IRS Silk Road investigation

William Green filed this request with the Internal Revenue Service of the United States of America.
Tracking # F16336-0096
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: William Green

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All communications with the following agencies specifically regarding Operation Marco Polo, the federal investigation into Silk Road, from January 1, 2010 up to the receipt of this request:

o DEA
o FBI
o Secret Service
o HSI
o USPIS
o USPS
o DHS
o ATF
o USMS
o FinCen
o ICE
o CBP

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

I request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest and I am a representative of the news media. I am a proven freelance journalist with a focus on FOIA-based reporting.

See: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/26/stingray-surveillance-technology-irs-cellphone-tower

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,

William Green

From: Internal Revenue Service

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.

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