Report on "Manna from Heaven" Investigation

Tom Nash filed this request with the General Services Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # 12-46
Status
Completed

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From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The Report of Investigation, Closing Memorandum, and/or Final Report on the investigation titled "MANNA FROM HEAVEN: FRAUDULENT ACQUISITION OF SURPLUS PROPERTY", closed on 02/06/12, including Copies of the Exhibits, Interview Transcripts and Other File Materials.

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,

Tom Nash

From: OIGFOIA_PRIVACYACT@gsaig.gov

April 20, 2012

Tom Nash
MuckRock News
Dept. MR 1270
P.O. Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Re: Freedom of Information Act Requests (OIG Tracking Numbers
12-45, 12-46, and 12-47)

Dear Mr. Nash:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your e-mails sent on April 20, 2012, to
the General Services Administration (GSA) FOIA office, for documents under
the Freedom of Information Act. Your requests were forwarded and received
in the GSA/Office of Inspector General (OIG) on the same day. Your
request concerning an investigation involving GSA and Booz Allen Hamilton
employees has been assigned identification number 12-45. Your request
concerning an investigation involving fraudulent acquisition of surplus
property has been assigned identification number 12-46. And finally, your
request concerning an investigation involving a holiday party in the New
England region has been assigned identification number 12-47. Please
refer to these numbers in all future correspondences concerning these
requests.

We will respond as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact this
office at (202) 501-1932 or by e-mail at OIGFOIA-PrivacyAct@gsa.gov to
inquire about the status of your requests.

Sincerely,

/s/

Daphne Muse
Paralegal Specialist
Office of Counsel
to the Inspector General

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From: nicole.matthis@gsaig.gov

Dear Mr. Nash,

I am writing concerning the above referenced FOIA request regarding
documents related to the "Manna from Heaven" investigation. I would like
to talk to you regarding narrowing the scope of your request. Please
contact me at your earliest convenience so that we may discuss.

Sincerely,
Nicole

Nicole S. Matthis
Assistant Counsel, Office of Counsel (JC)
General Services Administration
Office of the Inspector General
Desk: 202-273-7273
Blackberry: 202-573-2206
Facsimile: 202-501-0414

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From: nicole.matthis@gsaig.gov

Dear Mr. Nash:

It was a pleasure speaking with you. This email is to confirm that we
agreed to narrow the scope of the above referenced FOIA request to the
case closing memo for the Manna from Heaven: Fraudulent Acquisition of
Surplus Property investigation. I am also confirming that you may request
other case documents if the case closing memo does not provide all of the
information you need. If your understanding of our agreement is
different, please let me know as soon as possible.

Thank you,
Nicole S. Matthis

Nicole S. Matthis
Assistant Counsel, Office of Counsel (JC)
General Services Administration
Office of the Inspector General
Desk: 202-273-7273
Blackberry: 202-573-2206
Facsimile: 202-501-0414

WARNING: This email and any attachments may contain legally privileged or
sensitive information. The information is intended solely for the use of
the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. If you are not the
intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any unauthorized use,
dissemination, distribution, or reproduction, or taking any action in
reliance on the contents of this transmission, is strictly prohibited. If
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From: Tom Nash

Hello Ms. Matthis,

Sorry for the delayed reply. All of this sounds fine. Thanks again for speaking with me -- I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thanks

Tom

From: OIGFOIA_PRIVACYACT@gsaig.gov

May 14, 2012

Dear Mr. Nash:

Attached is the Office of Inspector General's response to your request.

Regards,

Daphne Muse
Paralegal Specialist
General Services Administration
Office of Counsel to the Inspector General

WARNING: This email and any attachments may contain legally privileged or
sensitive information. The information is intended solely for the use of
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