SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
STATION PLACE100 F STREET, NEWASHINGTON, DC 20549-2736Office of FOIA Services
September 25, 2013Ms. Anne WeismannCREW1400 Eye Street, N.W.Suite 450Washington, DC 20005Re: Freedomof Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552Request No. 11-11116-FOIADear Ms. Weismann: This letter is our final response to your requestdated September 14, 2011, and received in this office onSeptember 20, 2011, for “all records explaining ordescribing in any way the SEC’s reasons for not proceedingwith any closed preliminary investigations, including butnot limited to Matters Under Inquiry (“MUI”), of: BernardL. Madoff; Goldman Sachs trading in AIG credit defaultswaps in 2009; financial fraud at Wells Fargo and Bank of America in 2007 and 2008; and insider trading at DeutscheBank, Lehman Brothers, and SAC Capital.” You alsorequested a fee waiver and expedited processing.
By letter dated October 19, 2011, we advised you thatyour request was overly broad and burdensome, and as such,it would require placement in our First-In, First-Out(FIFO) complex queue. We also informed you that we wouldbe willing to work with you to re-define or narrow thescope of your request in order to facilitate itsprocessing, and possibly avoid placement in our complexqueue.Several telephone conversations regarding the scope of your request took place over the next week as we workedwith you to fine-tune your request. In an email dated
By letter dated October 26, 2011, we formally granted your request fora fee waiver, and advised you that your request for expeditedprocessing was still under review because of the potential that yourrequest would require placement in our complex queue.