Leak referrals and consultations (Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Department of the Treasury)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Department of the Treasury of the United States of America.
Multi Request Leak referrals and consultations
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From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of documents, including but not limited to emails, memos, letters, reports, briefs and call logs, referring to, discussing or generated as a result of referrals to and consultations with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other components of the Department of Justice (Criminal Division, Civil Division, National Security Division, the Attorney General's office, etc.), regarding instances of unauthorized disclosures of information (AKA leaks) for investigation and/or prosecution between January 20, 1981 (or the date of creation of this agency, whichever came first) and the present.

I request "news media" status and a fee waiver, see attached.

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.


Emma Best

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: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Department of the Treasury

Good afternoon

Please see attached correspondence


From: Emma North-Best

You cannot flatly refuse to do the search as not ALL records are on these legacy systems. Please search the systems which are compatible and which are not unduly burdensome, as you acknowledge are not exempt from law. Thank you.

From: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Department of the Treasury

Ms. Best

For clarification you accept we can only search as far back as 2013. Is this correct? According to NARA guidelines we are not required to actually keep all records for more than 7 years.
Best Regards
Terri Robertson