whistleblower@cfpb.gov Emails With EB-5 Text

Taylor Scott Amarel filed this request with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau of the United States of America.
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From: Taylor Scott Amarel

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

I would like to obtain copies of the past 50 emails sent to, from, or copied to whistleblower@cfpb.gov containing the non-case-sensitive key-strings: "EB-5".

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 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.


Taylor Scott Amarel

From: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Dear Mr. Amarel,

Attached to this email is our final response to your FOIA request dated July 16, 2019 to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the CFPB FOIA Team at 1-855-444-FOIA (3642) or FOIA@consumerfinance.gov.

Thank you.
FOIA Public Liaison | FOIA Office
Office: (202) 435-9499 | Toll Free: (855) 444-3642

From: Taylor Scott Amarel

I wish to appeal this determination.

I would like to ask the CFPB provide:

1.) The number of records/pages identified;
2.) The reason (statute or case precedent) for this denial;
3.) An index of exemptions for records. (Are they all withheld under reasoning of law enforcement? Are they being withheld for privacy reasons? Etc?)

It is very odd that the CFPB does not cite the statute or case precedent for the denial of this request. Please provide more details and review this determination.

It is understood that the CFPB has previously disclosed records of similar nature through official and unofficial channels - therefore it seams odd that this request has been denied with such vague language.

Finally, it is requested that the CFPB provide the full FOIA log for CFPB-2019-0423-F.

From: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Dear Mr. Amarel,
Attached please find the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) final determination regarding your appeal of the CFPB's response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request No. CFPB-2019-0423-A. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the CFPB FOIA Team at 1-855-444-FOIA (3642) or CFPB_FOIA@cfpb.gov. (mailto:CFPB_FOIA@cfpb.gov)
Thank you.

Steven Y. Bressler
Assistant General Counsel for Litigation and Oversight
Legal Division
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

  • Final Appellate Determination Letter_CFPB-2019-0423_09-11-20191