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2501_VA Resp to Med Recs Destruction 2

2501_VA Resp to Med Recs Destruction 2

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Office Inspector General 
Washington 20420 

March 31, 2014 
William Marshall Judicial Watch 425 Third Street, Suite 800 Washington, 20024 
Dear Mr. Marshall: 
This letter responds your Freedom Information Act (FOIA) request for information held the Department Veterans Affairs (VA) Office Inspector General (OIG) regarding allegations made Oliver Mitchell and reported the February 24, 2014 edition The Daily Caller. furnished interim response March 28, 2014. This serves the OIG's filial response your request for information. 
Upon consideration your request and review the responsive Office Inspector 
General documents, will again grant your request part. previously discussed, the news article you provided reflects that Mr. Mitchell revealed himself complainant the Office Inspector General, but only with respect one allegation. Accordingly, will redact information regarding any other allegations pursuant FOIA Exemption and the Inspector General's Act, well Exemption FOIA Exemption provides that information may withheld the information exempt from disclosure another confidentiality statute. The confidentiality statute applicable your request, the Inspector General's Act 1978, amended, prohibits, relevant part, disclosure the identities identifying information about employee-complainants. FOIA exemption permits federal agencies withhold portions records that could expected constitute unwarranted invasion personal privacy. U.S.C.  552(b)(6). With respect the redactions, not find there public interest that outweighs the privacy interests the individuals whose names and other identifying information have been withheld from the enclosed documents. have also applied FOIA Exemption and U.S.C.  5701 withhold patient information. appreciate your patience. you not agree with this decision regarding the release information, you may appeal the Office Inspector General. Please include your specific objection(s) they pertain the withheld information and reference your FOIA request number (14-00772-FOIA). The address is: Office 
Inspector General (SOC}, U.S. Department Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, 
NW, Washington, 20420. You may also email your appeal VAOIGFOIA

You must submit any appeal within sixty (60) calendar days the date this decision. 
Darryl Chief, Information Release Office 
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