Index for leak investigations into Fred Burton

Douglas Lucas filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America .
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F-2013-20108

Est. Completion None
Status
No Responsive Documents

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From: Douglas Lucas

To Whom It May Concern:

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

An index of files related to leak investigations into "Fred Burton", a member of the Diplomatic Security Service from 1986 to 1998.

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 MuckRock.com, 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.

Sincerely,

Douglas Lucas

From: Douglas Lucas

Hi,

Thanks for your help with this request. One additional clarification: Please limit this request to all responsive documents generated from Dec 31, 1999 and the date this request is processed.

Thanks.

From: Department of State

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock

Hi,

A follow up was accidentally sent along with this request. Please disregard my follow up asking for the following:

"Thanks for your help with this request. One additional clarification: Please limit this request to all responsive documents generated from Dec 31, 1999 and the date this request is processed."

To be clear: I do *not* limit this request to those dates, and would like all responsive materials.

Thank you.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 28, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-20108.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Request

Your query has been forwarded to the FOIA Requester Status mailbox for reply.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Lucas,

The estimated completion date for this case is: September 2014.

- ECDs are subject to change.
- ECDs are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completions, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.).
Interim release dates are provided, as applicable

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

Chris Barnes
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

From: Douglas Lucas

To Whom It May Concern/Mr. Barnes:

Regarding my Freedom of Information request with reference number #F-2013-20108, you gave an estimated completion date of September 2014. Thank you.

I would like to confirm that, as mentioned to you on December 10, I do *not* limit this request to any dates, and would like all responsive materials, i.e. responsive materials from any date whatsoever. Could you please confirm that this is understood?

Thank you,

Douglas Lucas
+1 817 343 7174

From: FOIA Status

The estimated completion date is still September 2014.

From: Douglas Lucas

Thank you, but that is not my question.

I am asking if you could confirm that the request is *not* limited to any dates. In other words, I would like responsive documents from any dates whatsoever, as I stated on December 10, and NOT, as erroneously stated on Dec 3, only responsive documents from Dec 31, 1999 to present.

To be clear: I do *not* limit this request to those dates, and would like all responsive materials.

From: Douglas Lucas

This is just a note regarding my request with reference number #F-2013-20108 and estimated completion date of September 2014. I spoke with Charlotte Duckett today (March 6th) at the FOIA Requester Service Center to clarify the business about the Dec 3 and Dec 9 emails. She said you have the correct information, which is that I do *not* limit the request to any dates and would like all responsive materials. So everything's clear now. Thank you.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 28, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-20108.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Dear Douglas Lucas,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated April 4, 2014, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. A search of records was initiated with the State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Services. That search is continuing. Information will be provided to you as it becomes available. The estimated completion date is still September 2014.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 28, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-20108.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Lucas,

The Department's electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The searches are still pending. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is: September 2014

- ECDs are subject to change.
- ECDs are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completions, due to various extenuating factors, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.).
Interim release dates are provided, as applicable

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

Chris Barnes
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 28, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-20108.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Lucas,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated November 20, 2014, inquiring about the status of your request. Please be advised that a copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the office that is processing your request. Information regarding the status will be provided to you as soon as it becomes available.

We appreciate your continued patience during this process.

If you have questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to your case control number.

Sincerely,

Jennine A. Daniels
U.S. Department of State

From: Department of State

A no responsive documents response.

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