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FOIA Request – David Iglesias

I faxed this over this morning, and I’ll keep you posted as I receive responses:

Facsimile: 346-7296

FOIA Officer for the United States Attorney
District of New Mexico
Rumaldo Armijo, Esq.
P.O. Box 607
Albuquerque, NM 87103-0607

RE: Freedom of Information Act Request

Dear FOIA Officer:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. § 552) for documents concerning David Iglesias.

I request that a copy of the following documents, or documents containing the following information, be provided to me on an expedited basis:

  1. Mr. Iglesias has claimed publicly he was required to go to various out-of-county and out-of-state locations on the orders of the Department of Justice (DOJ). Provide copies of any such orders or instructions. Provide any information that any other US Attorney (USA) traveled out-of-state, using DOJ funds, as much as Mr. Iglesias, during 2000-2007.
  2. DOJ/USA records, including itinerary and expenses for David Iglesias’ DOJ/USA out-of-state travel including but not limited to travel to Mexico, Columbia, Laos from 2000-2007.
  3. Letter(s) signed by Assistant United States Attorneys concerning Mr. Iglesias’ foreign travels, management or other perceived shortcomings.
  4. Mr. Iglesias has recently stated that public corruption cases were not ignored during his tenure. Please provide details of Mr. Iglesias’ calendar during the Vigil trials?
  5. Please provide the result of the investigation and review of the Eric Serna information concerning possible public corruption, bribery, political and “charitable” contributions involving but not limited to Con Alma and Southwest Charities.
  6. Please provide records or statistics as to the public corruption leads and referrals that were not pursued by the USA?
  7. Please provide a list of the public corruption crimes and related crimes that will be, have been or may be adversely impacted by the statute of limitations and the failure of the office, under Mr. Iglesias to proceed in a more prompt manner?
  8. Any 2004 Voter Fraud Task Force report, study or collected documents. Please produce a list of persons on the task force, minutes of meetings, or any correspondence concerning the Task Force.
  9. Mr. Iglesias, since leaving the office of the United States Attorney, has referred to emails concerning contacts with members of the public concerning voter fraud or the “voter fraud task force.” Please provide a set of all copies of DOJ/USA correspondence and emails provided to Mr. Iglesias concerning voter fraud or the Voter Fraud Task Force from members of the public.
  10. Please provide copies of his responses. Please provide the DOJ/USA policy concerning employee access to emails for personal purposes, both during and after employment.
  11. Mr. Iglesias’ presentation to DOJ/USA personnel concerning the formation and operation of voter fraud task forces.
  12. Copies of all of Iglesias’ emails received from, or sent to, members of the public.
  13. Presumably you are aware that Mr. Iglesias stated publicly that “politics” should not play any part in the selection of the next permanent USA for New Mexico. Please produce any correspondence, including e-mails received from or sent to Mr. Iglesias from you or Mr. Gomez, on the topic of the appointment of the next USA.
  14. Please produce the name of any USA that has ever been appointed outside of the current political/constitutional process for the appointments of USAs.

While several of these requests may take some time to locate documents, please do not delay any responses to the more simple requests.

I request a waiver of fees for this request. I intend to make the documents available on a website so that the public has a chance to see the basis of Mr. Iglesias’ public statements and to judge the validity of the criticisms of Mr. Iglesias supposedly contained in letter(s) signed by the AUSAs, reported in the media.

The disclosure of the requested information is important to me and to the public because the former United States Attorney is now giving media interviews, attempting to use selective facts and opinions to argue he was competent and diligent. The requested records, if produced, should allow the public to judge for themselves whether his media arguments are factually based. The disclosure of this information will assist the public to understand whether the chief federal law enforcement official for New Mexico was discharging his duties and, if so, whether those duties were performed in an appropriate and prompt manner.

If charges are absolutely necessary, I will pay up to $100 for these documents with this important public information.


Mario Burgos