the sender immediately and delete it.

From: United States Secret Service

MuckRock News
DEPT MR 44009
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
Attn: Joseph Lloyd

File Number: 20171696

Dear Requester:

Reference is made to your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA) request, which was originally submitted to the United States Secret Service (Secret Service) on June 2, 2017, for information pertaining to any and all files you hold on Craig J. Spence a Republican lobbyist who was found dead in the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Boston in 1989

In our acknowledgement letter to you, we advised you that due to the increasing number of FOIA requests received by this office, we could encounter some delay in processing your request. However, we want to let you know that we have been making every effort to reduce the backlog of cases.

For your information, we are currently processing your request for information. Upon completion of the processing, a final response will be provided to you at the earliest possible date.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this matter, please contact this office at (202) 406-6370. Please use the file number indicated above in all future correspondence with this office.

Thank you,

Freedom of Information Act & Privacy Act Program
United States Secret Service
245 Murray Lane, SW, Building T-5
Washington, DC 20223
Phone: (202) 406-6370
Fax: (202) 406-5586
Email: FOIA@USSS.DHS.GOV<mailto:Foia@usss.dhs.gov>

From: United States Secret Service

MuckRock News
DEPT MR 44009
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
Attn: Joseph Lloyd

File Number: 20171696

Dear Requester:

Reference is made to your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA) request, which was originally submitted to the United States Secret Service (Secret Service) on June 2, 2017, for information pertaining to any and all files you hold on Craig J. Spence a Republican lobbyist who was found dead in the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Boston in 1989

In our acknowledgement letter to you, we advised you that due to the increasing number of FOIA requests received by this office, we could encounter some delay in processing your request. However, we want to let you know that we have been making every effort to reduce the backlog of cases.

For your information, we are currently processing your request for information. Upon completion of the processing, a final response will be provided to you at the earliest possible date.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this matter, please contact this office at (202) 406-6370. Please use the file number indicated above in all future correspondence with this office.

Thank you,

Freedom of Information Act & Privacy Act Program
United States Secret Service
245 Murray Lane, SW, Building T-5
Washington, DC 20223
Phone: (202) 406-6370
Fax: (202) 406-5586
Email: FOIA@USSS.DHS.GOV<mailto:Foia@usss.dhs.gov>

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