Otto Warmbier $2mm bill and correspondence

Ted Timmons filed this request with the Department of Treasury of the United States of America.
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From: Ted Timmons


To Whom It May Concern:

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

All materials at the Treasury Department related to Otto Warmbier (December 12, 1994 – June 19, 2017). Warmbier was imprisoned while visiting North Korea and died shortly after his 2017 release. His death was widely publicized. In April 2019 it was reported that a "$2 million bill from North Korea" was given to the Treasury Department. (links to reporting below)

Please furnish the bill, invoice or similar request; any related correspondence and discussion the Treasury Department has in records; and any other files related to Otto Warmbier in the Treasury's records.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/world/asia/north-korea-otto-warmbier.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/north-korea-issued-2-million-bill-for-comatose-otto-warmbiers-care/2019/04/25/0e8022a0-66ad-11e9-a698-2a8f808c9cfb_story.html

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,

Ted Timmons

From: Department of Treasury

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury has received the information you submitted to the FOIA@TREASURY.gov<mailto:FOIA@TREASURY.gov> mailbox.

If you are submitting a FOIA request, this courtesy reply does not replace the acknowledgement letter which will include a FOIA case number once your request has been entered into our FOIA Request Tracking System.

If you are seeking the status of a pending FOIA request for which you have a FOIA case number, please call (202) 622-0930 to obtain the status of your request.

Please visit our FOIA Library at http://www.treasury.gov/FOIA/Pages/reading_room.aspx.

Thank you for contacting the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

From: Department of Treasury

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury has received the information you submitted to the FOIA@TREASURY.gov<mailto:FOIA@TREASURY.gov> mailbox.

If you are submitting a FOIA request, this courtesy reply does not replace the acknowledgement letter which will include a FOIA case number once your request has been entered into our FOIA Request Tracking System.

If you are seeking the status of a pending FOIA request for which you have a FOIA case number, please call (202) 622-0930 to obtain the status of your request.

Please visit our FOIA Library at http://www.treasury.gov/FOIA/Pages/reading_room.aspx.

Thank you for contacting the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

From: Department of Treasury

Good afternoon Mr. Timmons,

Please find the Department of the Treasury's response to your Freedom of Information Act Request, attached.

Thank you for submitting your request to the Department of the Treasury.

v/r,

Samuel Giovannucci
FOIA Analyst, FOIA and Transparency
Privacy, Transparency, and Records
U.S. Department of Treasury
Office: (202)-622-1391
Email: Samuel.Giovannucci@treasury.gov

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