IRS Silk Road investigation (cont.)

William Green filed this request with the Internal Revenue Service of the United States of America.
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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 Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces
o Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York
o Office of the Attorney General
o Office of the Deputy Attorney General
o Office of the Associate Attorney General
o Criminal Division of the Department of Justice
o National Security Division of the Department of Justice
o Office of the Inspector General of the Department of the Treasury

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.


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.


William Green

From: Internal Revenue Service

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

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.