FDA: OCI Agents on Directors

Anthony Roberts filed this request with the Food and Drug Administration of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Anthony Roberts

To Whom It May Concern:

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

In the United States of America v. Eric Potratz (CR-15-00236 LHK), a former FDA-OCI Agent revealed during sworn testimony that a dietary supplement manufacturer had claimed to use the analytical testing services of a particular company because that company was associated with an employee of the FDA who held a director title related to dietary supplements and as a result the manufacturer would receive less scrutiny from FDA. (Case 5:15-cr-00236-LHK Document 139 Filed 08/18/17, pages 16-17 located at: https://ecf.cand.uscourts.gov/doc1/035115789872 ).

My request for documents under the Freedom of Information Act is the following: all documents filed by FDA-OCI agents that mention directly or indirectly this type of claim either by name, context, or by job title, between the dates of October 30th, 2012 and August 18th, 2017. I am also requesting any agency notes or documents of any sort that mention this type of allegation and any notes or documents created during any subsequent investigation.

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.


Anthony Roberts

From: Food and Drug Administration

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Food and Drug Administration

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.