Operation Conquistador

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking #

1234099-0; AP-2014-00792



From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All files on, about or mentioning Operation Conquistador, 315N-NY-283536

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 MuckRock.com, 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.


Shawn Musgrave

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to Initial Processing for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOIPA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.

Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOIPA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI’s decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that the information or document(s) requested are exempt from disclosure.

From: Shawn Musgrave

This is an appeal of the denial of records in FOIA 1234099-0.

I appeal the blanket denial of records in this case. While I understand that certain documents or information may be related to a pending investigation, the reviewing officer has not indicated that he/she has done any review of segregable information. There ought to be portions of the files related to Operation Conquistador that are releasable, as the operation name itself was not redacted from another release of documents.

For this and any other reasons deemed relevant by the appeal authority, I appeal this denial of records.


Shawn Musgrave

From: Department of Justice, Office of Information Policy

A letter stating that the request appeal has been rejected.