Selected USDA OIG Reports

Michael Morisy filed this request with the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Office of Inspector General of the United States of America.
Tracking #

14-00408-FOIA

Status
Completed

Communications

From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of the following documents:

The Report of Investigation ­ or ROI
The Final Report
The Closing Memorandum
The Referral Letter

Pertaining to these closed USDA OIG investigations:

AT10010085, closed 3/20/09, Personnel, Subject was charged with solicitation
of a child by computer for sexual act.

AT33010126, closed 12/22/09, Theft, Alleged Commodity Loan unauthorized
disposition fund, $707,212.

CH02010008, closed 6/30/10, A freezer full of samples was intentionally
unplugged by an unknown person which resulted in the destruction of samples,
employee resigned.

CH03010248, closed 2/4/09, Personnel, Employees altered and improperly
prepared records and reports causing willful over-issuance of subsidy
payments to over 120 producers, $2,255,238.

CH08010044, closed 08/25/09, Embezzlement

CH08010048, closed 6/21/10, alleged employee misconduct, employee suspended,
reprimanded, resigned.

CH10010017, closed 6/21/10, alleged employee misconduct.

CH24010088, closed 8/25/09, Personnel, Soliciting Bribes, Gifts &
Gratuities.

CH27010022, closed 9/27/10, employee misconduct, employee resigned.

CH27520025, closed 6/21/10, subject apparently falsified supporting
documentation to conceal the extensive over-claim of meal reimbursement to
the state agency, $4,461,325, five disbarments from contracting.

CH33200006, closed 08/27/09, Animal Welfare Violations, Animal Cruelty ­
owned over 300 dogs.

HQ42940005, closed 10/16/08, Chester County Agriculture Terrorism Exercise

HQ42940006, closed 11/06/08, Exercise Wild Rose Food Defense Exercise

HQ42940009, closed 05/03/09, Utah Food Defense Exercise

HQ42940010, closed 05/03/09, Exercise Apple Blossom

HY01170006, closed 10/15/08, Inspectors, USDA-AMS, Bribery/Gratuity

HY04010187, closed 01/16/09, Prohibited Political Activity, subject
participated in a political event without clearance and was on sick leave
during the time of the event.

HY08010093, closed 05/04/09, Embezzlement

HY08010094, closed 02/02/10, Personnel, Former FS Employee allegedly
falsified official duty station, misused government travel card, gross
mismanagement and abuse of authority.

HY08190005, closed 9/3/10, DOJ Antitrust Division conducting an inquiry re
several companies who do business with the federal government. It is
suspected that the companies are involved in bid-rigging. Numerous USDA
contracts including the Forest Service and Agricultural Research Service
have been awarded to those companies, 3 debarments.

HY24350005, closed 6/18/09, Adulterate/Alter product, Pilgrim¹s Price Corp.

HY27481297, closed 4/19/10, New Jersey Office of Counter Terrorism Requested
OIG Assistance in Investigation of 3 Grocery Stores Allegedly Involved in
EBT Trafficking and who have ties to Terrorist Organizations.

HY27490349 closed 2/25/09, Food Stamp Trafficking, Boston Joint Terrorism
Task Force Requested USDA-OIG Assistance in Investigation.

HY27481351, closed 8/5/10, subject store is trafficking in USDA Food Stamp
benefits. Additionally, the New York Police Department possesses information
regarding the store owner, who is allegedly involved in attempting to
purchase illegal explosives. The investigation is being conducted jointly
with the NYPD to explore all relevant criminal activity, $300, 675.

HY33010105, closed 6/29/10, subject misused her government purchase credit
card ­ theft of government funds for personal use, $10,330, employee
resigned.

HY33300007, closed 9/20/10, Subject involved in promoting illegal dog
fighting through the selling of dog fighting videos via the U.S. Mail.

HY33300018, closed 11/19/08, Animal Welfare Violations, Bad Newz Kennels

HY33300028, closed 5/28/10, Subject was responsible for holding and
conducting dog fights in the state of Pennsylvania.

HY33990043, closed 8/10/10, laboratory is allegedly falsifying and
mislabeling shipments of poultry vaccines, 9 convictions, $691,710.

KC05010006, closed 3/12/09, Personnel, Subject is Misusing Government
Computer to Attack Commercial Website.

KC08010157, closed 3/23/09, Personnel, Forest Service Law Enforcement
Officer Allegedly Grabbed Shirt of a Person at a local Wal-Mart while in FS
uniform because she was offended by what it said on it, individual resigned.

KC33300002, closed 9/21/09, Animal Welfare Violations, Dog Fighting Survey
Case.

KC33300003, closed 3/31/09, Dog Fighting.

SF33300009, closed 7/16/10

SF33990085, closed 10/2/09, False Statement/Representation, Subjects
allegedly moved wild animals (bobcats and tigers) from licensed facility to
unlicensed facility, at least two animals escaped, resulting in death of one
person.

SF33990095, closed 5/1/09, Persons Unknown, Southern Border of Arizona,
Border Blitz Operation with EPA, DHS, US Fish & Wildlife, USDA-SITC.

TE02010080, closed 2/25/10, Subject alleged to have solicited sexual contact
with a quote 17 unquote mail via the internet and while using his government
computer while on duty, employee suspended.

TE24340058, closed 9/30/09, Adulterate/Alter Product, Subject alleged to
have adulterated/mislabeled meat product sold and transported interstate,
containing specified risk material SRM.

TE24990012, closed 2/25/10, FSIS Contract Employee allegedly stole 24 laptop
computers belonging to USDA, FSIS, joint investigation with Fort Worth
Police Department.

TE27481236, closed 2/5/10, Winnsboro Gas & Grocery, Food Stamp Trafficking,
According to information obtained by FBI, store owner is trafficking in EBT
benefits. According to the FBI, owner is sending large amounts of money to
his Middle Eastern homeland, case worked jointly with the FBI.

TE33300008, closed 9/30/09, Animal Welfare Violations, Subject allegedly
using property of other family members part of an Indian Trust to
facilitate/sponsor cockfighting.

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,

Michael Morisy

From: FOIA STAFF

Your request has been received. Please see attachment for additional information. Thank you.

FOIA/PA
USDA Office of the Inspector General

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 8, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 8, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 8, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA STAFF

This is a status update pertaining to your October 08, 2012, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, Log no. 13-00007.

OIG has a backlog of FOIA requests, and we process requests on a first-in, first-out basis using “multi-tracks.” There are four tracks: an expedited track, if the request qualifies; a simple track for relatively simple requests; a complex track for more complex and lengthy requests; and a remanded track, when a FOIA appeal is granted. Your request is in the complex track.

The OIG FOIA staff is the office responsible for processing FOIA requests for OIG, and as the processing office, we do not maintain the documents. Therefore, it is necessary to search for and collect the documents you requested from regional and other offices in OIG.

Actual processing of a request this voluminous and time consuming may actually take many months longer than the estimated completion date stated below. We have a backlog of FOIA requests and this request is currently in the queue and will be processed in turn according with our procedures.

FOIA staff currently estimates that we will complete your request in mid-September 2013.

If you have any questions regarding your request, please contact the FOIA staff by email or phone (202) 720-5677.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 8, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 8, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA STAFF

This is a status update pertaining to your October 08, 2012, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, Log no. 13-00007.

As you were informed previously, the OIG FOIA staff is the office responsible for processing FOIA requests for OIG, and as the processing office, we do not maintain the documents. Therefore, it is necessary to search for and collect the documents you requested from regional and other offices in OIG.

OIG has a backlog of FOIA requests and your request is currently in the “complex track” queue and will be processed in turn according with our procedures. Currently, there are five complex, backlogged requests ahead of yours in the queue of the processor assigned your request.

Actual processing of a request this voluminous and time consuming may actually take many weeks longer than the estimated completion date stated below.

FOIA staff currently estimates that we will complete your request by mid-September 2013.

If you have any questions regarding your request, please contact the FOIA staff by email or phone (202) 720-5677.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 8, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA STAFF

This is a status update pertaining to your October 08, 2012, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, Log no. 13-00007.

As you were informed previously, the OIG FOIA staff is the office responsible for processing FOIA requests for OIG, and as the processing office, we do not maintain the documents. Therefore, it is necessary to search for and collect the documents you requested from regional and other offices in OIG.

OIG has a backlog of FOIA requests and your request is currently in the “complex track” queue and will be processed in turn according with our procedures. Currently, there are three complex, backlogged requests ahead of yours in the queue of the processor assigned your request.

Actual processing of a request this voluminous and time consuming may actually take many weeks longer than the estimated completion date stated below.

FOIA staff currently estimates that we will complete your request by mid-September 2013.

If you have any questions regarding your request, please contact the FOIA staff by email or phone (202) 720-5677.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 8, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-00007.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA STAFF

This is a status update pertaining to your October 08, 2012, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, Log no. 13-00007.

As you were informed previously, the OIG FOIA staff is the office responsible for processing FOIA requests for OIG, and as the processing office, we do not maintain the documents. Therefore, it is necessary to search for and collect the documents you requested from regional and other offices in OIG.

OIG has a backlog of FOIA requests and your request is currently in the “complex track” queue and will be processed in turn according with our procedures.

FOIA staff currently estimates that we will complete your request by mid-September 2013.

If you have any questions regarding your request, please contact the FOIA staff by email or phone (202) 720-5677.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 8, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-00007.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA STAFF

This is a status update pertaining to your October 08, 2012, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, Log no. 13-00007.

As you were informed previously, the OIG FOIA staff is the office responsible for processing FOIA requests for OIG, and as the processing office, we do not maintain the documents. Therefore, it is necessary to search for and collect the documents you requested from regional and other offices in OIG.

OIG has a backlog of FOIA requests and your request is currently in the “complex track” queue and will be processed in turn according with our procedures. Actual processing of a request this voluminous and time consuming may actually take many weeks longer than the estimated completion date stated below.

FOIA staff currently estimates that we will complete your request by the end of September 2013.

If you have any questions regarding your request, please contact the FOIA staff by email or phone (202) 720-5677.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 8, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-00007.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA STAFF

This is a status update pertaining to your October 08, 2012, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, Log no. 13-00007.

As you were informed previously, the OIG FOIA staff is the office responsible for processing FOIA requests for OIG, and as the processing office, we do not maintain the documents. Therefore, it is necessary to search for and collect the documents you requested from regional and other offices in OIG.

OIG has a backlog of FOIA requests and your request is currently in the “complex track” queue and will be processed in turn according with our procedures. Actual processing of a request this voluminous and time consuming may actually take many weeks longer than the estimated completion date stated below.

FOIA staff currently estimates that we will complete your request by the end of October 2013.

If you have any questions regarding your request, please contact the FOIA staff by email or phone (202) 720-5677.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 8, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-00007.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 8, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-00007.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 8, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-00007.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 8, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-00007.

Thank you for your help.

From: Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General

The request has been forwarded from one agency to another agency or department for further review or follow up.

From: Editor

Editor's Note: A screenshot of the CDC FOIA status website where this request was forwarded.

From: Brook, Mark - FSIS

Good afternoon, Mr. Morisy,

Please see the attached determination letter closing your FOIA request and the attached records you requested.

Thank you for your interest in FSIS programs and policies.

Kind regards,

Mark

Mark R. Brook, Esq.
Freedom of Information Act Office
Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA
Room 1142, South Building
Washington, DC 20250
Phone: (202) 690-1787
Fax: (202) 690-3023
Mark.Brook@fsis.usda.gov<mailto:Mark.Brook@fsis.usda.gov>

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From: Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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