Martin Peck filed this request with the Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys of the United States of America.


From: Martin Peck

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Processing notes for request # DOJ-2016-003759 submitted by Martin Peck.

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, DVD-R, or BD-R 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.


Martin Peck


This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (
* Tracking Number: EOUSA-2017-000404
* Requester Name: Martin Peck
* Date Submitted: 02/06/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Processing Notes for request #DOJ-2016-003759


Re:  Request Number: EOUSA-2017-000404
Date of Receipt: 02/06/2017
Subject of Request: Processing Notes for request #DOJ-2016-003759

Dear Mr. Peck:
Your recent request for records from the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) has been received.  Before the Executive Office can begin processing your request, it is necessary for you to correct one or more deficiencies.  Please comply with the paragraph(s) checked below:
1.     [  ]        A requester must provide a notarized example of his/her signature.  This insures that information pertaining to an individual is released only to that person.  A form is enclosed for your use.
2.      [  ]  The files and records of United States Attorneys are maintained in over one hundred separate offices throughout the United States.  Please identify the specific United States Attorney’s office(s), where you believe records may be located.  This would be primarily the district(s) in which a prosecution or litigation occurred.
3.      [   ] The signature of the requester or subject of the request should be notarized by someone other than the requester or his/her representative.
4.      [ X ] A request must describe the records sought in sufficient detail to allow location of the records with a reasonable amount of effort (i.e., processing the request should not require an unduly burdensome effort or be disruptive of Department operations). Please provide more specific information about the records you seek, such as appropriate dates, locations, names, nature of the records, etc. The request number you cite is not under your name.. We are processing a second request from you, 2017-000434, for a previous request which is under your name and perhaps is the one you meant for this request.
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Kevin Krebs
Assistant Director
[   ]  Enclosure(s)


Mr. Peck:
Attached is this Office's response to your above-referenced Freedom of Information Act request

Initial Request Staff
Office of Information Policy
U.S. Department of Justice