Report on transnational criminal organization (U.S. Department of State)

Harry Cheadle filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2017-12826
Due July 13, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Harry Cheadle

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The report requested by the "Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking." That order, issued on February 9, 2017, directed the interagency Threat Mitigation Working Group to, "within 120 days of the date of this order, submit to the President a report on transnational criminal organizations and subsidiary organizations, including the extent of penetration of such organizations into the United States."

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.

Sincerely,

Harry Cheadle

From: U.S. Department of State

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: FOIA Status

Dear Mr. Cheadle,

This is in reference to your email dated July 24, 2017 regarding FOIA case control number F-2017-12826. We have forwarded your email to the Compliance and Research Branch working on your case and have asked for a status report and an estimated completion date. As soon as we receive a reply, we will inform you.

We hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

Sincerely,

Katrina M. Wood

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484

foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

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From: FOIA Status

Mr. Cheadle,

Your FOIA request is pending processing in the Statutory Compliance and Research Branch. Please note that the Department processes FOIA and Privacy Act requests on a first-in, first-out order, and currently has a backlog of approximately 13,700 cases. As a result, there could be delays in processing your request.

Depending on the scope of your request and the potential volume of what may be responsive, and other factors, it could take until September 2019 to complete is processing.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,

J. Berhane
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Cheadle,
This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2017-12826.

The Office of Information Programs and Services electronic records system indicates that your request is in process. As soon as it becomes available, you will be notified of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request.

There is no additional information to provide at this time.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,

L. Temple
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

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