Final report and closing memo for specific investigations SI OIG

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Smithsonian Institution Office of Inspector General of the United States of America.


From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Final report and closing memo for specific investigations conducted by the SI Office of Inspector General:

1 - Theft/Embezzlement Case opened 10/11/2005 and closed 09/30/2008

2 - Public Concern Case opened 10/01/2006 and closed 03/31/2008

3 - Contract Procedural Irregularities Case opened 12/12/2006 and closed

4 - Mismanagement Issue Case opened 03/15/2007 and closed 05/09/2007

5 - Contract/Procedural Irregularities Case opened 04/04/2007 and closed

6 - Violation SoC Case opened 05/08/2007 and closed 06/20/2007

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.


Jason Smathers

From: Smithsonian Institution

From: Smithsonian Institution

From: Jason Smathers

I appeal.

You are complying with neither the letter nor the spirit of the law. The law says you are obliged to release all segregable releasable portions and you did not seem to even make the slightest attempt to do so.

Moreover, the President's Memorandum on FOIA requires that agencies release all possible records.

Other investigatory agencies release these types of documents, redacted if necessary, but no agency withholds records in full in this manner.

Please provide all releasable records responsive to my request.

Jason Smathers

From: Smithsonian Institution Office of Inspector General <>

Please see attached document for our response to your appeal.