USMS Silk Road Bitcoin Auction Results

Kevin Wallace filed this request with the Department of Justice, United States Marshals of the United States of America.
Due July 30, 2014
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Kevin Wallace

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records regarding the asset forfeiture auction of 29,656.51306529 bitcoins. Specifically:

(a) Each submitted bidder registration form,
(b) Each submitted bid,
(c) A list of all bids selected at the end of the auction,
(d) All other correspondence with bidders and prospective bidders.

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,

Kevin Wallace

From: Sidley, Sherri (USMS)

Dear Requester:

The United States Marshals Service is in receipt of your Freedom of Information/Privacy Act request for records maintained by this Bureau. We have commenced a search for documents responsive to your request and will contact you when our processing is complete.

Although we are unable to determine at this time the amount of fees to be charged to you, if any, the filing of your request constitutes your agreement to pay all applicable fees that may be charged under 28 C.F.R. § 16.11 or § 16.49, up to $25.00. You will be notified as soon as practicable if the estimated or actual fee for satisfying your request exceeds $25.00.

If you should have any questions, please contact us at (202) 307-9054.

Sincerely,

William E. Bordley
Associate General Counsel/FOIPA Officer
Office of General Counsel

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 July 1, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sidley, Sherri (USMS)

Mr. Williams:

The United States Marshals Service is responding to your correspondence dated August 1, 2014 regarding your FOIA request. Your request is being handled in approximate order of receipt. Due to a backlog of requests, it is estimated that it will be several weeks before you will receive a response to your request.


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Sincerely,

William E. Bordley
Associate General Counsel/FOIPA Officer
Office of General Counsel

From: Kevin Wallace

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 1, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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

Records regarding the asset forfeiture auction of 29,656.51306529 bitcoins. Specifically:

(a) Each submitted bidder registration form,
(b) Each submitted bid,
(c) A list of all bids selected at the end of the auction,
(d) All other correspondence with bidders and prospective bidders.

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,

Kevin Wallace

From: Kevin Wallace

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 1, 2014. 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 July 1, 2014. 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 July 1, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sidley, Sherri (USMS)

The United States Marshals Service is responding to your correspondence dated January 6, 2015 regarding your FOIA request. Your request is being handled in approximate order of receipt. Due to a backlog of requests, it is estimated that it will be several months before you will receive a response to your request.

Thank you.

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 July 1, 2014. 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 July 1, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sidley, Sherri (USMS)

Dear Requester:

The United States Marshals Service is responding to your request for the names of the registrants and the amounts bid and the final bid prices of the ten lots sold in the recent bitcoin auction held on June 27, 2014.

At the outset, be advised that the losing bidders information and the individuals who registered for the auction are not being released. We have determined that this information are exempt from disclosure pursuant to exemption 3 of the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(3(B).

Prior to release of the requested information, the USMS is obligated to notify the winning bidder. Pursuant to 28 C.F.R. § 16.8(d) and (f) , we initiated business submitter notification procedures.to provide the winning bidder (Tim Draper) an opportunity to object to disclosure of the purchase price. Mr. Draper submitted written objections to disclosure. We are currently reviewing these objections and will correspond with you, accordingly.

Sincerely,

William E. Bordley
Associate General Counsel /
FOI/PA Officer
` ` ` `` Office of General Counsel

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 July 1, 2014. 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 July 1, 2014. 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 July 1, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sidley, Sherri (USMS)

We are working on your request.

Thank you.

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 July 1, 2014. 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 July 1, 2014. 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 July 1, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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