US DOJ Investigations Prompted by the Publication of the Abell Report January 2006 on Underground Video Gambling & Uncollected Taxes in Maryland.

Don Stone filed this request with the Department of Justice of the United States of America.
Tracking # EOUSA-2017-002559 - 001
Due July 7, 2017
Est. Completion None
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From: Don Stone

To Whom It May Concern:

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

This request is for any information and/or investigation(s) launched by U.S. Attorney for Maryland, Rod Rosenstein prompted by the Abell Foundation publication (Jan. 2006) Underground Video Gambling Industry Costing Maryland more than $15 million Annually in Uncollected Taxes (see Attachment), specifically pertaining to a Maryland/Florida resident Gilbert Sapperstein (deceased 2016).

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, this request is being made for commercial purposes.

I agree to pay reasonable fees.

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,

Don Stone

From: MRUFOIA Requests

Please see the attached response to your FOIA request. Please note, your request has been assigned tracking number EMRUFOIA060817.

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This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d2813a5961)
* Tracking Number: EOUSA-2017-001830
* Requester Name: Don Stone
* Date Submitted: 06/12/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Underground Video etc./DMD 010

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This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d2814dcaa0)
* Tracking Number: EOUSA-2017-002525
* Requester Name: Don Stone
* Date Submitted: 07/30/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: DOJ investigation into Former Maryland Attorney General Curran Jr. and Gansler

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* Tracking Number: EOUSA-2017-002558
* Requester Name: Don Stone
* Date Submitted: 08/01/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Any DOJ Investigations into the law firms of Miles & Stockbridge, Foley & Lardner, & Williams Hammond Sockley Moore & Harrison Any DOJ fiIes is on the following law firms

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This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d2814e9c68)
* Tracking Number: EOUSA-2017-002559
* Requester Name: Don Stone
* Date Submitted: 08/01/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Any DOJ Investigations into the law firms of Miles & Stockbridge, Foley & Lardner, & Williams Hammond Shockley Moore & Harrison Any DOJ files on the following law firms:

From: EOUSA-NoReply@usdoj.gov

This letter acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA) request received in the Executive Office For United States Attorneys on 08/01/2017.
Your request has been assigned Tracking Number:  EOUSA-2017-002558/MD.
Your request seeks records from one or more field offices, and involves many voluminous records and/or requires consultation with another agency/component with a substantial interest in the subject-matter and therefore falls within “unusual circumstances” as set forth in the statue. See 5 U.S.C.S § 552(a)(6)(B)(i)-(iii).  Accordingly, we are extending the time limit to respond to our request for ten additional days. See 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B))(i).  In addition, this Office assigns incoming requests to one of three tracks: simple, complex, or expedited.  Each request is then handled on a first-in, first-out basis in relation to other requests in the same track.  Simple requests usually receive a response in approximately 30 business days, whereas complex requests necessarily take longer.  At this time, your request has been assigned to the complextrack.
Under FOIA and Department of Justice regulations you may be required to pay certain costs associated with processing your request, including, searching for, reviewing, and duplicating requested records.  Consequently, you may potentially incur those costs, unless you have requested and been granted a waiver or reduction in fees.  In most instances, the first 100 pages to duplicate and the first two hours to search for records responsive to your request, will be provided to you free of charge.  If after making those allowances, we determine that the cost to process your request will amount to more than $25.00, we will notify you in writing at a later date. 1     Requests that are specific, concrete and of limited scope (in time and/or subject matter) generally enable us to respond to you more quickly and possibly assess less fees.  To avoid delay and reduce ay potential fees, we respectfully request that you modify and narrow the scope of your request (See attachment).
You may contact our FOIA Public Liaison at the telephone number listed above for any further assistance and to discuss any aspect of your request. Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation service they offer.  The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 96012 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001; email at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769. (mailto:ogis@nara.gov)

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Form No. 001 - 8/16
1           Search and review fees by professional personnel are charged at $40 per hour and duplication fees are assessed at five cents per page



THIS IS NOT A BILL.  DO NOT SEND MONEY
Don Stone    EOUSA-2017-002558
CHOOSE ONE
____I wish to modify my request in an attempt to obtain a quicker response and/or reduce fees as follows:
_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________
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____ I understand that I am entitled to the first 100 pages and two hours of search time for free.  Please do not search beyond two hours, nor duplicate beyond 100 pages.
____I agree to pay up to the following amount for duplication and search time: $_____________ I understand that this payment is required even if no documents are located or released to me.  In the event that documents are located and released to me, I understand that I may be charged duplication fees in addition to search fees.
____I wish to withdraw my request.


_____________________________                                                  __________________
Signature                                                                                             Date

Please return to:
EOUSA
FOIA/PA
600 E Street, N.W., Room 7300
Washington, DC 20530

From: EOUSA-NoReply@usdoj.gov

This letter acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA) request received in the Executive Office For United States Attorneys on 08/01/2017.
Your request has been assigned Tracking Number:  EOUSA-2017-002559/DC.
Your request seeks records from one or more field offices, and involves many voluminous records and/or requires consultation with another agency/component with a substantial interest in the subject-matter and therefore falls within “unusual circumstances” as set forth in the statue. See 5 U.S.C.S § 552(a)(6)(B)(i)-(iii).  Accordingly, we are extending the time limit to respond to our request for ten additional days. See 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B))(i).  In addition, this Office assigns incoming requests to one of three tracks: simple, complex, or expedited.  Each request is then handled on a first-in, first-out basis in relation to other requests in the same track.  Simple requests usually receive a response in approximately 30 business days, whereas complex requests necessarily take longer.  At this time, your request has been assigned to the complextrack.
Under FOIA and Department of Justice regulations you may be required to pay certain costs associated with processing your request, including, searching for, reviewing, and duplicating requested records.  Consequently, you may potentially incur those costs, unless you have requested and been granted a waiver or reduction in fees.  In most instances, the first 100 pages to duplicate and the first two hours to search for records responsive to your request, will be provided to you free of charge.  If after making those allowances, we determine that the cost to process your request will amount to more than $25.00, we will notify you in writing at a later date. 1     Requests that are specific, concrete and of limited scope (in time and/or subject matter) generally enable us to respond to you more quickly and possibly assess less fees.  To avoid delay and reduce ay potential fees, we respectfully request that you modify and narrow the scope of your request (See attachment).
You may contact our FOIA Public Liaison at the telephone number listed above for any further assistance and to discuss any aspect of your request. Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation service they offer.  The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 96012 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001; email at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769. (mailto:ogis@nara.gov)

Attachment

Form No. 001 - 8/16
1           Search and review fees by professional personnel are charged at $40 per hour and duplication fees are assessed at five cents per page



THIS IS NOT A BILL.  DO NOT SEND MONEY
Don Stone    EOUSA-2017-002559
CHOOSE ONE
____I wish to modify my request in an attempt to obtain a quicker response and/or reduce fees as follows:
_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________

____ I understand that I am entitled to the first 100 pages and two hours of search time for free.  Please do not search beyond two hours, nor duplicate beyond 100 pages.
____I agree to pay up to the following amount for duplication and search time: $_____________ I understand that this payment is required even if no documents are located or released to me.  In the event that documents are located and released to me, I understand that I may be charged duplication fees in addition to search fees.
____I wish to withdraw my request.


_____________________________                                                  __________________
Signature                                                                                             Date

Please return to:
EOUSA
FOIA/PA
600 E Street, N.W., Room 7300
Washington, DC 20530

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