Ryan J. Reilly filed this request with the Department of Justice, United States Marshals of the United States of America.


From: Ryan J. Reilly

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Photographs (mugshots) taken by the U.S. Marshals Service of Mark Zachares, Kevin Ring, Jack B. Johnson, Leslie Johnson, Richard Delabrer, Chong Chin Kim, Amrik Singh Melhi, Ravinder Kaur Melhi, Amrik Singh Melhi, Amir Milijkovic, Chun Chen and Jose Moreno.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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.


Ryan J. Reilly
Filed via
E-mail (Preferred):
Daytime: (617) 299-1832
For mailed responses, please address:
185 Beacon St. #3
Somerville, MA 02143

From: US Marshals

U.S. Department of Justice
United States Marshals Service
Office of General Counsel
2604 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Alexandria, VA 22301

November 23, 2010

Ryan J. Reilly
185 Beacon Street #3
Somerville, MA 02143

Re: Freedom of Information Act Request No. 2011USMS16474
Subject: Several Mug Shots

Dear Requester:

The United States Marshals Service (USMS) is responding to your request for the mug shots of Mark Zachares, Kevin Ring, Jack B. Johnson, Leslie Johnson, Richard Delabrer, Chong Chin Kim, Amrik Singh Melhi, Ravinder Kaur Melhi, Amir Milijkovich, Chun Chen, and Jose Moreno.

Absent a written release from the subject(s) of your request is denied pursuant to Exemptions (b)(6) and (b)(7)(C) of the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. Section 552(b). Exemption 6 allows an agency to withhold personnel, medical and similar files, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Exemption 7(C) allows an agency to withhold records or information compiled for law enforcement purposes to the extent that their production could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. A discretionary release of such records or information, if they exist, would be in violation of the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. § 552a. See also United States Department of Justice v. Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, 489 U.S. 749 (1989).

If you are dissatisfied with my action on this request, you may appeal by writing to the Director, Office of Information Policy, United States Department of Justice, Suite 11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20530-0001. Your appeal must be received within 60 days of the date of this letter. Both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked “Freedom of Information/ Privacy Act Appeal.” In the event you are dissatisfied with the results of any such appeal, judicial review will thereafter be available to you in the United States District Court for the judicial district in which you reside or have your principal place of business, or in the District of Columbia.


William E. Bordley
Associate General
Counsel/ FOIPA Officer
Office of General Counsel


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