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11-IB15 11/16/11 FOIA Opinion Letter to Mr. Parisi re: FOIA Complaint Concerning the Department of Corrections

Written on: November 16th, 2011 in 10001 Declaration of Policy

Requester sought records of Department of Labor, Office of Labor Law Enforcement (DOL), relating to inspections concerning the prevailing wage laws or contractor fraud laws. DOL alleged that all responsive information was excluded from disclosure because such information constituted part of investigative files compiled for civil or criminal law-enforcement purposes. Held that DOL’s interpretation of the exemption was overly broad, and should instead be limited to those records of investigation where disclosure would impede or inhibit the enforcement of law.

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