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An Old Request Comes to a Familiar End

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The case goes back to 1994. The reporter’s Freedom of Information Act request was made seven years ago. In response to a lawsuit, the FBI in 2002 released 400 pages of documents that showed four agents had been disciplined for making misstatements under oath. But the FBI withheld other records that explained why the agents were not prosecuted, saying these were internal memos for the Justice Department and exempt from FOIA. Now a federal court has turned down the appeal by the Manchester, Conn. Journal Inquirer for the withheld documents. (12/8/05)