Matter of L-A-B-R- Referral Documents

Evan Benz filed this request with the Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel of the United States of America.
Due June 13, 2019
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Evan Benz

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The records related to the Attorney General's decision to refer the case of Matter of L-A-B-R-, et al., to himself. See, https://www.justice.gov/eoir/page/file/1045661/download and https://www.justice.gov/eoir/page/file/1087781/download. This should include all of the following:

1. The correspondence, including e-mail messages and written correspondence, mentioning the name of the respondents in the Matter of L-A-B-R- case or their A number(s).
2. The file maintained by the OLC on the L-A-B-R- matter.
3. Any notes written by any employee of the OLC regarding the L-A-B-R- matter.

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.

Sincerely,

Evan Benz

From: Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel

Dear Mr. Benz:

Attached, please find the acknowledgement letter for your FOIA request to OLC that has been assigned tracking number FY19-145.

Sincerely,
Melissa Golden, Esq.
Lead Paralegal and FOIA Specialist
Office of Legal Counsel
Department of Justice

From: Evan Benz

Good afternoon:

It has now been over 3 months since I submitted this request, No. 19-145. I have repeatedly followed up to ask for an update on my request, but have received no communication from your office since the original acknowledgment, date June 17, 2019. I repeat my request for an update, and respectfully ask that your office process this FOIA request as expeditiously as possible.

Best,

Evan

From: Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel

Dear Mr. Benz:

I apologize for our lack response to your previous inquiries-sometimes when there is no tracking number in the subject line of an email it gets buried in our FOIA mailbox. Both requests are still in line in our complex track waiting to be processed. Please let us know if you wish to clarify or narrow your requests so that we might be able to move them to our simple track and process them more quickly.

Sincerely,
Melissa Golden, Esq.
Lead Paralegal and FOIA Specialist
Office of Legal Counsel
Department of Justice

From: Evan Benz

Good afternoon:

It has now been over 7 months since I submitted this request, No. 19-145. I have repeatedly followed up to ask for an update on my request, but have received no communication from your office since September 5, 2019. I repeat my request for an update, and respectfully ask that your office process this FOIA request as expeditiously as possible.

Best,

Evan

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