DOJ OPR Investigation into AUSA Heymann

Andrew Payne filed this request with the Department of Justice, Office of Professional Responsibility of the United States of America.
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From: Andrew Payne

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any emails, memos, notes, reports, and/or any other documents that describe or detail any process, investigation, conclusion, and/or outcome of the ethics referral by Elliot Peters on January 28, 2013 to the DOJ Office of Professional Responsibility regarding the conduct of AUSA Stephen Heymann during the prosecution of Aaron Swartz.

For reference, to aid the search, here is Mr. Peters's referral letter:

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.


Andrew Payne

From: Hardy, Lyn (OPR)

Please see attached response.