Processing notes for Bitcoin and Silk Road FOIA request (FBI)

Runa A. Sandvik filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # 1249892-000 ; AP-2014-01793 ; AP-2014-01792
Due Dec. 16, 2013
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Runa A. Sandvik

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request copies of the processing notes and search slips for the following two FOIA requests:

1. FOIPA Request No.: 1193089-000 with subject "Bitcoin (all miscellaneous documents - 6/2011-6/2012)".
2. FOIPA Request No.: 1193094-000 with subject "Silk Road (all miscellaneous documents - 6/2011-6/2012)".

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.

Sincerely,

Runa A. Sandvik

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Runa Sandvik,

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.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/Legal Admin. Specialist
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 17, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Runa Sandvik,

Please check the Status of Your FOI/PA Request at: http://www.fbi.gov (Freedom of information Act link), http://www.fbi.gov/foia or http://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps and follow the instructions below.
Check the Status of Your FOI/PA Request
If your FOIPA Number is 11195846-0 please enter 11195846-000 into the system. If your FOIPA number is 11195846-1 please enter 11195846-001 into the system.
Find status of FOIPA−Last updated on December 18, 2013
Please enter the whole FOI/PA number- Example: 1234567-000
FOIPA:
Results will show the Request Number, Case Type and Process Description shown below:
FOIPA
1234567-000
Case Type
FOIPA
Process Description (will display the current progress of request)
The FBI's FOIPA Program is searching the FBI's indices for potentially responsive documents. You may be contacted via formal letter for all fees and/or negotiation issues that may apply.
NOTE: Recent requests are entered into the FOIPA database in the order that they are received. Before you can check the status online, you must have received correspondence assigning a FOIPA request number and the information transferred to the online status database. Status information is updated weekly. At this time, closed requests are not available.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/Legal Admin. Specialist
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A no responsive documents response.

From: Runa A. Sandvik

To the FBI Freedom of Information Act Appeal Authority,

This letter constitutes a formal appeal under the U.S. Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts (5 U.S.C. 552/552a) and the regulations promulgated thereunder.

Along with a letter dated Jan. 23, 2014, the FBI responded to my request for processing notes and search slips for two separate FOIA requests (1193094-000/Silk Road and 1193089-000/Bitcoin) by saying no responsive records were found. You had assigned the request for processing notes and search slips reference number 1249892-000.

The FBI performed an inadequate search for records responsive to my request, which is violative of the FOIA. I hereby appeal the FBI inadequate search for records responsive to my request and request that the FBI conduct a new complete and thorough search for processing notes and search slips for the following two FOIA requests:

1. FOIPA Request No.: 1193089-000 with subject "Bitcoin (all miscellaneous documents - 6/2011-6/2012)".
2. FOIPA Request No.: 1193094-000 with subject "Silk Road (all miscellaneous documents - 6/2011-6/2012)".

Sincerely,

Runa A. Sandvik

From: OIP-NoReply

From: OIP-NoReply


From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 17, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1249892-000 ; AP-2014-01793 ; AP-2014-01792.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 17, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1249892-000 ; AP-2014-01793 ; AP-2014-01792.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 17, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1249892-000 ; AP-2014-01793 ; AP-2014-01792.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 17, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1249892-000 ; AP-2014-01793 ; AP-2014-01792.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 17, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1249892-000 ; AP-2014-01793 ; AP-2014-01792.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 17, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1249892-000 ; AP-2014-01793 ; AP-2014-01792.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 17, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1249892-000 ; AP-2014-01793 ; AP-2014-01792.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 17, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1249892-000 ; AP-2014-01793 ; AP-2014-01792.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 17, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1249892-000 ; AP-2014-01793 ; AP-2014-01792.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 17, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1249892-000 ; AP-2014-01793 ; AP-2014-01792.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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