Probe Documents

Dan Coates filed this request with the Department of Labor of the United States of America.
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From: Dan Coates

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All documents or files related to the Labor Department probe into Providence, Rhode Island's Los Andes owned by Omar and Cesin Curi.

The probe focused on the restaurant's payroll from October 2013 and October 2016.

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.


Dan Coates

From: Department of Labor

Mr. Coates:

Your FOIA request has been assigned to our Wage and Hour Division (Wage and Hour) today with tracking number 888864. After 48 hours of this assignment, you should be able to track its progress at<>. If you need to contact Wage and Hour about it for any reason, please submit your inquiry through<> or phone 202-693-1004. In addition, it would be helpful to include the tracking number in the Subject line of any submission to them or to have it available at the time of a call.


Darlene Miller| Government Information Specialist, Office of Information Services
Division of Management and Administrative Legal Services (MALS) | Office of the Solicitor
U S Department of Labor | 200 Constitution Avenue NW N2420 | Washington DC 20210
Phone: 202-693-5442 | Fax: 202-693-5389 | Email:<> | e-FOIAs:<>

From: Department of Labor

February 19, 2020

Dan Coates Sent via email to
MuckRock News
Dept MR 88179, 411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

RE: Freedom of Information Act Acknowledgment
Tracking Number 888864

Dear Mr. Coates:

The U.S. Department of Labor (Department), Wage and Hour Division (WHD) received your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on February 14, 2020. Our understanding is that you are seeking all documents or files related to the Labor Department probe into Providence, Rhode Island's Los Andes owned by Omar and Cesin Curi. If the documents, data or information you are seeking is maintained in whole or in part by another Agency or Departmental component, we will let you know in a future communication.

Your FOIA request has been assigned the FOIA tracking number noted above. You may use the FOIA tracking number to check the status of your request on the Department FOIA Public Portal at Please refer to this number in any future correspondence about your request. Additionally, our goal is to respond to request(s) as quickly as possible, in the order received and within the statutory time frame. However, WHD receives a large volume of requests and we have acquired a processing backlog. As such, we may not complete your request within the statutory time period. Therefore, we ask that you allow 30 days before checking the status of your request.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the processing of your request, you may contact this office by email:<>; phone: 202-693-1004; fax: 202-693-0637; or mail to: U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Room S3016, Attn: FOIA Coordinator, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210.


ReNay Royster
Government Information Specialist

From: Department of Labor

From: Dan Coates


Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Dan Coates