1. deirdre

    deirdre Moderator Staff Member

    Claim: Wolfgang Halbig continues to claim the United Way of Danbury Connecticut, which helps Newtown with collection of donations, keeps refusing to answer his FOIA requests or let him view documents at their office.

    Wolfgang Halbig says:

    Video of Wolfgang Halbig 's trip to the United Way office in Danbury

    note: at 2:24 Halbig thanks police officers for issuing him a $150 ticket. I called the Danbury Police Department to find out if it was for trespassing or harassment, but they told me that information is not public.

    However United Way has no obligation to let him in the building, or provide him with physical copies, because:

    • Their tax filings are available online
    • The law specifically allows organizations to ignore requests if the documents are widely available on the internet
    • The law specifically allows organizations to ignore requests if the IRS determines they are being "harassed"
    • There is no provision under the law for immediate viewing of documents, he has to make a request, and allow a reasonable amount of time for a response (or a denial)
    • Connecticut (unlike many states) does have an appeals process if an FAIO request is denied.
    • United Way Chief Executive Officer
      said "the group was told that all financial documents for the non-profit agency can be found online."


    Non Profits in Connecticut
    United Way Chief Executive Officer says:
    United Way financial statements available online here
    United Way form 990 (june 2012- june 2013) page 32-33

    Connecticut FOIA Law: http://www.jud.ct.gov/lawlib/Law/foi.htm

    How to file a FOIA appeal in Connecticut.
    From the New Haven Register : Newtown Sandy Hook Foundation
     
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  2. deirdre

    deirdre Moderator Staff Member

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  3. deirdre

    deirdre Moderator Staff Member

    IRS FOIA harassment Law and some examples of Wolfgang calling for harassment campaigns:



    from I.R.S FOIA publication: page 34/35 www.irs.gov/pub/irs-tege/eotopicc03.pdf


    Examples of Halbig calling his followers to flood agencies with FOIA requests:

    http://archive.today/ovcf7 THE United Way
    Other Agencies:
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