DOJ files on Maryland State Judges Thomas Groton and Theodore Eschenburg, Circuit Court, Worcester County, Maryland

Don Stone filed this request with the Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys of the United States of America.
Tracking # EOUSA-2017-003266, EOUSA-2018-000121, DOJ-AP-2018-000679
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From: Don Stone

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any DOJ files and/or investigations into Maryland State Judges Thomas Groton and Theodore Eschenburg, Worcester County Circuit Court, Snow Hill, Maryland involving any activity including but not limited to their repeated refusal to sign and/or exemplify their own court documents pertaining to the alleged sham lawsuit of Donald Stone Industries Inc. and Charles Richard Longo Sr. , et al (Gilbert Sapperstein, Bruff J. Procter, Robert Warfield Sr., Bruce A. Moore, Hal P. Glick) and vs. Donald Stone, Civil Action No: No: 94CV0182 Docket No: SP-59/117, ultimately resulting in the Chief Judge for the State of Maryland, Robert Bell intervening on behalf of Florida resident & defendant, Donald Stone and forcing Judge Eschenburg to sign and exemplify the documents as Stone had requested.

Stone was aware of the many allegations of judicial corruption by the Worcester County Circuit Court Judges, Theodore Eschenburg and Thomas Groton. Stone sought to "to lock down" (for use in a future Civil RICO case) certain Worcester County Circuit Court documents involving a lawsuit Charles Richard Longo Sr. & his associates,Gilbert Sapperstein, Bruff J. Procter, Hal P. Glick, Robert Warfield Sr. and Bruce A Moore had filed against Donald Stone seeking control and ownership of potentially valuable technology Stone had invented and sought to commercialize.

On or about Spring of 1997 Florida resident/defendant Stone in the alleged sham lawsuit of Donald Stone Industries Inc and Charles Richard Longo Sr. vs.
Donald Stone, Civil Action No: No: 94CV0182 Docket No: SP-59/117 mailed a request to Richard Outten, Clerk of the Court, Worcester County Circuit Court requesting certain documents specific to each of the two judges Eschenburg or Groton's judicial work product generated in the above referenced case be signed and exemplified by that specific judge and sent to Stone.

Outten claimed he had done as Stone had asked and requested that Stone pay for these services. Stone paid for the documents immediately.

Upon receiving the documents Stone realized he had been scammed by judges Groton and Eschenburg. Groton and Eschenburg had refused to sign and or exemplify their own court documents and had brought in a lower court judge from the District court a couple of blocks away to sign and exemplify their judicial work product documents.

Stone refused to accept these documents without the signature of Eschenburg or Groton and returned them to the circuit court to be corrected as he requested.

The Worcester County Circuit Court then returned the same documents to Stone, which he refused to accept and returned them to the Worcester County Circuit Court a second time.

The Court returned the same documents to Stone a third time, which Groton & Eschenburg had still refused to sign.

Stone returned them to the court a 3rd time with a letter stating that he (Stone) would get a federal Writ of Mandamus to command the two Worcester County Circuit Court judges, Thomas Groton and Theodore Eschenburg to sign and exemplify the court documents as Stone had requested and cc:d this letter to the FBI and the Chief Judge for the State of Maryland, Robert Bell.(See Attachment July 3, 1997)

Chief Judge for the State of Maryland, Robert Bell (prompted by Stone's letter) intervened on defendant Stone's behalf and forced judge Theodore Eschenburg to sign and exemplify the court documents as Stone had requested, judge Thomas Groton (the trial judge) continued to refuse to sign).

Sept. 7, 1997 follow up letter to judge Eschenburg following Maryland Chief Judge, Robert Bell's intervention on defendant Stone's behalf (Attachment Sept. 1997 Eschenburg cc:d to FBI)

All this is taking place while Gilbert Sapperstein is busy stealing the approx. $3.5 million from the Baltimore School Board early 1990's to 2003 and Charles Richard Longo Sr. is the alleged target of a DOJ investigation.

(See Attachment Sept. 1994 meeting between Dale Kelberman, USDOJ Chief of White Collar Crimes Maryland, Lori Simpson, USDOJ Bankruptcy Trustee lawyer, William (Bill) F.Howard Maryland Assistant Attorney General and a Mike Beck, investigator Maryland Higher Education Commission. (See Attachment with Red Annotations personal notes of Donald Stone)

The DOJ can query their Deputy U.S. Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein about Gilbert Sapperstein and Charles Richard Longo Sr. as many of their alleged shenanigans by Sapperstein's and Longo took place in Maryland under the watchful eye of Rosenstein's former DOJ boss in U.S. Attorney for Maryland, Lynne Battaglia and his former colleague/crony Dale Kelberman, Chief of White Collar Crimes, Maryland DOJ (Kelberman must have had the most appropriate title in all of U.S. DOJ history).

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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Don Stone

  • Judge20Groton202620Eschenburg20with20Sept.209420meeting.pdf

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10/02/2017 11:49 AM FOIA Request: EOUSA-2017-003266

From: Don Stone

Request Number: FOIA-2017-003266
Attached is the Appeal for the all U.S. DOJ records pertaining to two Maryland State Thomas Groton and Theodore Eschenburg.

The DOJ is simply trying to deflect any request for records that pertain to these Maryland State judges Thomas Groton and Theodore Eschenburg by claiming it's a Maryland State matter and not a DOJ/FBI and/or FBI Organized Crime or Public Corruption unit matter, simply to deflect attention away from and allegations of DOJ misconduct from the former Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein (now the Deputy U.S. Attorney under Sessions), and his former boss at the Maryland U.S. Attorney, Lynne Battaglia and his former colleagues at the Maryland DOJ, Dale Kelberman, Battaglia's Chief of White Collar Crimes at DOJ Maryland.

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* Date Submitted: 10/01/2017
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* Description: Any Maryland/Florida/ Washington D.C. (Headquarters) DOJ "Declination to Prosecute" document(s) pertaining to a Gilbert Sapperstein, deceased 2016.

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* Description: Any Maryland/Florida/ Washington D.C. (Headquarters) DOJ "Declination to Prosecute" document(s) pertaining to a Gilbert Sapperstein, deceased 2016.

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* Requester Name: Don Stone
* Date Submitted: 10/01/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Any Maryland/Florida/ Washington D.C. (Headquarters) DOJ "Declination to Prosecute" document(s) pertaining to a Gilbert Sapperstein, deceased 2016.

From: EOUSA-NoReply@usdoj.gov

This letter acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA) request received in the Executive Office For United States Attorneys on 10/01/2017.
Your request has been assigned Tracking Number:  EOUSA-2018-000119.
Your request seeks records from one or more field offices, and involves many voluminous records and/or requires consultation with another agency/component with a substantial interest in the subject-matter and therefore falls within “unusual circumstances” as set forth in the statue. See 5 U.S.C.S § 552(a)(6)(B)(i)-(iii).  Accordingly, we are extending the time limit to respond to our request for ten additional days. See 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B))(i).  In addition, this Office assigns incoming requests to one of three tracks: simple, complex, or expedited.  Each request is then handled on a first-in, first-out basis in relation to other requests in the same track.  Simple requests usually receive a response in approximately 30 business days, whereas complex requests necessarily take longer.  At this time, your request has been assigned to the complextrack.
Under FOIA and Department of Justice regulations you may be required to pay certain costs associated with processing your request, including, searching for, reviewing, and duplicating requested records.  Consequently, you may potentially incur those costs, unless you have requested and been granted a waiver or reduction in fees.  In most instances, the first 100 pages to duplicate and the first two hours to search for records responsive to your request, will be provided to you free of charge.  If after making those allowances, we determine that the cost to process your request will amount to more than $25.00, we will notify you in writing at a later date. 1     Requests that are specific, concrete and of limited scope (in time and/or subject matter) generally enable us to respond to you more quickly and possibly assess less fees.  To avoid delay and reduce ay potential fees, we respectfully request that you modify and narrow the scope of your request (See attachment).
You may contact our FOIA Public Liaison at the telephone number listed above for any further assistance and to discuss any aspect of your request. Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation service they offer.  The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 96012 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001; email at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769. (mailto:ogis@nara.gov)

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Form No. 001 - 8/16
1           Search and review fees by professional personnel are charged at $40 per hour and duplication fees are assessed at five cents per page



THIS IS NOT A BILL.  DO NOT SEND MONEY
Don Stone    EOUSA-2018-000119
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____I wish to modify my request in an attempt to obtain a quicker response and/or reduce fees as follows:
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____ I understand that I am entitled to the first 100 pages and two hours of search time for free.  Please do not search beyond two hours, nor duplicate beyond 100 pages.
____I agree to pay up to the following amount for duplication and search time: $_____________ I understand that this payment is required even if no documents are located or released to me.  In the event that documents are located and released to me, I understand that I may be charged duplication fees in addition to search fees.
____I wish to withdraw my request.


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From: EOUSA-NoReply@usdoj.gov

This letter acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA) request received in the Executive Office For United States Attorneys on 10/01/2017.
Your request has been assigned Tracking Number:  EOUSA-2018-000120.
Your request seeks records from one or more field offices, and involves many voluminous records and/or requires consultation with another agency/component with a substantial interest in the subject-matter and therefore falls within “unusual circumstances” as set forth in the statue. See 5 U.S.C.S § 552(a)(6)(B)(i)-(iii).  Accordingly, we are extending the time limit to respond to our request for ten additional days. See 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B))(i).  In addition, this Office assigns incoming requests to one of three tracks: simple, complex, or expedited.  Each request is then handled on a first-in, first-out basis in relation to other requests in the same track.  Simple requests usually receive a response in approximately 30 business days, whereas complex requests necessarily take longer.  At this time, your request has been assigned to the complextrack.
Under FOIA and Department of Justice regulations you may be required to pay certain costs associated with processing your request, including, searching for, reviewing, and duplicating requested records.  Consequently, you may potentially incur those costs, unless you have requested and been granted a waiver or reduction in fees.  In most instances, the first 100 pages to duplicate and the first two hours to search for records responsive to your request, will be provided to you free of charge.  If after making those allowances, we determine that the cost to process your request will amount to more than $25.00, we will notify you in writing at a later date. 1     Requests that are specific, concrete and of limited scope (in time and/or subject matter) generally enable us to respond to you more quickly and possibly assess less fees.  To avoid delay and reduce ay potential fees, we respectfully request that you modify and narrow the scope of your request (See attachment).
You may contact our FOIA Public Liaison at the telephone number listed above for any further assistance and to discuss any aspect of your request. Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation service they offer.  The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 96012 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001; email at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769. (mailto:ogis@nara.gov)

Attachment

Form No. 001 - 8/16
1           Search and review fees by professional personnel are charged at $40 per hour and duplication fees are assessed at five cents per page



THIS IS NOT A BILL.  DO NOT SEND MONEY
Don Stone    EOUSA-2018-000120
CHOOSE ONE
____I wish to modify my request in an attempt to obtain a quicker response and/or reduce fees as follows:
_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________

____ I understand that I am entitled to the first 100 pages and two hours of search time for free.  Please do not search beyond two hours, nor duplicate beyond 100 pages.
____I agree to pay up to the following amount for duplication and search time: $_____________ I understand that this payment is required even if no documents are located or released to me.  In the event that documents are located and released to me, I understand that I may be charged duplication fees in addition to search fees.
____I wish to withdraw my request.


_____________________________                                                  __________________
Signature                                                                                             Date

Please return to:
EOUSA
FOIA/PA
600 E Street, N.W., Room 7300
Washington, DC 20530

From: EOUSA-NoReply@usdoj.gov

This letter acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA) request received in the Executive Office For United States Attorneys on 10/01/2017.
Your request has been assigned Tracking Number:  EOUSA-2018-000121.
Your request seeks records from one or more field offices, and involves many voluminous records and/or requires consultation with another agency/component with a substantial interest in the subject-matter and therefore falls within “unusual circumstances” as set forth in the statue. See 5 U.S.C.S § 552(a)(6)(B)(i)-(iii).  Accordingly, we are extending the time limit to respond to our request for ten additional days. See 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B))(i).  In addition, this Office assigns incoming requests to one of three tracks: simple, complex, or expedited.  Each request is then handled on a first-in, first-out basis in relation to other requests in the same track.  Simple requests usually receive a response in approximately 30 business days, whereas complex requests necessarily take longer.  At this time, your request has been assigned to the complextrack.
Under FOIA and Department of Justice regulations you may be required to pay certain costs associated with processing your request, including, searching for, reviewing, and duplicating requested records.  Consequently, you may potentially incur those costs, unless you have requested and been granted a waiver or reduction in fees.  In most instances, the first 100 pages to duplicate and the first two hours to search for records responsive to your request, will be provided to you free of charge.  If after making those allowances, we determine that the cost to process your request will amount to more than $25.00, we will notify you in writing at a later date. 1     Requests that are specific, concrete and of limited scope (in time and/or subject matter) generally enable us to respond to you more quickly and possibly assess less fees.  To avoid delay and reduce ay potential fees, we respectfully request that you modify and narrow the scope of your request (See attachment).
You may contact our FOIA Public Liaison at the telephone number listed above for any further assistance and to discuss any aspect of your request. Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation service they offer.  The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 96012 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001; email at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769. (mailto:ogis@nara.gov)

Attachment

Form No. 001 - 8/16
1           Search and review fees by professional personnel are charged at $40 per hour and duplication fees are assessed at five cents per page



THIS IS NOT A BILL.  DO NOT SEND MONEY
Don Stone    EOUSA-2018-000121
CHOOSE ONE
____I wish to modify my request in an attempt to obtain a quicker response and/or reduce fees as follows:
_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________

____ I understand that I am entitled to the first 100 pages and two hours of search time for free.  Please do not search beyond two hours, nor duplicate beyond 100 pages.
____I agree to pay up to the following amount for duplication and search time: $_____________ I understand that this payment is required even if no documents are located or released to me.  In the event that documents are located and released to me, I understand that I may be charged duplication fees in addition to search fees.
____I wish to withdraw my request.


_____________________________                                                  __________________
Signature                                                                                             Date

Please return to:
EOUSA
FOIA/PA
600 E Street, N.W., Room 7300
Washington, DC 20530

From: Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys

11/07/2017 12:31 PM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2018-000679

From: Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys

DOJ-AP-2018-000679 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal.

  • Stone, Donald, AP-2018-000679 EOUSA.affirm.DOJ.does.not.maintain.state

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