Hobby Lobby (Department of Justice, United States Marshals)

Adrien Salzberg filed this request with the Department of Justice, United States Marshals of the United States of America.
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Multi Request Hobby Lobby


From: Adrien Salzberg

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Documents and materials regarding any investigation into Hobby Lobby's Museum of the Bible regarding the presence of cultural property obtained as a result of looting or smuggling, including the forfeiture of the the "Gilgamesh Dream Tablet."

Responsive documents would include, but are not limited to, internal agency communications and memoranda regarding the investigation containing the keywords "Gilgamesh", "Cuneiform", "Hobby Lobby", "Museum of the Bible", "Bible Museum", and "Christie's Auctions".

Please conduct your search for documents produced between 01/01/2001 to the day this request is processed.

To assist in processing, note that I am not interested in seeking any identifiable personal information in response to this request - if any such information is present in responsive documents, I am open and amendable to appropriate redactions as long as the corresponding FOIA exemption(s) are cited. Additionally, if any aspect of the search for these records is unduly burdensome or unclear, please notify me ahead of time and I will be happy to clarify or amend the scope of my request. You may get in touch with me using the email above or by calling 508-320-4721.

I ask that the fee for this request be waived, as I believe it to be in the public interest concerning events receiving widespread news coverage.

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.


Adrien Salzberg


Good Afternoon, I hope this email finds you safe and in good health. Attached is an acknowledgement letter pertaining to USMS FOIARequest number 2021USMS362715. Should you have any questions, please contact the United States Marshals Service through the Public Access Link (PAL). Thank you, USMS FOIA Administrative Team

From: Department of Justice, United States Marshals

October 7, 2021 Re: Freedom ofInformation Act Request No. 2021USMS362715 Subject: nvestigation into Hobby Lobby's Museum of theBible Dear Requester: The United StatesMarshals Service (USMS) is responding to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)request mentioned above.  Please find attached the final disclosure. Sincerely, Sherri Sidley Centre Law Paralegal