posted on Oct, 22 2012 @ 01:20 AM
Originally posted by cavalryscout
reply to post by bobs_uruncle
Thanks for the info.
I don't think I would give much of a reason. Maybe say I'm a student working on a project for school or something like that.
Yep, you have to be specific as to what you are looking for, but under no circumstances tell them you're a writer or a journalist. They will start
heaping costs onto you and I think the lowest is around $250 if the info appears to be for commercial purposes. Even then, if they consider the
information you are requesting to be questionable or there is dirt to hide, they will up the ante dollar wise anyway. It can be very frustrating
dealing with FOIA people.
Recently we did an FOIA info request on our town council looking for a paper trail for corruption charges. The council requested about $30,000 for a
couple of hundred pages. These bastards hide behind money. When I did an FOIA request through CSIS on my personal information relating to my "career"
while overseas, I got back a curt letter with nine statutes listed involving national security issues as to why they didn't have to give me anything.
These people play hardball, in some cases, you have to take them to court and even then, you still might not win and get the information after tens of
thousands of dollars.
I have some experience in this area LOL.
edit on 10/22.2012 by bobs_uruncle because: (no reason given)