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Case TitleHETTENA v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv01058
Date Filed2019-04-16
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amy Berman Jackson
PlaintiffSETH HETTENA
Case DescriptionSeth Hettna, author of a book on President Trump and his connections to Russia, submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning Vyacheslav Kirillovich Ivankov, a deceased Russian crime boss who, according to Hettna had frequented several of Trump's properties while he was living in the United States in the 1990s before being extradited to Russia on murder charges. Although he was acquitted of the murder charges, he was subsequently killed while in Russia. Hettna also requested a fee waiver. The agency denied Hettna's request for a fee waiver, but subsequently agreed to include him in the news media fee category. The agency also told Hettna that it had located 528 potentially responsive records. However, after hearing nothing further from the agency, Hettna filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2019-04-161COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6061674) filed by SETH HETTENA. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons DOJ, # 3 Summons USADC, # 4 Summons USAG)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 04/16/2019)
2019-04-17Case Assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (zef, ) (Entered: 04/17/2019)
2019-04-172SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zef, ) (Entered: 04/17/2019)
2019-05-143NOTICE of Appearance by Marina Utgoff Braswell on behalf of DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Braswell, Marina) (Entered: 05/14/2019)
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