Informant Payments 2016 (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives)

Anon Fire filed this request with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives of the United States of America.
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From: Patrick Mackie

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All documents that show payments to confidential informants or confidential informants. Please include documents that show the purchase of information and purchase of evidence as well. Please search from January 1st 2016 to the date this request is processed. I am not requesting the names of the individuals paid, just the amount of money paid to the individual or a company with the date that the payment.

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.


Patrick Mackie

From: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Good afternoon,

Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act request.

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From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Good morning Ms. Mackie,

Please see attached our response to your FOIA request. This case is now administratively closed. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Angelo Buenrostro
Paralegal III, FSA Contractor
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Disclosure Division