[cryptome] Fwd: has there ever been a FOIA request leading to initiation of criminal prosecution against the requestor?

  • From: coderman <coderman@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cpunks <cypherpunks@xxxxxxxxxx>, "cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2015 19:08:45 -0700

On 5/29/15, coderman <coderman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

i would like to know if anyone is aware of past incidents where a FOIA
request results in a law enforcement agency initiating (accelerating?)
criminal action against the requesting individual...

thanks to everyone for the responses.

someone else pointed out FBI "disruption strategies"[0] which may
appear to be investigation oriented but in fact are merely denial of
service attacks.

i created a new FOIA for this category of operation[1] and will see
what turns up...

best regards,


0. "UNLEASHED AND UNACCOUNTABLE - The FBI’s Unchecked Abuse of Authority"
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https://www.aclu.org/sites/default/files/assets/unleashed-and-unaccountable-fbi-report.pdf
see page 18, chapter 3, 'Innocent Victims of Aggressive Investigation
and Surveillance'

1. "FederalDisruption"
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https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/federaldisruption-18313/

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