Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee, Inc. FOIA Requests filed with Federal Reserve Board and Treasury Department

Michael Harless FOIA Law

Today, on behalf of GATA, we filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests with the Federal Reserve Board and the U.S. Treasury Department seeking information on the nation’s gold stock — specifically, records since 1990 “gold swaps” reflected in the U.S. reserve assets, including any gold swaps entered into by the federal government with foreign countries and foreign banks.

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Firm’s FOIA Litigation Against Social Security Administration Leads to Release of U.S. – Mexico Totalization Agreement

Michael Harless FOIA Law, Publications

In response to our firm’s still-pending FOIA lawsuit on behalf of TREA Senior Citizens League (TSCL) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) finally released the “U.S.-Mexico Social Security Totalization Agreement,” hand-delivering it to the firm in late December 2006.

This is the first known release of the Mexican Totalization Agreement to the public.  Previously even members of Congress have been denied access to this Agreement.  The Agreement now can be downloaded from this link:http://www.lawandfreedom/site/publications/us_mex_tot_agreement.pdf Read More

Social Security Totalization Agreement: TSCL’s Freedom of Information Act Complaints Filed

Michael Harless FOIA Law, Litigation, U. S. District Court, District of Columbia

On June 29, 2006, we filed Freedom of Information Act complaints against both the United States Department of State and the Social Security Administration in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.  The complaints arise from requests for records made by TSCL beginning in 2003 relating to the Social Security Totalization Agreement which the United States Government has negotiated and signed with the government of Mexico, but which has not been presented to Congress or released publicly. Read More