To Catch a Predator Correspondence

Michael Morisy filed this request with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of the United States of America.
Tracking # 15-05557-F
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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 any contracts, agreements, as well as other correspondence between this agency and Chris Hansen or his representatives regarding his speaking engagement at the Board of Veterans’ Appeals. This engagement was previously reported on by the Washington Post:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-loop/wp/2015/05/29/veterans-affairs-officials-take-time-off-from-benefit-claims-to-learn-how-to-catch-a-predator/

In addition, I also request copies of any Hansen's prepared remarks for the event.

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,

Michael Morisy

From: VACO FOIA Service Inbox

Mr. Morisy,

This email is to acknowledge receipt of your June 7, 2015, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) seeking records pertaining to Chris Hansen ‘s speaking engagement at the Board of Veterans Appeals.

The FOIA Service received your request on June 8, 2015, and assigned it tracking number 15-05557-F. Please refer to this number when communicating with this office about this request.

Sincerely,

Diane Cooke
Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Privacy and Records Management
FOIA Service (005R1C)
Phone: 202-632-7419
Fax: 202-632-7581
Hotline: 1-877-750-3642

From: VACO FOIA Service Inbox

Dear Mr. Morisy,

This is concerning your June 7, 2015, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) “A copy of any contracts, agreements, as well as other correspondence between this agency and Chris Hansen or his representatives regarding his speaking engagement at the Board of Veterans’ Appeals. This engagement was previously reported on by the Washington Post.”

By email to you dated June 15, 2015, we acknowledged receipt of your request and assigned it tracking number 15-05557-F.
The subject matter of this request is a duplicate of your request to the Board of Veterans Appeals. On June 22, 2015, I spoke with the FOIA Officer, Margaret Peak, and was informed that her office already received the same request.

Therefore, we are closing FOIA request number 15-05557-F as a duplicate request. Consequently, we will take no further action on 15-05557-F.

You should hear directly from the Board of Veterans Appeals. If you need to contact that office concerning the status of your request, the contact information is:

Department of Veterans Affairs
Board of Veterans Appeals
FOIA Officer: Margaret Peak
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420 Phone: 202-632-5435 / Fax: 202-343-1422 / Email: BVA.FOIA@va.gov<mailto:BVA.FOIA@va.gov>

This concludes the FOIA Service’s response to your request.

We appreciate your interest in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Customer service is very important to us. If you have questions about this email, please contact me.

Sincerely,

Diane Cooke
Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Privacy and Records Management
FOIA Service (005R1C)
Phone: 202-632-7419
Fax: 202-632-7581
Hotline: 1-877-750-3642

From: Peak, Margaret L. (BVA)

Mr. Morisy - as you requested, attached please find my response to your FOIA request of June 7, 2015, which I received on June 8, 2015. A paper copy will follow in the mail.

Meg Peak, CIPP/G
FOIA/Privacy Officer
Board of Veterans' Appeals, 5W115
202-632-5435 fax: 202-343-1422
This e-mail and any attachments are intended only for the use of the addressee(s) named herein and may contain privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify me via return e-mail and via telephone at (202) 632-5435 and permanently delete the original and any copy of any e-mail and any printout thereof.

From: Department of Veterans Affairs

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Department of Veterans Affairs

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

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