Department of Justice
Office of Information Policy

Telephone: (202) 514-3642

Washington, D.C. 20530

MAR 182011

Anne Weismann, Esq. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington Suite 450 1400 Eye Street, NW Washington, DC 20005 Dear Ms. Weismann:


Appeal No. AP-2011-00294 Request No. CRM-201000711F KWC:BT

You appealed from the action of the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice on your request for access to records pertaining to the investigation and prosecution of Paul J. Magliocchetti. After carefully considering your appeal, and as a result of discussions between Criminal Division personnel and a member of my staff, I am remanding your request for further processing of the responsive records. Although the Criminal Division invoked Exemption 7(A) of the Freedom ofInfonnation Act, 5 US.c. § 552(b)(7)(A), to withhold in full all responsive records at the time your initial request was processed, that exemption, which pertains to records or information compiled for law enforcement purposes the release of which could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings, is no longer applicable to withhold the responsive records in their entireties. Consequently, the Criminal Division will send any and all releasable records to you directly, subj ect to any fees. You may appeal any future adverse determination made by the Criminal Division. If you would like to inquire about the status of your remanded request, please contact the Criminal Division directly. As part of the 2007 FOIA amendments, the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) was created to offer mediation services to resolve disputes between FOIA requesters and Federal agencies as a non-exclusive alternative to litigation. Using OGIS services does not affect your right to pursue litigation. The contact information for OGIS is: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, Room 2510,8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001; e-mail at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at 301-837-1996; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 301-837-0348.


If you are dissatisfied with my action on your appeal, you may file a lawsuit in accordance with 5 U.S.c. § 552(a)(4)(B). Sincerely,

Janice Galli McLeod Associate Director