UCGIS records on Audrey Hudson

CJ Ciaramella filed this request with the Coast Guard of the United States of America.
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From: CJ Ciaramella

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records and communications from the USCG Investigative Service pertaining to "Audrey Hudson" from Jan. 1 2013 to the date of this request.

News outlets report that Hudson's house was raided on Aug. 6 2013 by Homeland Security agents, including officials from the CGIS, and Maryland state police. (http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/25/exclusive-feds-confiscate-investigative-reporters-confidential-files-during-raid/)

I therefore request all publicly available documents pertaining to the Aug. 6 raid and investigation, as well as any communication and records containing "Audrey Hudson."

If some of these records are disclosable and others are exempt, please provide the disclosable records and let me know the exemption(s) preventing disclosure of the
rest. Please note that according to 5 U.S.C. ยง 552(b): "Any reasonably segregable portion of a record shall be provided to any person requesting such record after deletion of the portions which are exempt under this subsection."

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.


CJ Ciaramella

From: Coast Guard

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Coast Guard

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that the information or document(s) requested are exempt from disclosure.

From: Coast Guard

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that the information or document(s) requested are exempt from disclosure.

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. 25, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-0186.

Thank you for your help.

From: Ackerson, Amanda C CIV

Good morning,

Our records indicate a final response dated November 26, 2013 was provided to you by the Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS). If you require another copy of this letter, please contact Ms. Langston Brooks of CGIS at (703) 872-6675.

Amanda C. Ackerson
Management and Policy Analyst
U.S. Coast Guard (CG-611)
Office of Information Management
WASHINGTON DC 20593-7710
Phone: 202-475-3522
Fax: 202-475-3929