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Case TitleStiso v. United States Department Of Justice et al
DistrictMiddle District of Pennsylvania
Case Number3:2018cv02375
Date Filed2018-12-14
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeHonorable Robert D. Mariani
PlaintiffPasquale Stiso
Case DescriptionPasquale Stiso, a federal prisoner, submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice for records concerning complaints or disciplinary action take against Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony Mahajan in the Newark office of the U.S. Attorney. DOJ acknowledged receipt of the request and issued a Glomar response neither confirming nor denying the existence of records. Stiso filed an administrative appeal with the Office of Information Policy, which upheld the agency's Glomar response. Stiso also submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records about himself. The FBI acknowledged receipt of the request and denied the request under Exemption 7(A) (interference with ongoing investigation or proceeding), arguing that Stiso could still pursue post-conviction relief. Stiso filed an administrative appeal of the FBI's denial with OIP, which upheld the FBI's decision. Stiso then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Exemption 7(A) - Interference with ongoing investigation

DefendantUnited States Department Of Justice
DefendantFederal Bureau of Investigations
Complaint attachment 1
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2018-12-141COMPLAINT against Federal Bureau of Investigations, United States Department Of Justice lodged pending the disposition of the Motion to Proceed In Forma Pauperis, filed by Pasquale Stiso. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(ep) (Entered: 12/14/2018)
2018-12-142MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis by Pasquale Stiso.(ep) (Additional attachment(s) added on 12/14/2018: # 1 Application) (ep). (Entered: 12/14/2018)
2018-12-143Prisoner Trust Fund Account Statement by Pasquale Stiso. (ep) (Entered: 12/14/2018)
2018-12-144PRISONER AUTHORIZATION by Pasquale Stiso allowing prison to submit copy of prisoner's trust fund account to the court, and approving the entire filing fee to be deducted from prisoner inmate account.. (ep) (Entered: 12/14/2018)
2018-12-145U.S. MARSHAL - 285, AO 398 and AO 399 Service Forms Completed by Plaintiff. (ep) (Entered: 12/14/2018)
2018-12-146PRO SE LETTER and STANDING PRACTICE ORDER issued; (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent Form)(ep) (Entered: 12/14/2018)
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