DoJ OIG 1980-2005

Emma Best filed this request with the Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General of the United States of America.
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From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A list of investigations closed by the DOJ OIG for the calendar years 1980 through 2005.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

I ask that fees be waived, as the documents will be used to identify OIG records of public interest to request through FOIA. 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.


Michael Best



Attached is the OIG's acknowledgement to your FOIA request.


From: Michael Best

Thank you for your initial response and for advising me about the possibility of search fees. However, I correctly identified myself as a member of the news media and am thus exempt from search fees. I have written widely read articles on matters of law enforcement and national security, such as, and have arrangements to publish future articles with AND Magazine and other outlets.

Thank you!


Hello Mr. Best, Thank you for your clarification.


Hello Mr. Best:

The Office of the Inspector General has received your FOIA request. We are working diligently to process each request as quickly as possible. We receive numerous requests each day which are processed in chronological order by date of receipt and complexity. We will get to your request shortly but I can not tell you when you can expect a response. You can check back regularly for the status of your request.

For additional information about FOIA, please visit the U.S. Department of Justice website<>[cid:image001.png@01D09CA4.4637B550]<>.

Jeanetta M. Howard
Government Information Specialist
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of the Inspector General
*(202) 305-4689|7(202) 616-9152|*<>

From: Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General


Attached is the OIG's response to your FOIA request.


From: Emma Best


Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Emma Best