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Case TitleGonzalez-Gallegos v. Department of Justice et al
DistrictDistrict of Arizona
CityTucson Division
Case Number4:2017cv00421
Date Filed2017-08-24
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeChief Judge Raner C Collins
PlaintiffEduardo Gonzalez-Gallegos
Case DescriptionEduardo Gonzalez-Gallegos, a federal prisoner, submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning any reports prepared by Special Agent Alan Vitkoski with the U.S. Attorney's Office in San Diego in 2006. The agency told Gonzalez-Gallegos that there were 17,500 responsive records and the cost would be $520 for two CDs. Gonzalez-Gallegos complained that he had requested very specific records. The agency then provided five pages with redactions. Gonzalez-Gallegos filed an administrative appeal with the Office of Information Policy, which upheld the FBI's decision. Gonzalez-Gallegos then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Recovery of Costs

DefendantDepartment of Justice
DefendantFederal Bureau of Investigation
DefendantExecutive Office for United States Attorneys
Complaint attachment 1
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2017-08-241COMPLAINT filed by Eduardo Gonzalez-Gallegos. (15 pages) (Attachments: # 1 Envelope)(DLC) (Entered: 08/28/2017)
2017-08-242APPLICATION for Leave to Proceed In Forma Pauperis by Eduardo Gonzalez-Gallegos. (2 pages) (DLC) (Entered: 08/28/2017)
2017-08-243Prisoner Trust Fund Account Statement by Eduardo Gonzalez-Gallegos. (8 pages) (DLC) (Entered: 08/28/2017)
2017-08-244NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT: (DLC) (Entered: 08/28/2017)
2017-09-055(VACATED BY DOC 7 )- SCHEDULING ORDER (FOIA): It is Ordered that Defendant shall serve an answer or otherwise plead within 30 days after service, unless the Court otherwise directs for good cause shown (see attached Order for complete details). Signed by Chief Judge Raner C Collins on 9/5/2017. (MFR) Modified on 1/19/2018 (BAR). (Entered: 09/05/2017)
2017-09-216MOTION for an order for United States Marshal's service to effectuate service of process by Eduardo Gonzalez-Gallegos. (2 pages) (BAR) (Entered: 09/21/2017)
2018-01-197ORDERED: The September 5, 2017 Scheduling Order is VACATED. Plaintiff's 6 Motion for an Order for United States Marshal's Service to Effectuate Service of Process is denied as moot. Plaintiff's 2 Motion for Leave to Proceed In Forma Pauperis is granted. The Clerk of Court must send Plaintiff a service packet including the Complaint, this Order, and summons forms for Defendants the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Executive Office for United States Attorneys. Plaintiff must complete and return the service packet to the Clerk of Court within 21 days of the date of filing of this Order. Signed by Chief Judge Raner C Collins on 1/18/2018. (BAR) (Entered: 01/19/2018)
2018-01-198ORDER Directing Monthly Payments be made from Prison Account of Eduardo Gonzalez-Gallegos. Signed by Chief Judge Raner C Collins on 1/18/2018. (BAR) (Entered: 01/19/2018)
2018-03-019SERVICE EXECUTED : USMS Process Receipt and Return re: Complaint, Order, Summons upon USAO, Tucson, AZ on 2/23/2018. (BAR) (Entered: 03/01/2018)
2018-03-0810MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer by Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys, Federal Bureau of Investigation. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Foss, Katherine) (Entered: 03/08/2018)
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