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Case TitleCheng v. Department of Justice et al
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2023cv03983
Date Filed2023-05-12
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Unassigned
PlaintiffSheng-Wen Cheng
Case DescriptionSheng-Nen Cheng submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning all unclassified documents that former President Donald Trump took to his Mar-a-Lago estate. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency denied the request under Exemption 7(A) (interference with ongoing investigation or proceeding). Cheng filed an administrative appeal with the Office of Information Policy. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Cheng filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDepartment of Justice
DefendantFederal Bureau of Investigation
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2023-05-121COMPLAINT against Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation. Document filed by Sheng-Wen Cheng. (sac) (Entered: 05/12/2023)
2023-05-122REQUEST TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS. Document filed by Sheng-Wen Cheng. (sac) (Entered: 05/12/2023)
2023-05-123PRISONER AUTHORIZATION. Document filed by Sheng-Wen Cheng. (sac) (Entered: 05/12/2023)
2023-05-12Case Designated ECF. (sac) (Entered: 05/12/2023)
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