Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Bloomgarden v. DOJ, No. 12-0843, 2016 WL 3974076 (D.D.C. July 19, 2016) (Huvelle, J.)
Re: Request for disciplinary file of former AUSA
Disposition: Granting defendant's cross-motion for summary judgment; denying plaintiff's motion for summary judgment
- Exemption 7(C): "[T]he Court finds that the public's interest in disclosure of [certain] signatures is non-existent, and that on balance, disclosure would create an unwarranted invasion of the investigators' privacy interest." "Defendant properly redacted this information under Exemption 7(C)." Regarding plaintiff's public interest contention that disclosure of third party signatures will "show evidence of . . . forgeries," following an in camera review, the court finds that "even if plaintiff were correct that the former AUSA did forge signatures or sign documents without authorization, the information withheld here by DOJ does nothing to prove it."
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