Friday, April 25, 2014
 

FOI Request

silk road anonymous marketplace (DOJ)

Requested by jasonsmathers on Sept. 8, 2011 for the Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI of United States of America and fufilled on May 31, 2012

Status: Completed


From Jason Smathers on Sept. 8, 2011:

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records on, about, mentioning or concerning "Silk Road" (aka: Silk Road
anonymous marketplace, aka: ianxz6zefk72ulzz.onion). An online anonymous buying and selling service that is only available via the TOR network at the address ianxz6zefk72ulzz.onion

Senator Schumer wrote a letter to the DOJ asking for Silk Road to be shut down. Silk Road is well known to be an illegal marketplace for items such as illegal drugs, guns, and credit card fraud. This letter should be included in the responsive records as well as any investigation or other actions taken as a result of that letter or independent actions taken by the DOJ.

The Office of the Attorney General and all other DOJ components that would have been involved in this issue should be tasked with this FOIA request.

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,

Jason Smathers

 
From Department of Justice on Oct. 5, 2011:

Request Forwarded
Request Forwarded
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The request has been forwarded from one agency to another agency or department for further review or follow up.
 
From Department of Justice on Oct. 21, 2011:

Acknowledgement Letter
Acknowledgement Letter
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An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.
 
From Jason Smathers to Department of Justice <13013410772@fax2.faxaway.com> on Nov. 29, 2011:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 8, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Jason Smathers to Department of Justice <13013410772@fax2.faxaway.com> on Nov. 29, 2011:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 8, 2011. 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 Department of Justice <13013410772@fax2.faxaway.com> on Jan. 10, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 8, 2011. 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 Department of Justice <13013410772@fax2.faxaway.com> on Feb. 29, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 8, 2011. 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 Department of Justice <13013410772@fax2.faxaway.com> on May 9, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 8, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

 
From Department of Justice on May 31, 2012:

Cover Letter
Cover Letter
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A cover letter, granting the request and outlining exempted materials.
Responsive Documents
Responsive Documents
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FBI files detailing an investigation in the Silk Road marketplace for hosting child pornography.
 
  • Request Forwarded
  • Acknowledgement Letter
  • Cover Letter
  • Responsive Documents
 
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