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Bitcoin FOIA Request

June 28, 2014

Date: 25 June 2014

FOIA/PA Officer
Office of General Counsel
Department of Justice
U.S. Marshals Service
Washington, DC 20530-1000

Dear FOIA Officer: 

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

Date range of request: 23 June 2014 to 1 July 2014

Description of Request: 

I am hereby making a request effective 2 July 2014, for information concerning the asset forfeiture sale of the 29,656.51306629 bitcoin referenced in the below link

Specifically, I would like in electronic form

a) the identity of the all bidders

b) the number of bitcoin bid

c) the amount of the bids

d) whether the bid was successful or not

I would request that this information be made available in electronic form.

I am willing to pay up to USD 100 for the processing of this request. Please inform me if the estimated fees will exceed this limit before processing my request  I would prefer that this information be sent to my e-mail address in the form of an electronic attachment.

I am seeking information for non-profit purposes and not for commercial use.

Thank you for your consideration,

Name: Joseph Wang

Title (optional): Chief Scientist

Business (if applicable): Bitquant Research Laboratories

Street Address: 3/F Citicorp Centre, 18 Whitfield Road, Tin Hau. Hong Kong

Country (if applicable): Hong Kong SAR, China

Telephone (optional): +852 6352 9195

E-mail (optional):


Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Request No. 2014USMS26209

Dear Requester:


                The United States Marshals Service is in receipt of your Freedom of Information/Privacy Act request for records maintained by this Bureau.  We have commenced a search for documents responsive to your request and will contact you when our processing is complete.


                Although we are unable to determine at this time the amount of fees to be charged to you, if any, the filing of your request constitutes your agreement to pay all applicable fees that may be charged under 28 C.F.R. § 16.11 or § 16.49, up to $25.00.  You will be notified as soon as practicable if the estimated or actual fee for satisfying your request exceeds $25.00.


                If you should have any questions, please contact us at (202) 307-9054.






                                                                                                                   William E. Bordley

                                                                                                                   Associate General Counsel/FOIPA Officer

                                                                                                                   Office of General Counsel




Tiwiya Hughes

FSA Contractor

U.S. Marshals Service, Office of General Counsel

Office:( 202) 307-9431

Fax: (703)308-0058



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  1. dhomstad permalink

    If you get a real response, please do update

    • I’m expecting no response. If they send me a letter saying that they’ve received my e-mail and have taken it under consideration, I will be ecstatic. Also
      I’m starting to be in a situation where I’m talking verbally to the regulators. If they really disagree with what I’ve wrote, I’ll likely get a phone call, we
      have a meeting, and then discuss the issue verbally. If I get into a situation where the regulators very strongly disagree with what I write, I’ll make a note of it.

      Bureaucrats in fact have extremely good reasons not to take any position early. They don’t want to do anything wrong, and the reason I’d like to drive the process is
      that they may not in fact have a clear idea as to what they want.

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