Records related to Operation Onion Peeler

Adrianne Jeffries filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 1330196-000
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From: Adrianne Jeffries

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I'm looking for internal memos, emails, and financial records mentioning Operation Onion Peeler, an FBI investigation intro the Tor anonymizing service and network, mentioned in this article: http://www.wired.com/2015/04/silk-road-1/

Ross Ulbricht has now been sentenced, so my expectation is that any ongoing investigation is now closed.

I'm a journalist with Motherboard, a tech news site owned by Vice Media. 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 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,

Adrianne Jeffries

From: Sobonya, David P. (RMD) (FBI)

Dear Adrianne Jeffries,

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<http://www.fbi.gov>/, http://www.fbi.gov/foia/ or http://www.justice.gov/oip. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
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

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that the information or document(s) requested are exempt from disclosure.

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