NY-HSI Money Laundering Via Investment Scheme

Taylor-Scott Amarel filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2019-HQFO-00615

Due May 10, 2019
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Taylor-Scott Amarel


To Whom It May Concern:

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

All emails to, from, or copied to Anthony Scandiffio, current Acting Deputy Assistant Director at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), containing the non-sensitive key-string "Amarel" from January 1, 2014 to Present Day. Please also search any of Anthony Scandiffio's former email accounts in prior positions.

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,

Taylor-Scott Amarel

From: Department of Homeland Security

Good Afternoon, Attached is our final response to your request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486. Regards, DHS Privacy Office
Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
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  • Final - Transferred to Component - (1) Letter to Requester

From: Department of Homeland Security

April 25, 2019 Taylor-Scott Amarel MuckRock News DEPT MR 71283 411A Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02144-2516 RE:     ICE FOIA Case Number 2019-ICFO-35844 Dear Amarel: This acknowledges receipt of your April 15, 2019, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for all emails to, from, or copied to Anthony Scandiffio, current Acting Deputy Assistant Director at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), containing the non-sensitive key-string "Amarel." Including any results found by a search any of Anthony Scandiffio's former email accounts in prior positions (Date Range for Record Search: From 1/1/2014 To 4/15/2019).  Your request was received in this office on April 15, 2019. Due to the increasing number of FOIA requests received by this office, we may encounter some delay in processing your request. Per Section 5.5(a) of the DHS FOIA regulations, 6 C.F.R. Part 5, ICE processes FOIA requests according to their order of receipt. Although ICE’s goal is to respond within 20 business days of receipt of your request, the FOIA does permit a 10- day extension of this time period. As your request seeks numerous documents that will necessitate a thorough and wide-ranging search, ICE will invoke a 10-day extension for your request, as allowed by Title 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B). If you care to narrow the scope of your request, please contact our office. We will make every effort to comply with your request in a timely manner. Provisions of the FOIA allow us to recover part of the cost of complying with your request.  We shall charge you for records in accordance with the DHS Interim FOIA regulations as they apply to non-commercial requesters.  As a non-commercial requester, you will be charged 10 cents per page for duplication; the first 100 pages are free, as are the first two hours of search time, after which you will pay the per quarter-hour rate ($4.00 for clerical personnel, $7.00 for professional personnel, $10.25 for managerial personnel) of the searcher.  We will construe the submission of your request as an agreement to pay up to $25.00. You will be contacted before any further fees are accrued. We have queried the appropriate program offices within ICE for responsive records. If any responsive records are located, they will be reviewed for determination of releasability. Please be assured that one of the processors in our office will respond to your request as expeditiously as possible. We appreciate your patience as we proceed with your request.
Your request has been assigned reference number 2019-ICFO-35844. Please refer to this identifier in any future correspondence. To check the status of an ICE FOIA/PA request, please visit . Please note that to check the status of a request, you must enter the 2019-ICFO-35844 tracking number. If you need any further assistance or would like to discuss any aspect of your request, please contact the FOIA office. You may send an e-mail to ice-foia@ice.dhs.gov, call toll free (866) 633-1182, or you may contact our FOIA Public Liaison, Fernando Pineiro, in the same manner. Additionally, you have a right to right to seek dispute resolution services from the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) which mediates disputes between FOIA requesters and Federal agencies as a non-exclusive alternative to litigation. If you are requesting access to your own records (which is considered a Privacy Act request), you should know that OGIS does not have the authority to handle requests made under the Privacy Act of 1974. You may contact OGIS as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001, e-mail at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769. (http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status) http://www.dhs.gov/foia-status
Regards,

ICE FOIA Office
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Freedom of Information Act Office
500 12th Street, S.W., Stop 5009
Washington, D.C. 20536-5009
Telephone: 1-866-633-1182
Visit our FOIA website at www.ice.gov/foia

From: Department of Homeland Security

On April 15, 2019, Taylor-Scott Amarel with MuckRock News in Somerville, MA, requested from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) all emails to, from, or copied to Anthony Scandiffio, current Acting Deputy Assistant Director at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), containing the non-sensitive key-string "Amarel." Including any results found by a search any of Anthony Scandiffio's former email accounts in prior positions (Date Range for Record Search: From 1/1/2014 To 4/15/2019). (Case Number ICE 2019-ICFO-35844)
This FOIA request has been received and is in process. No responsive records have been gathered or released.

Sincerely,

ICE FOIA

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