GAO studies of settlements and tax deductions

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Government Accountability Office of the United States of America.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All reports, memorandums, files, policies, and related materials regarding Government Accountability Office studies of companies' and organizations' punitive settlements/fines/fee/etc. or any other financial or material transactions resulting from violations of United States laws or agreements with any agency therein. [For reference: "According to a 2005 Government Accountability Office study of 34 companies’ settlements worth more than $1 billion, 20 companies deducted some or all of their payments." (]

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 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.


Beryl C.D. Lipton

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Ms. Beryl C.D. Lipton
Dept. MR 21826
P.O. Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Dear Ms. Lipton:

We have received your request and are processing it in accordance with our regulations concerning the availability of GAO records to the public, contained in 4 C.F.R. Part 81. If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, please call me on (202) 512-9951 or Deloris Reed on (202) 512-3602 and reference the “PRI” case number at the top of the email.

Sincerely yours,

Patricia Stokes
Senior, Disclosure Information Specialist

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Stokes,

Thank you very much for your message. I look forward to hearing from you again.

Have a lovely weekend,

From: Government Accountability Office

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From: Records Request

Good Afternoon Ms. Lipton,
The response to your request is being reviewed before final signature. I would estimate between the next 2 weeks you should have a response.
Please let me know if you have any other questions.

From: Records Request

Good morning,

Please see the attached response. Thank you!

Patricia Stokes
Senior, Disclosure Information Specialist