Ramiro Pena Jr./Afghanistan Bribery files (Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction of the United States of America.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All files, evidentiary materials, reports, memos, directives, and any other materials regarding Ramiro Pena Jr. (and any known aliases he may have), who was recently sentenced to prison for "his role in a conspiracy to commit bribery in connection with supply contracts while serving in Afghanistan."

Please include all available datasets and spreadsheets, including but not limited to those detailing which contractors/vendors were hired during Pena's term of employment, alleged and proven bribes accepted from individuals and vendors, and any other available collections.

According to a press release, Pena, along with his supervisor, Army Master Sergeant Jimmy W. Dennis, awarded "approximately 217 such contracts." Please include any more exact estimates and associated information. Please include in all instances as much segregable data as possible.

Please also include all available files, reports, evaluations, and related materials regarding Army Master Sergeant Jimmy W. Dennis.

Should any clarification be needed, a phone call may easily be arranged. Please proceed with processing this request within your office, though any direction to other offices possessing responsive material would be greatly appreciated. A version of this request has been sent to the following agencies: Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction; Federal Bureau of Investigation; U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command; Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General; Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

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.


Beryl Lipton

From: Kroot, Alexis D CIV SIGAR M S (US)


Ms. Lipton,

This is the final response regarding your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). I have attached to this email our final response letter.


Alexis Kroot
Public Information Manager
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
Office: 703-545-6000